Pasadena is a paradise for active seniors who love to immerse themselves in culture as much as they adore soaking in the sun. There are seemingly endless opportunities for long walks in beauty spots like the Eaton Canyon or Arlington Gardens, or vast open spaces like Brookside Park, with breathtaking views of the San Gabriel Mountains. There are lots of wonderful galleries like the Norton Simon Museum, which offers free entry on the first Friday of each month. While adults over 65 only make up 16% of the population, there are plenty of benefits for local seniors. This guide will provide further details about these resources later on.

There’s a broad amount of choice when it comes to home care and home health care in Pasadena. On average, home care costs $5,434 per month, and home health care costs $5,529 per month — but specific prices vary according to the services and amenities each facility offers. Data from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 shows that home health care and home care in Pasadena are more expensive than the U.S. medians, which are $4,576 and $4,481, respectively.    

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Pasadena, so data for the closest city, Los Angeles, was used. 

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

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Pasadena

365 S Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91107

It hasn’t helped much, that is impart due to my mother-in-law’s behavior. If I had a normal mother-in-law it would probably be great. It would be helpful for them to send a repeat caretaker when possi … (read more)
It hasn’t helped much, that is impart due to my mother-in-law’s behavior. If I had a normal mother-in-law it would probably be great. It would be helpful for them to send a repeat caretaker when possi … (read more)

2017, 2018

1Heart Caregiver Services

18455 Burbank Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA, 91356

The caregiver showed up over an hour late, went through the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator eating things rearranged furniture in the living room and changed channel settings on the tv. Complaint a … (read more)
The caregiver showed up over an hour late, went through the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator eating things rearranged furniture in the living room and changed channel settings on the tv. Complaint a … (read more)

Home Instead – Pasadena, CA

200 E Del Mar Blvd, Suite 350, Pasadena, CA, 91105

The staff Is supportive with continued follow up on the quality of care for my mom. The caregiver is a real gem, Home Instead took great care in matching my mom with the right person.
The staff Is supportive with continued follow up on the quality of care for my mom. The caregiver is a real gem, Home Instead took great care in matching my mom with the right person.

Select Home Care Pasadena

1000 E. Walnut St #228, Pasadena, CA, 91006

I have been so overwhelmed caring for my Mom and making sure she gets the help she needs during the day and working. My Neighbor had used Select Home Care and recommended that I called them to help me … (read more)
I have been so overwhelmed caring for my Mom and making sure she gets the help she needs during the day and working. My Neighbor had used Select Home Care and recommended that I called them to help me … (read more)

Home Instead – Monrovia, CA

899 W Foothill Blvd, Suite H, Monrovia, CA, 91016

We are hiring Home Instead for my mom. They’re very professional. They deliver the people that we need, and they meet my parents’ needs. It is going great. My mom needs someone to make her more safe w … (read more)
We are hiring Home Instead for my mom. They’re very professional. They deliver the people that we need, and they meet my parents’ needs. It is going great. My mom needs someone to make her more safe w … (read more)

California Homecare Services – Duarte, CA

1755 East Huntington Drive Suite 103, Duarte, CA, 91010

California Homecare Service has provided extraordinary care for my 95 year old Father. They have lived up to their name of "homecare" by taking care of all his needs including preparing meals, bathing … (read more)
California Homecare Service has provided extraordinary care for my 95 year old Father. They have lived up to their name of "homecare" by taking care of all his needs including preparing meals, bathing … (read more)

Nu Care Glendale

28202 Cabot Road, Suite 300 , Laguna Niguel, CA, 92677

The only issue I see is that they seem to hire people who are far from where they have to work, so they tend to have car problems and that makes it so they’re late more often. We have a wonderful care … (read more)
The only issue I see is that they seem to hire people who are far from where they have to work, so they tend to have car problems and that makes it so they’re late more often. We have a wonderful care … (read more)

EMPATHYHANDS HOMECARE, LLC

25350 Magic Mountain Pkwy, 300, Valencia, CA, 91355

At EMPATHYHND Home Care Services, we specialize in helping families cope with the challenges of aging parents. We know that most seniors prefer to age in a place close to their loved ones and want to … (read more)
At EMPATHYHND Home Care Services, we specialize in helping families cope with the challenges of aging parents. We know that most seniors prefer to age in a place close to their loved ones and want to … (read more)

Comfort Paradise Home Care Agency

445 South Figueroa Suite 3100 , Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Our mission in Comfort Paradise Home care agency is to create a better day-to-day life for seniors, persons with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and other members of our community, through the prov … (read more)
Our mission in Comfort Paradise Home care agency is to create a better day-to-day life for seniors, persons with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and other members of our community, through the prov … (read more)

Avid Hospice Inc.

12387 Lewis Street Suite 202 , Garden Grove, CA, 92840

At Avid Hospice Inc., we are committed to providing quality end of life care that optimizes comfort and dignity to our patients and their families. Our care is individualized, comprehensive and patien … (read more)
At Avid Hospice Inc., we are committed to providing quality end of life care that optimizes comfort and dignity to our patients and their families. Our care is individualized, comprehensive and patien … (read more)

Tandem Careplanning

1925 Century Park East Suite 1700 , Los Angeles, CA, 90067

Tandem Careplanning is a family-owned, LA-based caregiving company. We bring together care, dignity, professionalism, and technology to elevate the in-home care experience and create better outcomes f … (read more)
Tandem Careplanning is a family-owned, LA-based caregiving company. We bring together care, dignity, professionalism, and technology to elevate the in-home care experience and create better outcomes f … (read more)

Amada Senior Care

1577 East Chevy Chase Drive Suite 310 , Glendale, CA, 91206

At Amada Senior Care it is our promise to provide nurturing, compassionate in-home care while enriching the lives of our clients and their families. We are one of the leading caregiving agency in the … (read more)
At Amada Senior Care it is our promise to provide nurturing, compassionate in-home care while enriching the lives of our clients and their families. We are one of the leading caregiving agency in the … (read more)

Always Best Care of Pasadena

425 N Santa Anita Ave Suite A , Arcadia, CA, 91007

Since 1996, the compassionate caregivers from Always Best Care have helped thousands of families with non-medical in-home care needs. We provide free consultations and are dedicated to exceeding your … (read more)
Since 1996, the compassionate caregivers from Always Best Care have helped thousands of families with non-medical in-home care needs. We provide free consultations and are dedicated to exceeding your … (read more)

2019, 2020

Home Care Assistance – Pasadena, CA

124 S Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA, 91101

I can’t begin to explain how amazing they are. With lots of patience and understanding Home Care Assistance helped my parents ease into the difficult transition to full time care. From the initial in … (read more)
I can’t begin to explain how amazing they are. With lots of patience and understanding Home Care Assistance helped my parents ease into the difficult transition to full time care. From the initial in … (read more)

24 Hour Caregivers

2659 Townsgate Rd. Ste. 210, Westlake Village, CA, 91361

24 Hour Caregivers provided excellent care for my mother in Los Angeles. Their caregivers and management staff were all very kind and attentive!
24 Hour Caregivers provided excellent care for my mother in Los Angeles. Their caregivers and management staff were all very kind and attentive!

Shining Star Home Care Inc.

5922 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11204

I hired Shining Star Home Care Inc. for my mother. The staff themselves have been great, but it’s the caregiver. He called me and wanted to get money from me. I thought it was inappropriate and manipu … (read more)
I hired Shining Star Home Care Inc. for my mother. The staff themselves have been great, but it’s the caregiver. He called me and wanted to get money from me. I thought it was inappropriate and manipu … (read more)

Caring Companions At Home

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

I am grateful. They have helped me with everything they do. I like that they have been very cooperative with my caregiver and me.
I am grateful. They have helped me with everything they do. I like that they have been very cooperative with my caregiver and me.

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)

Redan Home Health

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

great people and very helpful. they take care of my 92 year old father and doing a good job.
great people and very helpful. they take care of my 92 year old father and doing a good job.

BrightStar Care Pasadena

650 Sierra Madre Villa Ave., Pasadena, CA, 91107

It is a Godsend. It has made an incredible difference because we able to do something without having to check every 5 minutes. Their affiliation with Calper’s is very important. The management at Bri … (read more)
It is a Godsend. It has made an incredible difference because we able to do something without having to check every 5 minutes. Their affiliation with Calper’s is very important. The management at Bri … (read more)

Pasadena 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 Pasadena:

Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners

Address: 100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: (626) 744-8316

Pasadena City Hall operates several homeowner rehabilitation programs, including the Maintenance Assistance and Services to Homeowners, which offers services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Eligibility criteria include living in and owning a single-family home. MASH helps older adults with the following services:

  • Installing accessibility ramps
  • Fixing code violations, such as rat proofing and glass repairs
  • Weed removal
  • Minor repairs
  • Painting
  • Trim work

Monthly Bill Payment Assistance

Address: 1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone Number: (626) 744-7300

The Pasadena Department of Water and Power offers bill payment assistance services to local residential electrical account holders from a low-income background. Everyone in the household must meet the criteria to qualify, with seniors over 62 potentially getting $10 off monthly bills, a public benefits charge waiver and a utility users taxes waiver. There’s also an option to apply for a $100 per year credit for eligible low-income residents.

Great Plates Delivered  

Address: 100 North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone Number: (626) 744-7311

Great Plates Delivered works with local restaurants and caterers to provide free meals to seniors over age 65 who meet the eligibility criteria. Priority is given to homebound seniors who struggle to get produce and prepare their own meals and don’t get assistance from any other subsidized nutrition program. People who qualify could get three meals a day delivered to their home by a friendly volunteer.

GENESIS Mental Health Services

Address: 550 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone Number: (800) 854-7771

Older adults over the age of 60 have challenges that are unique to their age group, and counseling can help them manage any difficulties they might have. The L.A. Department of Mental Health offers services to seniors who are experiencing severe and persistent mental illness or whose functioning is impaired by mental health. Individual and family counseling, medication, education and support are offered.  

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.