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Performing a Home Care Assessment

Performing a Home Care Assessment

If you’re thinking about starting home care for an older adult, a home care assessment is an essential first step. At Visiting Angels, a care coordinator will meet with you and your loved one to discuss your care requirements.

You may be overwhelmed by the variety of senior care options available. Anxiety can increase if a loved one has immediate personal care needs. However, an assessment and home care consultation can help ease any trepidations.

Why Do You Need a Home Care Assessment?

A home care assessment is conducted with your loved one’s needs, abilities, and safety in mind, and may include the following:

  • A walk-through around the home to look for safety hazards and fall risks
  • A discussion about how to optimize the home for maximum safety
  • Creating a care plan that outlines the schedule and services provided

A detailed care plan provides a “road map” that outlines when and how a caregiver will perform specific tasks for your loved one.

When is a Home Care Assessment Performed?

A Visiting Angels’ assessment typically occurs after a no-cost, no-obligation home care consultation. During the initial consultation, your loved one and family members will meet with a care coordinator at your loved one’s home.

The initial consultation details the services Visiting Angels provides. Topics for discussion may include:

  • Physical care needs, such as bathing, grooming, dressing, meals, and mobility
  • Emotional care needs, such as social interaction, activities, hobbies, and conversation
  • Schedule, including when your loved one would benefit from having a caregiver in the home
  • Assistance with daily activities, such as light housework, groceries, laundry, and meal preparation
  • Logistics, such as how to access the home, documentation, and other administrative details
  • Preferences, such as favorite music, activities, foods, goals, and expectations

During the initial consultation, if you want to start in-home services as soon as possible, the coordinator may perform a home care assessment during the same home visit.

However, it is common for families to take some time to decide whether home care is the right choice. You can always reach out to Visiting Angels when you are ready and schedule a home care assessment at a later date.

How Can You Prepare for a Home Care Assessment?

Be willing to have an honest discussion about your loved one’s abilities, safety, home environment, and care expectations. Prepare a list of questions important to you and your loved one, and keep it nearby during the assessment.

Visiting Angels’ care coordinators are skilled at discussing delicate personal care concerns in a dignified and respectful way. They can provide a wealth of information and resources to improve your loved one’s safety, quality of life, and well-being.

Contact Visiting Angels

A home care assessment may sound intimidating, but it ensures your loved one’s environment is safe and that everyone is on the same page regarding their care. If you think in-home personal care might be the best choice, contact your nearest Visiting Angels’ home care agency today.

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