Located directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, Bergen County is a large, densely populated collection of 70 municipalities including Hackensack, the county seat. As a part of the New York City metro area, seniors living in the county have easy access to world-class shopping, entertainment, cultural attractions and health care services. Approximately 932,000 people live in Bergen County, and seniors aged 65 and older make up 17.7% of the county’s population. 

Bergen County seniors who require in-home care can expect to pay $4,957 per month for either homemaker or home health aide services, which is the same as the statewide average rate. Care costs in the area are above the national average of $4,481 for a homemaker, and $4,576 for a home health aide. 

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Bergen County, so data for the closest city, New York, was used. 

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Bergen County area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Bergen County, NJ

2021

Synergy HomeCare of Bergen County – Teaneck, NJ

1029 Teaneck Road Suite 3d, Teaneck, NJ, 07666

They do cooking and personal care. I like how they track their caretakers and what they are doing.
They do cooking and personal care. I like how they track their caretakers and what they are doing.

2021

Always Best Care of Morris County

30 Tinc Road, Flanders, NJ, 07836

I can completely rely on the caregiver to take care of my mother. We really like the employee that they’ve sent us.
I can completely rely on the caregiver to take care of my mother. We really like the employee that they’ve sent us.

2019

Right at Home Ridgewood

320 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ, 07649

They come in every morning and come in the evening to wash him. The people I’ve been working with are wonderful.
They come in every morning and come in the evening to wash him. The people I’ve been working with are wonderful.

2019, 2021

Synergy HomeCare Metro NJ

181 New Road Suite 213, Parsippany, NJ, 07054

They do the things that I cannot do for my husband. They allowed me to sleep. They provide all the services we need. They are pleasant.
They do the things that I cannot do for my husband. They allowed me to sleep. They provide all the services we need. They are pleasant.

2019, 2020

Right at Home Montville, NJ

150 River Road, Suite F1, Montville, NJ, 07045

They accommodated me. I wanted a lot of hours with a caregiver. They sent a very nice aide to help me. I like that they matched the right person with me based on personality.
They accommodated me. I wanted a lot of hours with a caregiver. They sent a very nice aide to help me. I like that they matched the right person with me based on personality.

2017, 2018

HomeWell of Northeast New Jersey

15 Dyatt Place, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

I used Homewell and I was satisfied. Problems arose after 4 months. Live in aide was using phone constantly and using Face Time. She spent minimal time with my mom and spent the day absorbed in h … (read more)
I used Homewell and I was satisfied. Problems arose after 4 months. Live in aide was using phone constantly and using Face Time. She spent minimal time with my mom and spent the day absorbed in h … (read more)

Love & Care LLC

68 old farm road, Fairfield, CT, 06824

Our whole family is so thankful for how caring and professional Bruce and his staff were in caring for our father. The caregivers were on time, helpful, and trustworthy. The agency was responsive t … (read more)
Our whole family is so thankful for how caring and professional Bruce and his staff were in caring for our father. The caregivers were on time, helpful, and trustworthy. The agency was responsive t … (read more)

Comfort Keepers of Montclair & Hasbrouck Heights

45 Park Street, Suite 6, Montclair, NJ, 07042

I have used Comfort Keepers for the care of my Mom for about a year. They are very helpful and reliable. The have excellent caregivers.
I have used Comfort Keepers for the care of my Mom for about a year. They are very helpful and reliable. The have excellent caregivers.

Home Instead – Teaneck, NJ

1086 Teaneck Rd, Suite 3C-2, Teaneck, NJ, 07666

Would very much recommend this agency and caregivers.
Would very much recommend this agency and caregivers.

ROYAL CAREGIVERS – Newark, NJ

1 Gateway Center, STE 2600, Newark, NJ, 07102

Royal CareGivers delivers personalized care with love, excellence, prestige, individual pride, and company spirit. Our focus is to maximize the health and quality of life of the individual we serve, … (read more)
Royal CareGivers delivers personalized care with love, excellence, prestige, individual pride, and company spirit. Our focus is to maximize the health and quality of life of the individual we serve, … (read more)

Always Best Care of Wayne NJ

130 W. Pleasant Avenue, Suite 305, Maywood, NJ, 07607

My ninety year old grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few months ago. Without the in home care provided by Always Best Care, I do not know how we would have managed everything. I am gratef … (read more)
My ninety year old grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few months ago. Without the in home care provided by Always Best Care, I do not know how we would have managed everything. I am gratef … (read more)

BavaHomecare

411 Hackensack ave, suite 200 , Hackensack, NJ, 07601

We had an urgent need to obtain care immediately. The BAVA Coordinator was very polite, courteous and comforting that their organization could deliver on our wishes and provide the type of speciali … (read more)
We had an urgent need to obtain care immediately. The BAVA Coordinator was very polite, courteous and comforting that their organization could deliver on our wishes and provide the type of speciali … (read more)

Right at Home Eastern Bergen County

273 Palisade Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010

The agency can make my life easier by not calling me so often and communicating more clearer. It is helpful by providing the care that I do not have time to do anymore. I would like to see the commu … (read more)
The agency can make my life easier by not calling me so often and communicating more clearer. It is helpful by providing the care that I do not have time to do anymore. I would like to see the commu … (read more)

Right at Home Hawthorne, NJ

1107 Goffle Road, Hawthorne, NJ, 07506

We used Right at Home temporarily. The service was good and responsive. They provided personal care and transfers. They were very receptive when we had questions.
We used Right at Home temporarily. The service was good and responsive. They provided personal care and transfers. They were very receptive when we had questions.

Home Helpers of Montclair

28 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042


Applause Home Care

19-21 Fair Lawn Ave Suite 2C, Fair Lawn, NJ, 07410


The Senior Company Morris

176 Morris St. 1st Floor , Morristown, NJ, 07960

We provide services that include personal ADL services, companionship & home support, respite care, geriatric care management, skilled nursing services and physician services. <p></p> The Senior Com … (read more)
We provide services that include personal ADL services, companionship & home support, respite care, geriatric care management, skilled nursing services and physician services. <p></p> The Senior Com … (read more)

The Senior Company Ridgewood

45 N Broad St. Suite 100-1,, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450

We provide services that include personal ADL services, companionship & home support, respite care, geriatric care management, skilled nursing services and physician services. <p></p> The Senior Com … (read more)
We provide services that include personal ADL services, companionship & home support, respite care, geriatric care management, skilled nursing services and physician services. <p></p> The Senior Com … (read more)

Gratitude Homecare

140 E Ridgewood Avenue Suite 415 , Paramus, NJ, 07652

With over 40 years of combined experience, we are a family-owned business whose collective goal is to integrate your loved one into our family—and our purpose is finding their purpose. Whatever your … (read more)
With over 40 years of combined experience, we are a family-owned business whose collective goal is to integrate your loved one into our family—and our purpose is finding their purpose. Whatever your … (read more)

Maris Eldercare LLC

100 Connell Dr Suite 2300, Berkeley Heights, NJ, 07922

The Agency’s mission is to provide paraprofessional services to clients in their place of residence thereby assisting them to realize his or her highest level of independence and quality of life. We … (read more)
The Agency’s mission is to provide paraprofessional services to clients in their place of residence thereby assisting them to realize his or her highest level of independence and quality of life. We … (read more)

Bergen County Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Bergen County:

Bergen County Wellness Check Program

Address: One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone Number: (201) 336-7400

The Bergen County Department of Human Services offers a free phone-based wellness check program for seniors and people living with disabilities. Program participants receive an automated phone call daily, and if an individual doesn’t answer that call, the system automatically contacts a designated emergency contact on behalf of the participant. 

Bergen County Meals on Wheels 

Address: One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone Number: (201) 336-7420

The Bergen County Meals on Wheels program provides housebound seniors aged 60 and older with low-cost, fully cooked nutritious meals. Participants are asked to pay $1.25 per meal, although payment is not mandatory. 

Meals are delivered by volunteer drivers who also conduct an in-person wellness check. To sign up, seniors can complete an online application or call the program coordinator. 

Bergen County Senior Activity Centers

Address: One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone Number: (201) 336-7474

The Bergen County Department of Human Services operates 10 senior activity centers where older adults can participate in a variety of free and low-cost social, educational and fitness programs designed to promote healthy aging and reduce isolation among seniors. Programs vary with each center and may include congregate meals, exercise classes, drop-in card games, arts and crafts lessons and special events such as health fairs and holiday parties. 

Community Transportation 

Address: 178 Essex Street, Lodi, NJ 07644
Phone Number: (201) 368-5955

The Division of Community Transportation is a county-run, on-demand transportation service for seniors and people living with disabilities. Participants receive door-to-door transportation to destinations throughout the county with a focus on helping clients access medical, educational and community support services. Community transportation vehicles are ADA-compliant and accessible for those who use mobility devices, and the program is free for eligible seniors. 

CHORE Handyman Service

Address: 64 Passaic Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone Number: (201) 489-9454

Bergen Volunteers, a nonprofit community service organization, operates the CHORE handyman service. This volunteer-based program matches skilled seniors with older homeowners who require assistance with minor home maintenance tasks, such as fixing a leaky faucet, replacing electrical outlets and changing light bulbs.

Volunteers can also install grab bars, smoke detectors and other devices designed to help keep seniors safe in their own homes. Services are provided at no cost to program clients, and clients are required to cover the cost of any materials used by the volunteers.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.