Monterey is a charming coastal town with a mild climate and plenty of history. The world-famous Cannery Row lies along the bay and offers a pedestrian-friendly place to enjoy fresh seafood, small boutiques and wineries. Seniors who enjoy nature can relax at one of Monterey’s several beaches, view wildlife including whales, sea otters and up to 400 species of birds or get a closer look at the aquatic fauna at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey is a moderate-sized town with a population of 28,178, 18.2% of whom are 65 years and older. According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Living Survey, the average monthly cost for homemaker services and home health aides is $6,292. This is higher than the national average of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aides.

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

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

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay, CA

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

The communication has helped me the most in the care with my dad. I really like that the manager is very hands on and will do a follow up with.
The communication has helped me the most in the care with my dad. I really like that the manager is very hands on and will do a follow up with.

2018, 2019, 2021, 2022

Victorian Home Care

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

I have used Victorian Homecare. It’s for my brother. He passed but he was 68. The overall experience was great for me. Upon filling out the application and going over the paperwork and the requirement … (read more)
I have used Victorian Homecare. It’s for my brother. He passed but he was 68. The overall experience was great for me. Upon filling out the application and going over the paperwork and the requirement … (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)

Pacific Angels Home Care

9515 Soquel Dr # 213, Aptos, CA, 95003

Pacific Angels comes in one week out of the month, four hours in the morning and three hours in the evening. I’m not happy with them. They said they were certified and bonded, but they’re not. They fi … (read more)
Pacific Angels comes in one week out of the month, four hours in the morning and three hours in the evening. I’m not happy with them. They said they were certified and bonded, but they’re not. They fi … (read more)

AmeriCare Silicon Valley

16360 Monterey Rd Suite 250 , Morgan Hill, CA, 95037

Why AmeriCare? <p></p> We believe in care that serves and supports the whole human person as well as their immediate community. We believe that thoughtful, personalized care has the power to not onl … (read more)
Why AmeriCare? <p></p> We believe in care that serves and supports the whole human person as well as their immediate community. We believe that thoughtful, personalized care has the power to not onl … (read more)

2021

Care From The Heart In-Home Services, Inc.

3141 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz, CA, 95065

I like that they sent me a dependable caregiver. I like the caregivers that they send out to my house and who help me out.
I like that they sent me a dependable caregiver. I like the caregivers that they send out to my house and who help me out.

2020, 2021, 2022

Family inHome Caregiving of Monterey

26382 Carmel Rancho Lane, 2nd Floor, Carmel, CA, 93923

The provider has helped the most in being reliable. I like their constancy and reliability.
The provider has helped the most in being reliable. I like their constancy and reliability.

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)

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)

Community Care Givers

80 Garden Court, Suites 102 & 105, Monterey, CA, 93940

I found these people to not only be very caring and instinctly aware and anticipatory of our mom’s needs, but the quality of every one of the people they sent out was well above those that were sent o … (read more)
I found these people to not only be very caring and instinctly aware and anticipatory of our mom’s needs, but the quality of every one of the people they sent out was well above those that were sent o … (read more)

Assured Hands Caregiving Services

4 Rossi Circle Suite 217 , Salinas, CA, 93907

This company is the best to do business with. The owner knows how to run her company. The care is great, the rates are phenomenal, and the owner is great. I highly recommend AHC services. My grandpa w … (read more)
This company is the best to do business with. The owner knows how to run her company. The care is great, the rates are phenomenal, and the owner is great. I highly recommend AHC services. My grandpa w … (read more)

Central Coast Senior Services, Inc

22 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Monterey, CA, 93940

We were introduced to this agency by the VA of Palo Alto. They’re sent to care for my Father. We also use this company to care for my Mother which we pay ourselves. We have had 2 amazing caregivers … (read more)
We were introduced to this agency by the VA of Palo Alto. They’re sent to care for my Father. We also use this company to care for my Mother which we pay ourselves. We have had 2 amazing caregivers … (read more)

Abundant Personal Care

11 Sandpiper Court, Seaside, CA, 93955



Visionary Health Care Services

419 Webster St. Ste. 100, Monterey, CA, 93940


Monterey 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 Monterey:

Alliance on Aging

Address: 247 Main St., Salinas, CA 93901
Phone Number: (831) 758-4011

The Alliance on Aging is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to seniors in Monterey County. Programs include Medicare counseling, peer counseling, tax assistance and a monthly luncheon. It is also a primary source of information for other programs and services including transportation options and in-home care.

Energy Discount Programs

Address: 356 E Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901
Phone Number: (800) 743-5000

The California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) and Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA) programs provide discounts on gas and electric bills for low-income households. Under the CARE program, customers can receive a discount of 20% or more on their gas or electricity bill, and qualify through either meeting household income requirements or participation in public assistance programs. FERA provides an 18% discount on electricity and is only available to households of at least three people who meet income eligibility requirements.

Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula

Address: 700 Jewell Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: (831) 375-4454

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers low-cost meals to seniors ages 60 and older who are unable to shop or cook for themselves. In cooperation with the SPCA of Monterey County, it also delivers pet meals for seniors with dogs, cats or birds. In addition to deliveries, it also provides group lunches on weekdays to give seniors a place to socialize while enjoying a meal, and fresh produce bags every week.

Medical Baseline Program

Address: 356 E Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901
Phone Number: (800) 743-5000

This program provides assistance to energy customers who use medical or independent living equipment that relies on power. Those enrolled in the program receive 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity and/or 25 therms of gas per month at the lowest rate, in addition to the baseline all residential customers receive at that rate. They also receive additional notifications prior to planned power outages, including extra phone calls or a knock on their door to ensure they have time to prepare.

The Carmel Foundation

Address: 8th and Lincoln St., Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921
Phone Number: (831) 624-1588

This nonprofit organization provides seniors 55 and older in Monterey County with a variety of activities and services including classes and workshops, tours throughout the greater Bay Area, meal deliveries, support groups, medical equipment loans, legal assistance and blood pressure checks.  Members pay an annual $55 tax-deductible fee, with no additional cost for many of the services. It also operates three housing complexes for low-income members 65 years or older or 62 with a disability.

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.

Checklist for determining the need for home care


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.

Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs