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, 2022

SYNERGY HomeCare of Bergen County – Teaneck, NJ

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

They’re good with caring for my grandmother. I like that they’re attentive to detail.
They’re good with caring for my grandmother. I like that they’re attentive to detail.

2019

Right at Home Ridgewood

320 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ, 07649

The help has been needed. I like their friendliness and openness.
The help has been needed. I like their friendliness and openness.

2021, 2022

Always Best Care of Morris County

30 Tinc Road, Flanders, NJ, 07836

They have helped me the most by being there to help my mom to do exercises and take her to the bathroom. I like that they are always prompt and helpful to my mother.
They have helped me the most by being there to help my mom to do exercises and take her to the bathroom. I like that they are always prompt and helpful to my mother.

2022

Home Helpers of South Bergen County

725 River Road, Suite 32-302, Edgewater, NJ, 07020

That there is somebody with her 24/7; she is eating, and she is clean and taken care of. And they keep me in the loop. They have been very responsive, on top of everything, and the care has been good … (read more)
That there is somebody with her 24/7; she is eating, and she is clean and taken care of. And they keep me in the loop. They have been very responsive, on top of everything, and the care has been good … (read more)

2017, 2018

HomeWell of Northeast New Jersey

15 Dyatt Place, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

My Dad has a full time live in caregiver 24/7. We are so thankful for her. She treats my Dad with respect and great care. The agency is always there to answer questions and to let me know when m … (read more)
My Dad has a full time live in caregiver 24/7. We are so thankful for her. She treats my Dad with respect and great care. The agency is always there to answer questions and to let me know when m … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2022

Right at Home Montville, NJ

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

They made it easier for me to pay for the services. They set up the banking system and it made billing easier for me. I like that they were consistent with helping me find someone to fit with my sche … (read more)
They made it easier for me to pay for the services. They set up the banking system and it made billing easier for me. I like that they were consistent with helping me find someone to fit with my sche … (read more)

2019, 2021, 2022

SYNERGY HomeCare of Parsippany

181 New Road Suite 213, Parsippany, NJ, 07054

Very Excellent and Cooperative Company for caring.
Very Excellent and Cooperative Company for caring.

Right at Home Eastern Bergen County

273 Palisade Ave., Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010

They haven’t sent a nurse. She’s going to leave soon. She helps me with my meals. They need to pay attention and have someone who speaks good English.
They haven’t sent a nurse. She’s going to leave soon. She helps me with my meals. They need to pay attention and have someone who speaks good English.

A-1 Health Care Services, Inc

291 A Main St, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

Since 1984, A-1 Health Care Services, Inc. has been providing quality and compassionate home health care to the residents of New Jersey serving Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Morris counties. We a … (read more)
Since 1984, A-1 Health Care Services, Inc. has been providing quality and compassionate home health care to the residents of New Jersey serving Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Morris counties. We a … (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

Great service and caregivers. Had worked with them a couple of months back. Keep doing the good work.
Great service and caregivers. Had worked with them a couple of months back. Keep doing the good work.

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)

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)

Homewatch Caregivers of Bergen

901 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ, 07666

Not only a great team to work with, wiith the care of both my mom and dad, they are compassionate and caring. They are also committed to the community through their various community involvements, vol … (read more)
Not only a great team to work with, wiith the care of both my mom and dad, they are compassionate and caring. They are also committed to the community through their various community involvements, vol … (read more)

Astir Home Health Care LLC

256 Broad Street Suite 2E, Bloomfield, NJ, 07003

We hired Astir Home Health Care LLC for my mother. It’s going well, and they offer companionship services, some driving, and some tours. They also do medication management. They come in 4 hours a day, … (read more)
We hired Astir Home Health Care LLC for my mother. It’s going well, and they offer companionship services, some driving, and some tours. They also do medication management. They come in 4 hours a day, … (read more)

Wellcare Home Care

212 Church Lane, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Welcome to Wellcare Home Care <p></p> You deserve to have the optimum level of health and comfort. Whenever life’s difficulties hinder you from achieving wellness, then we are here to provide you … (read more)
Welcome to Wellcare Home Care <p></p> You deserve to have the optimum level of health and comfort. Whenever life’s difficulties hinder you from achieving wellness, then we are here to provide you … (read more)

WeCare Home Caregivers

32 Elizabeth Ave, Suite 201 , Newark, NJ, 07108

At WeCare Home Caregivers, our goal is to help our clients achieve the best quality of life possible. We understand that one solution does not fit every situation, so we take the time to listen and le … (read more)
At WeCare Home Caregivers, our goal is to help our clients achieve the best quality of life possible. We understand that one solution does not fit every situation, so we take the time to listen and le … (read more)

Better at Home

411 Hackensack Ave 2nd floor, Hackensack, NJ, 07601

There’s No Place Like Home. Too often seniors and your loved ones are obligated to move out of their homes because of their frailty or other medical conditions that would make it unsafe for them to … (read more)
There’s No Place Like Home. Too often seniors and your loved ones are obligated to move out of their homes because of their frailty or other medical conditions that would make it unsafe for them to … (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.

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.

Checklist for determining the need for home care


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.

Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs