The city of Newark, New Jersey is located right next to the enormous cultural and economic hub that is New York City. Newark itself has a population of just over 282,000, but its proximity to the Big Apple makes it part of an extremely lively urban landscape. Newark also offers numerous cultural venues, such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the nationally acclaimed Newark Museum of Art and many parks. The climate of Newark is right between humid subtropical and humid continental, meaning cold winters but mild spring and fall weather along with hot, humid summers. Around 10.5% of Newark’s population is 65 years or older.

In terms of access to health care, Newark is superbly equipped with five major facilities such as the high-quality Beth Israel Medical Center and University Hospital of Newark. Nearby NYC also offers much more extensive facilities. Home health services in Newark and nearby NYC are extensive. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey for 2021, homemaker services and home health aide services in Newark cost an average of $4,957 per month, slightly above the national averages of $4,481 and $4,576 respectively.

Note: Home care cost data was not available for Newark, 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 Newark 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 Newark, NJ

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.

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.

CARING HANDS HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC

108 South Munn Avenue, East Orange, NJ, 07003

Hello, I am a Veteran of the Vietnam War currently receiving all of my treatment via the East Orange VA Hospital. I had a bunion and hammer toe problem that resulted in a wound developing on my big … (read more)
Hello, I am a Veteran of the Vietnam War currently receiving all of my treatment via the East Orange VA Hospital. I had a bunion and hammer toe problem that resulted in a wound developing on my big … (read more)

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)

FirstLight Homecare of Greater Morris, NJ

2200 Route 10 Suite 104, Parsippany, NJ, 07054

We have hired FirstLight Homecare for my mom. They take my mom shopping, they cook her breakfast or lunch, they take her on outings, they take her to luncheons, they vacuum a little bit, and they make … (read more)
We have hired FirstLight Homecare for my mom. They take my mom shopping, they cook her breakfast or lunch, they take her on outings, they take her to luncheons, they vacuum a little bit, and they make … (read more)


BavaHomecare

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


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)

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)

Precious Hands Home Care

796 Northfield, West Orange, NJ, 07052

We’ve been using Precious Hands Home Care for two months now. At the time, my mother just needs companionship, and she likes it. Billing and scheduling are adequate. They come five days a week, four h … (read more)
We’ve been using Precious Hands Home Care for two months now. At the time, my mother just needs companionship, and she likes it. Billing and scheduling are adequate. They come five days a week, four h … (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.

Loving Hands Home Health Care Services

676 Winters Avenue, Paramus, NJ, 07652

BEST SERVICES IN THE NORTHJERSEY AREA!! PEOPLE FROM THE OFFICE TO THE HHA ARE WONDERFUL , THEY TRULY CARE AND LOVE WHAT THEY DO.Spoke to a lady name Anji there who was really nice and help to try to g … (read more)
BEST SERVICES IN THE NORTHJERSEY AREA!! PEOPLE FROM THE OFFICE TO THE HHA ARE WONDERFUL , THEY TRULY CARE AND LOVE WHAT THEY DO.Spoke to a lady name Anji there who was really nice and help to try to g … (read more)

E & S Home Care Solutions

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

My mother receives 24 hour care with the agency. My mother has late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and she is quite a handful. I am happy to say that My family And I are very pleased with the aide … (read more)
My mother receives 24 hour care with the agency. My mother has late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and she is quite a handful. I am happy to say that My family And I are very pleased with the aide … (read more)

Best Modern Care

2810 Morris Ave # 310, Suite 310, Union, NJ, 07083

I used Best Modern Care for six days only. It was a major surgery, and I needed help after the surgery, but it wasn’t to the extent that I needed them anything longer than a week. They do light hous … (read more)
I used Best Modern Care for six days only. It was a major surgery, and I needed help after the surgery, but it wasn’t to the extent that I needed them anything longer than a week. They do light hous … (read more)

Crusaders Healthcare Staffing Agency

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

Josephine was amazing. She was so devoted and dedicated, respectful, kind, loving, considerate. I can’t say enough about Jospehine. We miss and love her.
Josephine was amazing. She was so devoted and dedicated, respectful, kind, loving, considerate. I can’t say enough about Jospehine. We miss and love her.

Stellar Home Care & Staffing

149 So. Euclid Ave, Westfield, NJ, 07090

They were caring so beautifully for my dad. My dad already passed away. Their care for him was excellent. Everytime I call them, there’s always a consistent person or two who took my calls. They alway … (read more)
They were caring so beautifully for my dad. My dad already passed away. Their care for him was excellent. Everytime I call them, there’s always a consistent person or two who took my calls. They alway … (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!

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)

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)

Newark 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 Newark:

Family Connections

Address: 7 Glenwood Avenue, East Orange, NJ, 07017
Phone Number: (973) 675-3817

Family Connections is a registered nonprofit corporation with founding origins that go back to 1879. Today, one of its service arms delivers older adult assistance in the Newark community and in surrounding areas. Family Connections offers in-home support to older adults seeking government assistance. It also gives in-community workshops aimed at teaching seniors practical strategies for health and self-care management. 

City of Newark Division of Senior Services

Address: City Hall, 920 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Phone Number: (973) 733-6400

The Division of Senior Services is administered by the City of Newark. The organization’s main resource center gives seniors access to computers, sewing equipment, well-being services and other support resources. The organization also provides door-to-door group transportation for seniors to community events and shopping areas. Other services include state benefits liaison support, health screenings and recreational group activities.

United Community Corporation

Address: Vailsburg Park, South Orange Avenue & Oraton Parkway, Newark, NJ 07106
Phone Number: (973) 642-0181

The United Community Corporation has been in service for over 55 years offering senior support services in New Jersey. It’s partnered with the Essex County Division of Senior Services to offer fitness, wellness, recreation and nutrition programs for elderly residents of Newark and Essex County. Seniors enrolled in the United Community program are encouraged to take part in social activities, exercise classes and education sessions on general health and chronic disease management.

Essex County Division of Senior Services 

Address: 900 Bloomfield Avenue, NJ 07044
Phone Number: (877) 222-373

The Essex County Division of Senior Services provides a wide range of senior services to older adults that are 60 years of age or above. It provides living and well-being assistance as well as social services to elderly residents of Essex County and Newark who are in danger of placement in a nursing facility. 

SAGE Eldercare 

Address: 290 Broad Street, Summit, NJ 07901
Phone Number: (908) 273-5550

The Sage Eldercare program is a nonprofit founded in 1954 that’s aimed at giving older adults independent living assistance. The SAGE organization offers the services of daycare professionals accredited by the state of New Jersey, and it also runs an adult day program through which elderly clients can engage in structured social activities that are tailored to their personal interests. Other services of SAGE include grocery shopping assistance, Medicare consulting and a Meals on Wheels program for the homebound.

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.