Boasting 280 days of sunshine annually, the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica is a world-class beach town offering seniors some of the best sunsets on the pacific coast. The city has a population of 90,401 residents, 16.7% of whom are aged 65 and older. The Santa Monica Pier is an excellent place for seniors to take an ocean-view evening stroll and listen to live performances at Twilight on the Pier, a weekly outdoor concert series. Seniors residing in the city also have access to health care resources offered through UCLA Health at the Santa Monica Medical Center.

Santa Monica has numerous home care providers, giving seniors plenty of options. According to Genworth Financial’s 2019 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost for both homemaker and home health aide services in Santa Monica is $5,243 per month. These costs are higher than the national average of $4,290 for homemaker services and $4,385 for home health aide services. 

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Santa Monica, so data for the closest city, Los Angeles, was used. 

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

2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home West Los Angeles

1750 14th Street, Unit A, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

They help with light housekeeping and cleaning. I am not sure what they could do better. I like that they have nice caregivers. I do not know what they could do better at this point.
They help with light housekeeping and cleaning. I am not sure what they could do better. I like that they have nice caregivers. I do not know what they could do better at this point.

1Heart Caregiver Services

8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Excellent caregiving Agency. Owner is personally involved in all aspects of this business. Staff are a joy to work with. They are knowledgeable, efficient, learn quickly, and are pleasant. They ar … (read more)
Excellent caregiving Agency. Owner is personally involved in all aspects of this business. Staff are a joy to work with. They are knowledgeable, efficient, learn quickly, and are pleasant. They ar … (read more)

Always Best Care of West Los Angeles & South Bay

21250 Hawthorne Boulevard, Suite 500, Torrance, CA, 90503

This company is very professional. All the staff is very experenced. They provide top notch care..The caregivers are also so professional on time and experenced.
This company is very professional. All the staff is very experenced. They provide top notch care..The caregivers are also so professional on time and experenced.

Select Home Care Pasadena

1000 E. Walnut St #228, Pasadena, CA, 91006

I have one caregiver with Select Home Care and I’m very happy with her. I’ve gone through several agencies and caregivers that I didn’t care for. My current caregiver is the best that I’ve ever had. S … (read more)
I have one caregiver with Select Home Care and I’m very happy with her. I’ve gone through several agencies and caregivers that I didn’t care for. My current caregiver is the best that I’ve ever had. S … (read more)

Livewell Home Care

5855 Green Valley Circle, Suite 206, Ste. 107, Los Angeles, CA, 90066

I have a very high regard for the folks at LiveWell. When my mom had a stroke and we needed dependable and kind care for her 24/7, I was concerned that both the caregivers and the agency and office … (read more)
I have a very high regard for the folks at LiveWell. When my mom had a stroke and we needed dependable and kind care for her 24/7, I was concerned that both the caregivers and the agency and office … (read more)

Assisting Hearts Home Care – Agoura Hills, CA

29134 Roadside Dr Unit 103 , Agoura Hills, CA, 91301

I can’t say enough about Assisting Hearts. Robert said in the beginning that they wanted to be an extension of our family. They have exceeded my expectations. My dad’s caregiver, Randy, is so speci … (read more)
I can’t say enough about Assisting Hearts. Robert said in the beginning that they wanted to be an extension of our family. They have exceeded my expectations. My dad’s caregiver, Randy, is so speci … (read more)

Home Instead – West Los Angeles, CA

1516 S Bundy Dr, Suite 202, Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Home Instead Senior Care is very cooperative. The caregiver cares a lot. It worked out very well. She is very professional and makes sure that I get food and get to the bank and get to my doctor’s app … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care is very cooperative. The caregiver cares a lot. It worked out very well. She is very professional and makes sure that I get food and get to the bank and get to my doctor’s app … (read more)

Connection Home Care LLC

17777 Center Crt Dr N, Cerritos, CA, 90703

We are a non-medical home care agency committed to serving our community in the south Los Angeles and Orange county area with adequately staffed with skilled and experienced caregivers who are all ins … (read more)
We are a non-medical home care agency committed to serving our community in the south Los Angeles and Orange county area with adequately staffed with skilled and experienced caregivers who are all ins … (read more)

ARF Home Care Agency

1450 2ND ST. SUITE #129 , Santa Monica, CA, 90401

ARF Home Care is an exceptional provider of home care and staffing services. All of our caregivers on staff have a minimum of 3 years experience, are registered home care aids and have valid CPR certi … (read more)
ARF Home Care is an exceptional provider of home care and staffing services. All of our caregivers on staff have a minimum of 3 years experience, are registered home care aids and have valid CPR certi … (read more)

Amada Senior Care

87 East Green Street Suite 301, Pasadena, CA, 91105

At Amada Senior Care it is our promise to provide nurturing, compassionate in-home care while enriching the lives of our clients and their families. We are one of the leading caregiving agency in the … (read more)
At Amada Senior Care it is our promise to provide nurturing, compassionate in-home care while enriching the lives of our clients and their families. We are one of the leading caregiving agency in the … (read more)

Senior Helpers of Santa Monica

2112 Wilshire Blvd , Santa Monica, CA, 90403

We specialize in providing caregivers to help with daily activities and to provide some assistance for the whole family. We are family owned and operated and have an excellent record of care with our … (read more)
We specialize in providing caregivers to help with daily activities and to provide some assistance for the whole family. We are family owned and operated and have an excellent record of care with our … (read more)

Tender Home Health – Mission Hills, CA

17031 Chatsworth ST , Suite 201, Mission Hills, CA, 91345

Tender encourages our patients to free the path of restrictions they encounter on a daily basis. By providing our patients with the hands on support they need, patients are free to remember and focus … (read more)
Tender encourages our patients to free the path of restrictions they encounter on a daily basis. By providing our patients with the hands on support they need, patients are free to remember and focus … (read more)

Accentuated Home Care

22435 Burton street, West Hills, CA, 91304

We provide flexible care options that allow for hourly care around the clock 24/7 care. We offer no cost initial assessments to help you establish a care plan that is right for your needs and budget.
We provide flexible care options that allow for hourly care around the clock 24/7 care. We offer no cost initial assessments to help you establish a care plan that is right for your needs and budget.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Mom’s Home Care

8600 W 3rd Street Suite 3, Los Angeles, CA, 90046

The caregivers have helped the most with providing help and being concerned. I like that they are very efficient and pleasant. It’s all good.
The caregivers have helped the most with providing help and being concerned. I like that they are very efficient and pleasant. It’s all good.

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Homewatch CareGivers of West Los Angeles

8929 S Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 314, Los Angeles, CA, 90045

We need the help. We would not be able to stay in our home without them. They are a very caring company.
We need the help. We would not be able to stay in our home without them. They are a very caring company.

2019, 2020

Rose’s Agency Home Care

585 South Fairfax Ave,, Los Angeles, CA, 90036

My mother’s illness took us by surprise and it was a difficult and emotional time. We were told by the doctor that her dementia would worsen, and she would need assistance with many aspects of her d … (read more)
My mother’s illness took us by surprise and it was a difficult and emotional time. We were told by the doctor that her dementia would worsen, and she would need assistance with many aspects of her d … (read more)

24 Hour Caregivers

2659 Townsgate Rd. Ste. 210, Westlake Village, CA, 91361

24 Hour Caregivers provided excellent care for my mother in Los Angeles. Their caregivers and management staff were all very kind and attentive!
24 Hour Caregivers provided excellent care for my mother in Los Angeles. Their caregivers and management staff were all very kind and attentive!

Redan Home Health

2030 Main St. Suite 1300, Irvine, CA, 92614

My mom had a rapid decline in health and needed care that we couldn’t always provide her. Dan at Redan was quick to respond to all my questions. Within the week we had a caregiver to the house, she … (read more)
My mom had a rapid decline in health and needed care that we couldn’t always provide her. Dan at Redan was quick to respond to all my questions. Within the week we had a caregiver to the house, she … (read more)

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)

Loving Hearts Private Care, Inc

11616 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 201, Hawthorne, CA, 90250

I love this company and what they have to offer with professionalism and integrity! i recomend them to anyone looking for someone to treat their family as their own!
I love this company and what they have to offer with professionalism and integrity! i recomend them to anyone looking for someone to treat their family as their own!

Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica:

Wise and Healthy Aging

Address: 1527 4th St., 2nd Floor, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: (310) 394-9871

This nonprofit social services organization provides many helpful services to seniors living in Santa Monica, such as transportation and mobility services, training and education courses and care management, including personal care, homemaking assistance and meal preparation. Virtual classes are offered online via Zoom through the affiliated Los Angeles Oasis.

The Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP)

Address: 3175 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone Number: (213) 738-2600

This program, facilitated by Workforce Development Aging and Community Services (WDACS), provides daily home-delivered meals to seniors residing in Los Angeles County, where Santa Monica is located. To promote independent living, meal delivery agents can check on the well-being of participating seniors. There is no cost associated with the program, although donations are always appreciated.

In-Home Supportive Services (IIHS) 

Address: 11110 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone Number: (866) 613-3777

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS), a program offered through the Department of Public Social Services in Los Angeles County, helps cover the cost of select services for seniors aged 65 and older, so they can safely continue living in their own homes. IHSS can help with the costs of housecleaning, meal preparation, laundry, grocery shopping, bathing and grooming services. The program can also appoint a caregiver to accompany seniors to medical appointments. To apply, seniors must be residents of California and complete a medical form. 

The Great Plates Delivered Program

Address: 3175 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone Number: (213) 738-2600

This program, also sponsored by WDACS, provides three home-delivered meals each day to Santa Monica seniors who have difficulty accessing food sources or preparing their own meals. There is no cost to enroll in the program. To qualify seniors must be aged 65 or older and have an income of $25,520 to $101,460, depending on the household size. 

Preserving Our Diversity (POD) 

Address: 1901 Main St #300, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone Number: (310) 458-8740

This program provides cash-based assistance to long-term senior residents of Santa Monica with low-income. It seeks to help seniors maintain an after-rent income of $747 for those who live alone and $1306 for those who live in a two-person household. Program participants must be low-income seniors aged 65 and older and must have taken occupancy of their rent-controlled apartment prior to January 1st, 2000.

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