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Get the Most Out of a Free Home Care Consultation

Get the Most Out of a Free Home Care Consultation

If you’re considering in-home personal care services for your senior loved one, you probably have a lot of questions about scheduling options, costs, services provided, caregiver qualifications, and whether in-home care is the best choice. And, with the variety of senior care options available, you might even feel a bit overwhelmed.

A free in-home care consultation with a Visiting Angels care coordinator is one of the best ways to learn about personal care services provided by our compassionate, professional caregivers. Our care coordinators offer no-cost, no-obligation consultations designed to answer your questions and provide expert guidance to help you navigate the senior care decision-making process — giving you peace of mind without added pressure.

Here are a few things you need to know to help you and your loved one get the most out of your free home care consultation:

What is the Purpose of an In-Home Personal Care Consultation?

An in-home consultation provides an opportunity to learn about Visiting Angels’ services and ask any questions you may have. The consultation helps our care coordinators to get to know you and your loved one and understand any specific care needs.

How to Prepare for an In-Home Personal Care Consultation?

Before your consultation, the most important step is letting your senior loved one know you are considering hiring an in-home caregiver. The home care decision can be an emotionally sensitive issue and may be met with objections to hiring a caregiver. If your loved one resists the idea, be sure to listen to his or her opinions and concerns. Emphasize their well-being is your top priority.

It may also be helpful to think about your senior’s needs, such as what time of day he/she needs assistance and what tasks are the most challenging. You may also want to review financial situations in advance, so you have an idea of how much to budget for in-home personal care.

It’s also a good idea to make a list of any questions or concerns and bring the list to the consultation.

What Happens During the Consultation?

A Visiting Angels’ care coordinator from your local agency will schedule an in-person meeting with you and your senior in your loved one’s home.

Although discussing personal care needs may feel embarrassing for your loved one, you can rest assured our compassionate care coordinators are skilled at putting older adults and family caregivers at ease. Topics discussed may include:

  • Personal care needs
    Assistance with bathing and grooming, dressing, mobility, fall prevention, and toileting.

  • Homemaking needs
    Light housekeeping, laundry, meal planning/preparation, and grocery shopping.

  • Memory care needs
    Reminders to eat, stay hydrated, engage in physical activity, and take medications.

  • Emotional care needs
    Social interaction, conversation, activities, and hobbies.

  • Scheduling
    Daily routines, times when assistance is needed, and caregiver schedule options.

  • Logistics and policies
    How caregivers will enter your loved one’s home, how to communicate with your local agency, and how to reschedule care.

  • Other specific requests
    Health conditions, dietary restrictions, meal preferences, assisting with errands, transportation to appointments, and more.

Our in-home consultations also include complimentary home safety and fall-risk assessments, as well as a discussion of your loved one’s specific safety needs.

Your care coordinator will take the time to answer any questions you may have about caregiver qualifications, safety, oversight, emergency procedures, and other concerns.

What Happens After the Consultation?

Your Visiting Angels’ care coordinator will use information from your care consultation to develop a comprehensive care plan tailored to your loved one’s unique needs. The comprehensive plan will include a care schedule and a description of specific activities and tasks that require caregiver assistance.

Your care coordinator will then arrange a nurse visit and match your loved one with a compatible caregiver. Through our Select Your Caregiver® program, you can be confident your loved one will get a caregiver who is the right fit for their needs and personality.

How Soon Can Home Care Services Begin?

Visiting Angels caregivers can typically begin providing services within 48 hours of the initial consultation. In some cases, home care services can start the same day.

How Can I Participate in the Consultation if I Live Far Away?

If you’re a long-distance caregiver, your loved one’s local agency will conduct a one-on-one in-home consultation with your loved one and a detailed phone consultation with you.

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

Visiting Angels TOMS RIVER, NJ
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

Visiting Angels TOMS RIVER, NJ
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