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The 10 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Santa Rosa, CA for 2024

Last Updated: June 5, 2024 -

Nestled in the heart of California's wine-producing region, Santa Rosa boasts a choice of 42 home care providers. Unlike home health care, where licensed medical professionals provide nursing and rehabilitation, home care focuses on nonmedical services, assisting seniors with tasks such as bathing and meal preparation. In 2024, home care agencies in Santa Rosa charge a monthly median of $8,294, greatly exceeding the state and national midranges of $6,864 and $5,720, respectively.

Our directory lists 121 reviews reviews of home care providers in Santa Rosa. Reviewers award agencies an average score of 4.8 out of 5 stars stars.

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  • Home Care Services in Santa Rosa, California
  • Paying for Home Care in Santa Rosa, CA
  • Financial Assistance for Home Care in Santa Rosa, CA
  • Santa Rosa Home Care Resources
  • Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care
  • Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

Paying for Home Care in Santa Rosa, CA

The Cost of Home Care in Santa Rosa, CA

Home care providers charge a median of $8,294 per month in Santa Rosa, according to the 2024 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This rate greatly surpasses the usual expenses of about $6,864 throughout the state. The cost of care in Santa Rosa also exceeds Sacramento's median by $3,623‬ and surpasses Stockton's by $2,193.  

Simi Valley

$8,294

California

$6,864

United States

$5,720

Sacramento

$4,671

Stockton

$6,101

San Jose

$8,008

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Santa Rosa, CA

Seniors pay a median rate of $8,294 for home care in Santa Rosa, making this type of care quite expensive. Home health care, which includes medical services, costs $8,199. Adult day care offers considerable savings at $3,012, but nursing homes charge much more than home care agencies, with standard rates reaching a midpoint of $13,916.

Home Care

$8,294

Home Health Care

$8,199

Adult Day Health Care

$3,012

Assisted Living Facility

$7,250

Nursing Home Care (semi-private room)

$13,916

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Santa Rosa, CA

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help for paying for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-term care insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations- typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day- and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial, or non-medical, care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans’ Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with the activities of daily living. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a portion of your home’s equity in cash, tax free. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers do have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

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:

ResourceContactAddressService
Catholic Charities(707) 528-8712987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa, CA 95403This 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(707) 765-84881500A Petaluma Bl S, Petaluma, CA 94952The 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(707) 303-15302200 Range Ave., Suite 102, Santa Rosa, CA 95403This 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(707) 495-44171100 Coddingtown Center, Suite 1, Santa Rosa, CA 95401Low-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.

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Checklist for determining the need for in-home care
Checklist for determining the need for in-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.

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Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs
Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Right at Home Sonoma County

My mother received in-home caregiving support from Right at Home initially a few hours a week, and later advanced to needing caregiving 24 hours a day. She was initially hesitant to have someone...

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Review of Right at Home Sonoma County

They cook for him. They're very friendly.

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Review of Home Helpers of Santa Rosa

I can't do it by myself. The care we received has been for the most part exceptional.

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