Patients must be 65 or older, live in San Francisco, and be unable to leave home due to a physical disability or dementia. Because UCSF is a teaching institution, we also teach students, residents and fellows.
Who We Are
We are a team of doctors, nurse practitioners and social workers with expertise in geriatrics and palliative medicine. We make home visits, support patients and families with complex care needs, focus on understanding their goals and preferences for medical care, specialize in symptom management, and provide individualized care.
Additional team members include registered nurses and patient care coordinators.
Our team is specially trained to manage common illnesses and conditions in aging such as dementia (Alzheimer’s, vascular and others), arthritis, and heart problems as well as frailty and falls.
Our services can help you and your loved ones:
- Understand your illness and what to expect in the future.
- Serve as your primary care provider and coordinate your care.
- Create a clear and effective plan for managing symptoms at home.
- Ensure a safe and comfortable transition from hospital to home.
- Make important medical decisions based on what’s important to you.
- Connect to medical and social support resources for you and your loved ones.
Insurance, Funding and Referrals
Care at Home accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal and supplemental insurance coverage. Our operations are funded primarily by private support from foundations and individual donors.
Referrals come from UCSF hospitals and clinics, community doctors, home care agencies, family members and adult protective services.
Care at Home has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status through the UCSF Foundation. Donations are accepted online.