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California Right at Home

Right at Home was founded by Allen Hager. For many years, Allen worked in healthcare as a hospital administrator. While in the hospital environment, he watched many of his patients – especially seniors – leave the facility and return home, but not necessarily return to health. Once home, a lot of his former patients were unable to care for themselves.

Allen knew that with a little help, most of these people could lead healthy, happy lives in their own homes. But he also knew that there were very few companies that offered this kind of help. Allen didn't just jump in and start a franchising company, however.

First, he talked to dozens of families to understand the different kinds of challenges they faced and what kind of care would help. Then he became a certified nursing assistant so he could experience the needs of people who were still living in their home but who needed some professional assistance.

In 1995, Allen started Right at Home in Omaha, Nebraska. Five years later, he started branching into other regions of the country by carefully selecting franchisees who shared his passion for caring for those in their community.

Right at Home now has more than 500 locations that serve tens of thousands of clients across the United States and internationally.


Maybe you’ve noticed Mom and Dad’s house starting to decline: counters are dirty, shelves undusted. Or perhaps your sister’s health is waning; she’s growing older and forgets to take her medications. Whatever the signs, you’re beginning to wonder if your loved one needs help around the house. Companionship care and homemaking offer just that: nonclinical assistance for those who need it, without leaving the comfort of home.

From doing the laundry and taking out the garbage to reading out loud or playing cards, professionals in companionship care and homemaking serve as another body within the home. They’re available to help remind patients when to take their medications, keep up around the house and even drive someone to a hair appointment. Both services differ slightly in how they work.

Companionship Care
The purpose of companionship care is to offer company and friendship. Companions may help with certain household chores, such as laying out towels before a shower, but their primary purpose is to spend time with the patient. Grown children may want to hire companions to keep an eye on their aging parents, for example. Some of the services offered by companionship care include:

  • Transportation
  • Reading a book aloud
  • Playing games
  • Accompanying the patient for a walk outside
  • Letter writing
  • Monitoring the home

Think of homemaking as an addition to companionship care. With a homemaker, patients will receive all the benefits of a companion—such as transportation—but with added bonuses. Homemaking extends to include tasks such as cooking, cleaning and even grocery shopping. Some of the services offered by homemaking include:

  • Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Taking out the garbage
  • Light housekeeping
  • Organization
  • Respite care

Cheaper Than Home Health Aides
Companionship care and homemaking do not include personal, hands-on care. For example, companions cannot help patients bathe or take their medications. Instead, they can prepare the bath and remind patients to take their medications. Most states require additional licensing for personal, hands-on care.
Therefore, hiring companions or homemakers will cost less than hiring a home health aide, who undergoes additional training and needs a state license to provide hands-on care. The difference in cost can run $4-5 less per hour.

Benefits of Companionship Care and Homemaking
From taking away loneliness to ensuring proper nutrition, companionship care and homemaking have many benefits for patients. If you suspect your loved one isn’t eating well, for example, having a homemaker available to cook nutritious meals can turn around your family member’s health.

Here are just a few of the benefits these services offer:

  • Mental (cognitive) stimulation
  • Increased mobility due to transportation services
  • Socialization
  • Improvement in health, both physical and mental
  • Safety supervision

We Can Help
When you call Right at Home, one of their professionals will visit your loved one’s house and provide a free assessment to determine your needs. Their professionals are very flexible and will partner with your family to determine the best schedule for companionship care and homemaking visits.

Alameda County 3137 Castro Valley Boulevard, Suite 201, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Beverly Hills 269 S. Beverly Dr., Unit 1165, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Burlingame 433 Airport Blvd, Suite 109, Burlingame, CA 94010
Coastal Orange County 17155 Newhope St, Suite O, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-4226
Conejo West Valley 1325 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 201, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Corona 495 E Rincon St, Suite 211, Corona, CA 92879
Covina 17026 E. Cypress St., Unit D, Covina, CA 91722
Encinitas 8369 Vickers Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92111
Fallbrook 589 E. Elder, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Folsom Lake 9198 Greenback Lane, Suite 108, Orangevale, CA 95662
Fresno 5550 N. Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
Glendale & Burbank 224 E Olive Ave., Suite 304, Burbank, CA 91502
Hacienda Heights 16388 Colima Rd., Suite 109, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Hemet 1119 S. State Street, Hemet, CA 92543
Laguna Hills 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 150, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
La Jolla 8369 Vickers Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92111
La Mesa 8369 Vickers Street, Suite 203, San Diego, CA 92111
Livermore Valley & Mt. Diablo Valley 2222 2nd Street, Livermore, CA 94550
Los Angeles South Bay 19146 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance, CA 90501
Los Angeles Westside 1314 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 208, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Marin 121 Paul Drive, Suite A2, San Rafael, CA 94903
Modesto 4230 Kiernan, Suite 105, Modesto, CA 95356
Napa 3369 Beard Rd, Napa, CA 94558
Northwest Orange County 5252 Orange Avenue, Suite 209, Cypress, CA 90630
Palm Springs 74040 Highway 111, Suite J, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Pasadena 1250 E. Walnut Street, Suite 220, Pasadena, CA 91106
Placer & Sacramento Counties 2865 Sunrise Blvd, Suite 102, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Quality Care with Right at Home Sacramento-Davis 3840 Rosin Ct, Ste 170, Sacramento, CA 95834
Rancho Cucamonga 10134 6th St, Suite J, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Riverside 3610 Central Ave., Suite 400, Riverside, CA 92506
Roseville 970 Reserve Dr., Suite 119, Roseville, CA 95678
San Jose 2190 Stokes Street, Suite 203, San Jose, CA 95128
San Marcos 310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 207, San Marcos, CA 92078
San Mateo Palo Alto 483 Seaport Court, Suite 104, Redwood City, CA 94063
Santa Barbara 1018 Garden Street, Suite 204, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Cruz 9057 Soquel Drive, Bldg. A, Suite D, Aptos, CA 95003
Sherman Oaks 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 204, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Sonoma 1825 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Temecula 29379 Rancho California Road, Suite 206, Temecula, CA 92591
Tustin 17842 Irvine Boulevard, Suite 200, Tustin, CA 92780
Union City 2600 Central Ave, Suite L, Union City, CA 94587
Ventura County 360 Mobil Avenue, Suit 102A, Camarillo, CA 93010
West Los Angeles 1750 14th Street, Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90404
West Orange County 5242 Katella Avenue, Suite 103A, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Yucaipa 12189 7th St, Suite 6, Yucaipa, CA 92399

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