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 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.

1. Healthy Living at Home

1320 Willow Pass Rd. Ste. 555 Concord, CA 94520 707-815-8236 or 877-513-7363 mkahler@healthyliving-eb.com www.healthylivingservices.org

2. NorthBay Health at Home & Hospice

4520 Business Center Dr. Fairfield, CA 94534 Heath at Home: (707) 646-3575

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.

1. Abba In-Home Care Services

3860 Broadway, Suite 102 American Canyon, CA 94503 Business Office – 707-704-6489 North Bay – 707-771-4660 South Bay – 510-224-8637 Sacramento Valley: 916-690-0097 Fax Number: 877-904-7574 Website: abbahomehealth.com HCO# 284700004

Abba In-Home Care is a family registered company serving the seniors with consistent quality care. Our rate starts from $25 – $30 from few hours to flexible round-the-clock care. Our Patient Care Attendants are employees, bonded, fingerprinted, reference checked, TB tested, with General, Professional Liability and Workers Compensation Insurances and registered with the California Home Care Bureau. We are serving the Bay Area, Sacramento, and LA Counties. We offer free tours as Facility resource for Assisted Living and Memory Care.

2. Always Best Care

479 Mason Street, Suite #101 Vacaville, Ca 95688 707-392-0352 or 707-317-1740 rsmith@abc-seniors.com www.abcsolanocounty.com HCO# 484700010

Always Best Care is a locally-owned private duty non-medical home care agency. Caregivers are thoroughly screened, background checked, registered with the State of California, and covered by worker’s compensation and liability insurance. Caregivers receive five hours of initial training, and then ongoing training for safe and high levels of care. Care consultations and home safety inspections are available free of charge. No minimums. Scheduling is flexible, based on customer need. Care is offered 24/7. Pricing varies, dependent on need and hours. Price ranges from $26-$29 per hour. VA Preferred Provider. Accepts long-term care insurance. Also offers Always in Touch, a free telephone reassurance program providing a daily phone call to seniors and disabled adults. We also provide assisted living referral services.

3. ApexCare

1981-B Alamo Dr. Vacaville, CA 95687 www.apexcare.com vacaville@apexcare.com 707-421-9111 or 530-844-9111 or 877-916-9111 HCO# 344700006

ApexCare has been providing non-medical home care services to the senior community for over 20 years. Services include dementia and Alzheimer’s care, personal care (hygiene, bathing, incontinence care), medication reminders, light housekeeping, and meal preparation. For those where the best long-term solution is moving to a care home. Also provides free care home referrals. Caregivers undergo a comprehensive screening. Integrity, skill, and heart are valued in equal measure. Office professionals provide the 24-hour support. Phones answered 24×7 with prompt response. Shifts from 3 to 24 hours. Rates range from $23.50 per hour for 24 hour shifts up to $27.50 for 3-hour shifts.

4. LivHOME

1981 N. Broadway, Suite 235 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 925-296-0406 www.livhome.com HCO# 074700038

LivHOME is a licensed private duty home care agency that focuses on the activities of daily living and positive social interactions that encourage older adults to live a comfortable, independent, and joyous life at home. All LivHOME caregivers are registered by the State of California and are thoroughly screened, trained, and supervised by a certified Aging Life Care Professional. Caregiving rates range from $29 to $31 with a 4-hour minimum shift. We offer a free in-home consultation and our care technology, LivHOME Connect, comes free with caregiving services.

5. Love & Joy Senior Care Services

340 Northrup Lane American Canyon, CA 94503 707-342-5613 & 925-408-7122 www.ljseniorcare.wix.com/loveandjoy Contact: Jennie Falcon HCO# 284700005

Love & Joy is a non-medical home care and board & care placement agency. Rates range from $18-$28 per hour, no minimum. Live in care rate starts from $200 per day. Services can be stopped anytime, no contract needed. We accept 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. We also provide, 24 hour/ Live in care package, please contact us for information.

6. Senior Helpers North Bay

1100 Trancas Street, Suite 214 Napa, CA 94558 707-251-1540 bnations@seniorhelpers.com www.seniorhelpers.com/solano-yolo HCO# 284700002

Senior Helpers North Bay is a care management company providing care management, transitional care, placement, and non-medial home care. FREE assessments and safety checks. We make recommendations based on needs. Employees are insured, bonded, background checked, and trained for various situations. A patented dementia training program called GEMs is used for all caregivers. Rates are $31.00 per hour or $650.00 per 24 hour shift “Live-in”. We also offer case management for $60 per hour.

7. Your Home…Nursing Services

3188 Jefferson St. Napa, CA 94558 707-428-5733 (Fairfield/Vacaville) 707-642-4711 (Vallejo/Benicia) 707-224-7780 (Napa) 707-996-4135 (Sonoma) 530-753-7478 (Yolo County)

www.yourhomenursing.com HCO# 010000218

A State Licensed, Family owned, Local, Private Duty Home Care Agency providing all levels of care in Solano, Napa, Yolo Counties and the town of Sonoma (including surrounding areas). Our agency has been providing our communities with care for 29 years! Our services range from Homemaker/Companion to Hands-On Caregivers to Licensed/Skilled Nursing Services.

There is no extra charge for nights or weekends and our services can start the moment you need us. We provide a complimentary Skilled Assessment to determine your special needs and then develop a care plan, and offer a Home Evaluation for safety. To ensure quality of care, we provide Home Revisits, and your care is always managed by an RN (at no cost to you).

All our caregivers are insured, bonded, finger printed and have background checks. We offer 140 caregivers, and many of them have been with our agency for 10 years or more.

Our agency provides many types of care: Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Post-Surgical needs, Strokes, Parkinson’s, Cancer support services, Fractures of all types, Falls, Pneumonia, Hospice Support Services, Frail Special Needs, Care of Pets, and our Caregivers are available for Worldwide Travel…and of course, any special family requests for care.

Our agency accepts private pay, all insurances, and we are very proud Vendors of the Veteran’s Administrative Programs.

Our Rates: 4 hour minimum at $32 per hour, 5+ hours at $29 per hour, and we offer Live-Ins and Sleep overs. Also, we provide Skilled Nursing Services. Our agency doesn’t require deposits and our services can start immediately!

Faith in Action Serving Solano County 707-469-6675

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


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 Home Care Agency 918 Merchant Street Vacaville, CA 95688 707-447- 7734 www.americarenorcal.com

AmeriCare Home Care Agency is a referral agency for caregivers. Refers qualified, professional caregivers that match the needs of the client with the skills, personality and experience of the caregiver. Caregivers are experienced in and can provide companionship care, local transportation, and non-medical personal care from one hour up to 24 hours. Most referred caregivers also have state training and certification. Background and driving records are checked. Negotiated hourly rates range from $21 to $26 based on services provided. Private pay and most long term care insurance accepted.