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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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About Independent Living

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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About Nursing Homes

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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About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Find the Right Home Care near Santa Cruz, CA

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

Find the best home care agencies in Santa Cruz to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Santa Cruz home hospice care. Personalized home care in Santa Cruz can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 110 options for accredited home care in Santa Cruz, CA, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

We are also serving Home Care in surrounding neighborhoods like Eastside, Riverwalk, and Downtown Santa Cruz. You may also consider nearby communities such as Aptos, Burlingame or Campbell.

Home Care Facilities near Santa Cruz, CA

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24 Hour Home Care - Santa Clara

4675 Stevens Creek, Suite 121, Santa Clara, CA 95051

(43 reviews)

24Hr HomeCare can help you continue a full, active and healthy way of life providing a premier non-medical homecare tailored to your needs. 24Hr HomeCare is an award-winning company that has served local communities since 2008, and all offices are company owned and operated. Our team will go...

Care Indeed - Campbell

419 E. Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

(5 reviews)

Care Indeed is a non-medical home care provider. Since 2010 we have been offering hourly or live-in services that fall into these categories: • Personal care• Support with mobility• Help with household chores• Companionship• TransportationWe also send our trained and experienced caregivers,...

Home Care Assistance San Francisco Peninsula

339 Primrose Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

(3 reviews)

Home Care Assistance, Burlingame's leading provider of in-home senior care, provides premier care at home. Founded by a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and PhD Clinical Psychologist, Home Care Assistance rigorously screens and trains caregivers in its exclusive Balanced Care Method™. This Method...

Care Indeed - San Mateo

102 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

(1 review)

Care Indeed is a non-medical home care provider. Since 2010 we have been offering hourly or live-in services that fall into these categories: • Personal care• Support with mobility• Help with household chores• Companionship• TransportationWe also send our trained and experienced caregivers,...

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Thrive Home Care - San Leandro

14895 E. 14th St Suite 130, San Leandro, CA 94578

(8 reviews)

Kindred at Home - Livermore

1569 Olivina Ave, Suite 129, Livermore, CA 94551

(7 reviews)

Comforcare Home Care Alameda County

20585 Wisteria Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546

(6 reviews)

Kindred at Home - Campbell

901 Campisi Way, Suite 310, Campbell, CA 95008

(6 reviews)

Homecare California

885 N San Antonio Rd Ste, Los Altos, CA 94022

(4 reviews)

Home Care California is the Peninsula's leading provider of experienced caregivers, nurse assistants, and home health aides at home. Serving the residents of San Mateo & Santa Clara counties, we specialize in live-in, overnight and hourly care. As a Certified Homecare Aide Organization (through...

Victorian Home Care - Monterey

409 Washington Street, Suite 200, Monterey, CA 93940

(4 reviews)

Kindred at Home - Daly City

355 Gellert Boulevard, Suite 130, Daly City, CA 94015

(2 reviews)

Victorian Home Care

10096 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

(0 review)

Prolonged illness, disability or simply the challenges of aging can significantly alter the life-style of older adults.  Daily responsibilities can be difficult.  However, efficient coordination of medical, personal and...

Reachpoint Home Care & Resources INC.

1210 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 123, San Jose, CA 95128

(0 review)

Essential Care - Santa Clara

1675 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95050

(0 review)

Senescent In-Home

3516 Farm Hill Blvd., Unit 21, Redwood City, CA 94061

(0 review)

Visiting Angels

1658 Soquel Dr. Suite B, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(1 review)

Services We begin by reviewing your needs through discussions with involved family members; when necessary we consult with the physician(s) of the care recipient, social workers, hospitals, or nursing home staff. class=bodycopy>Next, working in conjunction with the family, we develop an...

ComForcare Senior Services

100 Doyle St. Suite F, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(0 review)

ComForcare understands that today's busy lifestyles often deprive family members of the time necessary to provide hands on assistance and companionship for their loved ones. Therefore, we want every family we service to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved-ones are safe and...

Home Instead Senior Care

3912 Portola Drive Ste 3, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

(0 review)

Home Instead Senior Care is the worlds trusted non-medical provider of Companionship, Light Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Medication Reminders, Errands, and Incidental Transportation to and from activities, doctors appointments and etc. We also provide Personal and Respite Care.Our Caregivers...

Care Indeed - Menlo Park

890 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025

(7 reviews)

Care Indeed is a non-medical home care provider. Since 2010 we have been offering hourly or live-in services that fall into these categories: • Personal care• Support with mobility• Help with household chores• Companionship• TransportationWe also send our trained and experienced caregivers,...

Synergy HomeCare of San Mateo

1710 S. Amphlett Boulevard Suite 128, San Mateo, CA 94402

(5 reviews)

Synergy HomeCare is a provider of 1-1 caregivers. We provide caregivers that go into people's homes and help them with the little things they can't do for themselves, or it is difficult to do for themselves. The bulk of our population is seniors, but we do service people of all ages, including...

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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 Santa Cruz, CA

A picturesque coastal California gem just south of the Bay Area, Santa Cruz offers many conveniences and attractions typical of a large urban center but still retains the charm of a beach town or seaside resort. An iconic amusement park, unique museums, diverse shopping and dining experiences, and several healthcare facilities combine to make Santa Cruz a well-rounded city with a wide variety of entertainment options. The region’s warm Mediterranean climate provides year-round opportunities to enjoy Santa Cruz to the fullest. Pristine beaches and natural areas, like Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, create all kinds of possibilities for residents to enjoy an active lifestyle — and Northern California’s wine country is never far away.

Home care, or in-home care, in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, CA

The median monthly cost of a home health aide in 2020 was about $6,300 in the Santa Cruz area and $5,500 in the state of California, according to Genworth.

Learn More About Santa Cruz, CA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Santa Cruz are rated nine 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
109 129 102 107 106 102

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
$90,244 per year $54,913 per year $67,765 per year $35,608 per year $43,394 per year $5,835 per year $1,375 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Santa Cruz include:

Dominican Hospital

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 220+
  • Specialties: emergency care, ICU, joint replacement

Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 30+
  • Specialties: arthroscopy, joint replacement, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Santa Cruz’s climate is classified as warm-summer Mediterranean, meaning the city experiences mild, wet winters and mostly dry summers. The average humidity level is 73%, and humidity levels are often highest during February at about 76%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
51°F 61°F 40°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
64°F 75°F 53°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 101

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: 31″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
32 11.7% 63,054 4,949 per square mile 2.4

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)
0.4% 9.8% 1.9% 21.1% 0.2% 5.9% 62.6%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in San Jose: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Santa Cruz County

Democratic Republican Other
75% 17.8% 7.3%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
  • The Victorians of Walnut Avenue, Castro Adobe, Wilder Ranch State Park
  • Santa Cruz Wharf

Outdoor attractions in Santa Cruz:

  • Ocean View Park, Neary Lagoon Park, Harvey West Park, Seabright State Beach, Lighthouse Field State Beach
  • Moore Creek Preserve, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park, Neary Lagoon Park
  • UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Santa Cruz’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Regal Santa Cruz, Landmark’s Del Mar Theatre
  • Santa Cruz Film Festival, Scotts Valley Art & Wine Festival, Monterey Birding Festival
  • San Lorenzo Park Plaza Shopping Center, Gateway Plaza


Santa Cruz METRO operates bus routes in Santa Cruz and neighboring cities, as well as an express bus to San Jose. For cyclists, Santa Cruz has many facilities catered to bike transit, such as lockers and racks throughout the city to make biking a viable option for transportation within the city. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Santa Cruz.

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Touched By Angels Home Care, Familiar Surroundings Home Care and LWF Home Care Specialists are the top rated home care agencies near Santa Cruz, California. See full list of communities.

There are 110 home care agencies near Santa Cruz, California. See the full list.

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