San Jose is nestled in California’s Santa Clara Valley between two mountain ranges. An ideal city for seniors who prefer to spend their time outdoors, San Jose features an endless number of trails and parks as well as a generally mild climate. The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden and Japanese Friendship Garden are prime examples of the city’s outdoor offerings. Many museums and places to shop or play golf are located nearby. The city’s 1,021,795 residents are primarily younger adults with only 12.2% of the population over the age of 65. However, all cities within Santa Clara County have been designated as age-friendly by the World Health Organization.

There are many quality home health care programs available in the area. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, homemaker services in San Jose average $6,197 monthly while home health aides average $6,244 monthly. Both services cost more in San Jose versus the national average, which is $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aides.

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

2021, 2022

Help & Care

14417 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga, CA, 95070

The agency has helped with utilizing our benefits. I like this agency because the coordinator is really great at communication.
The agency has helped with utilizing our benefits. I like this agency because the coordinator is really great at communication.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Family Matters In-Home Care

2155 S. Bascom Ave. Suite 116, Campbell, CA, 95008

Family Matters located someone to stay with me at home after I had hip surgery. My caregiver was on time, helpful, kind and I would recommend her to anyone. Family Matters was helpful in finding help … (read more)
Family Matters located someone to stay with me at home after I had hip surgery. My caregiver was on time, helpful, kind and I would recommend her to anyone. Family Matters was helpful in finding help … (read more)

2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home San Jose, CA

2190 Stokes Street, Suite 203, San Jose, CA, 95128

It improves his daily life. They give me peace of mind and free time to do things I need to do. We’ve had a few issues with people canceling.
It improves his daily life. They give me peace of mind and free time to do things I need to do. We’ve had a few issues with people canceling.

2021

StarLight CareGivers, Inc.

4600 El Camino Real STE 211, Los Altos, CA, 94022

We have used Starlight Caregivers for the past 4 years and they have been great. The team of caregivers that supported my Mom were very helpful and I felt they really about my Mom’s well being. Equa … (read more)
We have used Starlight Caregivers for the past 4 years and they have been great. The team of caregivers that supported my Mom were very helpful and I felt they really about my Mom’s well being. Equa … (read more)

2022

Care Plus Provider LLC

7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 203, Dublin, CA, 94568

I would like to express my appreciation to the care provided to my Mom, by her caregivers from Care Plus Provider, LLC. They provide exceptional care when helping her take a bath, toilet needs, eati … (read more)
I would like to express my appreciation to the care provided to my Mom, by her caregivers from Care Plus Provider, LLC. They provide exceptional care when helping her take a bath, toilet needs, eati … (read more)

2020, 2021

EssentialCare

1675 Scott Blvd, Ste A, Santa Clara, CA, 95050

We’re using EssentialCare for my mom. It’s friendly personal care. The aide’s attitude is great. They come in and out throughout the day because my mom gets medicines five times a day and they help he … (read more)
We’re using EssentialCare for my mom. It’s friendly personal care. The aide’s attitude is great. They come in and out throughout the day because my mom gets medicines five times a day and they help he … (read more)

Best Home Care, Inc

26236 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA, 94545

While I was out-of-state on a long planned vacation my mother experienced some life changing situation requiring around the clock home care. I contacted Best Home Care and I was very pleased with the … (read more)
While I was out-of-state on a long planned vacation my mother experienced some life changing situation requiring around the clock home care. I contacted Best Home Care and I was very pleased with the … (read more)

2022

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

901 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA, 95008

We have been working with Kindred at Home for four years now. They’re very accommodating. The caregiver that we’ve had for the past two-and-a-half years, Carolina, is priceless. She has been more help … (read more)
We have been working with Kindred at Home for four years now. They’re very accommodating. The caregiver that we’ve had for the past two-and-a-half years, Carolina, is priceless. She has been more help … (read more)

2017

Home Instead – Morgan Hill, CA

17015 Walnut Grove Dr, Suite 103 C, Morgan Hill, CA, 95037

Through Home Instead, we are finding a new friend, who amazingly, is a perfect match for June. Always on time and prepared to share the day with us. When she sees something that need attention she … (read more)
Through Home Instead, we are finding a new friend, who amazingly, is a perfect match for June. Always on time and prepared to share the day with us. When she sees something that need attention she … (read more)

Care Indeed

890 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

Care Indeed was wonderful. They were quick, we got sent the right people, and it was a great experience. We used them for 2 weeks. They helped my friend in bathing, they came every day, and everything … (read more)
Care Indeed was wonderful. They were quick, we got sent the right people, and it was a great experience. We used them for 2 weeks. They helped my friend in bathing, they came every day, and everything … (read more)

Bay Home Care Svc – San Jose, CA

1211 Park Ave, San Jose, CA, 95126

Bay Home Care Services provided my wife and I with outstanding services and we heartily recommend them. We needed help with light chores, driving my wife to medical appointments and shopping for groc … (read more)
Bay Home Care Services provided my wife and I with outstanding services and we heartily recommend them. We needed help with light chores, driving my wife to medical appointments and shopping for groc … (read more)

Home Instead – San Jose, CA

1660 Hamilton Ave, Suite 204, San Jose, CA, 95125

Home Instead Senior Care provides 100% care for my friend three days in a week. They help with changing, bathing, feeding, and cleaning. The caregivers are really sweet and very good. We like them. Th … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care provides 100% care for my friend three days in a week. They help with changing, bathing, feeding, and cleaning. The caregivers are really sweet and very good. We like them. Th … (read more)

Homecare Professionals -Daly City, CA

295 89th Street Suite 107, Daly City, CA, 94105

We have been using their home care services for over 2 years in the care of my wife. Two shifts of 3 hours in the morning to get her cleaned up, dressed , and fed along with some exercises . Then th … (read more)
We have been using their home care services for over 2 years in the care of my wife. Two shifts of 3 hours in the morning to get her cleaned up, dressed , and fed along with some exercises . Then th … (read more)

Certified Care Solutions, LLC

37600 Central Ct. | Suite# 201, Newark, CA, 94560

Certified Care Solutions, LLC is an in-home care provider serving Newark, California and the surrounding area. Certified Care Solutions, LLC offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal prepa … (read more)
Certified Care Solutions, LLC is an in-home care provider serving Newark, California and the surrounding area. Certified Care Solutions, LLC offers non-medical services in the home, such as meal prepa … (read more)

Polaris Home Care

830 Stewart Dr # 214, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085

We were in a tough situation and needed caregivers for my dad on very short notice. He needed pretty involved care since he had later stage Parkinsons. Their team was able to work with all of our requ … (read more)
We were in a tough situation and needed caregivers for my dad on very short notice. He needed pretty involved care since he had later stage Parkinsons. Their team was able to work with all of our requ … (read more)

FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley

1066 Saratoga Ave , San Jose, CA, 95117

My parents are using FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley. They’ve helped us on and off for the last month. They’ve been great and very flexible in terms of timing and working with my parents. They’ve … (read more)
My parents are using FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley. They’ve helped us on and off for the last month. They’ve been great and very flexible in terms of timing and working with my parents. They’ve … (read more)

Familiar Surroundings Home Care

1568 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95125

hi, my name is roger and my wife is dot. i am a new client with familiar surroundings homecare. i!d like to say thankyou for the good care that jeffery has been giving me. he is an excelle … (read more)
hi, my name is roger and my wife is dot. i am a new client with familiar surroundings homecare. i!d like to say thankyou for the good care that jeffery has been giving me. he is an excelle … (read more)

Firstlight Home Care Of Tri-Valley

2110 Omega Rd #C , San Ramon, CA, 94583


Familiar Surroundings Home Care

3875 Bohannon Dr #2606, Suite 119, Menlo Park, CA, 94026


Care On Call

3001 Winchester Blvd, Suite 6, Campbell, CA, 95008


San Jose 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 Jose:

Department of Aging and Adult Services (Santa Clara County)

Address: 353 W. Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: (408) 755-7600

The Department of Aging and Adult Services offers in-home supportive services, nutrition programs and adult protective sources to eligible seniors. It also provides support and resources for caregivers. Each program has different eligibility guidelines, but seniors who have Medicare health insurance generally qualify. The local Meals on Wheels program is managed by this department.

Farewell to Falls Program

Address: 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Phone Number: (650) 724-9369

Farewell to Falls is a free program offered to people aged 65 or older who have either recently fallen or are concerned about falls. It’s offered through the Trauma Service and Emergency Department at Stanford University Medical Center. The program focuses on fall prevention and offers tips, home safety assessments, home exercise programs and more.

Health Trust (Healthy Aging Initiative) 

Address: 3180 Newberry Drive, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95118
Phone Number: (408) 513-8700

This program ensures that vulnerable populations living in California’s Silicon Valley receive the services they need to stay healthy and engaged with the community. The Healthy Aging Initiative focuses primarily on services related to housing, food and chronic diseases. There are a wide range of programs in these sectors, and most people over 65 qualify. A diverse group of volunteers help to keep the program running.

R.Y.D.E. Transportation Service

Address: 10104 Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone Number: (408)255-8033

The Reach Your Destination Easily Transportation Service offers curb-to-curb transport and local trip planning for all seniors over the age of 65. Rides should be planned in advance and are available from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fees are fixed based on the number of miles to your destination and income guidelines. Trips up to 4 miles start at 90 cents or $9 depending on income.

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 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