Kimochi Home: Residential/Respite Care Program

(License #380504099)

The residential program has the capacity to house up to 19 ambulatory seniors in either single or shared rooms. Residents are under 24-hour supervised, non-medical care. Staff provides assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, and taking medications.

Kimochi is the most vocal and effective advocate for our elders and we need their voice.
— Rhonda Hirata, Former Kimochi Board Director & Legacy Society Member

The respite care program is temporary, short term, 24-hour supervised care for seniors. This service is available for families in need of backup care for an elderly member, especially during periods of caregiver burnout and stress or during family vacations which necessitate leaving a senior behind. The program is also an option for seniors who are being discharged from the hospital or who have recently been ill and need a temporary place to stay until they feel healthy enough to return home. Both programs feature the following services:

  • 24 hours supervision in a secured building

  • Three nutritious Japanese style meals

  • Social and recreational activities

  • Transportation and escorts to medical appointments

  • Monitoring of general health and development of appropriate care plans

  • Housekeeping services including laundry

  • Regular assessment to monitor care level


  • Individual must be 60 years of age or older

  • Ambulatory (able to walk independently with little or no assistance. Canes are O.K.)

  • Able to get along with others in a group setting

  • Able to cooperate with staff


Kimochi Home
1531 Sutter Street (at Octavia), San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel: (415) 922-9972
Linda Ishii, Administrator,


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