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

Right at Home West Los Angeles

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

Just having someone there checking in on a regular basis has been helpful. Their communication has been strong and they seem to be on top of everything. The actual caretakers have been pleasant to w … (read more)
Just having someone there checking in on a regular basis has been helpful. Their communication has been strong and they seem to be on top of everything. The actual caretakers have been pleasant to w … (read more)

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)

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.

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)

Home Instead Senior Care – 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)

Assisting Hearts Home Care – Agoura Hills, CA

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

Assisting Hearts Home Care has been nothing short of extraordinary. Trying to navigate the world of Alzheimer’s and finding trusting caregivers is not an easy task. From the first to last day of care, … (read more)
Assisting Hearts Home Care has been nothing short of extraordinary. Trying to navigate the world of Alzheimer’s and finding trusting caregivers is not an easy task. From the first to last day of care, … (read more)


Comfort Paradise Home Care Agency

5800 S. Eastern Ave Unit 500, Commerce, CA, 90040

Our mission in Comfort Paradise Home care agency is to create a better day-to-day life for seniors, persons with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and other members of our community, through the prov … (read more)
Our mission in Comfort Paradise Home care agency is to create a better day-to-day life for seniors, persons with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and other members of our community, through the prov … (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)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Mom’s Home Care

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

When I came home form the office, I was weak and not very strong and they have done a lot. Helped with my shower, gave me a good sense of security, helped me getting dressed again. He helped prepare a … (read more)
When I came home form the office, I was weak and not very strong and they have done a lot. Helped with my shower, gave me a good sense of security, helped me getting dressed again. He helped prepare a … (read more)

2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Homewatch CareGivers of West Los Angeles

8292 South Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 314, Los Angeles, CA, 90045

They have helped with the house work. I like that they are very responsive.
They have helped with the house work. I like that they are very responsive.

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!

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)

Redan Home Health

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

great people and very helpful. they take care of my 92 year old father and doing a good job.
great people and very helpful. they take care of my 92 year old father and doing a good job.

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!

Perfect Fit Home Care – Los Angeles, CA

11257 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Based on these great reviews, I took a chance with this company. One of the most difficult decisions I have ever made was using this type of service for my mom, who has rapidly fallen to poor health. … (read more)
Based on these great reviews, I took a chance with this company. One of the most difficult decisions I have ever made was using this type of service for my mom, who has rapidly fallen to poor health. … (read more)

Smile Senior Care Inc.

3786 La Crescenta Ave Suite – 205, Glendale, CA, 91208

Smile Senior Care helped me cope and improve my anxiety. My caregiver gives me outstanding care. She is great in preparing meals to keep me nourished, keeps the house clean, promotes a positive atmosp … (read more)
Smile Senior Care helped me cope and improve my anxiety. My caregiver gives me outstanding care. She is great in preparing meals to keep me nourished, keeps the house clean, promotes a positive atmosp … (read more)

Helping Hands Senior Foundation

14320 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423

I cannot say enough about Sean M, Founder at Helping Hands at Helping Hands Senior Foundation. Sean M. is very professional and truly cares about seniors and providing the best in-home care to seniors … (read more)
I cannot say enough about Sean M, Founder at Helping Hands at Helping Hands Senior Foundation. Sean M. is very professional and truly cares about seniors and providing the best in-home care to seniors … (read more)

Aristocare Homecare Services Inc

3055 Wilshire Blvd # 425, Los Angeles, CA, 90010

Aristocare provides outstanding quality care to their customers. Their caregivers are exceptional, very caring and extremely responsible. The management of Aristocare is very proactive to ensure excel … (read more)
Aristocare provides outstanding quality care to their customers. Their caregivers are exceptional, very caring and extremely responsible. The management of Aristocare is very proactive to ensure excel … (read more)

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.


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.