Middlesex County has a sprawling mix of urban, suburban and rural living options to choose from. The county offers a humid continental climate that tends towards warm summers and chilly winters with mild fall weather in between. The region’s network of natural parks totals more than 6,300 acres and includes Raritan Bay Waterfront Park. Middlesex County also hosts summer cultural events such as Music-in-the-Park and Plays-in-the-Park and historical sites such as East Jersey Old Town Village. There’s also no shortage of shopping and fine dining options.

Middlesex County’s 2019 population was estimated at 825,062 residents, with 15.5% of them 65 years of age or older. This is just below the national average. The county is serviced by numerous quality health care facilities. Its two largest hospitals are JFK Medical Center and St. Peter’s University Hospital. According to the Genworth Cost of Care survey 2020 data, homemaker and home health aide services in Middlesex County cost $4,910 and $4,957 respectively. This is above the respective national averages of $4,481 and $4,576.

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

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

2021

Right at Home of Central New Jersey

1405 Route 18 South, Suite 203, Old Bridge, NJ, 08857

The people were nice. But they were not skilled or aggressive. The services were inadequate. They provided terrible therapy. It was only 20 minutes at a time and it was not very aggressive.
The people were nice. But they were not skilled or aggressive. The services were inadequate. They provided terrible therapy. It was only 20 minutes at a time and it was not very aggressive.

Assisting Hands Of Central NJ

2025 Lincoln Hwy, Suite #150, Edison, NJ, 08817

We hired Assisting Hands Of Central NJ for my husband and they were wonderful. The people they sent were good, although we only had them for a couple of days before he went to rehab. The caregivers wo … (read more)
We hired Assisting Hands Of Central NJ for my husband and they were wonderful. The people they sent were good, although we only had them for a couple of days before he went to rehab. The caregivers wo … (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)

Home Instead – Hightstown, NJ

3635 Quakerbridge Rd, Suite 15, Hamilton, NJ, 08619

Our caregiver is warm and is like a member of our family. She takes excellent care of my mother and they have a great relationship. Home Instead has always been responsive to our calls and needs.
Our caregiver is warm and is like a member of our family. She takes excellent care of my mother and they have a great relationship. Home Instead has always been responsive to our calls and needs.

E & S Home Care Solutions

4081 Hadley Rd. Suite A, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080

Mother in law is receiving care for this agency since 2 years ago , the person that is working with her is well train and know how to deal with all the situation on a professional matter office staff … (read more)
Mother in law is receiving care for this agency since 2 years ago , the person that is working with her is well train and know how to deal with all the situation on a professional matter office staff … (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 Care Bears, LLC

228 Route 34 South, Matawan, NJ, 07747

Home Care Bears is a local agency that was built on integrity, love, kindness, and compassion. We are dedicated to being involved in the care of your loved one and fully committed to improve the lives … (read more)
Home Care Bears is a local agency that was built on integrity, love, kindness, and compassion. We are dedicated to being involved in the care of your loved one and fully committed to improve the lives … (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)

Kinder Healthcare Services LLC

830 Morris Tpke 4th floor , Short Hills, NJ, 07078

Our Story <p></p> A reliable healthcare professional, Festus Anyanwu started our company with the hope to help families care for their loved ones at home. The idea came after when his parents did no … (read more)
Our Story <p></p> A reliable healthcare professional, Festus Anyanwu started our company with the hope to help families care for their loved ones at home. The idea came after when his parents did no … (read more)

Shika’s Devoted Home Care Services

103 Carnegie Center, Suite 300, Princeton, NJ, 08540

Shika’s Devoted Home Care has been a heaven sent for me as I’ve been on a road to recovery since September of 2021. I literally wasn’t able to get around to do basic everyday task, Shika as well as he … (read more)
Shika’s Devoted Home Care has been a heaven sent for me as I’ve been on a road to recovery since September of 2021. I literally wasn’t able to get around to do basic everyday task, Shika as well as he … (read more)

Starburst Home Health- Morristown NJ

237 South Street, Suite 3, Morristown, NJ, 07960

The people at Starburst (whenever I called for any reason) were very responsive to my needs. I felt that they knew me and my wife, who was the patient. Once we found an in-home (24-7) caregiver that m … (read more)
The people at Starburst (whenever I called for any reason) were very responsive to my needs. I felt that they knew me and my wife, who was the patient. Once we found an in-home (24-7) caregiver that m … (read more)

Homewatch CareGivers of Woodbridge

655 Amboy Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ, 07095

High Quality, Person-Directed Care <p></p> Our local in-home care team is backed by a name with nearly 40 years of dedicated experience delivering compassionate, person-directed care. <p></p> With … (read more)
High Quality, Person-Directed Care <p></p> Our local in-home care team is backed by a name with nearly 40 years of dedicated experience delivering compassionate, person-directed care. <p></p> With … (read more)

New Era Home Care

92 Main Street, Matawan, NJ, 07747

my home aid did not show up to help me no phone call from aid or agency aid is very unreliable on time he comes his name is Nicholas no phone call from him or agency very unreliable
my home aid did not show up to help me no phone call from aid or agency aid is very unreliable on time he comes his name is Nicholas no phone call from him or agency very unreliable

Always Best Care of West Windsor

50 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction, NJ, 08550

I hired Always Best Care for Mom Monday through Friday. They are expensive, but that’s the going rate, unfortunately. They were very reactive; I called them, and the next day, they were at the house d … (read more)
I hired Always Best Care for Mom Monday through Friday. They are expensive, but that’s the going rate, unfortunately. They were very reactive; I called them, and the next day, they were at the house d … (read more)

Lares Home Care

1000 Route 34, Matawan, NJ, 07747


St. John of Lotus HealthCare Services Inc

218 Stuyvesant Avenue, Suite #4, Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071

Mission <p></p> There is no place like home. We are committed to honoring your wishes to remain in the comfort of your home by offering comprehensive In – Home Supportive services to meet your uni … (read more)
Mission <p></p> There is no place like home. We are committed to honoring your wishes to remain in the comfort of your home by offering comprehensive In – Home Supportive services to meet your uni … (read more)

Elite Healthcare Solutions LLC

902 Huntingdon Mews, Clementon, NJ, 08021

Our team of licensed skilled professionals are dedicated to promoting Optimum Health and Independence by providing care in the comfort of your home. Elite Healthcare Solutions offers affordable health … (read more)
Our team of licensed skilled professionals are dedicated to promoting Optimum Health and Independence by providing care in the comfort of your home. Elite Healthcare Solutions offers affordable health … (read more)

Dazzle Healthcare LLC

51 JFK Parkway Ist Floor , Short Hills, NJ, 07078

At Dazzle Healthcare LLC, we believe that life is precious, and we honor our seniors’ life with kindness and compassionate care. Our staff is dedicated to help and comfort others who are having diff … (read more)
At Dazzle Healthcare LLC, we believe that life is precious, and we honor our seniors’ life with kindness and compassionate care. Our staff is dedicated to help and comfort others who are having diff … (read more)

Zenith Home Care Agency

1 Liberty Way, Ste#03, Cranbury, NJ, 08512

Zenith Home Care Agency offers non-medical, in-home care services in Middlesex, Mercer and Monmouth County. We offer services like companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challengi … (read more)
Zenith Home Care Agency offers non-medical, in-home care services in Middlesex, Mercer and Monmouth County. We offer services like companionship and help with everyday tasks that have become challengi … (read more)

Middlesex 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 Middlesex County:

Middlesex County Senior Meal Program

Address: 75 Bayard St., 5th floor, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 745-3295

The Middlesex County Meals Program serves as the regional Meals on Wheels service of the County Office of Aging and Disabled Services. This nutrition initiative, which is available to seniors aged 60 or older throughout the county, is funded by federal grant money and client donations. Meals aren’t denied to clients who can’t pay, but a recommended donation of $2.75 is requested. Assorted menu options that cater to different dietary needs are delivered to the doors of homebound members of the program. 

New Jersey Shares

Address: 4 Walter E. Foran Boulevard, Suite 105, Flemington, NJ 08822
Phone Number: (866) 657-4273

For New Jersey Seniors who don’t qualify for other utility assistance programs such as LIHEAP or USF, and who have an income lower than 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, NJ Shares offers temporary utility payment assistance for those who’ve fallen behind on paying their bills due to a financial crisis. The program is available all year and can be used to pay water, gas, telecommunications and electrical bills.

New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Address: 90 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 828–4672

New Jersey’s Weatherization Assistance Program offers weatherization and repair services to income-eligible residents of the state. The program is funded by state and federal money. Low-income seniors and households with low-income families or disabled members are given preference. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs manages this program, but applicants enroll through local weatherization partners in their county. In Middlesex, this is through the PRAB community action agency. Seniors receiving Supplemental Security Income are automatically eligible, and the weatherization program works on owned or rented homes for weather extremes at no cost.

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Address: 75 Bayard St., # 5, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (732) 745-3295

The State Health Insurance Program of New Jersey offers senior residents of the state free counseling on obtaining and managing their New Jersey Medicare and other health insurance benefits. The New Jersey Department of Human Services and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services fund this initiative. The counselors of SHIP offer unbiased advice about government health insurance claims, long-term care insurance and Medicare or Medicaid coverage benefits. Seniors can contact the County Office of Aging and Disabled Services for a SHIP counselor.

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.