Ocean County is located in the southern part of New Jersey, along the Jersey Shore and 70 miles south of New York. The area is rich in history; Cedar Bridge Tavern County Historic Site is said to be the last location of battle at the end of the American Revolution, and the Life-Saving Service (later the U.S. Coast Guard) got its start in the waters off this county. Those who love animals may enjoy the Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari drive-through tour. Ocean County has plenty of seafood restaurants and many other cuisines available. 

The population is 607,186, of whom 22.8% are seniors over 65. Community Medical Center and the Geriatric Medical Center are both 18 minutes away. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the monthly rate for homemaker care is 4,675, compared to the national average of $4,290, and the home health aide monthly average is $4,957, above the national average of $4,385. 

Note: Home care cost data wasn’t available for Ocean 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 Ocean 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 Ocean County, NJ

2017, 2020, 2021

Right at Home Ocean County

1989 Route 88, Brick, NJ, 08723

Bernie and Entire Staff were the most professional and caring organization I’ve dealt with. I strongly recommend if you have a need for a loved one to call them 1ST. You won’t regret it and save t … (read more)
Bernie and Entire Staff were the most professional and caring organization I’ve dealt with. I strongly recommend if you have a need for a loved one to call them 1ST. You won’t regret it and save t … (read more)

2021

Hibernian Home Care

2362 Route 9 South, 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)

2019, 2020

Home Instead – 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)

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

1 Rossmoor Drive, Suite 125, 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)

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)

Home Instead – Marlton, NJ

14 N Maple Ave, Suite X, Voorhees, NJ, 08043

I receive services from a home healthcare individual. Over my years I have had 3 caregivers. Home Instead has been wonderful in listening to my needs and matching me with the right people. My service … (read more)
I receive services from a home healthcare individual. Over my years I have had 3 caregivers. Home Instead has been wonderful in listening to my needs and matching me with the right people. My service … (read more)

Always Best Care of West Windsor

50 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Suite 130, 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 NJ-34 #101, Matawan, NJ, 07747


Comfort Keepers In Home Care

697 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ, 07702

It gives me time to go and visit other people. It gives me comfort when I am not there. They are responsive.
It gives me time to go and visit other people. It gives me comfort when I am not there. They are responsive.

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)

Visiting Nurse Association Health Group

23 Main St, Suite D1, Holmdel, NJ, 07733

This this service is amazing. I’ve had others. They are caring and empathetic. They’re always extremely helpful. Empathy is key. As a caretaker to my dad for years, I tried other services. The … (read more)
This this service is amazing. I’ve had others. They are caring and empathetic. They’re always extremely helpful. Empathy is key. As a caretaker to my dad for years, I tried other services. The … (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)

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.

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.

FirstLight HomeCare of Western Monmouth County

Serving Monmouth & Middlesex Counties, Manalapan, NJ, 07726

Although I never wanted to have care I become to look forward to Pam’s visits and our drives to the stores to go shopping and have icecream. Pam and Firslight HomeCare treated me like family and even … (read more)
Although I never wanted to have care I become to look forward to Pam’s visits and our drives to the stores to go shopping and have icecream. Pam and Firslight HomeCare treated me like family and even … (read more)

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)

Ocean 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 Ocean County:

Meals on Wheels of Ocean County

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

Meals on Wheels of Ocean County delivers fresh hot meals to seniors. In addition, the organization has on-site meals so seniors can dine and socialize with others in person. This chapter also has computer training for interested seniors.

Fix It Program

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

The Fix It program helps seniors 60 and older feel safe from hazards in the home. Volunteers (often retired seniors) go to the home to make small repairs, tidy up yards and other minor jobs. Catholic Charities’ Community Services runs this program for Ocean County, and there is no charge for the program. 

Bill Payment Program

Address: 222 S Warren St, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone Number: (800) 792-9745

The Lifeline program gives a $225 annual benefit to assist low-income residents with utility payments. Seniors must meet these requirements:

  • Must be a resident of New Jersey 65 years of age or older;
  • Must currently receive Social Security disability; and
  • Must meet the program’s income requirements

The Lifeline Credit Program gives a $225 annual credit for gas and electric bills. For residents whose utilities are part of their cost of dwelling, the Tenants Lifeline Assistance Program reimburses up to $225 annually. And the Special Utility Supplement gives up to $18.75 per month to SSI recipients. Contact the agency for more information.

Statewide Respite Care Program

Address: 101 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone Number: 1-877-222-3737

The New Jersey Statewide Respite Care Program provides respite care for caregivers. There is a sliding fee scale of 0% to 25% for services, depending on the income of the care recipient.

Weatherization Program

Address: 40 Washington Street, Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Phone Number: (732) 244-8176 Ext. 107 

O.C.E.A.N., Inc., the Ocean County Weatherization Department, in conjunction with LIHEAP (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program), provides a weatherization program for low-income individuals. The agency will assist with certain home remediation such as weather stripping, window and door replacements and furnace replacement or repair so the household will have lower energy bills in the summer or winter.

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.