Located in the northwestern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County is known for its vibrant culture and natural beauty. The region is surrounded by water on three sides, providing ample access to beaches and picturesque views. Its warm, sunny year-round climate and many parks, trails and golf courses make it a paradise for outdoor recreation. Whether it’s breakfast at a quaint cafe, an afternoon of wine tasting or an evening at the theater, seniors are never short of things to do. Perhaps that’s why 23% of the county’s 258,000 residents are seniors aged 65 and older.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of both homemaker and home health aide services is $6,101 per month in Marin County. Although more affordable than some nearby cities, this is significantly higher than the U.S. averages of $4,481 per month for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Marin County, so data for the closest city, Santa Rosa, was used. 

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Marin County 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 Marin County, CA

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Sonoma County

1825 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404

They help me cook my meals and do some house cleaning. The agency is really good and they introduce me to the caregivers. They made me feel at ease.
They help me cook my meals and do some house cleaning. The agency is really good and they introduce me to the caregivers. They made me feel at ease.

2018, 2019, 2021

Right at Home Marin County

121 Paul Drive, Suite A2, San Rafael, CA, 94903

They have helped us the most by being reliable and flexible. The caregiver is very outgoing as well. They are great with the client. I like that they are good with follow-up and the updates from the … (read more)
They have helped us the most by being reliable and flexible. The caregiver is very outgoing as well. They are great with the client. I like that they are good with follow-up and the updates from the … (read more)

2021

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – San Rafael, CA

185 North Redwood Drive, Ste 130, San Rafael, CA, 94903

I thought Kindred at Home was fine. My friend was a very difficult person. Some days he was very happy with the care, some other days he wasn’t. But he is 82 years old and a little confused at times. … (read more)
I thought Kindred at Home was fine. My friend was a very difficult person. Some days he was very happy with the care, some other days he wasn’t. But he is 82 years old and a little confused at times. … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Marin County, CA

1050 Northgate Dr, Suite 180, Novato, CA, 94903

We are so satisfied with Home Instead! They have given me peace of mind that my 88 year old mother is in good hands. Christy(client care) and Jackie(client services and scheduling) are really exceptio … (read more)
We are so satisfied with Home Instead! They have given me peace of mind that my 88 year old mother is in good hands. Christy(client care) and Jackie(client services and scheduling) are really exceptio … (read more)

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)

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)

FirstLight Home Care – Marin County, CA

4340 Redwood Highway Suite f-130, San Rafael, CA, 94903

My name is Maria Mann, Director of Client Services with Firstlight HomeCare. <p></p> We are a California State Licensed HomeCare Organization. I would be glad to help and meet with you at your earli … (read more)
My name is Maria Mann, Director of Client Services with Firstlight HomeCare. <p></p> We are a California State Licensed HomeCare Organization. I would be glad to help and meet with you at your earli … (read more)

Senior Helpers of Greater Marin

777 Grand Aven Suite 101 , San Rafael, CA, 94901

Specialized care from the comfort of home <p></p> No matter the type of care your loved one requires, Senior Helpers provides the perfect services for any of their needs, all done from home. We’re … (read more)
Specialized care from the comfort of home <p></p> No matter the type of care your loved one requires, Senior Helpers provides the perfect services for any of their needs, all done from home. We’re … (read more)

Jannic Health Services

26970 Hayward Blvd Suite 206, Hayward, CA, 94542

Jannic Health Services is a faith-based Home Care Agency that provides an array services in-house or through partnerships, including: <p></p> <li>Companion Care</li> <li>Personal Care</li> <li>Li … (read more)
Jannic Health Services is a faith-based Home Care Agency that provides an array services in-house or through partnerships, including: <p></p> <li>Companion Care</li> <li>Personal Care</li> <li>Li … (read more)

Love At Home Senior Care Referral Agency

3723 Haven Ave Suite 122, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

Love At Home Senior Care is a referral agency serving the Northern Bay Area. <p></p> The owner is a 30 Year Senior care expert; has a Degree in Vocational Nursing since 2006 and has been in the home … (read more)
Love At Home Senior Care is a referral agency serving the Northern Bay Area. <p></p> The owner is a 30 Year Senior care expert; has a Degree in Vocational Nursing since 2006 and has been in the home … (read more)

2019, 2020

Home Care Assistance – Marin, CA

919 Sir Francis Drake, Kentfield, CA, 94904

The people that come make it positive. I like that they keep in contact.
The people that come make it positive. I like that they keep in contact.

2018

Hired Hands Homecare

10 Commercial Blvd, Suite 102, Novato, CA, 94949

They helped him with moving around. They made sure that he was hydrated. I liked the mature caregivers. They had a lot of experience.
They helped him with moving around. They made sure that he was hydrated. I liked the mature caregivers. They had a lot of experience.

2018, 2019

Thera Care

650 El Camino Real, Ste. M, Redwood City, CA, 94063

They help me by doing everything that I want them to do. I like that they are dependable. I never have any problems of any kind.
They help me by doing everything that I want them to do. I like that they are dependable. I never have any problems of any kind.

A Step Above Caregiving, LLC

3144 G St. Suite. 125-209, Merced, CA, 95340

The caregivers from A Step Above Caregiving, LLC pretty much do what we ask them to do. We have caregivers over during the night and they give her showers, wash her hair, and make sure she doesn’t fal … (read more)
The caregivers from A Step Above Caregiving, LLC pretty much do what we ask them to do. We have caregivers over during the night and they give her showers, wash her hair, and make sure she doesn’t fal … (read more)

Perfect Fit Home Care – Los Angeles, CA

11257 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Based on these great reviews, I took a chance with this company. One of the most difficult decisions I have ever made was using this type of service for my mom, who has rapidly fallen to poor health. … (read more)
Based on these great reviews, I took a chance with this company. One of the most difficult decisions I have ever made was using this type of service for my mom, who has rapidly fallen to poor health. … (read more)

Living Well – Assisted Living at Home

210 Beach Road, Tiburon, CA, 94920

We did select them be because they’re in home people. They came out to give a very personalized presentation. They have different people in case the primary caregiver is unable to make it so they have … (read more)
We did select them be because they’re in home people. They came out to give a very personalized presentation. They have different people in case the primary caregiver is unable to make it so they have … (read more)

Faithful Hands In- Home Care Agency – Santa Rosa, CA

6301 Montecito Blvd #22, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409

The caregiver is very compassionate and able to manage my husband. It takes a lot of stress off of me and gives me a chance to get out and do things that are good for me. It makes us both happier.
The caregiver is very compassionate and able to manage my husband. It takes a lot of stress off of me and gives me a chance to get out and do things that are good for me. It makes us both happier.

Absolute Care Providers Inc

1968 S. Coast Hwy Ste 3995, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

I go through them to take care of my mother, she has had dementia for 4 years and they have been there every step of the way, they stay the night with her and are there for EVERYTHING! They are very r … (read more)
I go through them to take care of my mother, she has had dementia for 4 years and they have been there every step of the way, they stay the night with her and are there for EVERYTHING! They are very r … (read more)

At Home Caregivers

7665 Redwood Blvd, # 200, Novato, CA, 94945

I interviewed several agencies and At Home Caregivers were the best ones. They’re doing very well. We have three different caregivers during the week. We got a couple that we did not like and we’ve as … (read more)
I interviewed several agencies and At Home Caregivers were the best ones. They’re doing very well. We have three different caregivers during the week. We got a couple that we did not like and we’ve as … (read more)

Beacon Home Care

828 San Pablo Ave, # 210, Albany, CA, 94706

I highly recommend the staff at Beacon Home Care. They are very attentative to my mothers needs and I appreciate the bond the caregiver has built with her. Good luck and continued success to Shaun a … (read more)
I highly recommend the staff at Beacon Home Care. They are very attentative to my mothers needs and I appreciate the bond the caregiver has built with her. Good luck and continued success to Shaun a … (read more)

Marin County 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 Marin County:

Marin Villages

Address: 4340 Redwood Highway, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone Number: (415) 457-4633

Marin Villages is designed to help seniors living at home remain connected with the community. The program hosts a range of fun social events including coffee meetups, group meals, book clubs, walking groups and organized trips. Volunteers are also able to provide direct services for seniors, including assistance with errands, transportation, handyman services, pet care and companionship calls.

Respecting Our Elders

Address: P.O. Box 244, Novato, CA 94948
Phone Number: (415) 935-6132

Respecting Our Elders is a nonprofit food rescue in Marin County run entirely by volunteers that picks up food from local donors and delivers it directly to low-income seniors in the community. The organization facilitates delivery to several low-income senior housing complexes throughout the county three times per week and hosts two open food days at community locations.

In Home Supportive Services (IHSS)

Address: 10 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone Number: (415) 473-4636

The In Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS) helps pay for services so Marin County seniors can remain living safely in their own homes. These include services such as house cleaning, shopping, laundry, medical transportation and meal preparation, as well as personal care services such as assistance with bathing, dressing and mobility transfers. This program is available to seniors aged 65 and older.

Vivalon

Address: 930 Tamalpais Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone Number: (415) 456-9062

Vivalon is a community-based nonprofit serving seniors in Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma counties. The organization provides a wide range of programs and services to help seniors age in place comfortably and safely, including essential support such as specialized transportation, home-delivered meals, social visits, information and personal care assistance. It also hosts a variety of workshops and classes that support lifelong learning.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Address: 555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone Number: (415) 526-7500

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to low-income seniors to help with their utility bills and home energy costs. It also provides weatherization services to help increase the comfort and energy efficiency of seniors’ homes. The program is federally funded and administered by Community Action Marin.

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 – often times 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.