Support Services

Preferred Providers for Home Care

Below please find our preferred providers for private duty home care services.  It is the goal of both The Lake Merritt and our preferred providers to help our residents “age in place,” which is defined as helping a person maintain one’s ability to live in one's own home and/or community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income and ability.

Visiting Angels -
Main Contact: Andrew Slakey - (510) 269-2999
2447 Santa Clara Ave.,  Suite 300B
Alameda, CA  94501

  • Companion Services
  • Adult Respite
  • Dignified, one-on-one assistance with bathing, dressing, and toileting
  • Mobility assistance to move them safely between beds and chairs

Senior Alternatives -
Main Contact: Paula Silver-Mano - (510) 482-3379
230 Grand Avenue, Suite 100
Oakland, CA  94610

  • Comprehensive home care and care management
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Meals, light housekeeping and laundry
  • 2 Hour Minimum per day
  • Reputation for handling clinically complicated cases, including, but not limited to managing depression dealing with resistance, dementia, etc.

Homewatch Caregivers -
Main Contacts: Ben & Leah Bloom - (510) 835-9362
3820 Broadway
Oakland, CA  94611

  • Eldercare, companion care, 24-hour care, personal care
  • Care services are available based on need from a few hours to 24/7

*Please note that we do have additional agencies that we can refer you to.  Please ask us if you would like us to extend this list.


Preferred Providers for Home Health/Hospice

Below please find our preferred providers for private duty home health.  These services are available to assist with outpatient rehabilitation.  

BrightStar Care -
(925) 284-8888
329 Rheem Blvd. Suite A
Moraga CA 94556

  • Full service home health and home care
  • Skilled private nursing in-home care
  • 2 Hour Minimum per day

Health Flex Home Health & Hospice -
Owner: Alex Koshevatsky (510) 553-1900
7677 Oakport Street, Suite 930
Oakland, CA 94621

  • Founded by nurses driven by compassion and quality care 
  • Skilled nursing and home health aides
  • Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and medical social workers
  • Accepts Medicare and many other health insurance providers

Kindred Home Health & Hospice -
Main Contacts: Kelly Guerrero (925) 246-6000   Valerie Perkins (510) 432-5426 (Hospice)
395 Taylor Blvd. Ste. 118
Pleasant Hill, CA  94513

  • Licensed nurses providing compassionate care at home
  • Wound care and pain management
  • Diabetes education and orthopedic rehabilitation 
  • Hands-on physical care


Preferred Providers for Geriatric Consultation & Support

Below please find our preferred providers for geriatric consultation & support.  Please note that these service providers are NOT affiliated with any home care agencies, but are strictly independent consultants who work with you to evaluate the necessary care for the client --- you and/or your loved one.

Advisors on Aging -
Main Contact: Carolyn Lonner, LCSW - (510) 693-0284

  • Helps manage chronic medical conditions and physical decline
  • Provides support and education for individuals and caregivers dealing with memory loss issues
  • Recommends appropriate housing and home care options
  • Assists with short-term and long-term planning


Ayon Living -
Main Contact: Rebecca Li, LCSW - (510) 519-9300
P.O. Box 11051
Oakland, CA  94611

  • Care planning and implementation
  • Monitoring through monthly or biweekly home visits
  • Medical advocacy and coordination
  • Oversight and coordination with a home care agency or other community partners

Courtney Blair, MSW, CMC -
Main Contact: Courney Blair - (510) 333-0186 

  • Arrange for home services & monitor quality of care 
  • Provide oversight and support to paid caregivers
  • Coordinate medical appointments and medical information
  • Assist families in positive decision making

Please note that we do have additional agencies that we can refer to you.  Please ask us if you would like to extend this listing.


Moving & Downsizing Alliances

DMA Organizing
Transition Partners

Betsy's Moving Matters

Other Resources

Therapist Specializing in Older Adults
Kelly Glazer, LCSW
She offers house calls

Senior Real Estate Brokers Specialists
Debbi Glosli
Liz Rush
Joann Sullivan