The historic city of Princeton, New Jersey is situated in Mercer County and offers plenty of urban amenities amid a small-town atmosphere. Princeton has a humid continental climate of chilly winters and very warm summers. This small university city’s attractions are numerous and include plenty of parks and gardens, such as Prospect House Garden. There are also many dining and cultural venues, such as the Boheme Opera House. Princeton is also home to assorted historic sites, including Albert Einstein’s house. This small city has a modest population of 31,187 according to 2019 U.S. Census Estimates. Of these residents, 16.8% are 65 years of age or older, almost the same as the 16.5% average for the United States as a whole.

High quality primary medical care options are easily accessible in the city due to the presence of Princeton HealthCare System’s facilities  and Penn Medicine Princeton Health. Homemaker and home health aide services have average respective costs of $4,910 and $4,957 in the region. This is a bit more expensive than national average prices of $4,481 and $4,576 for these services according to Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2020 data.

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

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

2017, 2018, 2020

Visiting Angels – Lawrenceville, NJ

140 Darrah Lane, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648

We had a previous care agency that we had gone with that was recommended by the doctor’s office that didn’t work out. They were sending us people as old as my mother is and they couldn’t lift her beca … (read more)
We had a previous care agency that we had gone with that was recommended by the doctor’s office that didn’t work out. They were sending us people as old as my mother is and they couldn’t lift her beca … (read more)

2021, 2022

SYNERGY HomeCare of Pennington

21 Route 31 North, Pennington, NJ, 08534

SYNERGY HomeCare of Pennington is a home care provider serving towns in Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. We offer non-medical services in the home, including help with bathing and … (read more)
SYNERGY HomeCare of Pennington is a home care provider serving towns in Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon and Somerset Counties. We offer non-medical services in the home, including help with bathing and … (read more)

2021

Right at Home of Central New Jersey

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

One of the caregivers does extra and is just a friend. They have the staff to cover when they do not have people to come and the quality of care has exceeded my expectations.
One of the caregivers does extra and is just a friend. They have the staff to cover when they do not have people to come and the quality of care has exceeded my expectations.

2017, 2020, 2022

Right at Home Somerset & Hunterdon Counties

105 Omni Dr, Hillsborough, NJ, 08844

Carl at Right at Home placed the perfect home health aide with my father for 2 years. She helped both my father who was suffering from advanced dementia. The aide was kind, consistent and became a tr … (read more)
Carl at Right at Home placed the perfect home health aide with my father for 2 years. She helped both my father who was suffering from advanced dementia. The aide was kind, consistent and became a tr … (read more)

2021, 2022

ComForCare Senior Services Covering Mercer County, NJ

1072 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, NJ, 08628

Finding good care for my mom as she started getting older was really difficult at first. It was hard to find a caregiver that worked well with her. Thankfully, our lives have become so much easier sin … (read more)
Finding good care for my mom as she started getting older was really difficult at first. It was hard to find a caregiver that worked well with her. Thankfully, our lives have become so much easier sin … (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, LLC – Lawrenceville, NJ

684 Whitehead Rd. , Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648

Do not get fooled by agencies that do not Know what they are doing and only care about the money. E & S home Care Solutions is the third agency and the best experience I have ever had from deali … (read more)
Do not get fooled by agencies that do not Know what they are doing and only care about the money. E & S home Care Solutions is the third agency and the best experience I have ever had from deali … (read more)

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)

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)

Urany Health Care

414 Stokes Rd , Medford, NJ, 08055

Who We Are <p></p> Local Home Care Experts Here to Serve You <p></p> Urany Health Care is a home care provider that services Medford, NJ. We provide home care services that allow seniors to remain … (read more)
Who We Are <p></p> Local Home Care Experts Here to Serve You <p></p> Urany Health Care is a home care provider that services Medford, NJ. We provide home care services that allow seniors to remain … (read more)

2019, 2020, 2021

Homewatch CareGivers Serving Mercer County and Princeton

20 Nassau Street, Suite 212, Princeton, NJ, 08540

They can have someone speak who speaks my mom’s language. They are very responsive to what I need.
They can have someone speak who speaks my mom’s language. They are very responsive to what I need.

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)

2017, 2018

Care4U Home Health Services, LLC

285 South Church St, Ste. 4, Moorestown, NJ, 08057

I am currently using Care4U Home Health Services, LLC for my mother. They do companion care and personal care. I think the skill set of the caregivers is great, but they lack communication. They don’t … (read more)
I am currently using Care4U Home Health Services, LLC for my mother. They do companion care and personal care. I think the skill set of the caregivers is great, but they lack communication. They don’t … (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.

Comfort Keepers – Robbinsville

2360 Route 33, Ste. 103, Robbinsville, NJ, 08691

We have Comfort Keepers for my mom and it’s working wonderfully. We are using them for the third time now, we’ve already had them before. They take her to the bathroom, help her with dressing and feed … (read more)
We have Comfort Keepers for my mom and it’s working wonderfully. We are using them for the third time now, we’ve already had them before. They take her to the bathroom, help her with dressing and feed … (read more)

Companion Care

406 US-206, , Hillsborough, NJ, 08844

I called Companion Care when I was looking for a caregiver for my mom. Kelly got back to me. He was prompt. I told him that my mother had a very specific person that she wanted. He found a caregiver f … (read more)
I called Companion Care when I was looking for a caregiver for my mom. Kelly got back to me. He was prompt. I told him that my mother had a very specific person that she wanted. He found a caregiver f … (read more)

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)

Assisting Hands

1211 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ, 07470

My aunt is 99 years old. She had fallen about two months ago, and we can no longer leave her alone again. I got in touch with Gary, and he provided three aides. They follow a schedule for getting up, … (read more)
My aunt is 99 years old. She had fallen about two months ago, and we can no longer leave her alone again. I got in touch with Gary, and he provided three aides. They follow a schedule for getting up, … (read more)

Always Home Care

644 Mt Prospect Ave, Newark, NJ, 07104

They are the best!
They are the best!

Princeton 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 Princeton:

Meals on Wheels Mercer

Address: 320 Hollowbrook Dr, Ewing, NJ 08638
Phone Number: (609) 695-3483

Meals on Wheels of Mercer County provides daily hot, balanced lunches to eligible seniors in Mercer County, including Princeton. The nutrition program offers up to two meals per day per household. For seniors who are over 65 or disabled or who have difficulties with regular grocery shopping, the daily lunch program is free of charge. Meal options are varied enough to fit many religious or medical restrictions. The volunteers also keep an eye on the overall well-being of the Meals on Wheels clients.

State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Address: 75 Bayard St., # 5, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone Number: (609) 989-6661

New Jersey’s State Health Insurance Program offers elders in the state free counseling regarding their NJ Medicare and Medicaid benefits. The New Jersey Department of Human Services funds this program with help from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Counselors for the state SHIP program give seniors and their family members unbiased advice on government health insurance options and Medicare/Medicaid management. Residents of Mercer County can contact the County Office on Aging.

New Jersey Shares

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

Elderly residents of New Jersey who might not qualify for state utility assistance services such as LIHEAP and USF can still possibly receive support for payment of their utility bills through the services of New Jersey Shares. This service is available to elders who don’t earn more than 400% of federal poverty guidelines, and it offers temporary billing relief during financial emergencies for water, gas, electricity and even telecommunications bills.

New Jersey Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

Address: 640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
Phone Number: (609) 989-6858

New Jersey’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which is funded by state and federal money, offers no-cost weather protection to owned or rented homes. Preference is given to low-income seniors and low-income families or disabled members. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs manages this program, but in Princeton, applicants may apply with the Mercer County Housing and Community Development Office. Seniors receiving Supplemental Security Income are automatically eligible, but there are maximum income restrictions for other applicants based on household size.

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.

Checklist for determining the need for home care


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.

Talking with Family and Others about a loved one's needs