Manahawkin is a community located within the Township of Stafford that’s not only rich in history but also full of opportunities for seniors to enjoy a vibrant retirement. Located directly across Barnegat Bay from Long Beach Island, seniors can visit beautiful beaches and take part in a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing and boating. The area is home to 2,375 residents, of whom 15.1% are seniors aged 65 and older and who may benefit from the community’s low crime and convenient access to top health care facilities. 

Compared to other cities in New Jersey, Manahawkin is considered quite affordable in terms of the overall cost of living. The same can be seen in the cost of home care services. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020, the average cost of homemaker services in the Manahawkin area is $4,767 per month, which is nearly $200 less than the statewide average of $4,957 per month. Home health aide services cost the same as the state average at an average of $4,957 per month. 

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Manahawkin, so data for the closest city, Atlantic City, was used. 

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

2019, 2020

Home Instead Senior Care – Waretown, NJ

1 Memorial Dr, Suite 101, Waretown, NJ, 08758

They Always show up and take care of my wife with Love and Kindness and they take care of all the paper work properly so we don’t have to worry about them getting paid. They are knowledgeable and Help … (read more)
They Always show up and take care of my wife with Love and Kindness and they take care of all the paper work properly so we don’t have to worry about them getting paid. They are knowledgeable and Help … (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)

Executive Care Southern Ocean County, NJ

3 Plaza Drive, Suite 13, Toms River, NJ, 08757

We understand the overwhelming responsibility of in-home care. Having received a call for help from an elderly and disabled neighbor back in 2003, we did not hesitate to help her while her daughter wa … (read more)
We understand the overwhelming responsibility of in-home care. Having received a call for help from an elderly and disabled neighbor back in 2003, we did not hesitate to help her while her daughter wa … (read more)

Sovereign Home Health

7 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ, 07960

We used Sovereign very short-term. They were punctual and helped me exercise and go to doctors’ appointments.
We used Sovereign very short-term. They were punctual and helped me exercise and go to doctors’ appointments.

Interim HealthCare of Point Pleasant, NJ

2401 Bridge Ave., Suite C2, Point Pleasant, NJ, 08742

First and only outstanding care from a home care agency through workers compensation I have experienced in over 20 years. Tamara was an example of integrity and compassion as was all of her staff. A … (read more)
First and only outstanding care from a home care agency through workers compensation I have experienced in over 20 years. Tamara was an example of integrity and compassion as was all of her staff. A … (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)

Health and Comfort Home Care Agency

1254 Route 27, North Brunswick, NJ, 08902

Good service, prompt when requesting help. Our current caregiver is wonderful. I can’t say enough with the caring that she provides for both my parents, making sure they take their medication, making … (read more)
Good service, prompt when requesting help. Our current caregiver is wonderful. I can’t say enough with the caring that she provides for both my parents, making sure they take their medication, making … (read more)

New Era Home Care

92 Main Street, Matawan, NJ, 07747

We have a very positive relationship with Caring Hands. They’re very good and very caring. It’s been 2 years since we had them initially. The management is very up to date as far as their billing and … (read more)
We have a very positive relationship with Caring Hands. They’re very good and very caring. It’s been 2 years since we had them initially. The management is very up to date as far as their billing and … (read more)

Associated Home Quality Health Care

1340 State Hwy 36 Ste 17, Hazlet, NJ, 07730

I have been a client of Associated for a long time and I have nothing but good things to say. They’ve take care of my mom and dad and if it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I would be.. Anytime I … (read more)
I have been a client of Associated for a long time and I have nothing but good things to say. They’ve take care of my mom and dad and if it wasn’t for them I don’t know where I would be.. Anytime I … (read more)

Always Home Care

81 Bassett Highway , Dover, NJ, 07801

Medicaid referred me to Always Home Care for my dad, who is a stroke survivor in need of a home health aide. These people put me through a series of questions and had me go through the work of getting … (read more)
Medicaid referred me to Always Home Care for my dad, who is a stroke survivor in need of a home health aide. These people put me through a series of questions and had me go through the work of getting … (read more)

Affordable Senior Home Care

616 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Toms River, NJ, 08753


Always There in Home Health Care

4201 Church Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054


Attentive Care Inc.

811 Church Rd., Suite 215, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002


Expert Home Care, Inc.

317 George St #320, , New Brunswick, NJ, 08901


Golden Heart Senior Care

990 Cedar Bridge Ave., Ste. B7-361, Brick, NJ, 08723


Sweet Home Services, LLC

26 Main Street Suite C, Toms River, NJ, 08753


Manahawkin 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 Manahawkin:

Statewide Respite Care Program

Address: 1027 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone Number: (732) 349-1500

New Jersey’s Statewide Respite Care Program helps to provide relief for unpaid caregivers of frail and elderly individuals so they can shop, get medical care, rest, enjoy a vacation or attend personal matters. Services covered by this program include in-home companion services, homemaker services, caregiver-directed services, private duty nursing and adult family care. In Manahawkin, this program is administered by the Ocean County Board of Social Services.

Fix-It Program

Address:  200 Monmouth Avenue, Lakewood NJ 08701
Phone Number: (732) 363-5322 x3234

The Fix-It Program is a volunteer-run program that helps seniors remain living safely and comfortably in their own homes by providing minor repairs and services such as yard clean-ups. Fix-It is coordinated through Ocean City’s Catholic Charities Community Services program.

Meals On Wheels

Address: PO Box 610, Stafford, NJ 08050-0610
Phone Number: (609) 978-6869

Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals right to seniors’ homes. The program is designed for seniors age 60 and over who are homebound, unable to safely prepare meals on their own and lacking the support of friends or family.  The service runs Monday to Friday, with additional weekend and holiday services available to the community’s most frail and vulnerable individuals. Recipients are asked to make a small contribution however, no donation is required. In addition to meals, the program also provides outreach services including benefits screening, volunteer visits and phone check-ins.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Address: 1256 Indian Head Road, Suite. 32, Toms River, NJ 08754
Phone Number: (732) 244-8176 x107 

Low-income seniors can receive financial assistance to help weatherize their homes and reduce their energy costs through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Services may include weather stripping, insulation, window replacement and furnace repairs. This program is administered by O.C.E.A.N., Inc.

Annual Property Tax Reduction for Senior Citizens

Address: 118 Washington Street, P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, New Jersey 08754-2191
Phone Number: (732) 929-2008

Low-income seniors benefit from Ocean County’s Annual Property Tax Reduction for Senior Citizens. This program provides an annual property tax deduction of up to $250 for homeowners age 65 or older.

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.