Lakewood is a township in Ocean County that’s home to approximately 106,300 people, of whom 10.3% are in the 65+ age group. The town has one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities in the country and is home to the Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva, the second-largest yeshiva in the world. Popular places for seniors in Lakewood include the arboretum at Georgian Court University, the 27-hole championship course at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, and Ocean County Mall, which is only 20 minutes away in Toms River. The Strand Theater is also a popular location for seniors who enjoy live music and stage shows.

In addition to excellent health care facilities, such as Monmouth Medical Center, the township and Ocean County offer home and home health care services for their older residents. Typical costs, according to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, are $4,910 for home care and $4,957 for home health care, which includes limited medical support. In both cases, Lakewood’s costs are above the respective national averages of $4,481 and $4,576.

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Lakewood 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 Lakewood, NJ

2017, 2020, 2021, 2022

Right at Home Ocean County

1989 Route 88, Brick, NJ, 08723

Right At Home of Ocean County has been an excellent service to my 93 year old mother. Living home alone, she needed assistance with normal day-to-day care. The aides that visited my mom really seeme … (read more)
Right At Home of Ocean County has been an excellent service to my 93 year old mother. Living home alone, she needed assistance with normal day-to-day care. The aides that visited my mom really seeme … (read more)

2021, 2022

Hibernian Home Care

2362 US 9, Suite 2, Howell, NJ, 07731

It’s good to know that he is not alone and someone comes every day. I made a recommendation to one of my friends at work. The best thing is that they take care of my dad and I get to go to work ever … (read more)
It’s good to know that he is not alone and someone comes every day. I made a recommendation to one of my friends at work. The best thing is that they take care of my dad and I get to go to work ever … (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)

Oasis Homecare Services Inc

2911 Route 88, Suite 4, Point Pleasant, NJ, 08742

Seasoned professional caregivers, excellent service, the overall service was top notch. It was the best decision, leaving mum in their care. We had peace of mind knowing mum was in great care. They we … (read more)
Seasoned professional caregivers, excellent service, the overall service was top notch. It was the best decision, leaving mum in their care. We had peace of mind knowing mum was in great care. They we … (read more)

Home Instead – Lakewood, NJ

1970 Swarthmore Ave, Suite 2, Lakewood, NJ, 08701

Even though we only employeed Home Instead of Lakewood for a short time, they went out of their way in providing excellent service for our cousin. The caregiver was professional and offered a level o … (read more)
Even though we only employeed Home Instead of Lakewood for a short time, they went out of their way in providing excellent service for our cousin. The caregiver was professional and offered a level o … (read more)

Always Best Care of Monmouth County

981 Route 33 Suite C, Monroe Township, NJ, 08831

I can’t begin to tell to you how pleased I am with Always Best Care. Not only have they placed the perfect caregiver with my mother they also take care of the billing and when I need to speak to a … (read more)
I can’t begin to tell to you how pleased I am with Always Best Care. Not only have they placed the perfect caregiver with my mother they also take care of the billing and when I need to speak to a … (read more)

United Methodist Communities HomeWorks, Inc.- Freehold, NJ

76 West Main Street , Freehold, NJ, 07728

The caregiver from United Methodist serves as a companion to my wife for a few hours a day to keep her interested in stuff when I’m not with her. The caregiver comes at 10:00 and leaves at 2:00 four t … (read more)
The caregiver from United Methodist serves as a companion to my wife for a few hours a day to keep her interested in stuff when I’m not with her. The caregiver comes at 10:00 and leaves at 2:00 four t … (read more)

Comfort Keepers In Home Care

697 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ, 07702

They took the time to find me a caregiver who matches my needs. I like the caregivers, they are very competent and they always get back to me in a timely manner.
They took the time to find me a caregiver who matches my needs. I like the caregivers, they are very competent and they always get back to me in a timely manner.

ExPO Signature Home Care

348 US Hwy 9N , Suite D , Manalapan, NJ, 07726

We only used ExPO Signature for a couple of months because my mom was very ill and she had to go to a nursing home. I think the caregivers did the best that they could under the circumstances. My mom … (read more)
We only used ExPO Signature for a couple of months because my mom was very ill and she had to go to a nursing home. I think the caregivers did the best that they could under the circumstances. My mom … (read more)

StellaCare Home Care Services, LLC

321 Main Street, Suite 264, Avon By The Sea, NJ, 07717

Debra provides excellent care. She is caring, respectful and attentive. Most importantly she is trustworthy, dependable and always presents herself in a positive manner with a smile.
Debra provides excellent care. She is caring, respectful and attentive. Most importantly she is trustworthy, dependable and always presents herself in a positive manner with a smile.

Assisting Hands-Serving Monmouth Cnty, Brick, Lakewood & Pt. Pleasant

106 Apple St., Ste. 113, Tinton Falls, NJ, 07724

I like Assisting Hands. I’ve been working with them for about three or four months now. The caregiver is wonderful. They took about a week to find a caregiver. They are very quick to bill you and get … (read more)
I like Assisting Hands. I’ve been working with them for about three or four months now. The caregiver is wonderful. They took about a week to find a caregiver. They are very quick to bill you and get … (read more)

CareBridge Home Care

701 Brooklyn Blvd , Sea Girt, NJ, 08736

We had a very positive experience with their services. Would highly recommend their live-in services which is what we had for our father.
We had a very positive experience with their services. Would highly recommend their live-in services which is what we had for our father.

Cyril Senior Care

125 Half Mile Rd Ste 200, Red Bank, NJ, 07701

Cyril has provided an excellent caregiver for my 92 year old mother who suffers from moderate dementia. The provider is especially caring and keeps my mom involved. The provider also keeps in regular … (read more)
Cyril has provided an excellent caregiver for my 92 year old mother who suffers from moderate dementia. The provider is especially caring and keeps my mom involved. The provider also keeps in regular … (read more)

Senior Helpers

67 Lacey Road Suite #6, Manchester, NJ, 08759

We hired Senior Helpers for my husband. I chose them because I like them when they came down here and spoke with me. They were the highest price, but they seemed very capable. The caregiver does every … (read more)
We hired Senior Helpers for my husband. I chose them because I like them when they came down here and spoke with me. They were the highest price, but they seemed very capable. The caregiver does every … (read more)

The Handmaiden Services, Inc.

656 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ, 07306

The Handmaiden Services provided my mother and my father with excellent service. My mother passed away in February 2015. The Handmaiden Services also took care of my father after cancer surgery in 201 … (read more)
The Handmaiden Services provided my mother and my father with excellent service. My mother passed away in February 2015. The Handmaiden Services also took care of my father after cancer surgery in 201 … (read more)

Always Home Care

644 Mt Prospect Ave, Newark, NJ, 07104

They are the best!
They are the best!

Senior Helpers in Home Care of Manahawkin NJ

566 East Bay Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ, 08050

We hired Senior Helpers for about a month. They are doing companion service for my mother, doing some light housekeeping, cooking, and taking my mother to the hairdresser. Mom doesn’t need nursing c … (read more)
We hired Senior Helpers for about a month. They are doing companion service for my mother, doing some light housekeeping, cooking, and taking my mother to the hairdresser. Mom doesn’t need nursing c … (read more)

Visiting Angels

1826 A Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ, 08753

Mine is a special case. Living out of state has complicated the task of care for a senior suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The Visiting Angels team in Toms River has acted like an extended family … (read more)
Mine is a special case. Living out of state has complicated the task of care for a senior suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The Visiting Angels team in Toms River has acted like an extended family … (read more)

Summit Home Health Care – Brick, NJ

254 Brick Blvd, Suite 2, Brick, NJ, 08723

Summit Home Health Care worked out very good. We had a health aide come in and she was wonderful. She helped out around the house, made meals, and she was really great. The management was fantastic. T … (read more)
Summit Home Health Care worked out very good. We had a health aide come in and she was wonderful. She helped out around the house, made meals, and she was really great. The management was fantastic. T … (read more)

Serenity Home Care

76 W Main St, #100, Freehold, NJ, 07728

I’m extremely happy with Serenity Home Care, the caregiver, the head, and the nurse that came out. The caregiver is very good and extremely responsive. It’s a 24/7 situation. She cooks and takes care … (read more)
I’m extremely happy with Serenity Home Care, the caregiver, the head, and the nurse that came out. The caregiver is very good and extremely responsive. It’s a 24/7 situation. She cooks and takes care … (read more)

Lakewood 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 Lakewood:

Meals on Wheels of Ocean County

Address: P.O. Box 610, Stafford, NJ 08050
Phone: (609) 978-6869

Meals on Wheels of Ocean County serves freshly prepared meals to Lakewood residents aged 60 and over who are homebound, unable to cook their own food and lacking support from family or friends. Although the meals are free, donations of $2 per meal are greatly appreciated. Each meal provides at least one-third of the daily dietary recommendation established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Ocean County Office of Senior Services

Address: 101 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 929-2091

The Office of Senior Services is an important resource for Lakewood residents aged 60 and over. It administers a range of programs and services aimed at helping seniors continue to live independent lives at home. These include Ocean Ride, which provides door-to-door transportation services for $3 or $6 per trip, and a fixed route bus service for $1 per journey. There’s also help for low-income seniors who may be eligible for Medicaid.

VA Housebound Allowance

Address: Highway 547, Bldg 488, Walsh Drive, Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Phone: (732) 323-1248

The VA Housebound Allowance is a monthly payment made to U.S. military veterans to help them meet some of their home health care costs. The allowance is also available to the spouses of veterans and included with the monthly VA pension. To qualify, the senior must be mostly confined to their home because of a disability and be eligible for an enhanced pension.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance) and USF (Universal Service Fund)

Address: 144 John Street, Lakewood, NJ 08754 
Phone: (609) 549-5822

LIHEAP and USF are federally funded programs that help eligible low-income seniors whose homes need to be made more energy-efficient. There is no cost for the services, which may include, depending on the energy audit, insulating attics and crawl spaces, repairing or replacing faulty furnaces and sealing gaps in windows and doors. To be eligible, the senior must have an annual income of no more than $25, 760. For a couple, the maximum is $34,840.

State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)

Address: 1027 Hooper Avenue, Building 2, 1st Floor, Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone: (800) 668-4899

SHIP is a free program for seniors who are Medicare beneficiaries and those who need help with enrolling. Counselors provide unbiased information and advice regarding coverage, including Medicare plans that can address shortfalls. They can also discuss private health care insurance but won’t try to sell plans.

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 – oftentimes 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.