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.


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.

Professional Health Care At Home
185 N. Redwood Dr., Ste. 150
San Rafael, CA 94903

Sutter Care at Home
1110 North Dutton Avenue,
Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 535-5600

100 Rowland Way, Suite 215
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 209-7700

Sonoma Valley Hospital
Healing st Home


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

1405 Marina Place
Rohnert Park, CA

At Home Caregivers is a locally owned and operated, full service, employee model agency. This means At Home Caregivers is the employer of record and we pay all taxes, insurance and worker’s compensation insurance for our carefully selected, and compassionate caregivers. Rates range from $20-$25 an hour depending on the needs of the client. “Live-in” 24-hour care ranges from $275-$325. RN case manager rate is $90 an hour. Transportation is available at $24 an hour (using your car, otherwise, add $.75/mi), with a three hour minimum. Caregivers are triple-screened, experienced, insured, bonded and supervised. Discounts given in long-term cases. Free assessments, care plans, home safety inspections and monthly quality assurance evaluations! Tell us you found us in Born to Age and receive a free client book!

At Home Nursing
1378 A Corporate Center Parkway
Santa Rosa, Ca. 95407
(707) 546-8773

At Home Nursing provides Personal Care Attendants (PCA’s), licensed shift care, skilled nursing visits & Nurse Case Management. The agency has been in business since 1998 & is locally nurse owned & managed. Certified by CAHSAH (California Association for Health Services at Home) for PCA services, State licensed Home Health Agency providing skilled nursing services, filling Medi-Sets & providing Geriatric Case Management services. All staff are hired as employees & are bonded, insured, background checked, reference checked & tested. Agency matches personalities and skill level need of clients to caregivers. Free in-home assessment by a nurse. Nurse Care manager maintains the client & supervises the caregivers on an ongoing basis. 24-hour Nurse Manager On Call for management and support of all cases and caregivers. Rates start at $24.95 per hour. Also provide Sleep Shifts, 12 hour shifts (at no overtime) & 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 & the various Hospices. It is also contracted with numerous private insurances.

Heart & Soul Home Care Management
Sonoma, Marin & Napa

Heart & Soul Home Care is a local woman-owned, family-operated home care and care management company, providing comprehensive medical, psychiatric and elder care management, and non-medical home caregivers. Specializes in comprehensive care plans, acting as a liaison between families, doctors and legal specialists to coordinate and ensure clear communication with the care team. A Plan of Care Report is established so in-home functionality can be tracked and preparations can be made for future needs. Care manager is available, on call 24/7. All caregivers have at least two years of professional experience, are bonded, have background checks, are drug screened, verified DMV and auto insurance. All have a right to work in the U.S. Hourly shifts run $24-27 an hour, and a 24-hour shift is $290. Trish Mairet, MA. owner, has over 20 years of experience in health care, including medical social work, hospital discharge planning, mental health crisis/ psychiatric emergency services, hospital acute and transitional rehab, adult protective services, family therapy and geriatric home care management.

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

2901 Cleveland Ave., Suite 203
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Hired Hands Homecare is a family owned and operated, full service homecare company, providing a wide range of caregiving services for over 17 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 @ $24.00 per hour, and 24 hour care starts at $310. 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

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.) Rates from $21.95/hr to $26.95/hr for hourly care. Live in rates $275-$299 per day. Caregivers are Alzheimer’s and Dementia trained, and many are CNAs and Home Health Aides. Bonded and insured Free consultations, assessments, comprehensive care plans and supervisor visits.

Professional Healthcare at Home
185 N. Redwood Drive, Suite 150
San Rafael, CA 94903
Fax: 415-492-8401

Professional Healthcare 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 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.

Right at Home – Sonoma County
The Surgery / Medical Center
1111 Sonoma Ave. Ste. 324
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Members of the National Private Duty Association (NPDA), and adhere to state and federal guidelines in employment practices, rules, regulations, professional ethical and legal codes, standards, and guidelines which you can see at www. privatedutyhomecare.org. Caregivers with a Difference. Right at Home pays all state and Federal taxes, professional liability insurance, and Workers’ Comp. All caregivers are bonded, drug tested, criminal background checked, reference checked and must pass a competency test by 80%. Strive to match personalities and skill level of our caregivers to the needs of clients to create a supportive relationship. Clients can choose their caregivers after reading their personal biographies. Each client is personally introduced to the caregiver and reviews the Care Plan to ensure complete understanding. They are then monitored and supervised throughout the case and a Nurse Manager is on-call 24/7. Provides ongoing caregiver education through Right at Home University and Medline University for accredited CEUs. As Member of AARP National Employers Team. officially recognized by AARP as an organization that values employing older adult caregivers for their leadership & experience. Also help qualified Vets secure benefits through Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit. Companion care rates start at $23/hr. Personal Care rates start at $24/hr. Overnights rates start at $200 and 24 hour rates start at $310. 1 and 2 hour visit rates are also available. Caregivers are approved to transport when needed.

Senior Resources @ Home
6637 Oakmont Drive, Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Website: www.jtm-esc.org
Contact: (707) 539-9000

Senior Resources @ Home is a nonprofit home care program providing the care needed to keep Sonoma County seniors at home while supporting their health, safety, and quality of life. At Senior Resources @ Home, our Certified Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides and Professional Caregivers are compassionate, reliable, and clear communicators. As a full service program Senior Resources @ Home handles all employee taxes, workers compensation insurance, and liability insurance. Our employees are criminal background checked through the FBI and DOJ and also pass a pre-employment physical. In order to better serve our clients’ unique needs we have developed 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. Episcopal Senior Communities’ programs serve over 12,000 Bay Area seniors aging in the place they call home: Senior Resources, offering Information & Assistance and Safety-Net Funding; Senior Center Without Walls, fighting social isolation and building community through telephone conference classes; Senior Produce Markets, providing community engagement and low-cost fresh produce at over 20 Bay Area sites; and ElderWISE, supporting the needs of isolated seniors with trained volunteers. Hourly Rate: $25.00/hr with a 2 hour minimum. For a free home care assessment call: (707) 539-9000

Seniors At Home
600 Fifth Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Seniors At Home
1360 N. Dutton, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Seniors At Home offers a comprehensive range of services to help seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes. 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. Home care rates are $60 for two-hour express care, $24-46 for hourly care (4-24 hours/day), and $320 per live-in shift. Skilled nursing visits are $150. 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.

Sequoia Senior Solutions
1372 McDowell Blvd, Suite S
Petaluma, CA 949554

A private duty, non-medical home care agency. Provides in-home care at $25.50 an hour. Evening Rate, $28.50 an hour from 8 pm to 8 am. Minimum 4-hour shift. Live in care, $360/day. 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.

Sutter Care At Home (Marin Office)
100 Rowland Way
Suite 215
Novato, CA

Sutter Care At Home is a not-for-profit organization providing home health, hospice, medical equipment, and private duty care. An employee-based, fullservice agency, all staff work for Sutter Care At Home. Home care aides have two years or more experience. Home Aides also receive ongoing training and are supervised by nurse or social worker care manager. Home care aide services include: personal care (such as assistance with dressing and bathing), light housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation to appointments and other errands. These services are $25 an hour, with a four-hour daily minimum and 12-hour per week minimum. Can provide hourly awake shifts 24 hours a day. Livein care is also available for $285 a day. All employees are screened, including professional reference verifications, criminal background checks, a driving history, a Social Security trace, and drug testing. Care management services are available at $125 an hour. Sutter Care at Home is a member of the National Private Duty Association (NPDA), which is the nation’s reliable resource for providers of private duty home care. Can assist with long-term care insurance claims and the Aid & Attendance benefit from the Veteran’s Administration. Call today for a free telephone consultation.

Visiting Angels
1120 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 528-0222 PH
(707) 528-2388 FX

Visiting Angels provides personalized non-medical services, and only hires professionally experienced caregivers. Visiting Angels is a fully bonded and insured agency, directed by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Case Managed by a Licensed Vocational Nurse. All caregivers are thoroughly background checked and drug screened. Agency conducts caregiver supervisory visits and regular client check-ins. Available 24/7. Free in-home assessments and safety checks. No Minimum. 2013 rates: Live in/24-hour, $15 per hour, Overnight (sleep) $19 per hour. Hourly 4-12 hours, $25 per hour. “Angel Visit”: 2 hour $30 per hour, 3 hours $27 per hour.


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.

Americare Alliance
507 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
Serving Sonoma and Napa Counties

Americare Alliance offers a selection of caregivers matched to specific needs. Clients choose their personal caregiver, determine hours, and days worked, and work with the caregiver in making a plan that works best for everyone. The same caregiver works in the client’s home each time. There are no minimum hours, no long term contracts. Companionship services are $21/hour for three or more hours, $24/hour for less than three hours. Personal care services (grooming, bathing ambulation)are $23-26 an hour, 12-hour shift is $190, and Live in are $250 a day. All caregivers are screened to include a criminal and driving record check reference checked and verified for legal work status and state certifications.

Caregiver Referral
Sonoma Council on Aging
707-525-0143, ext. 113

The Sonoma Council on Aging maintains a referral list of caregivers pre-screened with DMV and criminal background checks. Services offered include some light housework, driving, cooking and personal care. Rates are determined by individuals hired. Ranges $15-18/hour. The cost of the list is $100.

Inspired Senior Living Options
2455 Bennett Valley Rd., Suite A212
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Inspired Senior Living Options is a locally owned and operated home care referral and senior living placement agency. Local, hands-on approach and a large pool of caregivers provides flexibility in meeting clients’ requests. Dedicated to matching the right caregiver to each client’s needs. Caregivers provide non-medical services such as personal care, bathing assistance, light housekeeping, medication reminders, and help with errands or transportation. Staff on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Regardless of when you call, a live person will help with your needs or resolve an issue. No minimum hourly requirements. Services available from one hour per day to 24-hour round-the-clock care. One hour of care is $39, two or three hours of care is $24/hour, and four or more hours of care is $21/ hour. Full time 24-hour care starts at $260/day. All caregivers undergo annual background checks, are individually insured ($3 million in coverage), and individually bonded.

Marin Center for Independent Living
710 4th St.
San Rafael, CA 94935

Provides a list of experienced, screened home health aides.