Santa Rosa is about 55 miles north of San Francisco is the heart of wine country. The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts consistently delivers on cultural programs of music and visual art, while the Sonoma County wine maps are legendary for those interested in doing some tasting at the various vineyards in the area. It is considered a top retirement destination because of its proximity to outdoor activities and engaging cultural community. Santa Rosa is home to 176,000 people, with 16.1% of the population listed as 65 years and older. Area seniors have access to healthcare through Santa Rosa Community Health and St. Joseph Health systems. 

Santa Rosa has a vast array of home health services. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the monthly average cost for homemaker services in Santa Rosa is $6,101. The cost is the same for home health aide services. Both cost categories are higher than that of the national average, which is $4,481 for homemaker services and $4,576 for home health aide services.

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

2019, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Sonoma County

1825 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404

They seemed willing to do anything she needed. They were really positive and willing to help in any way.
They seemed willing to do anything she needed. They were really positive and willing to help in any way.

2017, 2018

Homewatch CareGivers of Santa Rosa and Central Sonoma County

3855 Montgomery Dr, Santa Rosa, CA, 95405

A little more than 3 months ago, I found myself in a crisis comprised of mental anxiety and physical distress, complicated by Covid-19, both as a stressor and a handicap that isolated me from family a … (read more)
A little more than 3 months ago, I found myself in a crisis comprised of mental anxiety and physical distress, complicated by Covid-19, both as a stressor and a handicap that isolated me from family a … (read more)

Home Instead Senior Care – Rohnert Park, CA

6050 Commerce Blvd, Suite 107, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928

Homewatch was very helpful in my rehab from a stroke. They were always friendly and always of great help when showering or when I needed wheelchair transportation for medical appointments. Thank you, … (read more)
Homewatch was very helpful in my rehab from a stroke. They were always friendly and always of great help when showering or when I needed wheelchair transportation for medical appointments. Thank you, … (read more)

2018

Hired Hands Homecare

10 Commercial Blvd, Suite 102, Novato, CA, 94949

They helped him with moving around. They made sure that he was hydrated. I liked the mature caregivers. They had a lot of experience.
They helped him with moving around. They made sure that he was hydrated. I liked the mature caregivers. They had a lot of experience.

2018, 2019

Thera Care

650 El Camino Real, Ste. M, Redwood City, CA, 94063

They help me by doing everything that I want them to do. I like that they are dependable. I never have any problems of any kind.
They help me by doing everything that I want them to do. I like that they are dependable. I never have any problems of any kind.

Home Helpers of Santa Rosa

703 2nd St. Suite 306, Santa Rosa, CA, 95404

They provide excellent care with nurses. More professionalism in the case manager.
They provide excellent care with nurses. More professionalism in the case manager.

WeCare Home Assistants, LLC

1818 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA, 94595

We are using We Care Home Assistants for my mom. They offer her bathing, helping her get dressed, feeding her and cleaning. The caregivers are all very good, nice and sweet.
We are using We Care Home Assistants for my mom. They offer her bathing, helping her get dressed, feeding her and cleaning. The caregivers are all very good, nice and sweet.

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)

FirstLight HomeCare – Walnut Creek Pleasant Hill

2910 Camino Diablo, Suite 140, Walnut Creek, CA, 94597

Can’t say enough about this company. On late notice they showed up to take care of my mom and dad. It was a Sunday evening that my mom got discharged and they were able to help us get great care from … (read more)
Can’t say enough about this company. On late notice they showed up to take care of my mom and dad. It was a Sunday evening that my mom got discharged and they were able to help us get great care from … (read more)

Home Care Assistance of Sonoma County

170 Farmers Lane, Suite 11, Santa Rosa, CA, 95405

Excellent, reliable and helpful caregivers!
Excellent, reliable and helpful caregivers!

Faithful Hands In- Home Care Agency – Santa Rosa, CA

6301 Montecito Blvd #22, Santa Rosa, CA, 95409

The caregiver is very compassionate and able to manage my husband. It takes a lot of stress off of me and gives me a chance to get out and do things that are good for me. It makes us both happier.
The caregiver is very compassionate and able to manage my husband. It takes a lot of stress off of me and gives me a chance to get out and do things that are good for me. It makes us both happier.

Absolute Care Providers Inc

1968 S. Coast Hwy Ste 3995, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

I go through them to take care of my mother, she has had dementia for 4 years and they have been there every step of the way, they stay the night with her and are there for EVERYTHING! They are very r … (read more)
I go through them to take care of my mother, she has had dementia for 4 years and they have been there every step of the way, they stay the night with her and are there for EVERYTHING! They are very r … (read more)

At Home Caregivers

7665 Redwood Blvd, # 200, Novato, CA, 94945

I interviewed several agencies and At Home Caregivers were the best ones. They’re doing very well. We have three different caregivers during the week. We got a couple that we did not like and we’ve as … (read more)
I interviewed several agencies and At Home Caregivers were the best ones. They’re doing very well. We have three different caregivers during the week. We got a couple that we did not like and we’ve as … (read more)

Interim HealthCare of Santa Rosa, CA

2200 Range Ave., Suite 102, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

Navigating the changing care needs of my aging parents has been challenging. Calling Interim was a great move. I have worked with other agencies. I am so appreciative of Interiums professionalism. The … (read more)
Navigating the changing care needs of my aging parents has been challenging. Calling Interim was a great move. I have worked with other agencies. I am so appreciative of Interiums professionalism. The … (read more)

Homewell Senior Care – North Bay

77 Mark Dr., Ste. 33 , San Rafael, CA, 94903

George was great.
George was great.

Aslec Home Care Aide

58 Mahogany Dr , South San Francisco, CA, 94080

the caregiver for my mom is from Aslec home care aide. they treated my mom and I like family member. So sad not to work with them because my mother pass away last year. i myself will hire them next t … (read more)
the caregiver for my mom is from Aslec home care aide. they treated my mom and I like family member. So sad not to work with them because my mother pass away last year. i myself will hire them next t … (read more)

Home Care Services Walnut Creek

112 La Casa Via, Suite 175, Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

great services, fast and very flexible company, they have a no minimum hours, I am very happy with them.
great services, fast and very flexible company, they have a no minimum hours, I am very happy with them.

Visiting Angels – Santa Rosa

423 Farmers Lane,, Santa Rosa, CA, 95405

The staff is very good, and Visiting Angels communicates very well. All is excellent, and we have been using them for 6 months now.
The staff is very good, and Visiting Angels communicates very well. All is excellent, and we have been using them for 6 months now.

AmeriCare

831 Alamo Dr , Suite 4A, Vacaville, CA, 95688

I have caregivers coming in for my husband. They’re from Americare. They’re very good. They’re sending us very good CNAs. They have done a good job so far. We have been using them since September 1st. … (read more)
I have caregivers coming in for my husband. They’re from Americare. They’re very good. They’re sending us very good CNAs. They have done a good job so far. We have been using them since September 1st. … (read more)

Compassionate Home Care Solutions

131A Stoney Circle, Ste. 500, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401

Wonderful, caring service person on time, pleasant, capable mike (owner took Personal interest). I would recommend this company to anyone who needs a little help. I will call them again if needed
Wonderful, caring service person on time, pleasant, capable mike (owner took Personal interest). I would recommend this company to anyone who needs a little help. I will call them again if needed

Santa Rosa 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 Rosa:

Catholic Charities

Address: 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone Number: (707) 528-8712

This program provides area seniors with a broad array of services, including respite care, transportation, companionship and meal assistance. The services are provided at no cost to seniors and all faiths are welcome to request service. 

Petaluma People Services Center

Address: 1500A Petaluma Bl S, Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone Number: (707) 765-8488

The Petaluma People Services Center provides seniors with a comprehensive array of services, including referrals to resources, respite care for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s, a senior day care program and meals to ensure proper nutrition for those in need. The Senior Cafe serves meals on-site, while the Meals on Wheels program delivers to those who are homebound and cannot attend meals at the cafe. 

Seniors at Home

Address: 2200 Range Ave., Suite 102, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone Number: (707) 303-1530

This organization provides Santa Rosa seniors with a bevy of services, many of which are centered on home care. Everything from skilled nursing to fiduciary offerings are provided within its menu of services. Home care services include transportation, medication reminders, companionship, meal preparation and assistance after returning home from a stay in a health care facility. While the organization does charge for most of its services, it also offers a sliding scale for some options to ensure affordability for its senior population. 

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Address: 1100 Coddingtown Center, Suite 1, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone Number: (707) 495-4417

Low-income seniors in need of assistance with energy bills or weatherization efforts for their homes can take advantage of the services provided by this program. An offshoot of North Coast Energy Services, program participants can receive services once per year per program. There is no fee associated with the program and seniors need only provide a completed application, proof of income (if any) and copies of current energy bills. 

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.