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What You Need to Know About End-of-Life Home Care

What You Need to Know About End-of-Life Home Care

It’s one of the hardest discussions you’ll ever have with your senior loved one. No one wants to talk about end-of-life care. But it’s a natural part of the human life cycle, and a conversation we’ll all eventually have.

It's important to recognize this because having the discussion sooner rather than later can help ease the minds of our senior loved ones. They're grappling with fear of pain, fear of indignity, fear of abandonment and fear of the unknown. And that's precisely why having the conversation early is essential, as well as exploring options for end-of-life care that will preserve the dignity of your loved one.

Home care is a popular solution for end-of-life care. And the following is everything you need to know about end-of-life home care.

Why Home Care Services Are a Common Solution

Home care services involve a professional caregiver coming to your loved one’s home and tending to his or her daily needs. To be clear, we are not talking about a medical professional. But a professional caregiver who possess essential qualities like compassion, empathy, attention to detail and a willingness to help.

Many caregivers are trained,even certified, in things like dementia home care or fall prevention. So these professionals are incredibly useful to have when your senior loved one can no longer live independently and requires daily assistance.

A professional caregiver can execute on a critical care plan. A care plan is a living, breathing document that evolves alongside the needs of your aging loved one. It coordinates care across numerous people, places and mediums. It can be a beneficial supplement in end-of-life home care.

And that’s what makes home care so unique and special. Rather than moving your loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility, home care enables that person to remain in the comfort of his or her own home.

Along with being convenient, home care is a lot more affordable than other options. Per the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Information page, the annual cost of home care services is $47,934. The price of a semi-private room in a nursing home is $85,775, and rockets to $97,455 annually if your loved one wants a private room.

So when you consider your senior loved one’s needs and the costs to meet them, home care services for end-of-life care make a lot of sense.

Supplementing Hospice Care

Per, about 42 percent of terminally ill Americans receive some hospice care. In 2016, approximately 1.43 million patients received hospice care in 4,382 Medicare-certified hospice agencies.

So we know how popular hospice care is and where patients receive it. But according to the same page, studies show that while 80 percent of Americans prefer to pass in their homes, only 20 percent do. This gap can be attributed to the difficulties and expenses of caring for a terminally ill patient at home.

That’s another reason home care is an excellent option to supplement hospice care efforts. If you’re working with a home care agency, ensure their end-of-life care is centered around your senior loved one’s comfort and well-being. The goal is to minimize discomfort and assist with personal tasks, which could include:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Light housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Running errands
  • Daily hygiene

That’s a massive value-add from the professional caregiver. You already have options and resources for proper medical care. But making your loved one feel safe, secure and comfortable, within the confines of his or her own home, will make an enormous difference during such a sensitive time.

Professional home care services deliver comfort and reliability, at a more affordable rate, within a familiar setting. That’s why home care is often sought for loved ones needing end-of-life care. As your senior loved one continues to age, his or her dependency will only become greater. Having a trained professional who has worked with plenty of people like your loved one can be invaluable.

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