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Do You Have the Right Care Plan for Your Senior?

Do You Have the Right Care Plan for Your Senior?

A care plan is an essential first step in ensuring the best in-home assistance is provided for a senior loved one who requires professional support at home.

So what is a “care plan?”

A care plan is a document that acts as a road map for care between medical professionals, professional caregivers, and family. It outlines when and how a caregiver will perform specific tasks to meet your loved one’s needs. Tasks may include personal care assistance with grooming, activities, mobility, transportation, and household tasks.

How Does a Care Plan Work at Visiting Angels?

Visiting Angels will conduct a free, in-home consultation to assess a senior’s needs—physical, emotional, spiritual, and social. A comprehensive, personalized care plan will be developed to ensure the right services are provided. Visiting Angels will also select a professional caregiver based on your loved one’s needs, preferences, personality, and schedule.

Supervisors will periodically visit your loved one to ensure the caregiver is completing all assigned tasks. The Visiting Angels team will also communicate and share information with families about their senior’s care.

When Should You Update the Care Plan?

Visiting Angels caregivers can only focus on tasks outlined in the care plan, which can be adjusted as needs and other factors change. In fact, the best way to ensure your senior is receiving the best personal home care is to review the plan periodically — or whenever a change in health or circumstances occurs.

Some events that warrant an update may include:

  • A health event, such as a stroke or heart attack
  • Diagnosis of a medical condition, such as dementia or heart failure
  • Changes in the family’s ability to provide care
  • Aging-related changes in mobility, eyesight, motor skills, or ability to swallow
  • Changes in your loved one’s ability to drive, prepare meals, or complete other household tasks
  • Adding or decreasing care hours
  • Adding, removing, or changing tasks the caregiver will perform

A Visiting Angels caregiver will monitor for signs—including safety concerns or changes in physical or cognitive conditions—to determine if an update is needed. The caregiver will report concerns to their supervisor, who will then contact you.

Visiting Angels caregivers can also identify and report concerning changes in patients who are living with chronic health conditions, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Stroke
  • Cancer

How Can You Update the Care Plan for a Senior?

You can request adjustments to the care plan by contacting your Visiting Angels care coordinator, or you can discuss changes during a supervisory visit. There may be times your loved one will want to update the care plan for personal reasons—for example, a preference for getting a bath instead of a shower.

A detailed, personalized care plan will help ensure your loved one receives the right care at the right time. Whether you are local or live far away from your senior, a care plan will give you peace of mind knowing your loved one is safe, comfortable, and happy at home.

Serving The Greater Toms River- Brick area and communities throughout Ocean County

74 Brick Blvd #109A
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-240-1050
Fax: 732-240-0702

Serving The Greater Toms River- Brick area and communities throughout Ocean County

74 Brick Blvd #109A
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-240-1050
Fax: 732-240-0702
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Visiting Angels of Toms River Receives 2022 Best of Home Care® – Provider and Employer of Choice Awards


Brick Visiting Angels of Toms River announced today that it has received both the 2022 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice and Employer of Choice Awards from Home Care Pulse. These awards are granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on clien tand caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse. Visiting Angels of Toms River is now ranked among a small handful of home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide an exceptional working experience to employees and the highest quality care to clients.


“We want to congratulate Visiting Angels of Toms River on receiving both the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award and the Best of Home Care Employer of Choice Award, ”says Todd Austin, President of Home Care Pulse. “Since these awards are based on real, unfiltered feedback from clients and caregivers, Visiting Angels of Toms River has proven their dedication to providing a great work environment and solid training to employees, while maintaining their focus on client and caregiver satisfaction. We are pleased to recognize their dedication to quality, professionalism, and expertise in home care.”


Best of Home Care providers have contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their clients and caregivers via live phone interviews each month. Because Home Care Pulse is an independent company, it can collect honest and unbiased feedback.

“By winning both awards, we are part of a select few home care agencies in the nation.  This shows our dedication to the industry and striving to make it better every day,” says Dave Frost, Executive Director Visiting Angels of Toms River.


“At Home Care Pulse, our mission is to help home care businesses create an experience that goes beyond client and caregiver expectations,” says Todd Austin, President of Home Care Pulse. “We’re thrilled to recognize Visiting Angels of Toms River as a Best of Home Care award-winning provider and celebrate their accomplishments in building a team of happy, qualified caregivers who provide outstanding care for their clients.”



To find out more about Visiting Angels of Toms River’s commitment to excellence, please visit or call 732-240-1050.




About Visiting Angels- Visiting Angels is the nation's leading network of non-medical, private duty home care agencies. Licensed, bonded, and insured, we specialize in both hourly and live-in home care services for adults and seniors. From as little as 1 hour a day up to full 24-hour service, Visiting Angels provide both short, and long- term home care throughout Ocean County New Jersey. Staying Home is still the # 1 preferred choice by seniors. Simply call us to learn more about our service and how we can accommodate your individual needs. Our professionally trained staff at Visiting Angels is always available to answer your questions.732-240-1050


About Home Care Pulse

Home Care Pulse leads the home care industry in experience management, online training, and review management. Through its Care Intelligence Platform, HCP empowers home care providers to attract and retain caregivers even during a historic caregiver shortage. HCP also conducts the annual Home Care Benchmarking Study, the most comprehensive survey of home care providers in North America and administers the annual Best of Home Care awards to agencies that achieve best-in-class client and caregiver satisfaction scores. For more information, visit