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How does In-home Senior Care in Manasquan, NJ work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Manasquan, NJ, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Manasquan, NJ gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Aid and Attendance benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Manasquan,NJ understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Young adults with developmental disabilities find jobs at Kindness Cafe in Manasquan

MANASQUAN – Ryan Prince was taking orders at Kindness Café Sunday morning when a customer asked him for a recommendation.“I recommend croissants, bagels, muffins – everything!” Prince exclaimed.That kind of enthusiasm is common at Kindness Café, which was launched last year to employ young adults with developmental disabilities. It just expanded from one morning a week to three.Prince, a 21-year-old Wall resident, was one of 11 workers at Sunday’s grand opening. ...

MANASQUAN – Ryan Prince was taking orders at Kindness Café Sunday morning when a customer asked him for a recommendation.

“I recommend croissants, bagels, muffins – everything!” Prince exclaimed.

That kind of enthusiasm is common at Kindness Café, which was launched last year to employ young adults with developmental disabilities. It just expanded from one morning a week to three.

Prince, a 21-year-old Wall resident, was one of 11 workers at Sunday’s grand opening. They rotated stations, from greeter to order taker to the cash register to the food and coffee counter. They prepped food, too. Operating out of Main Street Kitchen, a restaurant and caterer on Manasquan’s Main Street, the café employs about 30 people who make $14 an hour.

Annie Long, a 28-year-old Brick resident, has worked in Stop & Shop before as a cleaner, but this is much more interactive. The presence of volunteer “job coaches” helped everyone get oriented.

“I love it – I love the job coaches,” Long said. “They’re really good with us.”

As with Compassion Café in Beach Haven and No Limits Café in Middletown, the goal of this operation is multifold: Help young adults with developmental disabilities earn a paycheck, gain work experience and socialize.

Chrissy Rice, a Manasquan High School teacher who runs Kindness Café, said its expansion from one to three days was made possible by a grant from the former Belmar First Aid Squad, which ceased operations last year.

“It takes a community,” Rice said.

Part of a team

Sunday was a great day for C.J. Newitts, an 18-year-old Point Pleasant resident with autism who worked the cash register with efficiency.

“I like working here,” he said. “I like the people.”

Newitts has held jobs before, but none quite as public-facing as this.

“He needs more opportunities to be social in an environment that is typical for kids his age,” said his mother, Chris Newitts, a volunteer helper at Kindness Café. “He needs to be part of a community, and he needs to be part of a team, which this environment gives him.”

The Sunday staff at Kindness Café is typically older. These are mostly young adults who aged out of the school system at age 21. C.J. is a bit younger but fit right in, schmoozing with customers and colleagues alike.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” Chris Newitts said. “This gives me confidence that he’s going to be OK, that he’s going to be able to take care of himself to some degree. He’s only 18, and there will be a lot more that he’ll be able to do when he’s older, but he’s got great work experience already. He has goals – he’s saving up for a car.”

'There should be one in every town'

The menu at Kindness Café is fairly straightforward. There are muffins, bagels, croissants, cookies, yogurt and a fruit cup, along with coffee (hot or iced), tea, apple juice, orange juice and bottled water. Everything is $5 or less.

What’s not on the menu are the intangibles that can’t be learned in a classroom.

“When you see the smile on everyone’s faces, it’s great,” said Meighan Kelleher, owner of Main Street Kitchen. “There’s a young man, Jack, from Manasquan High School who’s been with us for a year, and at first you’d see him walking here down Main Street from school and he’d have his hoodie on with only his eyes showing. Now his hoodie is off, he’s walking proud, he’s learned to bake and he does his job.”

Kelleher said she’d love to see other businesses host similar initiatives.

“It’s such an easy thing to do,” she said. “And they’re getting a paycheck and doing a great job. There should be one in every town.”

Kindness Café is open from 9-11 a.m. Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays at Main Street Kitchen on 140 Main St., Manasquan. For more information or to donate, visit www.kindnesscafeonmain.com.

Jerry Carino is community columnist for the Asbury Park Press, focusing on the Jersey Shore’s interesting people, inspiring stories and pressing issues. Contact him at [email protected].

Tropical Storm Ophelia triggers coastal flooding along Jersey Shore

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- Tropical Storm Ophelia triggered coastal flooding in parts of New Jersey on Saturday.Even approaching low tide, the water in Manasquan Inlet nipped at the edge of the boardwalk. At high tide, water spilled over bulkheads and filled streets down the the Jersey Shore.Waves blasted against the sea wall and spilled over into Ocean Drive in Avalon.In Beach Haven, the force of the wind spawned by Ophelia howled into the microphone as rain pelted the lens, and the angry ocean ate away at the ...

MANASQUAN, N.J. -- Tropical Storm Ophelia triggered coastal flooding in parts of New Jersey on Saturday.

Even approaching low tide, the water in Manasquan Inlet nipped at the edge of the boardwalk. At high tide, water spilled over bulkheads and filled streets down the the Jersey Shore.

Waves blasted against the sea wall and spilled over into Ocean Drive in Avalon.

In Beach Haven, the force of the wind spawned by Ophelia howled into the microphone as rain pelted the lens, and the angry ocean ate away at the sand.

The roadway proved impassable for a Volkswagen stuck sitting in flood waters. The fate of a car with flashers was uncertain. Either the driver blared flashers for safety or their car stalled out, too.

Folks strolled through the ankle-, knee-, even thigh-deep water. Carli Peters and Jonathan Kelly braved the elements to drop coins at the arcade.

"I think it's crazy, but honestly, if you're wearing shorts, it's kind of fun to walk through the water," Peters said.

"I've seen it flooded like this a little bit, but it's pretty bad out today," Kelly said.

Melissa Juliano visited Beach Haven for a bridal shower that was still on, despite the deluge.

"Not the weekend that I had planned. It's also my 60th birthday weekend," she said. "I think this is cuckoo, cuckoo."

Beth DeMartin was celebrating her birthday, too, with big plans for dinner washed out.

She declares this is coastal living.

"It's happened before. I just wasn't here at the time," she said.

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Vanessa Murdock joined the CBS 2 Weather Team in October 2011 as the weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter.

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Manasquan basketball crushes Caldwell, 62-29, to win first state championship

PISCATAWAY – As the clock wound down, the final outcome assured, a roar a century in the making rose up inside Jersey Mike’s Arena Saturday night.Manasquan, one of the Shore Conference’s great basketball programs over the decades, captured its first state championship in dominating fashion, rolling over Caldwell, 62-29, in the Group 2 final.Manasquan (28-4), which reached the Group 3 semifinals with this team a year ago, was led by sophomore guard Darius Adams’ double-double, pouring in 22...

PISCATAWAY – As the clock wound down, the final outcome assured, a roar a century in the making rose up inside Jersey Mike’s Arena Saturday night.

Manasquan, one of the Shore Conference’s great basketball programs over the decades, captured its first state championship in dominating fashion, rolling over Caldwell, 62-29, in the Group 2 final.

Manasquan (28-4), which reached the Group 3 semifinals with this team a year ago, was led by sophomore guard Darius Adams’ double-double, pouring in 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, while junior point guard Ryan Frauenheim added 13 points.

'Crazy to be a part of this team'

“It means everything,” Adams said. “First time in history, so it’s crazy to be part of this team and I’m glad I got to do it with this team.”

“It’s great. It’s something we’ve worked for all year, just a great thing,” Frauenheim said.

How good was Manasquan’s season?

Of the four teams they lost to, two won state championships, with Roselle Catholic beating St. Rose, who Manasquan split two games with, in the Non-Public B final, and Union Catholic winning the Non-Public A title.

It’s the first state championship for a Shore Conference public school program since Point Beach won the 2013 Group 1 title. It’s the first by a Shore team since Ranney captured the 2019 Non-Public B title.

“The goal is not that,’ Manasquan coach Andrew Bilodeau said. “The goal is to have a great experience, to get better every day, be a man 20 years from now, have a great time, have warm, fuzzy kind of Kodak moments about your experience in high school. That’s what we stress. Championships are a byproduct of all those other things.”

And when the team returned to Manasquan Saturday night, the plan was for everyone to head to the beach to do a celebratory polar plunge, coaches included.

“We’re going in,” Bilodeau said. “They’ve been polar plunging every day. I’ve seen some video. It doesn’t look fun. I promised them we would go in if we won.”

Dominating third quarter

After taking a 25-13 halftime lead, Manasquan used an 19-3 run to open the second half to put the game away, with the lead swelling to 44-16 on a Frauenheim tiple late in the third quarter, as Adams poured in eight points in the third quarter.

“I feel like we were shooting too many threes in the first half, so get to the rim and keep battling on the rebounds,” Adams said.

“People like to talk about (Adams’) scoring, I think his rebounding has been outstanding,” Bilodeau said. “He was on the floor a couple times tonight. That’s why he’s a big-time player. That’s why we win, because we just have those guys that are blood and guts.”

Manasquan then turned on the afterburners, continually getting to the basket as the pace increased dramatically, with the lead swelling to 56-22 at one point.

In the first half, Manasquan raced out to an 11-2 lead and was really never challenged once it extended to the lead to double digits in the second quarter.

Manasquan’s only other appearance in the state final was a 2004 loss to Raritan.

And with a young lineup that includes starting lineup that includes two sophomores and two juniors, this team’s run of success is a long way from being over.


Can Manasquan basketball win first state championship? 3 keys vs. Caldwell in Group 2 final

PISCATAWAY – Given all the success Manasquan basketball has had over the years, from the six Shore Conference titles the program won through 1957, to its place as one of the area’s top programs over the past two decades, it’s hard to believe the program has never won a state championship.

That’s how tough it is to accomplish. Point Beach’s victory in the 2013 Group 1 final still ranks as the Shore’s last public school to win one.

But now a young Manasquan team is poised to make history when it faces Caldwell (24-5) in the Group 2 final Saturday (7 p.m.) at Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway.

It’s Caldwell’s first appearance in a state final since 1932, while Manasquan made its lone trip in 2004, losing to Raritan in the Group 3 final.

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Manasquan (27-4) comes off a 46-43 victory over Middle Township, the 22nd win in 23 games for the Shore Conference champion, with the only loss coming in a regular-season ending game at Union Catholic, which defeated St. Peter's Prep for the Non-Public A title Friday night. Manasquan’s three other losses were against Non-Public B champion Roselle Catholic and finalist St. Rose; and Linden, which lost in the Group 4 semifinals Thursday.

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Caldwell got here by knocking off Ramsey, 47-38, at the Dunn Center in Elizabeth. The Chiefs, who opened the season with 13 straight wins, come in having won six straight.

1. Experience matters

The Chiefs have a senior-heavy lineup that knows how to win. Several key players were members of the Chiefs’ football team, which owns the state’s longest winning streak at 28, having gone 13-0 in the fall, beating Rumson-Fair Haven for the first-ever Group 2 championship.

They’ve been building for this moment on the hardwood, having gone 24-4 a year ago before losing in a sectional final.

Senior Ryan Zamloot is their leading scorer at 17.6 points-per-game, while senior Rocco Checchetto led the way with 14 points against Ramsey, and senior Ryan Lawrence, who had a career-high 16 points in the section final, added 13 points. Senior Lorenzo Sozio is the Chiefs’ defensive stopper.

2. Star power

Sophomore guard Darius Adams and junior point guard Ryan Frauenheim have taken turns carrying the team. Adams had 20 points against Middle Township, while Frauenheim hit for 20 in the Central Group 2 final against South River.

But it’s the way the duo have been able to individually take games over at critical points that has been the difference.

In addition, the solid play of Manasquan’s frontcourt, at both the offensive and defensive ends, has been critical. Senior forward Jack Dettlinger had 10 points and five rebounds against Middle Township, and sophomore Griffin Linstra had four rebounds and hit a big 3-pointer to help jumpstart a first-half rally.

3. Rising to the top

This is the moment Manasquan has been building towards. The program has now gone 95-11 since the start of the 2019-20 season, and is 52-10 over the past two seasons, with six of those losses against the state’s elite-level non-publics.

While Manasquan doesn’t have a lineup of upperclassmen, this group has played in a lot of big games, for a program that has a great recent history, and that means something on this kind of stage.


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