In New York State, home care services are provided by New Universal Home Care under the management of Hometeam.

In-home care
for Seventh Avenue

From East Orange to Newark,
Hometeam provides clear in-home care solutions to every kind of family

Home Care that goes beyond the expected

Better care

We take care of basics like meals, medication and hygiene so your parents will be safe and healthy.

Brighter Days

From dancing the jitterbug to rediscovering a green thumb, we plan the best days and bring them to life.

Smarter Technology

You'll know what is happening wherever you are with daily updates from our iPad application.

You get more than a Caregiver—you get an entire team

We'll provide your family with a Care Advisor, Care Coordinator, Caregiver and Registered Nurse who work together to provide an unparalleled home care experience.

Whatever your needs, we've got you covered

Companionship

  • Light house work
  • Transportation
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Groceries/shopping

Personal care

  • Dressing
  • Bathing + hygiene
  • Help moving around home
  • Exercise programs

Medical assistance

  • Medication management
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Help with medical equipment
  • Scheduling doctors appointments

High needs care

  • 24 hour assistance
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer's
  • Heart Disease

Essex County is one of New Jersey's most populous regions, with many resources and activities for older adults. Transportation, activities, and medical resources abound for seniors, especially those with access to a home caregiver.

Transit

Essex County has a number of public, shared and private transportation options. NJ Transit has two of its major transit hubs in Newark Penn and Newark Broad Street for connections to Newark International and the Newark Light Rail to move around New Jersey's largest city. For the mobility-impaired, however, paratransit is a better option. Access Link requires an in-person interview. Once registered, reservations can be made up to a week, but no less than a day, in advance. For private, short-distance service, Uber or a local car service are the best options.

Activities

A number of senior centers exist in Essex County with a variety of available activities. In West Orange, bingo, aerobics, yoga, and zumba classes are offered on a weekly basis. Other events include knitting classes, picnics and movie nights. Depending on location, senior centers offer classes according to availability.

Medical Resources

Some of the best hospitals in the state are located in Essex County. The Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation is the fifth-best hospital in New Jersey. Newark Beth Israel Medical Center is a regionally ranked hospital as well, ranked number ten in last year's U.S. World News Report.