San Diego is known as California’s Beach City; seniors have plenty of options for fresh air and sunshine while strolling the La Jolla Cove coastline or enjoying a lunchtime picnic at Mission Bay Park. San Diego weather is warm and moderate almost year-round, which makes it ideal for seniors who enjoy the outdoors. The city is home to 1.4 million residents, 12.3% of which are age 65 and older. Such a large population of older citizens means that San Diego also has an excellent medical system, with the nationally ranked Scripps La Jolla and Kaiser Permanente San Diego located here. 

San Diego also has a burgeoning home health industry to serve senior residents. Per the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average monthly cost of homemaker services in San Diego is $5,335. The cost is the same per month for home health aide services. Both prices are higher than the national average, which runs $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aide services monthly. 

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home La Jolla

8369 Vickers Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA, 92111

They do a wonderful job a preparing food and making homemade meals. They make me meals.
They do a wonderful job a preparing food and making homemade meals. They make me meals.

2019, 2021

Home Instead Senior Care – La Mesa, CA

5360 Jackson Dr, Suite 120, La Mesa, CA, 91942

This is the 3rd caregiving company we have worked with over the past year and is definitely the best. Mom has caregivers 4 hours twice a day to help with personal care, physical therapy, making meals … (read more)
This is the 3rd caregiving company we have worked with over the past year and is definitely the best. Mom has caregivers 4 hours twice a day to help with personal care, physical therapy, making meals … (read more)

2021

Partners In Home Care

9967 Fieldthorn Street, San Diego, CA, 92127

They are flexible, they assist with whatever needs I have, and they are cordial to Rose and her needs as well. They help where they can. I like that they are flexible to me when we need hours, and t … (read more)
They are flexible, they assist with whatever needs I have, and they are cordial to Rose and her needs as well. They help where they can. I like that they are flexible to me when we need hours, and t … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Vista, CA

901 Hacienda Dr, Suite B, Vista, CA, 92081

Caregivers stayed with our mom through the night to make sure she stayed in bed and had companionship when she could not sleep and was confused or frightened. They were always on time, personable, eas … (read more)
Caregivers stayed with our mom through the night to make sure she stayed in bed and had companionship when she could not sleep and was confused or frightened. They were always on time, personable, eas … (read more)

Homewatch Caregivers of San Diego

2890 Pio Pico Drive Suite 200, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

We are working with Homewatch Caregivers for my dad. It is generally positive. For the most part, they have been pretty receptive to our needs. My dad has unfortunately been in and out of the hospital … (read more)
We are working with Homewatch Caregivers for my dad. It is generally positive. For the most part, they have been pretty receptive to our needs. My dad has unfortunately been in and out of the hospital … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – San Diego Central, CA

8775 Aero Dr, Suite 235, San Diego, CA, 92123

I ENJOY THE RESPECT THAT I GET FROM THE STAFF…IT SEEMS THEY UNDERSTAND ME WHOLEHEARTILY AND ARE EAGER TO HELP ME WITH ALL OF MY NEEDS. I’M A VIETNAM COMBAT VETERAN WITH DISABILITIES THAT HOME INSTEA … (read more)
I ENJOY THE RESPECT THAT I GET FROM THE STAFF…IT SEEMS THEY UNDERSTAND ME WHOLEHEARTILY AND ARE EAGER TO HELP ME WITH ALL OF MY NEEDS. I’M A VIETNAM COMBAT VETERAN WITH DISABILITIES THAT HOME INSTEA … (read more)

Preferred Care at Home Central Coastal San Diego

7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 402, La Mesa, CA, 91942

They were very prompt with my inquiry and they came over the very same day. They were very nice in a situation like this and I was very impressed by them. They showed a lot of concern. Their staff hel … (read more)
They were very prompt with my inquiry and they came over the very same day. They were very nice in a situation like this and I was very impressed by them. They showed a lot of concern. Their staff hel … (read more)

Qualicare – San Diego North

2103 S El Camino Real#204, Oceanside, CA, 92054

We are grateful and value the care my dad’s care companion provides. He is always on time with a smile and interacts with our dad as a close buddy – which brings smiles from dad – which a few and far … (read more)
We are grateful and value the care my dad’s care companion provides. He is always on time with a smile and interacts with our dad as a close buddy – which brings smiles from dad – which a few and far … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – San Diego, CA

12396 World Trade Dr, Suite 102, San Diego, CA, 92128

My mother had a fall and ended up in skilled nursing care. Trouble is all of her kids and relatives live far away. A big issue is what were we going to do when she healed and was ready to go back ho … (read more)
My mother had a fall and ended up in skilled nursing care. Trouble is all of her kids and relatives live far away. A big issue is what were we going to do when she healed and was ready to go back ho … (read more)

All Valley Home Care- San Diego CA- Corporate

3665 Ruffin Rd, Suite 103,, San Diego, CA, 92123

All Valley Home Care San Diego is very nice. I like them. I have caregivers come into my house and help me with my husband. In terms of billing and other things, they’re also very good, and I like the … (read more)
All Valley Home Care San Diego is very nice. I like them. I have caregivers come into my house and help me with my husband. In terms of billing and other things, they’re also very good, and I like the … (read more)

Always Best Care of San Diego

3665 Ruffin Road, Suite 100, San Diego, CA, 92123

I was impressed with Always Best Care from the very beginning. The manager who came to my home to discuss what care was needed was so pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The staff person who came to … (read more)
I was impressed with Always Best Care from the very beginning. The manager who came to my home to discuss what care was needed was so pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The staff person who came to … (read more)

Always Best Care of South San Diego

3665 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA, 92123


24 Hr Homecare LLC

4350 Executive Drive # 205, San Diego, CA, 92121


Senior Helpers East San Diego

8274 Parkway Drive Suite 102, La Mesa, CA, 91942

We are Senior Helpers East San Diego! <p></p> Let us help provide the support you and your family deserve! Our highly trained and vetted staff work closely with our Caregiver Mentors (Physician and … (read more)
We are Senior Helpers East San Diego! <p></p> Let us help provide the support you and your family deserve! Our highly trained and vetted staff work closely with our Caregiver Mentors (Physician and … (read more)

2018, 2019, 2020

Home Care Assistance – La Jolla, CA

7521 Fay Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92037

I live across the country so it’s hard for me to do things long distance. The caregiver is great. She does whatever my mother asks.
I live across the country so it’s hard for me to do things long distance. The caregiver is great. She does whatever my mother asks.

2021

Home Helpers of North San Diego

500 La Terraza Blvd., Ste. 150, Escondido, CA, 92025

It is very helpful to have the relief. The caregiver is consistent and on time. The caregiver was hand selected to come out, and we have been very pleased with her. They have great customer service.
It is very helpful to have the relief. The caregiver is consistent and on time. The caregiver was hand selected to come out, and we have been very pleased with her. They have great customer service.

2019

Interim HealthCare of San Diego

5625 Ruffin Rd., San Diego, CA, 92025

My husband had wound care at home for about a month. We saw Heide C. R.N. three times per week and she gave excellent care. She is very personable, thorough, experienced and dependable. She really … (read more)
My husband had wound care at home for about a month. We saw Heide C. R.N. three times per week and she gave excellent care. She is very personable, thorough, experienced and dependable. She really … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Escondido, CA

425 West 5th Avenue, Escondido, CA, 92025

We receive great care through Interim.
We receive great care through Interim.

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)

InstaHomeCare

402 W. Broadway, Suite #400, San Diego, CA, 92101

We hired someone from InstaHomeCare. They’re efficient. They have a very good oversight of personnel. The personnel thus far have proven to be competent and knowledgeable. We retained them three month … (read more)
We hired someone from InstaHomeCare. They’re efficient. They have a very good oversight of personnel. The personnel thus far have proven to be competent and knowledgeable. We retained them three month … (read more)

San Diego 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 San Diego:

JFS Fix-It Service

Address: 8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 9212
Phone Number: (858) 637-3210

The Jewish Family Service (JFS) Fix-It Service provides San Diego residents age 60 and older with a home safety assessment and minor repairs free of charge. The organization’s goal is to ensure mobility and security at home for area seniors. Services include minor plumbing and electrical repair, doorbell installation, smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation and assistive device (such as grab bars, handrails, shower chairs and bedside commodes) installation. 

Serving Seniors

Address: 525 14th St., San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: (619) 235-6572

Serving Seniors is a nonprofit organization that provides an array of services to area seniors, including meal delivery. Meals are free and tailored to the nutritional needs of the recipient to ensure that income does not get in the way of access to healthy foods. The organization also serves communal meals for seniors that are mobile and in need of companionship. 

ElderHelp San Diego

Address: 3860 Calle Fortunada, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone Number: (619) 284-9281

Seniors in need of transportation to and from medical appointments, errands or social activities can take advantage of ElderHelp’s Seniors A Go Go program. Free of charge to seniors age 60 or older in the San Diego area, this transportation service ensures that seniors can remain independent for longer as they age in place. 

California LifeLine

Address: 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: (866) 272-0349

This is a state-run program that offers San Diego seniors assistance with discounted home and cellular phone service. Eligible program participants must choose between a home or cellular phone and there is a limit of just one participant per household. The program is targeted toward low and fixed-income households.

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.