Sacramento County is situated in California’s Central Valley, between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the San Francisco Bay Area. For seniors who enjoy the outdoors, the American River Parkway provides 23 miles of cycling, walking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing and ends at Folsom Lake, a popular spot for fishing and boating. The Old Sacramento Waterfront sits on the Sacramento River and offers a glimpse back to the Gold Rush era with cobblestone streets, wooden sidewalks, horse-drawn carriages and quaint shops and dining. It is also the location of several museums, including the world-renowned California State Railroad Museum. Home to California’s capital, Sacramento County has a fairly large population of 1,552,058, 14.5% of whom are ages 65 and over. 

Sacramento has several high-quality providers of home health care. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average monthly cost for homemaker services and home health aides is $5,863, which is higher than the national average of $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide.

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

Right at Home has selected a caregiver who was appropriate for us. The caregiver has provided my parents with more rest, direction, and safety. Right at Home are friendly and receptive.
Right at Home has selected a caregiver who was appropriate for us. The caregiver has provided my parents with more rest, direction, and safety. Right at Home are friendly and receptive.

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)

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Folsom Lake

9198 Greenback Lane, Suite 108, Orangevale, CA, 95662

She did everything I needed her to do and then some. She took initiative. The person they sent was totally qualified for the help I needed. She was friendly and helpful. She was a pleasure to have ar … (read more)
She did everything I needed her to do and then some. She took initiative. The person they sent was totally qualified for the help I needed. She was friendly and helpful. She was a pleasure to have ar … (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, 2022

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

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

We have Kindred at Home for my dad. We have been using them since 2019. It has been great. With my scheduler that I talked to now, Amelia, there have been times when someone can’t make it, but she has … (read more)
We have Kindred at Home for my dad. We have been using them since 2019. It has been great. With my scheduler that I talked to now, Amelia, there have been times when someone can’t make it, but she has … (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)

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)

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

We have been using Kindred at Home for a little bit over a year and a half. They are very good. The provider I have is a very pleasant person and does nice work. My caregiver does laundry, cleans the … (read more)
We have been using Kindred at Home for a little bit over a year and a half. They are very good. The provider I have is a very pleasant person and does nice work. My caregiver does laundry, cleans the … (read more)

Family Matters In Home Care – Roseville, CA

300 Harding Blvd., Ste 101, Roseville, CA, 95678

FamilyMatters was able to provide care to my 99 y.o. parents in a pinch, and the care givers were kind and nurturing. I especially liked the notes the care giver wrote at the end of a shift. Scott, … (read more)
FamilyMatters was able to provide care to my 99 y.o. parents in a pinch, and the care givers were kind and nurturing. I especially liked the notes the care giver wrote at the end of a shift. Scott, … (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!

Home Instead – Woodland, CA

405 Court St, Woodland, CA, 95695

We’re using Home Instead for my mom. They’re helping out with her showers, dressing, and reminders on some things. She forgets, so they’re there for that too. They’re very organized and if you have a … (read more)
We’re using Home Instead for my mom. They’re helping out with her showers, dressing, and reminders on some things. She forgets, so they’re there for that too. They’re very organized and if you have a … (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)

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)

SYNERGY HomeCare of Roseville

2007-B Opportunity Drive, Roseville, CA, 95678

Synergy has been very good. Although lately I’ve had a variety of caregivers, they’ve all been satisfactory. I only had a couple of experiences that weren’t really wonderful but was fixed right away. … (read more)
Synergy has been very good. Although lately I’ve had a variety of caregivers, they’ve all been satisfactory. I only had a couple of experiences that weren’t really wonderful but was fixed right away. … (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)

Sacramento County 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 County:

Area Agency on Aging

Address: 1401 El Camino Ave., 4th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: (916) 486-1876

This nonprofit agency provides resources and information to seniors 60 years and older living in Sacramento and surrounding counties. It funds and connects people with programs including health insurance counseling, home-delivered and group meals, transportation, home repair and caregiver support. All services are offered free of charge, with donations encouraged.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Address: 250 Harris Ave., Sacramento, CA 95838
Phone Number: (916) 567-5200

This program provides a credit between $184 and $306 once a year to help low-income residents pay their energy bills or purchase wood, propane or oil to heat their homes. Priority is given to those with high energy costs relative to their income and to residents who are particularly vulnerable, such as the elderly and disabled.

Meals on Wheels

Address: 7375 Park City Dr., Sacramento, CA 95831
Phone Number: (916) 444-9533

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to homebound seniors 60 years and older who have difficulty preparing their own meals, as well as their pets. Volunteers also provide socialization and wellness checks when delivering the meals. It also operates 20 cafes throughout Sacramento County, most of which serve lunch every weekday, and partners with the nonprofit ACC Senior Services to provide free transportation. Meals are provided at no cost, with a small donation suggested.

Rebuilding Together Sacramento

Address: 8231 Alpine Ave. #3, Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone Number: (916) 455-1880

This nonprofit organization provides free minor home modifications for low to moderate-income homeowners or mobile homeowners over 60 years old, while those above the income threshold can receive the services for a fee. The Safe At Home Program installs devices such as handrails, steps, and carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to improve the safety and accessibility of the home, and the Home Energy Conservation Program makes upgrades such as energy-efficient lightbulbs, window caulking and low-flow showerheads to improve the home’s efficiency.

Senior Companions Program

Address: 3701 Branch Center Rd., Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone Number: (916) 875-3631

This program is sponsored by the Sacramento County Department of Child, Family and Adult Services to provide an opportunity for low-income seniors ages 55 and over to serve members of their community and receive a stipend for doing so. Volunteers provide services including transportation, assistance with errands, socialization and respite care to adults with physical or mental limitations, most of whom are also seniors. Services are provided free of charge.

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 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