Home Care

Choosing Home Care for yourself or a loved one can be a difficult decision. Aside from the usual questions about the length and type of care that is needed, most families have a deeper concern: whom can they trust?

At Family & Children’s Service, we know that trust is an important part of our services. For over a century, we have been an essential and reliable community resource for individuals and families who need a helping hand.  Our Home Care Services helps hundreds of individuals remain at home, or return home sooner while recovering from illness, surgery or other medical conditions, to enjoy the comfort of their own home. We provide Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs) and supportive care aides (companions) in private homes, assisted living facilities and other settings throughout Monmouth County.

FCS is a New Jersey State licensed and CAHC accredited Home Care Agency serving Monmouth County. Our professional and dedicated staff is committed to the care and well being of our clients. We work closely with individuals, families, medical professionals and referral agencies to develop a personal plan of care for each client. Whether a client requires just a few hours of care each week, or round the clock attention, we are here to help.

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When is Home Care appropriate?

  • Following a hospital stay

  • For an injury or illness

  • When recovering from an accident, stroke or heart attack

  • Following surgery

  • When caring for a family member

Methods of payment:

  • Commercial Insurance

  • Long-term Care Insurance

  • Private pay

Working under the supervision of a registered nurse, our aides can provide:

  • Private-duty Home Health care

  • Assistance with bathing, showering, toileting, dressing and grooming

  • Assistance with transfers and ambulating

  • Meal preparation

  • Shopping and errands

  • Live-in aide

Meet FCS Home Care Aides of the Month!

Celebrating Four Months of Outstanding Service

June 24, 2015

Family & Children’s Service recently honored four outstanding FCS Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs) during a special staff recognition ceremony.  Donna Moody, Venicia Louissant, Georganna DiPierro and Lydia Rivera were each selected as “Aide of the Month” for the months of March, April, May and June respectively. FCS CEO Delly Beekman presented the aides, all of whom have more than a decade of service to the… Read More »Celebrating Four Months of Outstanding Service

Honoring Older Americans

May 21, 2015

Happy Older Americans Month, and Happy Birthday to the Older Americans Act! Fifty years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Act into law, creating and funding a nationwide network of services for the aging that help older adults live with dignity in the communities of their choice for as long as possible. At Family & Children’s Service, these services include home care, caregiver support,… Read More »Honoring Older Americans

With a Song in her Heart

February 10, 2015

When Norma Whiskey was a little girl growing up in Trinidad, she dreamed of becoming a doctor. “I was a good student, very bright, and I always loved taking care of people,” Norma recalls. “When I was just 8 years-old, the neighbor would ask me to help her and I would go. My mother did not always like it, but I would go. It was something… Read More »With a Song in her Heart

Safe and Sound

February 4, 2015

When Minetta Brockington woke up to nearly ten inches of snow last Tuesday, her first thought was her client, Marjorie W. “Miss Marge is 99 years old. She depends on me to come to her house every day, to get her washed and dressed and prepare her food for the day,” Minetta says. “I knew I needed to go see her that morning, even if… Read More »Safe and Sound

Preparing our Clients to be safe and secure during Hazardous Weather

January 26, 2015

For more than 50 years, FCS Home Care Services has been assisting vulnerable clients throughout Monmouth County, many of whom live alone with limited resources and little support from family or friends. Our Certified Home Health Aides, Supportive Aides and Registered Nurses make it possible for our clients to continue to live at home, safely and with dignity, with the evolving physical and mental limitations… Read More »Preparing our Clients to be safe and secure during Hazardous Weather

Five Tips for Staying Safe in the Cold

January 8, 2015

As cold weather continues to grip much of the nation, it’s important to remember that the elderly and disabled are especially vulnerable to hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when the body cannot produce enough energy to keep the internal body temperature warm and body temperature falls at or below 95 degrees Fahrenheit.