Compare Home Health Care Agency Costs 2017-06-08T01:56:58+00:00

Compare Home Health Care Agency Costs

These agencies provides services that are 100% covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal. The service must be ordered by a physician. However, clients still have a personal choice of any agency. There are certain requirements for care, for one, you must be homebound and in need of skilled care. This would translate to a nurse or physical, occupational or speech therapy. This is also a time and visit limited service. Some aide service can be available, if there’s a skilled need. This is a service NOT covered by long term care insurance. Born To Age does not list the prices these agencies charge because the costs are directly reimbursed by Medicare. Client is not billed for services.

What Home Care Agencies are Charging for Services in Alameda

In Alameda County, getting help at home isn’t as easy as it sounds. For many, bringing a stranger into their home to take care of them in a very vulnerable time can seem overwhelming. There are worries about who that person might be, how much to pay them, how many hours they should work and the most prevalent: Can this person be trusted?

While most would prefer a family member or someone they know take care of them, this may not always be the best thing. While promises are made, commitments can be difficult to keep. If caregiving is absolutely necessary, many find that hiring outside assistance with a regular schedule is the most reliable solution. That way, family members can remain as family, and others can be counted on to do the work.

There are many choices in hiring help at home. Many will hire privately, that is, pay out-of-pocket for help on an “as-needed” basis. There are many different ways to find caregivers. Some senior centers maintain lists, there are other sources from discharge planners, physicians offices and hospice agencies. Remember, too, that if you hire privately, you work out the hours, rate of pay, etc…and, you’re also an employer and must abide by IRS rulings for tax purposes.

Here’s a brief rundown on the types of agencies in Alameda County.

HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES

These agencies provides services that are 100% covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal. The service must be ordered by a physician. However, clients still have a personal choice of any agency. There are certain requirements for care, for one, you must be homebound and in need of skilled care. This would translate to a nurse or physical, occupational or speech therapy. This is also a time and visit limited service. Some aide service can be available, if there’s a skilled need. This is a service NOT covered by long term care insurance. Born To Age does not list the prices these agencies charge because the costs are directly reimbursed by Medicare. Client is not billed for services.

Center for Elders Independence
7200 Bancroft, Suite 188
Oakland, CA 94605
510.433.1150

1955 San Pablo
Oakland, CA 94612
510.433.1150

1487 Alcatraz
Berkeley, CA 94702
510.433.1150

Healthy Living at Home
1320 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 715
Concord, CA 94702
www.healthylivingservices.org
877.513.7363

Kindred at Home
645 Christie St., Suite 135
Emeryville, CA 94608
510.482.7750

Sutter Care at Home
165 1 Alvarado Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
www.suttervna.org
510.628.5200

Sutter Care at Home (SCAH- Formerly Sutter VNA & Hospice) is one of the largest, not-for-profit home health care agencies in Northern California, offering personalized care to patients through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services, and community flu and wellness programs thorough branch offices in 13 counties. To learn more visit www.SutterCareAtHome.org

PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE AGENCIES

These agencies can provide both skilled and non-skilled medical care. The services might be covered by long term care, or other insurances, and private pay. The agency is the employer. Caregivers are hired, screened and paid for by the agency. If the caregiver is ill or unable to work, a substitute caregiver is available. The agency pays payroll taxes, worker’s compensation and maintains liability coverage. The agency also determines what the caregiver can and can’t do. There is over a minimum number of hours for service.

Care provided by these agencies can include: skilled care, personal care, transportation/errands, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Shifts can be hourly, live-in or sleepover.

AGELESS Home Care Services of California
60 Espada Court
Fremont, CA 94539
agelesshomecareservicesofcalifornia.com
1.888.929.2977
1.510.996.4777
1.510.552.8000

A small, family-oriented home care service, serving the entire Bay Area. Assist with activities of daily living. Caregivers are bonded and background checked. Provide care at a $25/hour rate with a five hour minimum. Rate is higher for less hours. Personal advocates. No deposit or long term contract. Services can be terminated at any time. Owned and operated by health care professionals with 50 years of combined caregiving experience. Free assessment.


Hired Hands Homecare

240 Spring St., Suite B
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-621-7650
Hiredhandshomecare.com

Hired Hands Homecare is a family owned and operated, full service homecare company, providing a wide range of caregiving services for over 20 years. All Caregivers are our employees, and are thoroughly screened, insured, and bonded. Caregivers available on a flexible hourly, overnight, and live-in basis. Hourly care starts @ $30-$34 per hour, and 24 hour care starts at $350. Serving the entire North Bay, with offices in Marin, Sonoma, & Napa counties. Complimentary case management, needs assessment, and home safety evaluation provided at no cost. Members of the National Private Duty Association (NPDA), the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Honor Home Care
925-465-9915
www.joinhonor.com
State License# 074700053

Honor provides family-quality care and companionship to older adults so they can stay happy and healthy in their own homes. Need a ride? Help with meals, mobility, or personal care? Available for one hour or as long as you need, to offer a full range of personalized, non-medical services to Bay Area families, including care for Alzheimer’s and dementia. All Honor qualified Care Pros are compassionate, highly-skilled professionals—thoroughly screened, background checked, and fully insured. Just request a visit online or by phone, and a Care Pro is dispatched in as little as 2 hours. Apps help you schedule and monitor care visits from anywhere and always be in touch with your Care Pro. Flexible care by the hour—24/7. Flexible pricing, one-hour minimum. No deposits or long-term contracts required. Rates: Contra Costa County (Richmond, San Pablo, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Moraga, Orinda).

*Same rates apply to San Leandro, Castro Valley, and Union City in the Fremont-Hayward area:

1 hour: $60
2- 3 hours: $40
4-7 hours: $24
8-24 hours: $23

*Rates are lower in Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton:
1 hour: $60
2-3 hours: $40
4-7 hours: $23
8-24 hours: $22

Institute on Aging
(formerly Sutter Care At Home)
2100 Embarcadero, Suite 101
Oakland, CA 94606
Contra Costa County: 925.945.8855
Alameda County: 510.536.3377
Toll Free: 800.698.1273
State License# 384700012

Institute on Aging (formerly Sutter Care At Home) is a not-for-profit organization providing home health, hospice, home infusion therapy, respiratory care, home medical equipment, Lifeline, and private duty care. Private duty services are offered in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties. All employees are screened, including professional reference verifications, criminal background checks, a driving history, a Social Security trace, and drug testing. Home aides receive ongoing training and are supervised by care managers who are nurses or social workers. Services include: personal care (such as assistance with dressing and bathing), light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments and other errands. These services start at $26 an hour. Live-in shifts available. Care management is $125 an hour. $375-$500 is the cost for in-depth written assessment. Transportation billed at $0.575/mile. Sutter Care at Home is a member of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), the nation’s reliable resource for providers of private duty home care. Assistance is provided for long-term care insurance claims and the Aid & Attendance benefit from the Veteran’s Administration. Call today for a free telephone consultation.

Kindred Care at Home
395 Taylor Blvd. Suite 118
Pleasant Hill, Ca 94523
925-771-8290
KindredatHome.com

Kindred Care at Home is a full service home health agency, offering both medical and non-medical home care to Bay Area families for over 20 years. Services range from skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapy to private duty personal care and household assistance, with non-medical rates starting at $24 an hour. The company is CHAP accredited and Medicarecertified, and all employees are highly trained, screened, bonded, and insured. Clinicians are licensed, and professional case managers coordinate care with physicians and other healthcare providers. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, extended care, home health aides, medication management, and the full range of personal care assistance, transportation and companionship.

Sutter Care At Home
2100 Embarcadero, Suite 101
Oakland, CA 94606
Contra Costa County: 925.945.8855
Alameda County: 510.536.3377
Toll Free: 800.698.1273

Sutter Care At Home is a not-for-profit organization providing home health, hospice, home infusion therapy, respiratory care, home medical equipment, Lifeline, and private duty care. Private duty services are offered in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties. All employees are screened, including professional reference verifications, criminal background checks, a driving history, a Social Security trace, and drug testing. Home aides receive ongoing training and are supervised by care managers who are nurses or social workers. Services include: personal care (such as assistance with dressing and bathing), light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments and other errands. These services start at $26 an hour. Live-in shifts available. Care management is $125 an hour. $375-$500 is the cost for in-depth written assessment. Skilled care is coming to Private Services beginning in 2016. Transportation billed at $0.575/mile. Sutter Care at Home is a member of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), the nation’s reliable resource for providers of private duty home care. Assistance is provided for long-term care insurance claims and the Aid & Attendance benefit from the Veteran’s Administration. Call today for a free telephone consultation.

Compare Home Care Agencies in Contra Costa County

In Contra Costa County, getting help at home isn’t as easy as it sounds. For many, bringing a stranger into their home to take care of them in a very vulnerable time can seem overwhelming. There are worries about who that person might be, how much to pay them, how many hours they should work and the most prevalent: Can this person be trusted?

While most would prefer a family member or someone they know take care of them, this may not always be the best thing. While promises are made, commitments can be difficult to keep. If caregiving is absolutely necessary, many find that hiring outside assistance with a regular schedule is the most reliable solution. That way, family members can remain as family, and others can be counted on to do the work.

There are many choices in hiring help at home. Many will hire privately, that is, pay out-of-pocket for help on an “as-needed” basis. There are many different ways to find caregivers. Some senior centers maintain lists, there are other sources from discharge planners, physicians offices and hospice agencies. Remember, too, that if you hire privately, you work out the hours, rate of pay, etc….and, you’re also an employer and must abide by IRS rulings for tax purposes.

Here’s a brief rundown on the types of agencies in Contra Costa County.

HOME HEALTH AGENCIES

These agencies provides services that are 100% covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal. The service must be ordered by a physician. However, clients still have a personal choice of any agency. There are certain requirements for care, for one, you must be homebound and in need of skilled care. This would translate to a nurse or physical, occupational or speech therapy. This is also a time and visit limited service. Some aide service can be available, if there’s a skilled need. This is a service NOT covered by long term care insurance. Born To Age does not list the prices these agencies charge because the costs are directly reimbursed by Medicare. Client is not billed for services.

Alliance Home Health
12657 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 155
San Ramon, CA 94583
925.275.9300
Alliancehhc.com

BrightStar Care
333 Rheem Blvd., Suite A
Moraga, CA
925.284.8888

Healthy Living At Home
1320 Willow Pass Rd., Ste 715
Concord, CA 94520
877.513.7363
Healthylivingservices.org

Kindred Health Care at Home
395 Taylor Blvd. Suite 118
Pleasant Hill, Ca 94523
800.654.5677
Sutter Care At Home
5099 Commercial Circle, #210
Concord, CA

PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE AGENCIES

These agencies can provide both skilled and non-skilled medical care. The services might be covered by long term care, or other insurances, and private pay. The agency is the employer. Caregivers are hired, screened and paid for by the agency. If the caregiver is ill or unable to work, a substitute caregiver is available. The agency pays payroll taxes, worker’s compensation and maintains liability coverage. The agency also determines what the caregiver can and can’t do. There is over a minimum number of hours for service. Care provided by these agencies can include: skilled care, personal care, transportation / errands, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Shifts can be hourly, live-in or sleepover.

A Better Choice Home Care
3620 Happy Valley Rd Suite 101,
Lafayette CA 94549
80 Eagle Rock Way Suite A,
Brentwood CA 94513
Phone 925.310.4455
abcyourcare.com
State License #074700009

A Better Choice is locally owned and managed by experienced RN’s, and staffed by carefully selected caregivers, some of whom are LVN or CNA licensed. This level of staffing means that A Better Choice caregivers can handle more complex client needs. The RN or LVN provides a free health and safety evaluation at home. Available 24-7 for consultation. Require slicensing for home care providers. Committed to providing safe, quality care as well as livable wages and benefits to employees. All caregivers have completed a criminal background check, been fingerprinted, are tested for TB, have a clean driving record, a valid driver’s license and car insurance. A Better Choice is bonded, has general and professional liability insurance and Worker’s Compensation. Fees are $26-$30 per hour for a Home Care Aide or Certified Nursing Assistant depending on care time needed. 24 hour fees range from $575 to $675 based on potential for the caregiver to sleep at least 5 hours in a row. Assistance in filing insurance paperwork. A Better Choice will continue to serve with current level of care.

All Seasons Homecare
399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 101
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 925.363.4900/
Fax: 925.363.4944
www.all-seasons-homecare.com
State License #074700008

All Seasons Homecare provides care for seniors in Contra Costa County and the Tri-Valley area (Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin) of Alameda County. All employees are carefully screened, including a thorough California Department of Justice and FBI background check and current TB test, in addition to being bonded and covered under Worker’s Compensation and General Liability Insurance. We only employee caregivers accepted into the State of California Home Care Aide Registry and have verifiable industry experience, including Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides. We provide ongoing trainings for our staff on topics such as Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia Care, Hospice and Transfer Techniques. Services are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week including holidays with a management team available any time. Services include safety supervision, companionship, assistance with all personal care, meal preparations, medication reminders, light housekeeping and laundry and transportation to appointments, social events and errands. A free, no obligation assessment is provided prior to the start of service to create a Care Plan, detailing the level of care needed. No deposit is required to start services. No hidden fees. VA approved and can assist in navigating the Aid and Attendance program. Approved by Long Term Care insurance companies and can assist in the claim process. Hourly and Extended Care scheduling with hourly costs ranging from $26-$28 per hour and Extended Care costs ranging from $350-$390 per day.

Better Days Provider
140 Mayhew Way Suite 602
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: 925.457.0720
bach@betterdaysprovider.com
www.betterdaysprovider.com
State License #000041340
Better Days Provider is an inhomecare service provider serving the Bay Area since 2007. Founded with the main goal of matching the client with the right caregiver, including skills, personalities and experience. Work to simplify caregiving not just for clients, but also for families and loved ones. Rates vary from the level of care, location and number of hours/ days. Daily Rate starts from $290.00 – $330.00 per day. Hourly rates starts from $23.00 to $25.00. Rates are subject to change. Licensed, insured and bonded. Caregivers were background checked, finger printed and thoroughly selected individuals. Locally owned. Not a franchise.

Bright Star Care
333 Rheem Blvd, Suite A
Moraga, CA
925.284.8888
BrightStarCare.com

BrightStar is a locally owned Home Care Company and a Private Duty Licensed Home Health Agency. BrightStar was the first Joint Commission Accredited Home Care Company in the Bay Area. Based in Moraga, CA and BrightStar has offices nationwide. Home care cases are set-up and supervised by a Registered Nurse and a Certified Geriatric Care Manager to handle both the medical and social components of a patient’s return to their home. Staffs most home care cases with CNAs, who are trained to identify and report potential problems in a timely manner. Provides an initial orientation to all employees and 25 continuing education modules per year to our staff. BrightStar requires background and reference checks, drug testing, current TB tests and CPR/First Aid certification. BrightStar is a Licensed Home Health Agency that is able to help with any Private Duty Skilled needs. Rates: Caregiver / CNA shifts 4 to 8 hours 1 person $28/hour, couple rate dependent upon level of care needed. Time and a half overtime rate for shifts over 8 hours. Driving mileade paid at current IRS rates. RN Visit up to 2 hours $160, 3-8 hours $80/hour, RN Skilled case set-up $160, LVN Visit up to 2 hours $110. 3-8 hours $55/hour. Physical Therapy Evaluation $200. Physical Therapy Visit $170. Occupational Therapy Evaluation $200. Occupational Therapy Visit $170.

D Best Personal Care Services
1945 Contra Costa Blvd. U#23712
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925.849.7039
dbpersonalcare.yolasite.com

With 18 years of Direct Care professional experienced provides a quality nonmedical senior care through experienced and dependable care givers, 24/7 hands on care at home with all types of physical and mental disabilities. Pricing ranges from $18 -25/hr based on the physician report.

Golden Heart Senior Care
3021 Citrus Circle, Suite 260
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925.478.8886 (office)
925.529.2180 (cell)
www.goldenheartwalnutcreek.com
State License #074700050

Golden Heart Senior Care Walnut Creek is a licensed home care organization that provides nonmedical care for seniors in their homes or in facility settings. We cover the Contra Costa and Tri- Valley (Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin) areas. The agency’s high standards require all Caregivers to be registered with the State, background checked and TB tested. They are W-2 employees so we pay all payroll taxes, and they are covered by our liability and worker’s compensation insurance policies. Our rates start at $26 per hour depending on care time and frequency. Services can be arranged from a few hours per week to 24/7 care. We offer a “Getting To Know Us” program to overcome resistance to care. Try us for a few days to make sure your loved one is comfortable with the arrangement. No minimum contracts. A free in-home assessment and safety check is offered to determine your needs and a Care Plan is developed for each client to ensure continuity of care. Services include Bathing, Dressing, Personal Hygiene, Companionship, Errands/Shopping, Light Cooking, Light Housekeeping, Incontinence Care, Live-In Care, Medication Reminders, Monitoring Mobility, Toileting, Transferring, Dementia Care, and Assisted Living Placement. Call us today to learn how we can be of help to you and your loved ones.

Hillendale Home Care
1777 N. California Blvd. Suite 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
925.933.8181
www.hillendale.net
State License# 07470001

This Home Care Organization, is owned and operated by an RN and has provided non-medical homecare since 2002. Services include assistance with dressing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation and companionship. Care is initiated by a complementary RN or PT assessment visit, and a care plan is written to ensure provision of structured and professional care. Rates are: $26 per hour for six hours and above. $20 per hour for a 12 hour Sleep Over shift. (Overtime rates are charged, per the federal and state guidelines, for hours in excess of 9 consecutively. Caregivers are background checked, bonded, insured, and covered by Worker’s Compensation insurance. They are regularly supervised and receive ongoing training. Hillendale Home Care also has a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide training program, is a member of the California Association for Health Services At Home, and is the recipient for five consecutive years of the National Best of Home Care Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice awards!

HomeLife Senior Care
6440 Brentwood Blvd. Ste. A
Brentwood, CA 94513
925.240.5770
www.homelifeseniorcare.com
State License# 074700003

HomeLife Senior Care is the premier, state licensed, non-medical home care agency serving East and Central County, Rio Vista and Tracy. We are dedicated to providing you and your loved ones the best in comfort, reliability and peace of mind. Our personalized and affordable services can range from less than 1 hour a week to 24/7 live-in care, and our professional support team is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our compassionate Caregivers are state registered, trained, bonded and insured and serve clients with needs related to Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Hospice and as Personal Care Aides. Activities include safety monitoring and assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, light housekeeping, personal care, errands, transportation, companionship, transfers, and more. HomeLife Senior Care is recognized with an “A+ Rating” by the Better Business Bureau, is a Home Care Pulse “Provider of Choice”, and proudly received “Business of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce. Prices range from $24 hourly. Visit our website or call us for a for a free, no obligation assessment!

Honor Home Care
925-465-9915
www.joinhonor.com
State License# 074700053

so they can stay happy and healthy in their own homes. Need a ride? Help with meals, mobility, or personal care? Available for one hour or as long as you need, to offer a full range of personalized, non-medical services to Bay Area families, including care for Alzheimer’s and dementia. All Honor qualified Care Pros are compassionate, highlyskilled professionals—thoroughly screened, background checked, and fully insured. Just request a visit online or by phone, and a Care Pro is dispatched in as little as 2 hours. Apps help you schedule and monitor care visits from anywhere and always be in touch with your Care Pro. Flexible care by the hour—24/7. Flexible pricing, one-hour minimum. No deposits or long-term contracts required. Rates: Contra Costa County (Richmond, San Pablo, Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Moraga, Orinda) *Same rates apply to San Leandro, Castro Valley, and Union City in the Fremont-Hayward area:

1 hour = 60.00
2-3 hours = 40.00
4-7 hours: 24.00
8-24 hours: 23.00
*Rates are lower in Livermore

Dublin, Pleasanton:
1 hour = 60.00
2-3 hours = 40.00
4-7 hours: 23.00
8-24 hours: 22.00

Institute on Aging
(formerly Sutter Care At Home)

2100 Embarcadero, Suite 101
Oakland, CA 94606
Contra Costa County:
925.945.8855
Alameda County: 510.536.3377
Toll Free: 800.698.1273
State License# 384700012

Institute on Aging (formerly Sutter Care At Home) is a not-for-profit organization providing home health, hospice, home infusion therapy, respiratory care, home medical equipment, Lifeline, and private duty care. Private duty services are offered in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties. All employees are screened, including professional reference verifications, criminal background checks, a driving history, a Social Security trace, and drug testing. Home aides receive ongoing training and are supervised by care managers who are nurses or social workers. Services include: personal care (such as assistance with dressing and bathing), light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments and other errands. These services start at $26 an hour. Live-in shifts available. Care management is $125 an hour. $375-$500 is the cost for in-depth written assessment. Skilled care is coming to Private Services beginning in 2016. Transportation billed at $0.575/mile. Sutter Care at Home is a member of the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), the nation’s reliable resource for providers of private duty home care. Assistance is provided for longterm care insurance claims and the Aid & Attendance benefit from the Veteran’s Administration. Call today for a free telephone consultation.

Interim HealthCare
1717 North California Blvd. #3A
Walnut Creek CA 94596
925.944.5779
State License# 074700018
InterimHealthCare.com/eastbay
Contra Costa, Alameda, Solano

For over 50 years Interim HealthCare has provided personalized nonmedical services to individuals in the comfort of their home. Interim will only hire caring compassionate professionally experienced caregivers. Fully licensed bonded and insured agency. Caregivers are thoroughly background checked and drug screened. Interim conducts ongoing caregiver training, supervisory visits, and regular client check-ins. Available 24/7. Free in-home assessments and safety checks.

2016 Rates:
2-hour Bath visits $75
Hourly 4-12 hours, $27 to $30/hr
Overnight (sleep) $22/hr
24-hour $495/day
24-hour Hospice $595/day

Kindred Care at Home
395 Taylor Blvd. Suite 118
Pleasant Hill, Ca 94523
925.771.8290
KindredatHome.com
State License# 074700048

Kindred Care at Home is a full service home health agency, offering both medical and non-medical home care to Bay Area families for over 20 years. Services range from skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapy to private duty personal care and household assistance, with nonmedical rates starting at $27 an hour (4-hour minimum). The company is CHAP accredited and Medicarecertified, and all employees are highly trained, screened, bonded, and insured. Clinicians are licensed, and professional case managers coordinate care with physicians and other healthcare providers. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, extended care, home health aides, medication management, and the full range of personal care assistance, transportation and companionship.

LifeSpring Home Care of Bay Area
12657 Alcosta Blvd, Suite 155
San Ramon, CA 94583
925.275.9300
Elegantcareathome.com

Rates are based on level of care and range from $22-$26 an hour. Live in rates start at $325 a day. Will also assist in applications for the Veteran’s Aid and Attendance Benefit.

Nurse Next Door Diablo Valley
3478 Buskirk Ave.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925.494.1111
www.nursenextdoor.com
State License# 074700015

Nurse Next Door is focused on helping seniors live happier lives. Caregivers are chosen for the spirit of care and happiness they bring to their work. Fees are $26-$30 with a 4 hour minimum. Nurse Next Door Diablo Valley offers health insurance to our caregivers that qualify. All caregivers are trained in the “Nurse Next Door Way”, which is focused on providing world class care while finding enjoyable activities to help seniors age more happily. Caregivers are trained in helping seniors with physical and mental exercises. Offers 24 hour care.

Precious Home Companion
1280 Boulevard Way, Suite 104
Walnut Creek, Ca 94595
925.939.0197 or 800.321.6655
www.precioushome.com

Serving Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sacramento Counties. A member of Better Business Bureau, and 2008-2009 Gilbert Guide approved agency. Since 1990, Precious Home Companion is a full-service home care agency. All caregivers are payrolled, insured, bonded,with Worker’s Compensation and criminally background checked. Services include personal care, including assistance in bathing, grooming, dressing, exercise and homemaking services such as light housekeeping, meal preparation and errand services. Medication management, pre/post surgery services, memory care, hospice care and companionship. Rates start at $20/hour for Live-Out Program; Live-In Program starts at $200/day, and Sleepover starts at $150/night. FREE ASSESSMENT. 24 hour client phone support.

Senior Helpers
1170 Burnett Ave., Suite J
Concord, CA 94520
and
1550 Viader Drive, Suite D
Moraga, CA 945
925.677.2150
jlind@seniorhelpers.com
www.seniorhelpers.com
State License# 074700049

Senior Helpers, Care and Comfort at a moment’s notice, provides professional, registered, trained caregivers to provide in-home assistance as an alternative to moving someone from a family home to assisted living or nursing home care. Home care assistance includes light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation, pet and plant care, and other varieties of home care. Personal care includes assistance with getting dressed, bathing, medication reminders, ambulation, and continence care. Fall and injury risk reduction is an important part of our work. To get started, Senior Helpers provides a free in-home assessment so we can learn more about our clients and their families to make sure we are an appropriate solution. If Senior Helpers is an appropriate solution, this meeting also helps us learn about the family situation so that we can provide the most fitting caregiver from our staff; and continues by discussing a schedule that fits in with the family’s care plan. Fees are typically $25 to $29 per hour, however call to find out if there are other plans to fit your family’s needs, including our Peace of Mind minimum visit program and around the clock care.

What Home Care Agencies are Charging for Services in Marin and Sonoma Counties

While most would prefer a family member or someone they know take care of them, this may not always be the best thing. While promises are made, commitments can be difficult to keep. If caregiving is absolutely necessary, many find that hiring outside assistance with a regular schedule is the most reliable solution. That way, family members can remain as family, and others can be counted on to do the work.

There are many choices in hiring help at home. Many will hire privately, that is, pay out-of-pocket for help on an “as-needed” basis. There are many different ways to find caregivers. Some senior centers maintain lists, there are other sources from discharge planners, physicians offices and hospice agencies. Remember, too, that if you hire privately, you work out the hours, rate of pay, etc….and, you’re also an employer and must abide by IRS rulings for tax purposes.

Here’s a brief rundown on the types of agencies in Sonoma and Marin Counties.

HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCIES

These agencies provides services that are 100% covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal. The service must be ordered by a physician. However, clients still have a personal choice of any agency. There are certain requirements for care, for one, you must be homebound and in need of skilled care. This would translate to a nurse or physical, occupational or speech therapy. This is also a time and visit limited service. Some aide service can be available, if there’s a skilled need. This is a service NOT covered by long term care insurance. Born To Age does not list the prices these agencies charge because the costs are directly reimbursed by Medicare. Client is not billed for services.

Healthy Living at Home
1320 Willow Pass Rd. Ste. 715
Concord, CA 94520
877.513.7363
Michelle Kahler
707.815.8236

Kindred at Home
185 N. Redwood Dr., Ste. 150
San Rafael, CA 94903
415.492.8400
Santa Rosa Office:
1260 N. Dutton, Ste. 100
Santa Rosa, CA
707.545.7114

Sutter Care at Home
Sonoma:
1110 North Dutton Ave,
Santa Rosa, CA
707.535.5600

PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE AGENCIES

These agencies can provide both skilled and non-skilled medical care. The services might be covered by long term care, or other insurances, and private pay. The agency is the employer. Caregivers are hired, screened and paid for by the agency. If the caregiver is ill or unable to work, a substitute caregiver is available. The agency pays payroll taxes, worker’s compensation and maintains liability coverage. The agency also determines what the caregiver can and can’t do. There is over a minimum number of hours for service. Care provided by these agencies can include: skilled care, personal care, transportation/errands, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Shifts can be hourly, live-in or sleepover.

At Home Caregivers Of the North Bay
7665 Redwood Blvd. #200
Novato,CA 94945
415.898.HOME (4663)
891 Second St.
Santa Rosa, CA
707.575.HOME (4663)
athomecaregivers.com
HCO#21470017

At Home Caregivers is a locally owned and operated, full service, employee model agency that pays all taxes, insurance and worker’s compensation insurance for caregivers. Rates range from $24-$28 an hour depending on the needs of the client. “Live-in” 24-hour care ranges from $16.50-$18.50 an hour. Transportation is $26 an hour (using your car, otherwise add $.75/mile). Caregivers are triple-screened, experienced, insured, bonded and supervised. Discounts given. Now licensed by the State of California.


At Home Nursing

1378 A Corporate Center Parkway
Santa Rosa, Ca. 95407
athome@sonic.net
www.athomenursing.com
707.546.8773
HCO#010000349

At Home Nursing provides Home Care Aides (HCA’s), Licensed shift care, Skilled Nursing Visits & Nurse Case Management. In business since 1998, the Agency is locally nurse owned & managed. Certified by CAHSAH (California Association for Health Services at Home) for Home Care Aide services & State licensed as a Home Health Agency, we provide Skilled Nursing Services, fill Medi-Sets & provide Geriatric Case Management services. Staff are employees, bonded, insured, background checked, reference checked, finger printed & tested. Agency matches personalities and skill level needs of clients to caregivers. Free in-home assessment by a Nurse. Nurse Care Manager provides ongoing supervision of the caregivers. 24- hour Nurse Manager On Call for management and support of all cases and caregivers. Rates start at $26.00 per hour. Also provide 12 hour shifts & Live-Ins. No minimum hours for care. Private duty sitter (one on one) services also provided in facilities for peace of mind. The Agency works with MSSP, Linkages, IHSS, Redwood Caregivers, APS, the VA, Council On Aging & various Hospices. We are also contracted with numerous private insurances & are able to bill Long Term Care Insurances because we are a licensed Agency.


At Your Service Home Care

1221 Farmers Lane, Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
707-573-1003
Ayshomecare.net
HCO#494700010

At Your Service Nursing & Home Care Services is a dual licensed nursing and home care agency serving Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties under the direction of Dr. Lucy Andrews a gerontology and dementia expert. We are locally owned and operated and have provided care to those in need in our communities for the last 14 years. We offer Personal Care attendants, Certified Nurse Assistants and Home Health Aides who complement our skilled Registered Nurses and Dementia protection program created by Dr. Andrews.

We are compliant with all state and federal laws and screen our staff at the local state and federal level. We provide ongoing staff training program that are offered to aides in the community. We offer a free in home safety evaluation and needs assessment and determine with you, and your family care needs. We can fill medi-sets (pill boxes) manage medication administration, provide nurse visits to Physician appointments and provide geriatric care management and advocacy services. We offer a unique Dementia program based on Dr. Andrews’ work and evidence from the latest research in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. We believe that in addition to providing care we must advocate for our patients and clients and are actively involved in advocating at the state and national level. Dr. Andrews serves on the Board of Directors for both the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) and is the Vice Chair of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice Association (NAHC). Rates for non-medical home care aide services start at $27.50 and services are available around the clock.

First Light Home Care
Marin County:
4340 Redwood Highway
Suite F-130
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone 415.521.5860
Fax 415.521.5863
www.marincounty.firstlighthomecare.com
Sonoma County:
1030 2nd Street, Ste. 5
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone 707.501.9830
www.firstlighthomecare.com

First Light Home Care is a locally owned and operated full service company that employs and certifies all caregivers. Caregivers are thoroughly screened, selected, trained, insured, and bonded. Caregivers are Alzheimer’s and Dementia trained. Caregivers participate in on-going training and have at least two years of solid professional experience. They have been background checked, drug screened, have a verified and clean DMV record with up to date auto insurance. All have the right to work in the USA. Caregivers are available on an hourly, live-in or overnight schedule basis. Free of charge case management needs assessment and home safety evaluation. Pays all workers’ compensation, liability insurance and payroll taxes. Hourly care rates range from $27-$30 per hour. Live-in 24-hour shift costs are $625 per day. RN services available to support all its clients, families and caregivers. Reasonable discounts for long term care cases. Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, shopping or running errands $35 per hour, 2 hour minimum. (.58 per mile, first 10 miles free). Works with Veterans to help them receive their aid and attendance benefits. Offers services to seniors, mothers to be, persons with intellectual and physical disabilities and to everyone needing personal care, companion care, respite care, dementia care, rehabilitative care and travel companion services. FREE ONLINE FAMILY LEARNING CENTER for the health and well-being of a loved one, online at flc. ipced.com/FirstLightNorCal today! For a free home care assessment call 415.521.5860 or 707.501.9830.

Hired Hands Home Care
10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 102
Novato, CA 94949
415.884.4343

2901 Cleveland Ave., Suite 203
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707.575.4700
www.hiredhandshomecare.com
HCO#214700014

Hired Hands Homecare is a family owned and operated, full service homecare company, providing a wide range of caregiving services for over 20 years. All Caregivers are our employees, and are thoroughly screened, insured, and bonded. Caregivers available on a flexible hourly, overnight, and live-in basis. Hourly care starts @ $30 per hour (3 hour minimum), and 24 hour care starts at $567 per 24-hour shift. Serving the entire North Bay, with offices in Marin, Sonoma, & Napa counties. Complimentary case management, needs assessment, and home safety evaluation provided at no cost. Members of the National Private Duty Association (NPDA), the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Home Well Senior Care
77 Mark Dr., Suite 33
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-599-4333
707-931-4280
HCO#214700009

HomeWell Senior Care provides quality and compassionate hourly or live-in care for seniors and others looking for care at home. HomeWell Personal Assistants are comprehensively screened, including multiple reference checks, criminal and driving records checks, have at least 1,000 hours of professional caregiving experience. (All payroll and insurance matters.) Hourly rate range is $28.95- 31.95.Daily live-in rates $24.95 per hour. NO MINIMUMS! Caregivers are Alzheimer’s and Dementia trained, and many are CNAs and HomeHealth Aides. Bonded and insured Free consultations, assessments, comprehensive care plans and supervisor visits.

Interim Healthcare of Santa Rosa
2200 Range Ave., #102
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
707-200-2260
Interimhealthcare.com/santarosaca
HCO#494700007

Since 1966, Interim HealthCare has been providing services to seniors to keep them safe and comfortable in their homes. We believe in continuity of care for our clients and do our best to match our caregivers’ strengths with the clients’ needs. We can accommodate three hour visits to 12-hour shifts and do not charge clients overtime. Rates start at $25-$29 an hour (4 hour minimum). Our home care aides are state-registered, licensed, bonded and insured, and they are our employees. We accept long-term care insurance and are contracted with the Veterans’ Administration, and work with local agencies, such as the Redwood Caregiver Resource Center and the Council on Aging. Please call for a complimentary visit. (707) 200-2260.

Kindred at Home
185 N. Redwood Drive, Suite 150
San Rafael, CA 94903
www.kindredathome.com
Fax: 415.492.8401
Tel: 415.499.1406
HCO#434700054

Kindred at Home is a full service home health agency, offering both medical and non-medical home care to Bay Area families for over 20 years. Services range from skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapy to private duty personal care and household assistance, with non-medical rates starting at $30 an hour (4 hour minimum). The company is CHAP accredited and Medicare-certified, and all employees are highly trained, screened, bonded, and insured. Clinicians are licensed, and professional case managers coordinate care with physicians and other healthcare providers. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, extended care, home health aides, medication management, and the full range of personal care assistance, transportation and companionship.

Senior Resources @ Home
1425 N. McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Website: www.jtm-esc.org
Contact: (707) 539-9000
Marin County: (415) 583-4789
HCO#494700013

Senior Resources @ Home is a nonprofit home care program providing Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides and Professional Caregivers. Handles all employee taxes, workers compensation insurance, and liability insurance. Employees are criminal background checked through the FBI and DOJ and also pass a pre-employment physical. Offers specialized Care Teams with expertise in: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care, Transitioning to home after discharge from the hospital or skilled nursing facility, Parkinson’s Care, and End-of-Life support. Hourly Rate: $26.00 an hour (4 hour minimum). Free home care assessment.

Seniors At Home
600 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
415.449.3777
www.SeniorsAtHome.org

Seniors At Home
1360 N. Dutton, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707-303.1530
Info@seniorsathome.org
www.SeniorsAtHome.org

Seniors At Home offers a comprehensive range of services to help seniors live at home. Caregivers are available 2 to 24 hours a day to assist with personal care, homemaking, and companionship. Caregivers are bonded and insured, and background screenings are performed. $30-$32 per hour with a 4-hour minimum, and $460 per live-in shift. Skilled nursing visits are $160. With one call, clients have access to all services, including Care Management, Palliative and End-of-Life Care, Counseling, Money Management, Spiritual Care, Volunteer Services, JFCS Rides, Transportation Services, and more.

Senior Helpers North Bay
1100 Trancas St., Suite 214
Napa, CA 94558
707.251.1540
HCO#284700002

Senior Helpers North Bay is a care management company providing care management, transitional care, placement and non-medical home care. FREE assessments and safety checks. Based on visit we make recommendations are made based on needs. Employees are insured, bonded, background checked and trained for various situations. A patented training dementia training program called GEMs is used for all caregivers. $28 per hour (3 hour minimum) $35 per hour (anything over 9 hours in a day). $550 for 24 hours (includes overtime).

Sequoia Senior Solutions
1372 McDowell Blvd, Suite S
Petaluma, CA 94954
707-254-7660
www.sequoiaseniorsolutions.com
HCO#494700004

A private duty, non-medical home care agency. Provides in-home care at $29.50/hour (4 hour minimum). 12-hour shift is $318, 24-hour shift is $660, and Nightime Awake shift, 10pm-6am, is $33.50/hour. In-home free assessments and safety checks. Accepts checks, cash, major credit cards and insurance. Employees are bonded, insured, drug tested, and criminal background checked. All are monitored and supervised. Transportation at IRS rate if caregiver’s car is used.

Visiting Angels
Living Assistance Services
Sonoma – Napa – Solano
www.visitingangels.com/napa-solano
chamilton@visitingangels.com
Fax: 707.528.2388
Tel: 707.528.0222
HCO#49470021

Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, a ‘Diamond Certified’ company, provides personalized non-medical services and is a fully bonded and insured agency under the direction of a Certified Senior Advisor. All caregivers are professionally experienced, thoroughly background checked and drug screened. Agency conducts caregiver supervisory visits and regular client check-ins. Available 24/7. Complimentary in-home assessments and safety checks. Current Service Rates: 2-Hr Visit $80 Flat Fee, 3-Hr Visit $89 Flat Fee, Hourly Care (4+hours) $27/hr., 12-Hr Overnight Sleep Care $23/hr., Awake Care $26. 24-Hour Care starts at $595.00 per day.

DOMESTIC REFERRAL AGENCIES

These agencies provide nonmedical caregivers/companions to help with personal care, transportation, meals, baths, light housekeeping, etc. They provide many of the same services as private duty home care agencies, however, the caregiver’s are not employees of the agency. The agency finds and screens the caregiver. The client has the option of interviewing or letting the agency match the appropriate caregiver. The agency assists in negotiating the rate between the client and caregiver, including agency fee. Caregiver earnings are reported to the IRS. Substitute caregivers are available.

Marin Center for Independent Living
710 4th St.
San Rafael, CA 94935
415-459-6245

Provides a list of experienced, screened home health aides.

What are Home Care Agencies Charging in Napa County?

Getting help at home is usually the first thing that people think about when chores and/or personal care is becoming difficult or impossible. Housekeepers, gardeners and occasional handymen are the easiest for most of us to consider because they don’t carry the psychological burden of no longer being able to do for ourselves. Caregivers can be resisted because of cost, fear of loss of independence, autonomy and privacy, or just due to stubbornness and personal will.

While most prefer a family member or prior knowledge of the caregiver, this may not always be possible. Family members might have good intentions, and while promises are made, commitments may be more difficult to keep. It’s may not be the best thing to have a family member, friend or neighbor as a caregiver. The most reliable solution is hiring outside assistance with a regular schedule. This way, family members remain as family and others can be counted on to do the hands-on work.

There are many choices in help at home. If looking to hire privately, there’s a caregiver referral service out of the Area Agency on Aging. Discharge planners, hospices, social workers also know of people who might want to work privately. If hired privately, the hours worked and wages paid are between you and the employee. You are also liable for worker’s compensation and IRS withholding.

Here’s a brief rundown on the types of agencies in Napa County.

Napa County Home Health Agencies

These agencies provide services that are 100% covered by Medicare, Med-cal or private health insurance. This service must be ordered by a doctor. However, you still have a personal choice of agency. Requirements to qualify for care are: 1: Homebound, 2. Need for skilled care. Skilled care means that you need a nurse, a physical, speech or occupational therapist. This is also a time and visit limited services. Some aide service can be available, if there’s a skilled need. This is a service NOT covered by Long Term Care Insurance. Born To Age doesn’t list these prices because the costs are directly reimbursed by Medicare. You are not billed for services.

Healthy Living at Home
1320 Willow Pass Rd. Ste. 715
Concord, CA 94520
www.healthylivingservices.org
877.513.7363

Kindred at Home
190 S. Orchard Ave. Suite A-105
Vacaville, CA 95687
wwwkindredathome.com
Office: 707.447.4228
Cell: 707.280.3287
Fax: 707.447.5923

Adventist Health Home Care Services
27 Woodland Rd.
St. Helena, CA 94574
707.967.5770

Private Duty Home Care Agencies

These agencies provide both skilled and non-skilled care. The services might be covered by long term care insurance, other insurances, and private pay. T he agency is the employer. Caregivers are hired, screened and paid for by the agency. If the caregiver is ill or unable to work, a substitute caregiver is available. The agency pays payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, and maintains liability coverage. The agency also determines what the caregiver can and can’t do. There is often a minimum number of hours for services.

Care provided by these agencies can include: skilled care, personal care, transportation/errands, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Shifts can be hourly, live-in or sleepover.

Abba Home Care
3860 Broadway Street, Suite 102
American Canyon, CA 94503
Website: abbahomehealth.com
HCO#: 284700004
Business Office:
Sacramento Valley: 916.690.0097
Fax Number: 877.904.7574
707.704.6489
707.731.0475

Abba In-Home Care has cared for seniors for over 15 years. Rates start at $25 per hour with flexible round-the-clock shift. Helping to find a Board and Care Home is free.

All employees are bonded, fingerprinted, reference checked, and covered with General and Professional Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation. Serves Napa, Solano, Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Los Angeles Counties.

Hearts that Matter, Inc.
68 Coombs St., Suite A-9
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 252-7569
Contact: Kim or Peggy
www.heartsthatmatter.com

This agency provides caregivers to assist with all activities of daily living. This can include dressing, bathing, meal preparation, bed care as well as daily supervision. Rates are $25/hr – 4 hr minimum. Live-in rate $325/day, $375/ 2-12 hr shifts. Rates range depending on the number of hours per shift. 4-12 hour shift costs $25/hr., 12 hours or more $22/hr. 24-Hour care rates are $325 per day. All of our rates are negotiable upon a special request. This agency is Private pay. They will accept and bill Long Term Care insurance policies. Caregivers are all criminally background checked; CPR and First aid certified and mandated elder abuse reporters. Caregiver working in Napa County must obtain a caregiver permit.

Hired Hands Homecare
1754 Second Street
Napa, CA 94558
707-265-6400
HCO#214700014
Contact: V. Lynn Cox

Hired Hands Homecare is a family owned and operated, full service homecare company, providing a wide range of caregiving services for over 20 years. All Caregivers are our employees, and are thoroughly screened, insured, and bonded. Caregivers available on a flexible hourly, overnight, and live-in basis. Rates range from $29-$33 hourly Serving the entire North Bay, with offices in Marin, Sonoma, & Napa counties. Complimentary case management, needs assessment, and home safety evaluation provided at no cost. Members of the National Private Duty Association (NPDA), the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Home Instead Senior Care
33433 Broadway, Suite B-1
American Canyon, CA 94563
707-552-2266
HCO#284700001
www.homeinstead.com

Provides service in Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties. This is a private duty home care agency that provides services such as personal care and grooming, errands, medication reminders, incidental transportation, light housekeeping and companionship. Accepts Long term care insurance. Care givers are employees of the company, so complete supervision and management is provided and all taxes and insurance is included. All employees are screened for criminal and driving records, as well as TB tested. Ongoing training is provided to all employees. They provide 24 hour phone support for after hour emergencies. Rates range $30/hr. for 3-5 hrs., $28/hr. for 5-12 hrs.

Kindred Care at Home
395 Taylor Blvd. Suite 118
Pleasant Hill, Ca 94523
925.771.8290
KindredatHome.com

Kindred Care at Home is a full service home health agency, offering both medical and non-medical home care to Bay Area families for over 20 years. Services range from skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapy to private duty personal care and household assistance, with non-medical rates starting at $27 an hour. The company is CHAP accredited and Medicarecertified, and all employees are highly trained, screened, bonded, and insured. Clinicians are licensed, and professional case managers coordinate care with physicians and other healthcare providers. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, extended care, home health aides, medication management, and the full range of personal care assistance, transportation and companionship.

Love & Joy Senior Care Services
340 Northrup Pl.
American Canyon, CA 94503
Contact: Jennie Falcon
Love & Joy Website
707.342.5613 or 925.408.7122
HCO#28470005

Love & Joy is a private duty home care and board and care placement agency. Rates range from $20-21 per hour, four-hour minimum. Live-in/24-hour rate from $200/day, depending on level of care. Accepts checks, cash, credit cards, and long-term care insurance. Free in-home assessments and safety checks. Caregivers are bonded, insured, and background checked. Provide services for Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, personal care, companionship, transportation, and hospice care. Assist with bathing,dressing, grooming, meals, medications, mobility assistance, laundry, light housekeeping, incontinence care, and escort to doctor appointments.

Napa Valley Senior Care, Inc.
2541 Vintage St.,
Napa, CA
707.226.3055 or 510.333.8509

This is a private duty, non-medical home care agency. Rates: $18-25/ hour. Minimum 4-hour shift. $200-280 for 24-hour care. All caregivers area criminal background checked (FBI and Department of Justice) TB-tested, receive first aid and CPR and medication assistance training. Bonded and trained in caring for elderly. Wheelchair transportation available.

Precious Home Companion
1280 Boulevard Way, Suite 104
Walnut Creek, Ca 94595
925-939-0197 or 800-321-6655
www.precioushome.com

Serving Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sacramento Counties. A member of Better Business Bureau, and 2008-2009 Gilbert Guide approved agency. Since 1990, Precious Home Companion is a full-service home care agency. All caregivers are payrolled, insured, bonded,with Worker’s Compensation and criminally background checked. Services include personal care, including assistance in bathing, grooming, dressing, exercise and homemaking services such as light housekeeping, meal preparation and errand services. Medication management, pre/post surgery services, memory care, hospice care and companionship. Rates start at $20/hour for Live-Out Program; Live-In Program starts at $200/day, and Sleepover starts at $150/ night. FREE ASSESSMENT. 24 hour client phone support.

Senior Helpers North Bay
1100 Trancas St., Suite 214
Napa, CA 94558
707.251.1540
HCO#284700002

Senior Helpers North Bay is a care management company providing care management, transitional care, placement and non-medical home care. FREE assessments and safety checks. Based on visit we make recommendations are made based on needs. Employees are insured, bonded, background checked and trained for various situations. A patented training dementia training program called GEMs is used for all caregivers. $28 per hour (3 hour minimum) $35 per hour (anything over 9 hours in a day). $550 for 24 hours (includes overtime).

Visiting Angels
Living Assistance Services

Sonoma – Napa – Solano
Fax: 707.528.2388
Tel: 707.528.0222
HCO#49470021
www.visitingangels.com/napa-solano
chamilton@visitingangels.com

Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, a ‘Diamond Certified’ company, provides personalized non-medical services and is a fully bonded and insured agency under the direction of a Certified Senior Advisor. All caregivers are professionally experienced, thoroughly background checked and drug screened. Agency conducts caregiver supervisory visits and regular client check-ins. Available 24/7. Complimentary in-home assessments and safety checks. Current Service Rates: 2-Hr Visit $80 Flat Fee, 3-Hr Visit $89 Flat Fee, Hourly Care (4+hours) $27/hr., 12-Hr Overnight Sleep Care $23/hr., Awake Care $26. 24-Hour Care starts at $595.00 per day.

Your Home…Nursing Services
3158 Jefferson St.
Napa, CA 94558
707.642.4711 (Vallejo/Benicia)
707.428.5733 (Fairfield/Vacaville)
707.224.7780 (Napa)
707.963.4913 (UpValley)
530.753.7478 (Yolo County)
HCO#010000218
www.yourhomenursing.com

A state licensed, family owned, local, private duty home care agency providing home health services in Solano, Napa, Yolo Counties, and the Sonoma area. Services are all-inclusive–everything from housekeeping to Skilled Nursing. No hourly minimum, no extra charge for nights or weekends, can start services the moment needed. Free RN assessment to develop care plan, a home safety evaluation , and home re-visits to ensure quality of care and caregivers. Care is always managed by an RN. Telephone assistance for family available 24/7. Will assist with insurance billing. Recently added: “Alzheimer’s Whisperers” (a loving and gentle approach). All caregivers are screened, bonded, insured, and have complete background checks. Many caregivers have been with the agency over 5 years. Nurses make weekly “re-visits” to the homes in all communities, to ensure quality of care and caregivers, with all caregivers being CPR/First Aid Certified. Rates start at $24.50 to $26.50 per hour. Live-in services at $350, and sleepovers at $250. Experienced with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Cancer, Strokes, Fractures of all types, Parkinson’s, and simply frail family members. Accepts private pay, credit cards, accepted by all insurances and are vendors with the Veteran’s Administration. Caregivers available for Worldwide Travel, care for pets, and support for family members at Special Family Events.

Home Care Referral Agencies

These agencies provide non-medical caregivers/companions to help with personal care, transportation, meals, baths, light housekeeping, etc. They provide many of the same services as private home care agencies, however, the caregiver is not an employee of the agency…the caregiver is an independent contractor.

The agency finds and screens the caregiver. The client has the option of interviewing or letting the agency match the appropriate caregiver. The agency assists in negotiating the rate between the client and caregiver, including agency fee. Caregiver earnings are reported to the IRS. Substitute caregivers are available.

Caregiver Referral Services
(Ask for Caregiver Referral)
Area Agency on Aging

Serving Napa and Solano
707-255-4284

This agency maintains a list of people who work as companions, housekeepers, handymen, gardeners and odd jobbers. You’ll be given several names to call, and you make the choice of hire. It’s a free service. Hourly rates are negotiable for each person, and usually range between $15-$20 an hour.

Cora Home Companion Care
310 Mark Way
Napa, CA
707-255-6260
707-363-2220

This is a non medical home companion providing personal care in your home. Rates, $18 an hour Minimum, four-hour shift. Live-in care $260, depends on level of care and needs of patient.

In-Home Supportive Services
Napa County
Comprehensive Services for Older Adults

650 Imperial Way
Napa, CA 94558
707.253.4625

A county-funded service, primarily for people needing assistance to stay at home, yet are unable to afford to privately pay for care. The rate and number of hours that one is eligible for services is determined by a county social worker. In order to qualify for this service, a person must also qualify for Medi-Cal and SSI. This agency also maintains a caregiver registry.

What Home Care Agencies are Charging for Services in Solano County

Getting help at home is usually the first thing that people think about when chores and/or personal care is becoming difficult or impossible. Housekeepers, gardeners and occasional handymen are the easiest for most of us to consider because they don’t carry the psychological burden of no longer being able to do for ourselves.

Caregivers can be resisted because of cost, fear of loss of independence, autonomy and privacy, or just due to stubbornness and personal will.

While most prefer a family member or prior knowledge of the caregiver, this may not always be possible. Family members might have good intentions, and while promises are made, commitments may be more difficult to keep. It’s may not be the best thing to have a family member, friend or neighbor as a caregiver. The most reliable solution is hiring outside assistance with a regular schedule. This way, family members remain as family and others can be counted on to do the hands-on work.

There are many choices in help at home. If looking to hire privately, there’s a caregiver referral service out of the Area Agency on Aging’s office in Vallejo. Discharge planners, hospices, social workers also know of people who might want to work privately. If hired privately, the hours worked and wages paid are between you and the employee. You are also liable for worker’s compensation and IRS withholding.

Here’s a brief rundown on the types of agencies in Solano County.

HOME HEALTH AGENCIES

These agencies provide services that are 100% covered by Medicare, Med- Cal or private health insurance. This service must be ordered by a doctor. However, you still have a personal choice of agency. Requirements to qualify for care are: 1: Homebound, 2. Need for skilled care. Skilled care means that you need a nurse, a physical, speech or occupational therapist. This is also a time and visit limited services. Some aide service can be available, if there’s a skilled need. This is a service NOT covered by Long Term Care Insurance. Born To Age doesn’t list these prices because the costs are directly reimbursed by Medicare. You are not billed for services.

Healthy Living at Home
1320 Willow Pass Rd. Ste. 715
Concord, CA 94520
877-513-7363
www.healthylivingservices.org

North Bay Home Health & Hospice
4520 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534
646-3575

Kindred at Home
190 S. Orchard Ave., Suite B-117
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-776-1904, 800-654-5677

Sutter Care At Home
5099 Commercial Circle, Suite 205 Concord, CA
925-677-4240
suttercareathome.org

PRIVATE DUTY HOME CARE AGENCIES

These agencies provide both skilled and non-skilled care. The services might be covered by long term care insurance, other insurances, and private pay. The agency is the employer. Caregivers
are hired, screened and paid for by the agency. If the caregiver is ill or unable to work, a substitute caregiver is available. The agency pays payroll taxes, worker’s compensation, and maintains liability coverage. The agency also determines what the caregiver can and can’t do. There is often a minimum number of hours for services.

Care provided by these agencies can include: skilled care, personal care, transportation/errands, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, etc. Shifts can be hourly, live-in or sleepover.

Abba In Home Care Services
3860 Broadway Street, Suite 102
American Canyon, CA 94503

Business Office:
707-704-6489
707-731-0475
Sacramento Valley: 916-690-0097
Fax Number: 877-904-7574

Abba Home Health

Abba In-Home Care has cared for seniors for over 16 years. Rates start at $25 per hour with 4-hour minimum flexible round-the-clock shift. Helping to find a Board and Care Home is free.

All employees are bonded, fingerprinted, reference checked, and covered with General and Professional Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation. Serves Napa, Solano, Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Los Angeles Counties.

ApexCare
2220 Boynton Ave., Suite A
Fairfield, CA 94533
877-916-9111

www.apexcare.com

For over twenty years ApexCare has served the senior community. Professional staff are there to guide, with home care or placement available. Offer FREE in home care assessments and FREE Care Facility referrals. ApexCare is licensed, bonded, and carries full liability insurances. Caregivers are thoroughly screened including a complete background check, verification of employment history, education, training, work experience, photo ID, Social Security verification, TB clearance, clean DMV report and auto insurance verification. On-going caregiving training required by all caregiving staff. No minimum hours. Price ranges from 1 hour to 24 hour Live-In Services: 1 hour: $40, 2 hours $32/hour, 4-8 hours: $22-36, 3 hours $32/hour. A 12 hour shift is $308 and 24 hour/ Live-In shift is $704. Multiple locations in Northern California, including: Alameda, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Marin, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Solano, Stanislaus, and Yolo.

Home Instead Senior Care
3429 Broadway, Suite C-7
American Canyon, CA 94563
707-552-2266
Provides service in Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties.

www.homeinstead.com

This is a private duty home care agency that provides services such as personal care and grooming, errands, medication reminders, incidental transportation, light housekeeping and companionship. Our staff are experienced and receive regular ongoing training. Accepts Long term care insurance. Care givers are employees of the company, so complete supervision and management is provided and all taxes and insurance is included. All employees thoroughly screened including criminal and driving records, drug tested and TB tested. We provide services and phone support 7X24X365. Rates range from $26 – $28 per hour, 3-hour minimum shift. Care Managers are able to provide you with options and referrals for other areas of needs.

Honor Home Care
707-387-9487
www.joinhonor.com

Honor provides family-quality care and companionship to older adults so they can stay happy and healthy in their own homes. Need a ride? Help with meals, mobility, or personal care? We’re there for one hour or as long as you need, to offer a full range of personalized, non-medical services to Bay Area families, including care for Alzheimer’s and dementia. All Honor qualified Care Pros are compassionate, highly-skilled professionals—thoroughly screened, background checked, and fully insured. Just request a visit online or by phone, and a Care Pro is dispatched in as little as 2 hours. Apps help you schedule and monitor care visits from anywhere and always be in touch with your Care Pro. Flexible care by the hour—24/7. One- hour minimum $60/hour. 2-3 hours $40/ hour. 4-7 hours $22/hour. 8-24 hours $21/hour. $4/hour increase for care over 8 hours due to overtime costs. No deposits or long-term contracts required. Call or visit our website to learn more.

Love & Joy Senior Care Services
340 Northrup LaneCt.
American Canyon, CA 94503
707-342-5613 & 925-408-7122
Contact: Jennie Falcon
Love & Joy Senior Care Services

Love & Joy is a non-medical home care and board & care placement agency. Rates range from $18-21 per hour, no minimum. Live in care rate starts from $200 per day. Services can be stopped anytime, no contract needed. Accepts checks and long term care insurance. Free in-home assessments and safety checks. Caregivers are bonded, insured, background checked, and TB tested. Provide services for dementia/alzheimer’s care, personal care, companionship, transportation, and hospice care. Licensed nurse conducts caregiver supervisory visits, regular client check-ins, and advocates for care with client’s doctors.

Kindred at Home
190 S. Orchard Ave. Suite A-105
Vacaville, CA 95687
Office: 707-447-4228
Cell: 707-280-3287
Fax: 707-447-5923
www.kindredathome.com

Kindred at Home is a full service home health agency, offering both medical and non-medical home care to Bay Area families for over 20 years. Services range from skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapy to private duty personal care and household assistance, with non-medical rates starting at $25 an hour, minimum 3 hours. The company is CHAP accredited and Medicare-certified, and all employees are highly trained, screened, bonded, and insured. Clinicians are licensed, and professional case managers coordinate care with physicians and other healthcare providers. Services include nursing care, physical and occupational therapy, extended care, home health aides, medication management, and the full range of personal care assistance, transportation and companionship.

Senior Helpers North Bay
1100 Trancas St., Suite 214
Napa, CA 94558
707-251-1611 (Solano-Yolo)

Senior Helpers North Bay is a care management company providing care management, transitional care, placement and non-medical home care. FREE assessments and safety checks. Based on visit we make recommendations are made based on needs. Employees are insured, bonded, background checked and trained for various situations. A patented training dementia training program called GEMs is used for all caregivers. $28.00 per hour (3 hour minimum) $35 per hour (anything over 9 hours in a day). $550 for 24 hours (includes overtime).

Visiting Angels
Living Assistance Services
Sonoma – Napa – Solano
p 707-528-0222
f 707-528-2388
chamilton@visitingangels.com
www.visitingangels.com/napa-solano

Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, a ‘Diamond Certified’ company, provides personalized non-medical services and is a fully bonded and insured agency under the direction of a Certified Senior Advisor. All caregivers are professionally experienced, thoroughly background checked and drug screened. Agency conducts caregiver supervisory visits and regular client check-ins. Available 24/7. Complimentary in- home assessments and safety checks. Current Service Rates: Hourly Care (4+hours) $27.00 p/h, 12-Hr Overnight Sleep Care $23 per hour. 24-Hour Care starts at $595.00 per day. Hospice Care $595 per day.

Your Home…Nursing Services
3158 Jefferson St.
Napa, CA 94558
707-642-4711 (Vallejo/Benicia)
707-428-5733 (Fairfield/Vacaville)
707-224-7780 (Napa)

707-963-4913 (UpValley)
530-753-7478 (Yolo County)
www.yourhomenursing.com

A state licensed, family owned, local, private duty home care agency providing home health services in Solano, Napa, Yolo Counties, and the Sonoma area. Services are all-inclusive–everything from housekeeping to Skilled Nursing. No hourly minimum, no extra charge for nights or weekends, can start services the moment needed. Free RN assessment to develop care plan, a home safety evaluation, and home re-visits to ensure quality of care and caregivers. Care is always managed by an RN. Telephone assistance for family available 24/7. Will assist with insurance billing. Recently added: “Alzheimer’s Whisperers” (a loving and gentle approach). All caregivers are screened, bonded, insured, and have complete background checks. Many caregivers have been with the agency over 5 years. Nurses make weekly “re-visits” to the homes in all communities, to ensure quality of care and caregivers, with all caregivers being CPR/First Aid Certified. Rates start at $24.50 per hour. Live-in services at $350, and sleepovers at $250. Experienced with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Cancer, Strokes, Fractures of all types, Parkinson’s, and simply frail family members. Accepts private pay, accepted by all insurances and are vendors with the Veteran’s Administration. Caregivers available for Worldwide Travel, care for pets, and support for family members at Special Family Events.

DOMESTIC REFERRAL AGENCIES

These agencies provide non-medical caregivers/companions to help with personal care, transportation, meals, baths, light housekeeping, etc. They provide many of the same services as private home care agencies, however, the caregiver is not an employee of the agency…the caregiver is an independent contractor.

The agency finds and screens the caregiver. The client has the option of interviewing or letting the agency match the appropriate caregiver. The agency assists in negotiating the rate between the client and caregiver, including agency fee. Caregiver earnings are reported to the IRS. Substitute caregivers are available.

AmeriCare
831 Alamo Dr., Ste 4A
Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 447-7734
www.americarenorcal.com

Americare is a referral agency for caregivers. Provides qualified, professional caregivers and matches the needs of the client with the skills and personality of the caregiver. Free in-home assessment and fall risk safety evaluation by a Certified Senior Advisor and Client Coordinator. Referred caregivers have experience in senior health care, most with additional state training and certification, background and driving record check. Caregivers provide non-medical personal care, companionship, and local transportation. No hourly minimum. Rates begin at $20/ hour. Live-in rates begin at $264 per 24-hours. Private pay and long term care insurance accepted.

Caregiver Referral Service
Area Agency on Aging
Serving Napa and Solano
Vallejo: 643-1798
Vacaville: 469-6679
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Only

This agency maintains a list of people who work as companions, housekeepers, gardeners, handymen and odd jobbers. You’ll be given several names to call, and you make a choice and do the hiring. It’s a free service, but each individual charges their own rates and terms. All is to be negotiated with the person to be hired. Rates range from $15-17 an hour.

Faith in Action
Serving Solano County
707-469-6675

This is a volunteer program. Will provide respite care, grocery shopping, light household and yard chores, errands and visitation, non-medical, in-home assistance.

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