Ranked as one of the nation’s top retirement destinations in Caring’s 2019 Senior Living Report, Sacramento, California, attracts seniors who enjoy comfortable year-round weather and easy access to public parks, attractions and entertainment venues. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, home care in Sacramento costs an average of $5,863 per month based on 44 hours of care weekly. Sacramento has a number of top-ranked hospitals where seniors can access health care, including the Sutter Medical Center and Mercy General Hospital.

Below we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Sacramento area – complete with services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled resources to help seniors and their families to access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Sacramento, CA

2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Sacramento

3840 Rosin Ct., Ste. 170, Sacramento, CA, 95834

I wouldn’t be able to go to work without them. I have the CEO’s phone number, and I called her while she was on vacation in Hawaii. She came to our house, too. She has been very accommodating. She he … (read more)
I wouldn’t be able to go to work without them. I have the CEO’s phone number, and I called her while she was on vacation in Hawaii. She came to our house, too. She has been very accommodating. She he … (read more)

2020, 2022

Right at Home Rancho Cordova, CA

2865 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 102, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95742

My dad knows what he wants and what he doesn’t want and so we have been able to get people that we need. He has been okay. I like that they work with my dad and the family. They have great personali … (read more)
My dad knows what he wants and what he doesn’t want and so we have been able to get people that we need. He has been okay. I like that they work with my dad and the family. They have great personali … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Golden Years In Home Senior Care

717 K Street, Suite 211, Sacramento, CA, 95814

We loved the details such as the background checks they do for everyone they send to your home. They not only take care of the person but they cook, clean, run errands – all a major help. The down sid … (read more)
We loved the details such as the background checks they do for everyone they send to your home. They not only take care of the person but they cook, clean, run errands – all a major help. The down sid … (read more)

2022

Home Instead – Rancho Cordova, CA

11160 Sun Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670

Home Instead provides in-home care services for my husband. He has to be bathed and dressed. We basically need somebody in the home to do light housekeeping like washing, changing his bed, cleaning hi … (read more)
Home Instead provides in-home care services for my husband. He has to be bathed and dressed. We basically need somebody in the home to do light housekeeping like washing, changing his bed, cleaning hi … (read more)

2017, 2020, 2021, 2022

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Vacaville, CA

190 South Orchard Avenue Suite B105, Vacaville, CA, 95688

I have been using Kindred at Home for my husband close to four years now. The people in the office are easy to speak to. There have been several caregivers, so there’s a lot of different personalities … (read more)
I have been using Kindred at Home for my husband close to four years now. The people in the office are easy to speak to. There have been several caregivers, so there’s a lot of different personalities … (read more)

2021

Senior Helpers North Bay

231 D St, Suite B, Davis, CA, 95616

My father just passed away last week, but he was under Senior Helpers’ care approximately three months before he’s moved into a facility. They were coming in, I believe, about two-and-a-half to three … (read more)
My father just passed away last week, but he was under Senior Helpers’ care approximately three months before he’s moved into a facility. They were coming in, I believe, about two-and-a-half to three … (read more)

2020

Home Instead – Auburn, CA

11899 Edgewood Rd, Suite E, Auburn, CA, 95603

The H.I. Team helped us facilitate the in home services and care and made the transition easy for us!
The H.I. Team helped us facilitate the in home services and care and made the transition easy for us!

Home Instead – Mountain View, CA

1006 Stewart Dr, Suite A100, Mountain View, CA, 94085

Our family has been utilizing Home Instead for the care of our mother for many years now. We have found Home Instead to be consistently very responsive to our needs & always reliable. Their staff … (read more)
Our family has been utilizing Home Instead for the care of our mother for many years now. We have found Home Instead to be consistently very responsive to our needs & always reliable. Their staff … (read more)

HomeWell Senior Care – Roseville, CA

300 Harding Blvd Suite 210, Roseville, CA, 95678

Our family is here to serve yours through a personalized home caregiver program designed to suit your specific needs. Each client works directly with a compassionate Care Manager whose sole purpose is … (read more)
Our family is here to serve yours through a personalized home caregiver program designed to suit your specific needs. Each client works directly with a compassionate Care Manager whose sole purpose is … (read more)

Ally Independence, LLC – Elk Grove, CA

8920 Emerald Park Drive, Suite F, Elk Grove, CA, 95624

We’ve been using Ally Independence for the last couple of months for my dad. They make him dinner, wash dishes and clean the bathroom. My dad is very comfortable with the caregivers and they were grea … (read more)
We’ve been using Ally Independence for the last couple of months for my dad. They make him dinner, wash dishes and clean the bathroom. My dad is very comfortable with the caregivers and they were grea … (read more)

Partners in Care

500 Wall Street, Auburn, CA, 95603

We’re using Partners in Care. The biggest things they offered has been good assessment and good recommendations for what I need to have for my friend. The staffing on all the shifts has been good. So … (read more)
We’re using Partners in Care. The biggest things they offered has been good assessment and good recommendations for what I need to have for my friend. The staffing on all the shifts has been good. So … (read more)

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Sacramento, CA

7311 Greenhaven Drive, Suite 266, Sacramento, CA, 95831

My experience with Kindred at Home is very good. It started out a little slow because the first attendant wasn’t very good, but they quickly helped find other attendants that were good. They come on t … (read more)
My experience with Kindred at Home is very good. It started out a little slow because the first attendant wasn’t very good, but they quickly helped find other attendants that were good. They come on t … (read more)

Your Home Assistant, LLC

2228 Longport ste 140, Elk Grove, CA, 95758

Your Home Assistant provides quality support to our clients with their daily needs. Our service emphasis in customer service, dignity and a focus on our client’s quality of life.
Your Home Assistant provides quality support to our clients with their daily needs. Our service emphasis in customer service, dignity and a focus on our client’s quality of life.

Always Best Care of Sacramento

1406 Blue Oaks Blvd., Ste. 175, Roseville, CA, 95747

Always Best Care (in Roseville, CA) has been a great help to my family and I. Very polite, patient, and kind organization. Highly recommended. Thank you for all you do!
Always Best Care (in Roseville, CA) has been a great help to my family and I. Very polite, patient, and kind organization. Highly recommended. Thank you for all you do!

Senior Helpers of Sacramento

5642 J Street , Sacramento, CA, 95819

Senior Helpers was founded in 2002 and soon became a trusted leader in senior care. At Senior Helpers our focus is dependability of service, continuity of caregivers, peace of mind for families, and m … (read more)
Senior Helpers was founded in 2002 and soon became a trusted leader in senior care. At Senior Helpers our focus is dependability of service, continuity of caregivers, peace of mind for families, and m … (read more)

Every’s Home Care – Los Angeles, CA

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

Personal Care Attendants provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflicti … (read more)
Personal Care Attendants provide service to individuals in their own homes and communities, who need assistance caring for themselves as a result of old age, sickness, disability and/or other inflicti … (read more)

Welcome Home Care– Sacramento

1900 Point West Way Suite 196, Sacramento, CA, 95815

We hired Welcome HomeCare for my father. So far, we’re happy with everything. The caregiver comes three days a week, four hours a day, and provides Dad companionship, brain building games for dementia … (read more)
We hired Welcome HomeCare for my father. So far, we’re happy with everything. The caregiver comes three days a week, four hours a day, and provides Dad companionship, brain building games for dementia … (read more)

A Better Living Home Care – Sacramento, CA

9719 Lincoln Village Dr # 609, Sacramento, CA, 95827

Sometimes Partners in Care are backed up and I’ve asked them on occasion to increase the time for the person caring but they seem like they’re overextended sometimes. But right now, they got mom a per … (read more)
Sometimes Partners in Care are backed up and I’ve asked them on occasion to increase the time for the person caring but they seem like they’re overextended sometimes. But right now, they got mom a per … (read more)

Firstlight Home Care Of South Placer County

775 Sunrise Ave. #130, Roseville, CA, 95661

Companion Care (meal prep, light housekeeping, medication reminders, etc.) <p></p> Personal Care (help with bathing, toileting, dressing, etc.) <p></p> Advanced Care (bed baths, transfers, behavio … (read more)
Companion Care (meal prep, light housekeeping, medication reminders, etc.) <p></p> Personal Care (help with bathing, toileting, dressing, etc.) <p></p> Advanced Care (bed baths, transfers, behavio … (read more)

Senior Helpers Sacramento/Placer

7700 Sunrise Blvd Ste 2900, Citrus Heights, CA, 95610

Senior Helpers Sacramento-Placer is the premier provider of senior care, wherever your senior resides. We provide in-home care and personalized care in other locations such as hospitals and assisted l … (read more)
Senior Helpers Sacramento-Placer is the premier provider of senior care, wherever your senior resides. We provide in-home care and personalized care in other locations such as hospitals and assisted l … (read more)

Paying for Home Care in Sacramento, CA

According to Genworth Financial’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, seniors in Sacramento can expect to pay an average of $5,863 per month for home care. Rates in Sacramento are higher than the state average of $5,529 and the nationwide average of $4,300. In nearby Yuba City, seniors pay an average of $5,339 per month for home care, while in Chico, rates are lower at $4,957. In-home care rates are higher west of Sacramento in Vallejo ($6,101) and in Napa ($6,292).  

$5863

Sacramento

$5529

California

$4481

United States

$5339

Yuba City

$4957

Chico

$6101

Vallejo

$6292

Napa

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Sacramento, CA

Home care is just one of the many senior care services offered in Sacramento. Local home health care rates are the same as home care rates, while adult day health services are the least-expensive type of care at $1,918 per month. Assisted living costs an average of $5,395, and a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs about $9,946 per month. 

$5863

Home Care

$5863

Home Health Care

$1918

Adult Day Health

$5395

Assisted Living

$9946

Nursing Home Care (semi-private room)

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Sacramento, CA

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-Term Care Insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.

Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.

Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.

Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living.Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.

Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

Free & Low-Cost Home Care Resources in Sacramento, CA

Sacramento seniors who plan on spending their retirement years at home can get support through a number of local free and low-cost programs and services. Below you’ll find information on home-delivered meals for Sacramento seniors, barrier-free transportation services and recreational programs for older adults.

Resource

Contact 

Service

(916) 440-1215

Low-income Sacramento seniors who need help with safety-critical home repairs and upgrades can apply for assistance through the Home Repair Loan Program. This program provides homeowners with a nonrepayable loan for up to 80% of the cost of home accessibility projects, such as the installation of grab bars and wheelchair ramps. Funding can also be used to address code violations, eliminate tripping hazards and enhance home security for seniors.

(916) 456-1980



The Sacramento Food Bank operates Food for Seniors, a program that provides low-income seniors aged 60 and older who live independently with a monthly grocery box. Each free grocery box contains approximately 30 pounds of dry goods, canned fruits and vegetables, cheese, milk and shelf-stable proteins.

(916) 503-5386



ACC Senior Services' Friendly Visitor Program aims to help homebound seniors stay active and engaged by training and placing volunteers who provide nonmedical companionship to isolated seniors. Volunteers are matched with seniors based on interests, language skills and personal preferences.

(916) 557-4545

Sacramento Regional Transit offers on-demand, shared-ride paratransit service for riders who cannot use the regular fixed-route bus service due to disability. Eligible seniors who meet ADA requirements can use GO paratransit to travel to destinations throughout Sacramento, including shopping malls, medical centers and places of worship.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


How do you pay for senior care at home?


You can pay for senior care at home on a private-pay basis, and some insurance plans also include coverage for home care services. Seniors who qualify for a VA pension can apply for one of two VA enhanced pension benefits, Aid and Attendance or Housebound, which provide additional cash payments that can be used towards home care costs.


What’s the difference between in-home care and home health care?


In-home care is a type of nonmedical care designed to help seniors with day-to-day activities, such as personal care, running errands and light home maintenance. Home health care includes limited in-home medical care, such as monitoring of vital signs, chronic wound management and rehab therapies.


What types of services can a home care agency in Sacramento provide?


Home care agencies in Sacramento offer a broad range of services that can be customized to meet the needs of each senior. These services may include assistance with light meal preparation and housekeeping, help with bathing and grooming, companionship and escorts to medical appointments.


What’s a home care assessment?


A home care assessment is a comprehensive review that looks at the types of services and supports a senior needs from a home care provider. This assessment is usually conducted by a case manager and is completed in conjunction with the seniors’ health care team, their family members and the senior. The results of this assessment are used to design a personalized care plan that addresses the seniors’ care needs, personal preferences and long-term goals.


Assisted living homes vs. home care: how to decide?


Assisted living homes are nonmedical congregate care facilities that provide room and board along with some limited personal care services. This type of care may be ideal for seniors who enjoy living in a community of their peers that provides restaurant-style meals, organized activities and some on-site amenities. Home care workers provide many of the same types of services offered in assisted living homes while allowing seniors to continue to remain independent in their own residence.