Los Gatos is an unincorporated town in the San Francisco Bay Area that lies at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains and enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. Vasona Lake and Los Gatos Creek County Parks offer more than 150 acres for walking, paddling, fishing and bird watching, and they host a concert series featuring local musicians in the summer. This region is superb for growing grapes, and many excellent vineyards and wineries can be found within a short distance of the city.

Ranked as the best place to retire in California, Los Gatos has a population of 30,222, 20.8% of whom are 65 and older. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey for 2020, the average monthly price for homemaker services and home health aide services is $6,292, which is higher than the national average of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Los Gatos, so data for the closest city, Santa Cruz Area, was used. 

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Los Gatos area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Los Gatos, CA

2020, 2021, 2022

Lifespan, Inc.

600 Frederick Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062

Lifespan offers In-Home Care for seniors and disabled adults, Care Management by RN’s and Social Workers, and Life Enhancement support by uniquely skilled Activity Coordinators. Our goal is to maximiz … (read more)
Lifespan offers In-Home Care for seniors and disabled adults, Care Management by RN’s and Social Workers, and Life Enhancement support by uniquely skilled Activity Coordinators. Our goal is to maximiz … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Home Helpers of SC Valley

19925 Stevens Creek Blvd, #100, Cupertino, CA, 95014

It makes my life better because I do not have to deal with things as much. I like that their people are good and they are available.
It makes my life better because I do not have to deal with things as much. I like that their people are good and they are available.

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, CA

9057A Soquel Dr, Ste D, Aptos, CA, 95003

They give her one on one contact. She appreciates the interaction with the caregiver. We have been very happy.
They give her one on one contact. She appreciates the interaction with the caregiver. We have been very happy.

2021, 2022

Help & Care

14417 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga, CA, 95070

She does great with helping me do my exercises. It helps to have someone here. They offered 4 hours on the days that we needed.
She does great with helping me do my exercises. It helps to have someone here. They offered 4 hours on the days that we needed.

2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Victorian Home Care

409 Washington Street, Suite 101, Monterey, CA, 93940

We have Victorian Home Care for my husband. They’re very good. They communicate well. They respond quickly when I ask for a change of schedule. If there’s anything going on, like someone’s going to be … (read more)
We have Victorian Home Care for my husband. They’re very good. They communicate well. They respond quickly when I ask for a change of schedule. If there’s anything going on, like someone’s going to be … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Family Matters In-Home Care

2155 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 116, Campbell, CA, 95008

Working with Family Matters has been very easy…from finding the right caregiver to interacting with the case manager. I highly recommend Family Matters to anyone who needs a caregiver because they … (read more)
Working with Family Matters has been very easy…from finding the right caregiver to interacting with the case manager. I highly recommend Family Matters to anyone who needs a caregiver because they … (read more)

2020, 2021

EssentialCare

1675 Scott Blvd, Ste A, Santa Clara, CA, 95050

I have been with Essential Care for 4 years. The service is great. My caregivers take good care of me. I have no complaints. They go above and beyond.
I have been with Essential Care for 4 years. The service is great. My caregivers take good care of me. I have no complaints. They go above and beyond.

Best Home Care, Inc

26236 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545

While I was out-of-state on a long planned vacation my mother experienced some life changing situation requiring around the clock home care. I contacted Best Home Care and I was very pleased with the … (read more)
While I was out-of-state on a long planned vacation my mother experienced some life changing situation requiring around the clock home care. I contacted Best Home Care and I was very pleased with the … (read more)

2022

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Campbell, CA

901 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA, 95008

We have been working with Kindred at Home for four years now. They’re very accommodating. The caregiver that we’ve had for the past two-and-a-half years, Carolina, is priceless. She has been more help … (read more)
We have been working with Kindred at Home for four years now. They’re very accommodating. The caregiver that we’ve had for the past two-and-a-half years, Carolina, is priceless. She has been more help … (read more)

2017

Home Instead – Morgan Hill, CA

17015 Walnut Grove Dr, Suite 103 C, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037

Through Home Instead, we are finding a new friend, who amazingly, is a perfect match for June. Always on time and prepared to share the day with us. When she sees something that need attention she … (read more)
Through Home Instead, we are finding a new friend, who amazingly, is a perfect match for June. Always on time and prepared to share the day with us. When she sees something that need attention she … (read more)

Care Indeed

890 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

Care Indeed was wonderful. They were quick, we got sent the right people, and it was a great experience. We used them for 2 weeks. They helped my friend in bathing, they came every day, and everything … (read more)
Care Indeed was wonderful. They were quick, we got sent the right people, and it was a great experience. We used them for 2 weeks. They helped my friend in bathing, they came every day, and everything … (read more)

Bay Home Care Svc – San Jose, CA

1211 Park Ave, San Jose, CA, 95126

Bay Home Care Services provided my wife and I with outstanding services and we heartily recommend them. We needed help with light chores, driving my wife to medical appointments and shopping for groc … (read more)
Bay Home Care Services provided my wife and I with outstanding services and we heartily recommend them. We needed help with light chores, driving my wife to medical appointments and shopping for groc … (read more)

Home Instead – San Jose, CA

1660 Hamilton Ave, Suite 204, San Jose, CA, 95125

Home Instead Senior Care provides 100% care for my friend three days in a week. They help with changing, bathing, feeding, and cleaning. The caregivers are really sweet and very good. We like them. Th … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care provides 100% care for my friend three days in a week. They help with changing, bathing, feeding, and cleaning. The caregivers are really sweet and very good. We like them. Th … (read more)

Homecare Professionals -Daly City, CA

295 89th Street Suite 107, Daly City, CA, 94105

We have been using their home care services for over 2 years in the care of my wife. Two shifts of 3 hours in the morning to get her cleaned up, dressed , and fed along with some exercises . Then th … (read more)
We have been using their home care services for over 2 years in the care of my wife. Two shifts of 3 hours in the morning to get her cleaned up, dressed , and fed along with some exercises . Then th … (read more)

Certified Care Solutions, LLC

37600 Central Ct. | Suite# 201, Newark, CA, 94560

Certified Care Solutions, LLC is an in-home care provider serving Newark, California and the surrounding area. Certified Care Solutions, LLC offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal prepa … (read more)
Certified Care Solutions, LLC is an in-home care provider serving Newark, California and the surrounding area. Certified Care Solutions, LLC offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal prepa … (read more)

Polaris Home Care

830 Stewart Dr # 214, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085

We were in a tough situation and needed caregivers for my dad on very short notice. He needed pretty involved care since he had later stage Parkinsons. Their team was able to work with all of our requ … (read more)
We were in a tough situation and needed caregivers for my dad on very short notice. He needed pretty involved care since he had later stage Parkinsons. Their team was able to work with all of our requ … (read more)

FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley

3705 Haven Avenue, Suite 132, Cupertino, CA, 94025

My parents are using FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley. They’ve helped us on and off for the last month. They’ve been great and very flexible in terms of timing and working with my parents. They’ve … (read more)
My parents are using FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley. They’ve helped us on and off for the last month. They’ve been great and very flexible in terms of timing and working with my parents. They’ve … (read more)

Qualicare Homecare – San Ramon, CA

2603 Camino Ramon Suite 200, San Ramon, CA, 94583

At Qualicare, we strive to improve the quality of life of our clients by providing best in class home care. We offer personal and companion care services, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, hospice and pa … (read more)
At Qualicare, we strive to improve the quality of life of our clients by providing best in class home care. We offer personal and companion care services, dementia and Alzheimer’s care, hospice and pa … (read more)

Familiar Surroundings Home Care

1568 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95125

hi, my name is roger and my wife is dot. i am a new client with familiar surroundings homecare. i!d like to say thankyou for the good care that jeffery has been giving me. he is an excelle … (read more)
hi, my name is roger and my wife is dot. i am a new client with familiar surroundings homecare. i!d like to say thankyou for the good care that jeffery has been giving me. he is an excelle … (read more)

Familiar Surroundings Home Care

3875 Bohannon Dr #2606, Suite 119, Menlo Park, CA, 94026


Los Gatos Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Los Gatos:

Farewell to Falls Program

Address: 300 Pasteur Dr., Stanford, CA 94305
Phone Number: (650) 724-9369

This program run by the Stanford University Trauma Center provides free training in fall prevention to seniors 65 years or older living independently in Santa Clara or San Mateo Counties. An occupational therapist performs two home visits to complete a home safety assessment, collectss information about the client’s health history and a list of medications for pharmacist review, and provide a balance and mobility assessment and a half-hour exercise regimen.

Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors

Address: 1550 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: (408) 241-1571

This volunteer-run nonprofit organization helps seniors 65 years and older in West Santa Clara County to remain independent in their own homes. Free services include transportation, handyman services, light yard work, assistance with paperwork and reading, computer help, visitation and pet care. Donations are suggested, and volunteers provide referrals for services they are unable to accommodate.

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

Address: 1701 South 7th St. #10, San Jose CA, 95112
Phone Number: (408) 578-9519

Rebuilding Together provides free home repair and accessibility modifications to low-income homeowners. The Critical Repair Program repairs problems with the roof, heating, plumbing and electrical system and other issues that might make a home uninhabitable. The Safe at Home program is available to homeowners with an income below 80% of the area median income to correct issues that pose a safety risk.

Sacred Heart Community Service

Address: 1381 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: (408) 278-2160

Sacred Heart Community Service is a nonprofit organization that offers services to low-income community members. Programs include assistance with utility bills and rent, food pantries, public benefits education and tax preparation. The organization also hosts the United Seniors Action Committee, which advocates for the needs of seniors.

Senior Nutrition Program (SNP)

Address: 353 West Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: (408) 975-4860

Santa Clara County partners with cities and community organizations to run SNP and provide meals to seniors 60 years and older at more than 40 dining locations throughout the county, as well as home deliveries for homebound seniors. Meals are provided at no cost, with a suggested $3 donation, and may be able to accommodate special diets. Low-income seniors who are registered with SNP may also qualify for transportation assistance in the form of monthly bus passes, gas cards or subsidized paratransit rides.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – oftentimes it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.