San Mateo is situated on the west side of San Francisco Bay with many opportunities to explore nature and the local history. Active seniors might enjoy Bicycle Sunday, where the 3.8-mile segment of Cañada Road is closed for non-motorized activities. The Pulgas Water Temple is an architectural monument built in 1934 and inspired by the ancient Greeks and Roman. At the San Mateo County Historical Museum, history buffs can check exhibits from various time periods. Of the population of 104,430, about 15.1% are over 65.  

San Mateo has numerous medical facilities, such as the Kaiser Permanente San Mateo Medical Offices and the Stroke Center: Mills-Peninsula Medical Center. The monthly costs of homemaking and home health aide in San Mateo is higher than the national averages of $4,290 for homemaking and $4,385 for light home health care. Residents pay an average of $6,262 per month for either homemaking and health aide services.


Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for San Mateo, so data for the closest city, San Francisco, was used.

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Home Helpers of San Mateo County

1900 South Norfolk St., Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019

The caregivers that I have had have watched over me and taken care of me. I do not think that I would be here today if it was not for my first caregiver. The caregivers have been really good and the … (read more)
The caregivers that I have had have watched over me and taken care of me. I do not think that I would be here today if it was not for my first caregiver. The caregivers have been really good and the … (read more)

2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Family Matters In-Home Care

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

I contacted Oscar/Family Matters about 8pm on a Friday evening for some help to start the next morning. He worked diligently through the evening to find someone, and on Saturday morning at 10am, a won … (read more)
I contacted Oscar/Family Matters about 8pm on a Friday evening for some help to start the next morning. He worked diligently through the evening to find someone, and on Saturday morning at 10am, a won … (read more)

2021

Right at Home San Mateo and Palo Alto

483 Seaport Court, Suite 104, Redwood City, CA, 94063

My husband is 97 and he needs a great deal of company and help getting up and down. Dealing with him 24 hours a day by myself is very difficult, and so these services are very helpful. I like that t … (read more)
My husband is 97 and he needs a great deal of company and help getting up and down. Dealing with him 24 hours a day by myself is very difficult, and so these services are very helpful. I like that t … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Kindred at Home – Personal Home Care Assistance – Daly City, CA

355 Gellert Blvd., Suite 110, Daly City, CA, 94015

I have been a client of Kindred at Home Daly City sine 2012. My current caregiver Grace has been with me for 4 years at 5 days a week. She is excellent and she provides great service and care to me. … (read more)
I have been a client of Kindred at Home Daly City sine 2012. My current caregiver Grace has been with me for 4 years at 5 days a week. She is excellent and she provides great service and care to me. … (read more)

2021

StarLight CareGivers, Inc.

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

I highly recommend Starlight Caregivers for anyone who is looking to have a loved one cared for. Our family is presently using Starlight Caregivers for the second time in the last few years. A f … (read more)
I highly recommend Starlight Caregivers for anyone who is looking to have a loved one cared for. Our family is presently using Starlight Caregivers for the second time in the last few years. A f … (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)

Senior Helpers of San Francisco and the Peninsula

36 42nd Avenue, San Mateo, CA, 94403

I chose Senior Helpers of San Francisco and the Peninsula for my husband and they’re really good. I am very pleased. The communication is excellent and the caregivers are very good. The scheduling was … (read more)
I chose Senior Helpers of San Francisco and the Peninsula for my husband and they’re really good. I am very pleased. The communication is excellent and the caregivers are very good. The scheduling was … (read more)

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

901 Campisi Way, Campbell, CA, 95008

We mostly have good experiences with Kindred at Home. I’ve been working with them since the beginning of August. They provided round-the-clock care when I was first sent home. Now, I got down to one s … (read more)
We mostly have good experiences with Kindred at Home. I’ve been working with them since the beginning of August. They provided round-the-clock care when I was first sent home. Now, I got down to one s … (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)

Care Plus Provider LLC

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

My mom has people from Care Plus Provider. We hired them immediately after I contacted Caring.com, and we heard from them like the next day. Our experience with them has been good. We like them. We ha … (read more)
My mom has people from Care Plus Provider. We hired them immediately after I contacted Caring.com, and we heard from them like the next day. Our experience with them has been good. We like them. We ha … (read more)

Always Best Care of Peninsula

901 Sneath Lane, Suite 212, San Bruno, CA, 94066

ABC Senior Services did an excellent job staffing up to support my Aunt 24/7 in San Francisco. Everyone from the ownership, staffing management and the individual caregivers showed that they take thei … (read more)
ABC Senior Services did an excellent job staffing up to support my Aunt 24/7 in San Francisco. Everyone from the ownership, staffing management and the individual caregivers showed that they take thei … (read more)

Companion Care Services, LLC

1455 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA, 94002

We ended up hiring Companion Care Services, and we had a positive experience with them. The owner was very compassionate, caring, and asked really good questions because we were new to this and didn’t … (read more)
We ended up hiring Companion Care Services, and we had a positive experience with them. The owner was very compassionate, caring, and asked really good questions because we were new to this and didn’t … (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)

Home Instead Senior Care – San Mateo, CA

2207 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA, 94403

My interactions with the caregivers is vey good. The provide relieve care for me to aid with bed bath, bed cleaning and removal of soiled items, transfer to wheelchair and feeding. They have in the p … (read more)
My interactions with the caregivers is vey good. The provide relieve care for me to aid with bed bath, bed cleaning and removal of soiled items, transfer to wheelchair and feeding. They have in the p … (read more)

Homecare Professionals -Daly City, CA

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


FIRSTLIGHT HOME CARE OF THE PENINSULA

1622 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos, CA, 94070


Helping Hands Senior Services

851 Burlway Road Suite 505, Burlingame, CA, 94010

Helping Hands Senior Services is based in Burlingame, is a compassionate and individualized in-home care assistance that help senior live safely in their home. Currently, providing care in San Francis … (read more)
Helping Hands Senior Services is based in Burlingame, is a compassionate and individualized in-home care assistance that help senior live safely in their home. Currently, providing care in San Francis … (read more)

Jannic Health Services

26970 Hayward Blvd Suite 206, Hayward, CA, 94542

Jannic Health Services is a faith-based Home Care Agency that provides an array services in-house or through partnerships, including: <p></p> <li>Companion Care</li> <li>Personal Care</li> <li>Li … (read more)
Jannic Health Services is a faith-based Home Care Agency that provides an array services in-house or through partnerships, including: <p></p> <li>Companion Care</li> <li>Personal Care</li> <li>Li … (read more)

AmeriCare Silicon Valley

16360 Monterey Rd Suite 250 , Morgan Hill, CA, 95037

Why AmeriCare? <p></p> We believe in care that serves and supports the whole human person as well as their immediate community. We believe that thoughtful, personalized care has the power to not onl … (read more)
Why AmeriCare? <p></p> We believe in care that serves and supports the whole human person as well as their immediate community. We believe that thoughtful, personalized care has the power to not onl … (read more)

Love At Home Senior Care Referral Agency

3723 Haven Ave Suite 122, Menlo Park, CA, 94025

We are interested in assisting with your Home care needs. We are a Home care Referral Agency in the Bay Area of over 20 years of service in providing and referring out great qualified and experienced … (read more)
We are interested in assisting with your Home care needs. We are a Home care Referral Agency in the Bay Area of over 20 years of service in providing and referring out great qualified and experienced … (read more)

San Mateo 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 Mateo:

Bay Tree Bistro

Address: 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo (Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays); 725 Monte Diablo Avenue, San Mateo (Tuesdays & Thursday)
Phone Number: (650) 522-7490

The Bay Tree Bistro provides to-go lunches for seniors 60 and older in San Mateo for a small donation. Lunches include a hot main course with a side of veggies, salad, and a dessert or fruit. Contact the Senior Center for a reservation prior to pickup. In-car picks are from 12 pm to 12:30 pm. In-person or bicycle pickups are from 12:30 pm to 12:45 pm. 

SASH – Shopping Assistance for Seniors Who Are Homebound

Address: N/A
Phone Number: (650) 522-7493

SASH is a volunteer-based program that brings seniors in the San Mateo area groceries on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. A friendly volunteer takes orders and delivers groceries the next day to seniors for no extra charge. For more information, seniors need to call the phone number provided. 

Senior Rides Program

Address: 2645 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone Number: (650) 522-7490

Offered through the Parks and Recreation Department, Seniors in San Mateo can register for an affordable rideshare service online, in-person, or by mail. Once approved, seniors can expect their membership card in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. Membership covers 8 one-way or 4 round-trip rides at the rate of $5 per one-way ride (scheduled or on-demand). However, seniors who qualify for the Recreation Fee Assistance Scholarship only pay $2 per one-way ride. 

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

Address: 1710 S. Amphlett Blvd, Suite 100 San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone Number: (650) 627-9350

The Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP) is a popular program with free counseling and educational presentations for seniors and their families every week. Seniors can schedule an appointment over the phone or through the program’s website. Volunteer counselors help seniors understand their rights, health care options and other health insurance-related topics. 

BenefitsCheckup

Address: 251 18th Street South Suite 500 Arlington, VA 22202 
Phone Number: N/A

BenefitsCheckUp is developed and maintained by The National Council on Aging (NCOA). The program provides a comprehensive Web-based service to help seniors with limited income and resources look for benefits, whether seniors need help paying for prescription medications, healthcare, or utilities. The website offers unique tools to determine eligibility, or users can browse through the program’s resource library. 

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.