Sunnyvale’s sunny, warm climate can be attractive for seniors who prefer to spend quality time outdoors in one of the city’s 23 parks. History buffs can visit the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum, while shopping enthusiasts can stop by the farmer’s market. Sunnyvale is the seventh-largest city in the Bay Area, with a population of over 150,000 residents, of which 11.8% are seniors aged 65 and older. Sunnyvale was ranked as the safest city in America in 2021 and is a designated age-friendly city

While Sunnyvale has several recreational options for seniors to enjoy, it also has numerous home health care programs and resources. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, home care and home health care costs average $6,101 per month in the city. This number is significantly higher than the national average of $4,481 for home care and $4,576 for home health care services.

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale, CA

2019, 2020, 2021

Home Helpers of SC Valley

19925 Stevens Creek Blvd, #100, Cupertino, CA, 95014

They provided good relationships for my dad. The nurse made sure he was progressing. The therapists helped in his recovering. He had a lot of attention. They provided good information and support.
They provided good relationships for my dad. The nurse made sure he was progressing. The therapists helped in his recovering. He had a lot of attention. They provided good information and support.

2021

Help & Care

14417 Big Basin Way, Suite B, Saratoga, CA, 95070

He needs to be watched carefully and they engage him in conversations where others don’t engage him to do anything. They have been very accommodating for his needs.
He needs to be watched carefully and they engage him in conversations where others don’t engage him to do anything. They have been very accommodating for his needs.

2017, 2018, 2019, 2021

Family Matters In-Home Care

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

Working with Family Matters has been very easy…from finding the right caregiver to interacting with the case manager. I highly recommend Family Matters to anyone who needs a caregiver because they … (read more)
Working with Family Matters has been very easy…from finding the right caregiver to interacting with the case manager. I highly recommend Family Matters to anyone who needs a caregiver because they … (read more)

2021

StarLight CareGivers, Inc.

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

I’m responsible for an elderly friend who lives 100 miles from me. I signed up with Starlight over two years ago to provide a Care Manager and daily caregivers (ranging from 10 hrs/day to 6 hrs/day). … (read more)
I’m responsible for an elderly friend who lives 100 miles from me. I signed up with Starlight over two years ago to provide a Care Manager and daily caregivers (ranging from 10 hrs/day to 6 hrs/day). … (read more)

2020, 2021

EssentialCare

1675 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA, 95050

I have been with Essential Care for 4 years. The service is great. My caregivers take good care of me. I have no complaints. They go above and beyond.
I have been with Essential Care for 4 years. The service is great. My caregivers take good care of me. I have no complaints. They go above and beyond.

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)

Home Instead – Mountain View, CA

1006 Stewart Dr, Suite A100, Mountain View, CA, 94085

Our family has been utilizing Home Instead for the care of our mother for many years now. We have found Home Instead to be consistently very responsive to our needs & always reliable. Their staff … (read more)
Our family has been utilizing Home Instead for the care of our mother for many years now. We have found Home Instead to be consistently very responsive to our needs & always reliable. Their staff … (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)

Bay Home Care Svc – San Jose, CA

1211 Park Ave, San Jose, CA, 95126

Bay Home Care Services provided my wife and I with outstanding services and we heartily recommend them. We needed help with light chores, driving my wife to medical appointments and shopping for groc … (read more)
Bay Home Care Services provided my wife and I with outstanding services and we heartily recommend them. We needed help with light chores, driving my wife to medical appointments and shopping for groc … (read more)

Home Instead – San Jose, CA

1660 Hamilton Ave, Suite 204, San Jose, CA, 95125

Home Instead Senior Care provides 100% care for my friend three days in a week. They help with changing, bathing, feeding, and cleaning. The caregivers are really sweet and very good. We like them. Th … (read more)
Home Instead Senior Care provides 100% care for my friend three days in a week. They help with changing, bathing, feeding, and cleaning. The caregivers are really sweet and very good. We like them. Th … (read more)

Homecare Professionals -Daly City, CA

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

We have been using their home care services for over 2 years in the care of my wife. Two shifts of 3 hours in the morning to get her cleaned up, dressed , and fed along with some exercises . Then th … (read more)
We have been using their home care services for over 2 years in the care of my wife. Two shifts of 3 hours in the morning to get her cleaned up, dressed , and fed along with some exercises . Then th … (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)

FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley

3705 Haven Avenue, Suite 132, Cupertino, CA, 94025

My parents are using FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley. They’ve helped us on and off for the last month. They’ve been great and very flexible in terms of timing and working with my parents. They’ve … (read more)
My parents are using FirstLight Home Care Silicon Valley. They’ve helped us on and off for the last month. They’ve been great and very flexible in terms of timing and working with my parents. They’ve … (read more)

Familiar Surroundings Home Care

1568 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA, 95125

hi, my name is roger and my wife is dot. i am a new client with familiar surroundings homecare. i!d like to say thankyou for the good care that jeffery has been giving me. he is an excelle … (read more)
hi, my name is roger and my wife is dot. i am a new client with familiar surroundings homecare. i!d like to say thankyou for the good care that jeffery has been giving me. he is an excelle … (read more)

Familiar Surroundings Home Care

3875 Bohannon Dr #2606, Suite 119, Menlo Park, CA, 94026


Earth Angels

PO Box 70255, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086

Earth Angels strives to offer therapeutic and recuperative aid to all patients such as sound therapy, aroma therapy, massage therapy, qigong, juice, nutritional meal prep, and nutritional IV drips as … (read more)
Earth Angels strives to offer therapeutic and recuperative aid to all patients such as sound therapy, aroma therapy, massage therapy, qigong, juice, nutritional meal prep, and nutritional IV drips as … (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)

Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale:

Meals on Wheels 

Address: 3100 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 310, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone Number: (408) 350-3200, option 1

Sourcewise is a nonprofit organization that offers a Meals on Wheels service for homebound seniors 60 or older who cannot buy or cook meals for themselves or who don’t have someone to purchase food for them. Eligible seniors will receive two balanced daily meals that meet the nutritional requirements. A daily contribution of $1.80 is recommended, but no senior is denied meals for inability to contribute.

Home Improvement Program

Address: 456 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Phone Number: (408) 730-7459

The city of Sunnyvale provides loans and grants for home improvement projects to lower-income homeowners and renters. The program includes accessibility, energy efficiency, and health and safety upgrades. Eligible seniors or individuals with disabilities can receive home access grants of up to $6,500 to help improve accessibility at home, including installing grab bars or ramps. To be eligible, applicants must meet the income limits.

Energy Savings Program

Address: 1381 South First St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: (877) 278-6477

The Energy Savings Program provides two energy assistance programs for income-eligible Santa Clara County residents. One is the Home Energy Assistance Program, which is federally funded and helps low-income households pay their energy bills once a year. Applicants must meet the income requirements. Those qualified for HEAP may also be eligible for free weatherization services. 

Senior Property Tax Postponement

Address: 300 Capitol Mall, Suite 1850, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: (800) 952-5661

The program allows eligible homeowners to defer their current-year property taxes on their principal place of residence. Applicants must be at least 62 years or older, blind or living with a disability. They must also own and live in the property, have a total household income of $45,000 or less, have at least a 40% equity in the property and not have a reverse mortgage. 

In-Home Supportive Services

Address: 353 West Julian St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone Number: (408) 792-1600

In-Home Supportive Services enables recipients to receive aid at home. The program pays for the services, but seniors are responsible for the hiring and managing of the care providers. Assistance offered includes housecleaning, cooking, shopping and transportation. Applicants must be 65 and older, blind or living with a disability, and living in their own home. They must also be eligible for Medi-Cal and must submit a Health Care Certification Form.

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 – oftentimes 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.