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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Find the Right Home Care near Merced, CA

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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Merced, CA can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Merced – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Merced to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Merced home hospice care. Personalized home care in Merced can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 19 options for accredited home care in Merced, CA, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care in surrounding neighborhoods like Downtown Merced, , and . You may also consider nearby communities such as Madera, Modesto or Sonora.

Home Care Facilities near Merced, CA

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Valley Home Care - Modesto

909 15th St Suite 2-A, Modesto, CA 95354

(5 reviews)

At Valley Home Care, we strive to distinguish our agency as the clear, obvious choice of families who want the highest possible standard of senior home care.We know your loved ones are special. So are our caregivers. No other home care agency in the Central Valley invests more time, effort and...

Home Helpers of Central Valley, CA

117 Ketch Lane, Modesto, CA 95356

(1 review)

Alegre Home Care - Modesto

1400 Florida Avenue Suite 206, Modesto, CA 95350

(5 reviews)

Senior Helpers - Madera, CA

450 S Madera Ave #E, Madera, CA 93637

(0 review)

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TLC Assistant Living Services

715 Arbona Circle North, Sonora, CA 95370

(0 review)

Mercy Home Care

200 E 15th St, Merced, CA 95340

(0 review)

Mercy Hospital

2740 M St, Merced, CA 95340

(0 review)

Right at Home

4230 Kiernan Avenue, #105, Modesto, CA 95356

(11 reviews)

Right at Home is an in-home care and assistance agency, providing quality senior and disabled persons care since 1995. We provide trained, insured and bonded caregivers for a variety of caregiving needs. Whether it's for extra assistance after a stay in the hospital, an aging parent who needs...

Right at Home

5084 N. Fruit Ave #105, Fresno, CA 93711

(8 reviews)

Right at Home helps seniors and disabled adults remain in the comfort of their own home. If you or a family member needs assistance with routine daily activities, Right at Home is the helping hand you seek. Our trained, bonded and insured caregivers provide in-home supportive care lasting from a...

Seniority Lifecare At Home

11 S. Washington St, Sonora, CA 95370

(5 reviews)

It is the mission of Seniority Lifecare to enhance the lives of senior citizens and provide them a feeling of independence and dignity, living in their own homes, by providing home care assistants and personal care assistants.Clients are carefully assessed by our staff, with the participation of...

Around the Clock Companion Care

295 West Cromwell Ste 110, Fresno, CA 93711

(2 reviews)

Around The Clock Care is locally owned and operated.The owners of Around The Clock Care have been in the senior care business for over 23 years,operating and managing Assisted Living Facilities.In addition, they own and operate a licensed Medicare Certified and JCAHO Accredited Home Health Agency...

SOS Elder Care

PO Box 5283, Sonora, CA 95370

(1 review)

Option Care

2800 Mitchell Rd # S, Ceres, CA 95307

(0 review)

Addus Healthcare

817 Coffee Road #B, Modesto, CA 95355

(0 review)

Golden Independence Home Care

945 Coffee Road #2, Modesto, CA 95355

(0 review)


1101 Sylvan Ave # C, Modesto, CA 95350

(0 review)

Residential Care Resources

1729 Tully Rd # B NO LONGER IN BUSINESS, Modesto, CA 95350

(0 review)

Sitters Of Stanislaus

2900 Standiford Ave # 16b-365, Modesto, CA 95350

(0 review)

Helping Hands Home Svc

15000 Jenness Rd, Sonora, CA 95370

(0 review)
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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
Complete guide to home care

Learn More About Home Care in Merced, CA

Merced offers its residents easy access to many of the resources and services needed to meet daily needs—like shopping centers, healthcare facilities, and public transportation—in a dense, suburban setting. Within city limits, residents of Merced enjoy the unique attractions that help create the city’s identity, such as the Merced Agricultural Museum or Merced’s Applegate Park Zoo. For those seeking outdoor adventure, Merced lies in close proximity to numerous, pristine nature areas, including Yosemite National Park, that create countless opportunities to enjoy the surrounding area’s scenic beauty.

Home care, or in-home care, in Merced is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Home Care in Merced, CA

The median monthly cost of a home health aide in 2020 was about $5,500 in both the Merced area and the state of California, according to Genworth.

Learn More About Merced, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Merced are rated 20 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
120 127 106 118 123 115

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$49,870 per year $35,906 per year $39,961 per year $18,549 per year $42,749 per year $2,239 per year $602 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Merced include:

Mercy Medical Center Merced

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Emanuel Medical Center

  • Facility type: corporate, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 200+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Weather and Climate

Merced’s climate is classified as semi-arid, experiencing long, dry summers, and with most of its yearly rainfall occurring during its mild winters. The average humidity level is 60%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 87%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
46°F 55°F 38°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
79°F 97°F 61°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 95

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average annual precipitation: 13″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
31 10.1% 84,061 3,607 per square mile 3.1

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.9% 11.8% 5.4% 55.2% 0.1% 4.4% 25.8%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Modesto: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 60/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Merced County

Democratic Republican Other
51.4% 43.5% 5.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Merced include:

  • Merced County Courthouse Museum
  • Merced Agricultural Museum

Outdoor attractions in Merced:

  • Moraga Park
  • Fahrens Park
  • Lake Yosemite County Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Merced’s Applegate Park Zoo

Merced’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Regal Hollywood Merced
  • Merced Theatre
  • Merced Mall
  • Merced Marketplace


Merced’s Regional Transit System operates a fixed-route bus system known as “The Bus,” as well as a paratransit service, throughout Merced County. The Bus offers free rides to veterans, seniors 62 years of age and above, and ADA-eligible passengers. Taxis and rideshare services are also available in Merced.

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There are 19 home care agencies near Merced, California. See the full list.

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