Palm Desert is a serene community located just south of the beautiful Coachella Valley Reserve. With its close proximity to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, Palm Desert is nestled within a beautiful landscape of rich, natural beauty. A number of shopping venues and quality restaurants are in the area along with several golf courses. The Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is another popular attraction, containing innumerable sculptures, paintings and photographs. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Palm Desert has a population of around 53,000 residents, and over 33% of them are 65 or older.

There are several home care programs available in the Palm Desert area to support the senior community. According to the Genworth 2019  Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of homemaker services in Palm Desert is about $4,671 a month while the cost of home health aide support is $4,957. These are higher than the national average, with costs of monthly homemaker services coming out to $4,290 and home health aide costs of $4,385 per month.

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

2018, 2021

Always Best Care of Desert Cities

45-150 Club Drive, Indian Wells, CA, 92210

She needed them because her health was bad after coming out of the hospital. Her health has improved over the last few months and so we haven’t needed them so much. They’ve been very accommodating t … (read more)
She needed them because her health was bad after coming out of the hospital. Her health has improved over the last few months and so we haven’t needed them so much. They’ve been very accommodating t … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Right at Home Palm Springs and Desert Cities

74040 Highway 111, Suite J, Palm Desert, CA, 92260

It has been very useful to me to help me be the in the best position that I can be. They employees are amazing and the care givers that we had are always there for us.
It has been very useful to me to help me be the in the best position that I can be. They employees are amazing and the care givers that we had are always there for us.

Home Instead – Palm Desert, CA

73-726 Alessandro Dr, Suite 200, Palm Desert, CA, 92260

Home instead care is the way to go! Shivanni in scheduling tends to do a great job of any shifts that need to be changed for me, it’s never an issue and always a quick phone call at that. Irish In Q … (read more)
Home instead care is the way to go! Shivanni in scheduling tends to do a great job of any shifts that need to be changed for me, it’s never an issue and always a quick phone call at that. Irish In Q … (read more)

Golden Age Companions

130 Liberty, Newport Beach, CA, 92660

My mother was diagnosed with cancer and our family was devastated. The toll the chemo took on her body was awful and she was exhausted constantly. We were unable to leave her alone and needed help. … (read more)
My mother was diagnosed with cancer and our family was devastated. The toll the chemo took on her body was awful and she was exhausted constantly. We were unable to leave her alone and needed help. … (read more)

2019

Home Care Assistance of Palm Desert

39620 Washington Street, Suite D , Palm Desert, CA, 92211

They have communicated well with me and they are easy to work with. I like that they are flexible with the schedule.
They have communicated well with me and they are easy to work with. I like that they are flexible with the schedule.

Caring Companions At Home

881 Dover Drive, Suite 260, Newport Beach, CA, 92663

I highly recommend Caring Companions At Home. They have caring, skilled caregivers whose passion is to help seniors. The staff is always responsive and there to help.
I highly recommend Caring Companions At Home. They have caring, skilled caregivers whose passion is to help seniors. The staff is always responsive and there to help.

Redan Home Health

2030 Main St. Suite 1300, Irvine, CA, 92614

Redan was a God send for us. My father in law had a very fast progressing type of dementia and the last time he got out of the hospital and nursing home, social workers told us he could not be alone a … (read more)
Redan was a God send for us. My father in law had a very fast progressing type of dementia and the last time he got out of the hospital and nursing home, social workers told us he could not be alone a … (read more)

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)

Interim HealthCare of Murrieta, CA

24640 Jefferson Ave., Murrieta, CA, 92562

The quality of service is very good. The worker is efficient and follows my instruction. The service enables me to be able to stay in my home.
The quality of service is very good. The worker is efficient and follows my instruction. The service enables me to be able to stay in my home.

API Home Care

77711 Flora Rd, Palm Desert, CA, 92211

We are using API. They have been very helpful to me and are on time, very caring, and seem to be knowledgeable. The young lady that I have coming here is experienced and quite knowledgeable. So, I am … (read more)
We are using API. They have been very helpful to me and are on time, very caring, and seem to be knowledgeable. The young lady that I have coming here is experienced and quite knowledgeable. So, I am … (read more)

Sheridan In-Home Care

400 S. El Cielo Rd, Suite E, Palm Springs, CA, 92262

My mom is a client of Progressive Care Partners. . Their staff is very caring and helpful. They keep us informed and my mom’s caregiver, Carol is most attentive to my mom’s needs. I highly recommend t … (read more)
My mom is a client of Progressive Care Partners. . Their staff is very caring and helpful. They keep us informed and my mom’s caregiver, Carol is most attentive to my mom’s needs. I highly recommend t … (read more)

Aventa Senior Care – Scottsdale

17470 N Pacesetter Way, Suite A, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

Carol has been fabulous to my Mother
Carol has been fabulous to my Mother

Calvary Home care

P. O. Box 3776, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91729

Calvary Home Care is dependable and kind. They took care of my husband for six months. I don’t think I could have found a better company. I had Latoya as a caregiver and she was wonderful. Whenever … (read more)
Calvary Home Care is dependable and kind. They took care of my husband for six months. I don’t think I could have found a better company. I had Latoya as a caregiver and she was wonderful. Whenever … (read more)

Yes In-Home Care

73241 Highway 111, Suite 1C, Palm Desert, CA, 92260

Always courteous and professional.
Always courteous and professional.

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)

Golden Years Home Care

655 North Mountain Avenue, Suite B, Upland, CA, 91786

My siblings and I were lost not knowing what to do with dad but he wanted to be at home and we found Golden Years to be accommodating and the caregivers kind compassionate and loving. Thank you Golden … (read more)
My siblings and I were lost not knowing what to do with dad but he wanted to be at home and we found Golden Years to be accommodating and the caregivers kind compassionate and loving. Thank you Golden … (read more)

Faith Home Healthcare

71510 Sun Valley Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA, 92277

My stepfather had cancer he passed away three months ago. Today I decided to review Faith Home Healthcare, the agency sent us the best caregiver we could ask for she cared for my stepfather like he w … (read more)
My stepfather had cancer he passed away three months ago. Today I decided to review Faith Home Healthcare, the agency sent us the best caregiver we could ask for she cared for my stepfather like he w … (read more)

Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services

73700 Dinah Shore Dr #105, , Palm Desert, CA, 92211

We used an organization called Visiting Angels, and they provided excellent service for about eight weeks for us. My wife was recovering from back surgery. We were very pleased with the results and wi … (read more)
We used an organization called Visiting Angels, and they provided excellent service for about eight weeks for us. My wife was recovering from back surgery. We were very pleased with the results and wi … (read more)

Heaven Heights Senior Care

77530 Enfield Lane , Palm Desert, CA, 92211

We have been clients of Heaven Heights for over 5 years. My husbands health issues are a stroke, Parkinson’s and dementia. The caregivers provided by HH have always been on time, been very professio … (read more)
We have been clients of Heaven Heights for over 5 years. My husbands health issues are a stroke, Parkinson’s and dementia. The caregivers provided by HH have always been on time, been very professio … (read more)

Vitalitas Home Care Referral Agency

777 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 200-135, Palm Springs, CA, 92262

We have been using Vitalitas Home Care since the beginning of November. Our caregiver is wonderful. She comes early in the morning, gets my husband out of bed, and gives him a bath. Then she gets him … (read more)
We have been using Vitalitas Home Care since the beginning of November. Our caregiver is wonderful. She comes early in the morning, gets my husband out of bed, and gives him a bath. Then she gets him … (read more)

Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert:

Senior Advocates of the Desert

Address: P.O. Box 2827, Cathedral City, CA 92235-2827
Phone Number: (760) 202-1024

Senior Advocates of the Desert is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors acquire the government benefits they are entitled to receive. Support is available when applying for Social Security benefits, Medicare, Medi-Cal and veteran benefits. The services provided by Senior Advocates of the Desert are free for low-income seniors who are 60 years or older. Emergency financial assistance is also available for those who qualify.

The Josyln Center

Address: 73750 Catalina Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone Number: (760) 340-3220

This nonprofit provides a wide range of helpful services to seniors aged 50 or older. Meals on Wheels is partnered with the Josyln Center, delivering nutritious meals Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am to 12:30 pm. Frozen meals are also available to be delivered the day before major holidays. Penny’s Pantry is another food assistance program that provides seniors with fresh produce and nonperishable foods. Seniors are encouraged to visit the pantry on the first and third Friday of every month between the hours of 7:30 am and 9:30 am.

Jewish Family Service of the Desert

Address: 490 South Farrell Drive, Suite C-208, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: (760) 325-4088

This nonprofit is focused on giving seniors access to resources that assist them in leading independent, healthy lives. Some services provided include benefit application assistance, transportation for homebound seniors, counseling and case management support. The Jewish Family Service of the Desert also organizes social gatherings, lectures and other events to keep seniors active and engaged in their community.

California Department of Aging

Address: National Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95834-1992
Phone Number: (916) 419-7500

The California Department of Aging is responsible for providing free programs for seniors throughout the state, actively collaborating with many other state departments to provide help to where it’s needed the most. Some services offered include Medicare counseling, family caregiver support, legal services and nutrition education. These services are available to seniors who are 65 years of age or disabled.

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.