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Find the Right Home Care near Essex County, NJ

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If you or a loved one wants to age in the comfort of your own home, home care in Essex County, NJ can offer personal assistance in a familiar setting. Whether an older adult needs more basic elderly home care services in Essex County – like help with housekeeping, cooking, and transportation – or requires medical care, A Place for Mom can help.

Find the best home care agencies in Essex County to meet your loved one’s unique care needs, from weekly companionship to Essex County home hospice care. Personalized home care in Essex County can reduce caregiver stress, curb senior loneliness, and make daily life easier for older adults. With 343 options for accredited home care in Essex County, NJ, we’ll find the right caregiver for your relative.

You may also consider nearby communities such as Bellmore, East Brunswick or Greenwich.

Home Care Facilities near Essex County, NJ

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Review ofCareOne at Livingston Assisted Living
5.0

They were great at communication. The staff were very sensitive and caring professionals. [Name removed], the head of administration, was phenomenal. The facility was extremely clean, and they were very efficient in the care they provided.

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Review ofCareOne at Livingston Assisted Living
4.0

The biggest thing to me is how friendly everybody is. When we visit, they always call our loved one by name and ask her how she is. She likes everyone there. We're in constant contact with her nurse through text and phone call, which is very nice. They're all really helpful.

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Review ofBrighton Gardens of West Orange
4.0

The facility itself is very nice and I liked it a lot. The rooms do have kitchenettes and walk in closets. The only drawback was that it was way too expensive.

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Comfort Keepers - Montclair

31 Park St. 2nd floor, Montclair, NJ 07042

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Comfort Keepers of Montclair & Hasbrouck Heights provides in-home care services for seniors and adults with a goal to provide good quality care to the loved ones who can then lead an independent, fuller life in the comfort of their own home. The various care services we offer includes...... Read more

3.4(10 reviews)
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Grandma Joan's Live-In Care Staffing Nationwide

6 Liberty Square #2418, Boston, MA 02109

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***NATIONWIDE LIVE-IN CARE STAFFING SERVICE***Grandma Joan is a premium Private-Hire Live-in Care staffing service that is exclusively for seniors who may need help to live safely on their own. A specially selected caregiver moves into your loved ones home and stays over 5,6 or even 7 nights per...... Read more

4.7(57 reviews)

I was in a real pinch to find the right care giver and "home manager" for my parents. Mom suffers from dementia and suddenly Dad, her main caregiver, had a stroke. Almost overnight, we needed immediate support for their daily routines so Mom and Dad could continue to live at home. What to do? Enter [name removed] and Grandma Joan. Within three weeks [name removed] presented four qualified candidates. One is now a new member of the family. [Name removed] provided kind, professional and immediate support from start to finish. In every interaction he showed genuine warmth and compassion while meeting or exceeding every expectation he set. He expertly managed the process of identifying, vetting and guiding us on interviewing candidates as well as providing all the background documentation, guidelines and introductions to support services we needed to make an offer, set up payroll services and more. If I had a question, [name removed] had an answer! We couldn't be happier, and I am delighted to offer this recommendation.

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Unicity HealthCare

135 Prospect St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Unicity Eldercare is a premier private duty home health care provider headquartered in Ridgewood, NJ (Bergen County). We proudly serve the senior community in the following northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Morris, Hudson, Essex and Passaic.Our mission is to improve the quality of life for...... Read more

4.3(14 reviews)

They have a lot of extra fess and deposit that other places don't, the office staff are bad at communication. The home workers are very good at what they do.

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Touching Hearts at Home - New York City

733 Third Avenue, Floor 16, New York, NY 10017

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Touching Hearts at Home's mission is to help seniors and people with disabilities preserve their quality of life and remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. We do this by providing non-medical companionship, caregiving and homemaker services.We start with an in-home...... Read more

4.6(9 reviews)

The manager [name removed] was fantastic and very responsive. Whenever I had a problem she would respond immediately and replace if I had any needs. I would highly recommend touching hearts at home for your loved one . I found most of the aids to be fantastic and some of them did not click well with my loved one and if this was the case they would be quickly replaced.

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ComForcare Home Care - Mountainside

1122 Rt. 22 W, Ste 206, Mountainside, NJ 07092

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ComForcare understands that today's busy lifestyles often deprive family members of the time necessary to provide hands on assistance and companionship for their loved ones. Therefore, we want every family we service to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing their loved-ones are safe and...... Read more

4.0(4 reviews)
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The Senior Company - Bergen, NJ

434 Union Blvd, Totowa, NJ 07512

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4.2(6 reviews)
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At Home With Van Dyk

288D S Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Since 1953, Van Dyk Health Care has met the needs of its local seniors. Bob Van Dyk, President/CEO, continues his family's legacy and presents At Home With Van Dyk, as a complement to our assisted living community and a soon-to-open memory day care. The Van Dyk name is as good as our word. ...... Read more

5.0(1 review)

The service was good and we used them for a short amount of time. The caregiver was very friendly and did a great job with my loved one. I would recommend this service to others based on my experience.

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Right at Home - Chatham, NJ

10 Fairmount Ave., Chatham, NJ 07928

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Right at Home of Morris & Union Counties helps people stay in their home or in their Assisted Living Community. We believe that maintaining an independent lifestyle fosters the dignity and sense of purpose we all seek. Your own home or community provides invaluable comfort, a sense of security...... Read more

5.0(2 reviews)
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Vision Homecare Services

271 North Avenue Suite 411, New Rochelle, NY 10801

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Vision Homecare Services is a New York State Licensed Home Care Services Agency licensed by the New York State Department of Health specifically established and designed to offer high-quality, convenient, flexible and cost effective personal care and nursing services throughout New York State. A...... Read more

5.0(2 reviews)
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Above the Rest

514d Lafayette Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871

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Above the Rest Home Care of NJ, LLC is a family owned and operated business. We pride ourselfs on individualized care centered around the client and their family. Above the Rest Home Care of NJ, LLC provides private duty RNs, LPNs, companions, CHHAs, CNAs, 24 hour live- ins, staff relief for...... Read more

5.0(1 review)
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Preferred Care at Home - Montclair, NJ

108 Orange Road, St 4, Montclair, NJ 07042

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Home Care

Thank you for your interest in Preferred Care at Home of Bergen, Essex and Morris Counties. We are honored to be helping seniors celebrate life by giving that extra care needed to maintain independence and dignity in the comfort and security of home.We Care for Those You Care About Asking for...... Read more

4.7(3 reviews)
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Synergy Homecare of Metro & Hudson NJ

181 New Road, Suite 213, Jersey City, NJ 07306

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Synergy HomeCare prides itself on credibility and compassion by providing the best caregivers to our clients of all ages in their time of need. Our services are geared to meet a variety of real life challenges. Whether your loved one needs companionship, personal care, homemaking assistance,...... Read more

2.0(3 reviews)
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SYNERGY Home Care - Metro/Hudson/Parsippany, NJ

181 New Road Suite 213, Parsippany, NJ 07054

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Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare, the nation’s leading provider of home care services.We provide care for everyone, helping people thrive at home.Companion care - Friendly and supportive conversation, planning and encouraging social activities, light exercise (if applicable), and active...... Read more

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Right At Home of Lower Manhattan

30 Broad St., Suite 1446, New York, NY 10004

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Our trained caregivers offer round-the-clock care for seniors and elders in the Lower Manhattan area. All of our caregivers are employees of Right at Home. To help ensure the safety and well being of our clients, we perform a criminal history background clearance and then cover each caregiver...... Read more

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SYNERGY Homecare of Bergen County

1029 Teaneck Road Suite 3D, Teaneck, NJ 07666

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Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare, the nation’s leading provider of home care services.We provide care for everyone, helping people thrive at home.Companion care - Friendly and supportive conversation, planning and encouraging social activities, light exercise (if applicable), and active...... Read more

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SYNERGY Home Care - Woodbridge, NJ

321 Main Street, Suite 2A, Woodbridge, NJ 07095

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Welcome to SYNERGY HomeCare, the nation’s leading provider of home care services.We provide care for everyone, helping people thrive at home.Companion care - Friendly and supportive conversation, planning and encouraging social activities, light exercise (if applicable), and active...... Read more

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Home Care Assistance New Jersey

55 Mountain Blvd, Suite 104, Warren, NJ 07059

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Home Care Assistance, Warren's leading provider of in-home senior care, provides premier care at home. Founded by a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and PhD Clinical Psychologist, Home Care Assistance rigorously screens and trains caregivers in its exclusive Balanced Care Method™. This Method...... Read more

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Synergy HomeCare - North Central New Jersey/Piscataway, NJ

15 Corporate Place South Suite 405, Piscataway, NJ 08854

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When families decide to secure in-home care services for a family member who needs companionship or assistance with their activities of daily living (ADLs), it is essential that they select a home care agency that truly understands the subtle nuances and diverse dynamics of the home care...... Read more

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Right At Home Westchester

180 South Broadway, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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New York State Licensed Home Care AgencyRight At Home Westchester offers senior care services in the comfort and familiarity of wherever you and your loved one call home.The care provided by the team is tailored to your unique situation through a Custom Care Plan. Individualized elder care...... Read more

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Joy Professional Home Care Services, LLC

49 West Sunrise Hwy, Freeport, NY 11520

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Joy Professional Home Care Services, LLC is a family run business with a vision to improve the way of life through our professionalism, honesty, integrity and dedication. We are committed to providing exceptional care and services for the best interests of our clients. We value high quality care...... Read more

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What is home care?

Home care may be the right fit for seniors who want to age in place, but who would benefit from companionship, housekeeping, and help with some activities of daily living (ADLs). Home care is broad and personalized to each senior’s needs. In general, home caregivers may provide:

  • Help with personal care
  • Housekeeping
  • Mobility assistance
  • Laundry
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Incontinence care and toileting
Complete guide to home care

 

Learn More About Home Care in Essex County, NJ

 

There’s something for everyone in Essex County. Home to both Newark International Airport and Port Newark, this Northeast New Jersey area has a mix of suburban neighborhoods, golf courses, nature preserves, and big-city entertainment — along with excellent transportation options that connect residents with all the cultural attractions of Newark and New York City.

Home care, or in-home care, in Essex County is a service which offers compassion and help to seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and wish to remain in their homes. Levels of care vary according to need, and can include companionship, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and help with ADLs like bathing and dressing. Home care aides are trained to understand the nuances of senior care but generally aren’t licensed to provide medical services.

Cost of Home Care in Essex County, NJ

The median monthly cost of a home health aide in 2020 was around $5,000 in the state of New Jersey, according to Genworth.

 

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Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Essex County are rated 19 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated higher than the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
119 117 119 120 116 119

 

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$71,569 per year $42,923 per year $58,015 per year $34,333 per year $48,550 per year $12,188 per year $1,063 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Essex County include:

The University Hospital

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 350+
  • Specialties: cardiology, heart disease, liver transplant

Saint Michael’s Medical Center

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 140+
  • Specialties: radiology, liver center, heart and vascular center, cancer center

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 460+
  • Specialties: emergency services, diagnostic imaging, surgical services

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Essex County’s climate is classified as humid continental, meaning winters tend to be cold, summers tend to be hot, and there’s no distinct dry season. The average humidity level is 64%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 69%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
31°F 38°F 24°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
77°F 85°F 69°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 103

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 46.3″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
38.2 13.9% 806,953 6,394 per square mile 2.7

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.8% 5.9% 41.9% 23.8% 0.1% 2.4% 30.2%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Newark: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 61/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Essex County

Democratic Republican Other
77.3% 21.0% 0.8%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Essex County is a major transportation hub that’s home to both Newark International Airport and Port Newark. The city of Newark — the country’s third oldest — is the cultural center of New Jersey with a little something for everyone, and all of Essex County is brimming with historical sites waiting to be explored.

Popular attractions in Essex County include:

  • Thomas Edison Historical Museum
  • Essex County Turtle Back Zoo
  • The Newark Museum of Art

 

Transportation

As a major transportation hub, Essex County has many options for transportation and is home to the headquarters of NJTransit, the state’s largest bus provider as well as Newark International Airport and the Port of Newark.

Frequently asked questions

Right At Home of Essex County, Griswold Home Care and Bayada Nurses - Essex are the top rated home care agencies near Essex County, New Jersey. See full list of communities.

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