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, 2022

Right at Home Pasadena

365 S Rosemead Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91107

They are very helpful; they help do everything needed. I like how they are able to provide good care.
They are very helpful; they help do everything needed. I like how they are able to provide good care.

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)

2022

Home Instead – Pasadena, CA

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

We are very thankful for each member of this team. Their support and care is invaluable.
We are very thankful for each member of this team. Their support and care is invaluable.

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)

Select Home Care Pasadena

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

I have one caregiver with Select Home Care and I’m very happy with her. I’ve gone through several agencies and caregivers that I didn’t care for. My current caregiver is the best that I’ve ever had. S … (read more)
I have one caregiver with Select Home Care and I’m very happy with her. I’ve gone through several agencies and caregivers that I didn’t care for. My current caregiver is the best that I’ve ever had. S … (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)

Always Best Care of Pasadena

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

Our passion for helping people maintain a safe, independent and dignified lifestyle represents the strong foundation of Always Best Care. Every client receives extraordinary care in an inspiring envir … (read more)
Our passion for helping people maintain a safe, independent and dignified lifestyle represents the strong foundation of Always Best Care. Every client receives extraordinary care in an inspiring envir … (read more)

Gentle Hands Homecare Services LLC

313 North 2nd Avenue Suite C , Upland, CA, 91786

Relationships are the foundation of our success. We will bring empathy, passion and professionalism to the relationship. <p></p> We are one team, leveraging each other’s expertise to succeed togethe … (read more)
Relationships are the foundation of our success. We will bring empathy, passion and professionalism to the relationship. <p></p> We are one team, leveraging each other’s expertise to succeed togethe … (read more)

Nu Care Glendale

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

My family and I have had a great experience with the Nu Care Team. The company let my brother and I meet care aide’s prior to scheduling them, and this made all the difference to my family. They want … (read more)
My family and I have had a great experience with the Nu Care Team. The company let my brother and I meet care aide’s prior to scheduling them, and this made all the difference to my family. They want … (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)

Amada Senior Care

87 East Green Street Suite 301, Pasadena, CA, 91105

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)

Home Care Help

1027 S Central Ave, Glendale, CA, 91204

Home Care Help is a personal living assistance company providing one-on-one non-medical care services for the elderly. We dispatch caregivers to the comfort of your own home to provide non-medical car … (read more)
Home Care Help is a personal living assistance company providing one-on-one non-medical care services for the elderly. We dispatch caregivers to the comfort of your own home to provide non-medical car … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Pasadena

Stanton Building, 12 S Raymond Ave C, Pasadena, CA, 91105

Homewatch CareGivers Pasadena is a locally-owned provider of home care services serving San Gabriel Valley. We offer care management, companion and personal care services. <p></p> We only work with … (read more)
Homewatch CareGivers Pasadena is a locally-owned provider of home care services serving San Gabriel Valley. We offer care management, companion and personal care services. <p></p> We only work with … (read more)

Accentuated Home Care

22435 Burton street, West Hills, CA, 91304

We provide flexible care options that allow for hourly care around the clock 24/7 care. We offer no cost initial assessments to help you establish a care plan that is right for your needs and budget.
We provide flexible care options that allow for hourly care around the clock 24/7 care. We offer no cost initial assessments to help you establish a care plan that is right for your needs and budget.

Every’s Home Care – Los Angeles, CA

10940 Wilshire Blvd Suite 600 , Los Angeles, CA, 90024

Home Care Manager/Administrator assumes management responsibility for the fiscal and operational activities of the home care agency and is responsible for long-term planning, organizing, directing and … (read more)
Home Care Manager/Administrator assumes management responsibility for the fiscal and operational activities of the home care agency and is responsible for long-term planning, organizing, directing and … (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!

Caring Companions At Home

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

Amber has been extremely helpful in steering our family in the right direction for care; as well as listening to needs and making adjustments as needed. Our caretaker Ruth goes above and beyond to ma … (read more)
Amber has been extremely helpful in steering our family in the right direction for care; as well as listening to needs and making adjustments as needed. Our caretaker Ruth goes above and beyond to ma … (read more)

Redan Home Health

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

My mom had a rapid decline in health and needed care that we couldn’t always provide her. Dan at Redan was quick to respond to all my questions. Within the week we had a caregiver to the house, she … (read more)
My mom had a rapid decline in health and needed care that we couldn’t always provide her. Dan at Redan was quick to respond to all my questions. Within the week we had a caregiver to the house, she … (read more)

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)

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.

Checklist for determining the need for in-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