Sacramento is the capital city of California, and it sits in the center of a sprawling urban and suburban zone between two rivers: the Sacramento and the American. Home to 508,000 people, over 12% of Sacramento’s residents are seniors aged 65 and over. The entire region has a mild Mediterranean  climate, which gets just 18.5 inches of rain a year. This helps keep Sacramento one of the most heavily forested cities in the world, and seniors who enjoy outdoor walks and other activities are almost always within range of a grove of shade trees. Several local hospitals, such as Sutter General Hospital, provide superb age-related medicine from dedicated senior health departments.

Homemaker services and home healthcare in Sacramento both cost $5,434 a month, according to the 2019 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This is significantly higher than the average monthly cost of similar services nationwide. Nationally, homemaker services cost an average of $4,290 a month, while home health assistance costs around $4,385. On an hourly scale, this means that Sacramento seniors pay an average of $28.50 an hour for both services, while nationwide, homemaker help is $22.50, and home healthcare runs $23 an hour.

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Sacramento

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

I had minimal service from them. They could have made more food for me when they came. I would like it if they had more availability of caregivers.
I had minimal service from them. They could have made more food for me when they came. I would like it if they had more availability of caregivers.

2020

Right at Home Rancho Cordova, CA

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

Part of it was that some of the caregivers didn’t speak clear English, so it was hard for my mother to hear them. They’re too expensive and we had a different caregiver every day.
Part of it was that some of the caregivers didn’t speak clear English, so it was hard for my mother to hear them. They’re too expensive and we had a different caregiver every day.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Golden Years In Home Senior Care

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

Good job, shifts on time. Enas is my favorite caregiver, she is respectful and always does her job perfectly. I thank all of her efforts.
Good job, shifts on time. Enas is my favorite caregiver, she is respectful and always does her job perfectly. I thank all of her efforts.

Home Instead Senior Care – Rancho Cordova, CA

11160 Sun Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670

The only thing I can say is that the Home Instead people, from Administrators to the Care-givers, they are some of the most fantastic, trustworthy and dedicated people I have ever met. I am happy to t … (read more)
The only thing I can say is that the Home Instead people, from Administrators to the Care-givers, they are some of the most fantastic, trustworthy and dedicated people I have ever met. I am happy to t … (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)

2017, 2020, 2021

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

190 South Orchard Avenue, Suite B-105, Vacaville, CA, 95688

Kindred at Home do not perform COVID-19 testing on their employees. All they do is a temperature check and ask if they are feeling sick. This is almost completely worthless for determining whether the … (read more)
Kindred at Home do not perform COVID-19 testing on their employees. All they do is a temperature check and ask if they are feeling sick. This is almost completely worthless for determining whether the … (read more)

2020

Home Instead Senior Care – 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 Senior Care – 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)

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

My mother has people helping her from A Better Living Home Care. We needed somebody that can communicate, and somebody who can relate to her being that she is pretty old. She is happy she can communic … (read more)
My mother has people helping her from A Better Living Home Care. We needed somebody that can communicate, and somebody who can relate to her being that she is pretty old. She is happy she can communic … (read more)

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

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

My mom used Kindred at Home. Everything went great. They were very professional and kind. My mom had quite a bit going on, so it was very busy for them for quite a few weeks. Then she started getting … (read more)
My mom used Kindred at Home. Everything went great. They were very professional and kind. My mom had quite a bit going on, so it was very busy for them for quite a few weeks. Then she started getting … (read more)

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!

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)

Right at Home South Placer

5842 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA, 95765

<p>Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. … (read more)
<p>Right at Home provides in-home caregiving services for thousands of families across the nation. We offer companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challenging for an aging person. … (read more)

FirstLight Home Care of Elk Grove

2228 Longport Ct., Ste 140, Elk Grove, CA, 95758

FirstLight Home Care of Elk Grove is a home care agency, providing compassionate in-home care, senior care, and respite care to any adult in need. Whether it is illness, injury, dementia, or just chal … (read more)
FirstLight Home Care of Elk Grove is a home care agency, providing compassionate in-home care, senior care, and respite care to any adult in need. Whether it is illness, injury, dementia, or just chal … (read more)

HomeCare Professionals – Sacramento CA

7610 Auburn Blvd , Suite 1, Citrus Heights, CA, 95621

At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our clients and their families first. The process for putting a successful care plan in place can vary with each client. Often our client’s urgency dict … (read more)
At HomeCare Professionals we put the needs of our clients and their families first. The process for putting a successful care plan in place can vary with each client. Often our client’s urgency dict … (read more)

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)

ApexCare

1333 Howe Av, Sacramento, CA, 95825

They get my mother up, take care of her for two days a week, we actually extended the service because we like them, and I can go to work without having to worry about my mom. We have a caregiver tha … (read more)
They get my mother up, take care of her for two days a week, we actually extended the service because we like them, and I can go to work without having to worry about my mom. We have a caregiver tha … (read more)

Visiting Angels – Midtown Sacramento, CA

2026 X Street,, Sacramento, CA, 95818

They have made my mom a lot less lonely and my life a lot easier. They have been very responsive. They take every effort to accommodate you.
They have made my mom a lot less lonely and my life a lot easier. They have been very responsive. They take every effort to accommodate you.

Sacramento 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 Sacramento:

Home Modification and Safety Repairs – Seniors First 

Address: 12183 Locksley Lane, Suite #205, Auburn, CA 95602
Phone: (530) 889-9500 ext. 205

Seniors in the Sacramento area can get assistance with weatherizing and making minor modifications to their homes through the Home Modification and Safety Repairs project, which is administered by the local nonprofit Seniors First in Auburn. Seniors who meet the project’s income and asset restrictions can use funds to improve their home’s energy efficiency, mobility access and basic safety. The project pays for licensed local contractors to install wheelchair ramps, grab bars in bathrooms and other fall-risk areas and to upgrade or install new insulation.

Project Go

Address: 801 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678
Phone: (916) 782-3443

Seniors in Sacramento and Placer counties can sign up for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through the local nonprofit Project Go. LIHEAP is limited to seniors who are responsible for their homes’ energy bills, but who earn less than the program’s maximum income threshold. Assistance may reduce home heating and cooling costs by up to 30%. Seniors may have to provide proof of residence and income during the sign-up process.

Salvation Army of Auburn

Address: 286 Sutter Street, Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (530) 889-3990

Seniors who are facing eviction or the disconnection of their utilities may be able to get one-time emergency assistance through the Salvation Army of Auburn. Emergency assistance may be requested on an as-needed basis, without prior applications or interviews, and interventions are made with SMUD, PG&E and property owners immediately. Verification of income and address may be requested after payment arrangements have been made, but before funds are paid.

Meals on Wheels – Seniors First 

Address: 12183 Locksley Lane, Suite #205, Auburn, CA 95602
Phone: (530) 889-9500

Seniors can get freshly prepared meals delivered to their homes five days a week from Meals on Wheels, which is administered through Seniors First of Auburn. Volunteer drivers visit seniors who have trouble shopping or preparing meals for themselves Monday through Friday, with extra frozen dishes brought on Friday for the weekend. Low-income seniors are given priority in signing up for Meals on Wheels, but all local seniors are eligible to apply.

Senior Recreation and Respite Program

Address: 485 Twelve Bridges Drive, Lincoln, CA 95648
Phone: (916) 705-3552

Sutter Health and Seniors First work together to operate the Senior Recreation and Respite Program in the Sacramento-Roseville-Auburn corridor. This program plans recreational activities for seniors in the area, as well as providing free respite care.

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.