Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey

596 Franklin Avenue
Nutley, NJ 07110
201-300-6565 201-300-6565

Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey

596 Franklin Avenue, Nutley, NJ 07110
201-300-6565 201-300-6565
At, we realize that cost of care is a big consideration for families. That's why we are offering an estimate which is based on an average of known rates charged by similar businesses in the area. For actual rates, contact the business directly.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Details and information displayed here were provided by this business and may not reflect its current status. We strongly encourage you to perform your own research when selecting a care provider.

Thank you for visiting our site. May we show our appreciation by offering you a complimentary copy of our 3 part report called CAREGIVING MADE SIMPLE? It's best for families who want to avoid stress, frustration, unnecessary cost & heart aches.
In business since: 2016
Total Employees: 11-50
Awards & Accreditations
National Institute of Caregiving Credentialing & Accreditation

We are licensed, insured and fully bonded.

We are the only nurse owned, nurse run, private and exclusive agency that caters to retired executives and their families in Northern New Jersey.

We are also the only private agency that has a full-time movement disorder certified nurse and geriatric care manager on staff. This is service is available 24 hours a day on demand.

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Monday :
12:00AM - 11:45PM
Tuesday :
12:00AM - 11:45PM
Wednesday :
12:00AM - 11:45PM
Thursday :
12:00AM - 11:45PM
Friday :
12:00AM - 11:45PM
Saturday :
12:00AM - 11:45PM
Sunday :
12:00AM - 11:45PM

Program Details

Companion Services
General companion care
Medication reminders
Meal preparation
Grooming assistance
Organization (bill paying, mail sorting)
Home maintenance/handyman
Light housekeeping
Live-in services
Respite care
Personal Care Services
Bathing, dressing, grooming
Ambulation assistance
Transferring and positioning
Feeding and special diet
Skilled Nursing Care Service
Alzheimer's/Dementia care
Stroke care
Medication management
Parkinson's care
Travel Radius(in miles):

Cost & Availability

Type Rate Rate Type Availability *
LIS $ 12.95 per hour 1
Live-in care level 2: 24 hr shifts $ 13.95 per hour 2
Live-in care for 2 people 24 hr shifts $ 16 per hour 2
Post hospital/rehab paid 30 days ahead $ 23 per hour 5
Post hospital/rehab paid 14 days ahead $ 24 per hour 5
Personal care paid weekly $ 26 per hour 1
*availability last updated on 11/03/2020
Hourly Rates
Live-In Services
Short shifts
  • Private Pay|
  • Veteran's Benefits|
  • Long term care insurance

Ratings & Reviews

( 24)
Visiting Companions and Caregivers is a unique company that offers just what my husband needs. Kelvin and company have worked tirelessly with him on trying to recover movement on his right side from a recent stroke. It is an ongoing battle, but he wouldn't be where he is at now without their help. Thank you so much Kelvin for all your assistance!
John A
What an amazing an educational time I had was Kelvin! He gave me a total understanding with education, knowledge and compassion for his clients to succeed in life, and do the best that they could do.
My observation is this this man knows his industry and has a heart to see everyone restored from any illness that they have.
I highly recommend him and his team. Thank you so much.
Flory D
Visiting Companions & Caregivers has restored the love for caring for the geriatric clients. The company actually cares about both the care givers and the client unlike most companies I've worked with over the course of 10 years. Kelvin is proactive ,compassionate,accommodating and professional . Responsive and always available to assist. Needless to say I highly recommend this company both for care & employment purposes! Thank you Kelvin!
I would highly recommend VCC! They provide great care for patients and tailored assistance to each patient's individual needs. There is no better agency to work with and entrust the care of your loved ones to ensure they receive adequate service. 10/10!
Unfortunately I had the pleasure of working for this company for several months. Kelvin the owner which would never give his last name red flag #1. And the address is wrong. He is no longer in Fair Lawn. My stupidity. I should have seen this coming. Very disorganized company to work for, not enough shifts or employees. I did however work with this most amazing woman. 3 evenings a week. Best shift at the time. Lol. I'm being sarcastic. The woman was awesome though. I was attending school at the time. Red flag #2 He was supposed to send over a promise of employment letter for me. Never did. Anytime I would question him threw email he would not answer me. Instead he would call me to verbally discuss it. Or talk to me face to face. Do not work for this shister. Do not get roped into his BS
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Hi Margaret our current address in Nutley and you visited it a couple of times for official reasons. You were also notified that our old address was in Fair Lawn. As Far as not having enough shifts, that's incorrect as evidenced by ever growing team of dedicated and compassionate caregivers we hire weekly. You however were unable to pick up more hours because you were fragmented in your personal life and told me you were only available to work the days you indicated and consequently reflected on our weekly schedule for you. You were also given a second schedule in Edgewater which you confirmed but never showed up for, which goes to show you lack compassion for the very esteemed families we serve. Lastly, as far as the promise of employment i repeatedly told you that it wasn't a physical document, and that it is an online database where agencies add verified caregivers whom have completed the 76 hour CHHA course requirement. However in your case we could not verify your licensure with the state because there was a discrepancy with your current last name and maiden name and the state told me to ask you to call them to have it resolved but the time i called you to notify you, you sent a resignation email. If you are interested you may call the board of nursing at 973-504-6430 to verify what a promise of employment is. In the meantime i wish you all the best with your feature endeavors.
Angry E
I am so sorry to say that I was conned by this company also. I worked for 4 pay periods and received 3 checks. I did not receive half of the pay I should have... Such a shame, great clients/patients, terrible company (Kelvin). My recommendation is to run for the hills. No pay after a covered shift as stated in handbook, no pay if you miss a punch out, just terrible overall!
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Hello Amy,
i am sorry to hear you feel that you were not paid for all of the hours you worked with us. However that is not the truth because you were paid according to our biweekly pay schedule and we have records of the days and times you worked. Also Amy you were offered early pay because you were experiencing financial difficulty when i didn't have to do so. Because we value our team members and without them we can't care for our clients, we treat them with respect and value their suggestions as they are our customer service representatives in the field. Lastly, you may contact the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development at 609-292-2515 for any pay related complaints and or concerns. Best of luck
Chris D
My mom broke a couple of bones in her low back and needed some assistance at home the first week or so while the pain subsided. Kelvin was extremely responsive and informative. He and his team took the time to understand my mom's needs. The aides helped my mom get back on her feet and feel comfortable being independent again.
Marilyn A
First time using home health care.. Thought that it would be frightening, However, Kelvin and the caregivers made this experience easy to adjust to..
Kelvin promised and delivered the care that I needed for recovery after surgery. Kelvin went above and beyond his services. He is compassionate and caring for the patients well-being both mentally and physically is his number one priority. The care that Kelvin and his aids have given me has helped me greatly with my recovery.
I would recommend VCC to help you on your journey to recovery as well.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Hello Marilyn,
I am genuinely grateful for your kind and thoughtful review. My team and I were determined and committed to helping you achieve your goal for hiring our service. We are honored that you gave us a chance with your care considering it was your first experience needing in home care. I wish you continued progress on your recovery journey and be reassured that we will always be here whenever you need our service. On behalf of out entire team, thank you for trusting us with your care
Mary B
This agency responded quickly to my inquiry and they met with me to fully understand my needs for what we required in an aide.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Hello Mary,
it was indeed an honor meeting with you to discuss the care needs of your loved one. Our commitment to our clients is that we will respond to their needs for care upon short notice and customize our program to suit their requirements and care needs. We are grateful for the honor of both serving and trusting us with the care of your family. On behalf of our entire team, we are saying THANK YOU
Ani B
Visiting Companions was an invaluable help as my husband struggled with cancer. The staff were reliable, caring and took superb care of my husband. I would highly recommend them.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Hello Ani,
on behalf of our care team, I want to thank you for the opportunity to care for your amazing husband and for trusting us with his care. It was such a rewarding experience because we got to relief you of the stress of being a family caregiver, and that for our team is priceless. Thank you once again
Patricia A
This is the worst company I have worked for in my employment history. Smooth talking Kevin must stop his bait and switch attitude.
I was told I would be paid at the end of the shift and when the shift ended he asked if I had zel, I believe it's an app.

My point is that if you were paying me at the end of the shift through an app you should of said that previously.

It's typically a bait and switch action. Then he has the nerve to say I am ignorant, well call me whatever, I worked two days and haven't gotten paid at the end of the shift!!

I wouldn't recommend using this company at all!!!

Who wants to work and then deal with Kevin to get paid....this company needs to be investigated by NJ authorities.
Yama M
Kelvin has been working with my son for tha past 3 months .My son is difficult patient and Kelvin has handled him with dignity and understanding .My son needs help with medications and shower he was very patient ,committed and helpful without his help it would have been difficult to take care of my son .
Thanks a lot for all your help.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Thank you Yama for trusting us with his care. Ours has been a journey of a true and productive partnership between us and your family, and what is possible when collaboration becomes the hallmark of care. We continue to provide the quality of care that ensures his needs, dignity and aspirations are supported.
Daniel B
Amazing. The single word I can use to describe this company and the level of care they provide. I live in a different state from my mother and this team has been able to provide me a sense of calm that I didn't think possible. Kelvin and team truly care for my mother and go above and beyond. They have given me back the mother I remember from my childhood. They provide full person care: physical, well-being, dietary, bathing, rehabilitation, and emotional stability. They work with my mom and ensure her wishes and concerns are understood. They also do a fabulous job keeping me informed and updated. They got her to see physicians for the first time in 10+ her house...all during a pandemic. This company has been truly life changing.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Thank you Daniel for such kind words. It has in fact been an honor to care for your lovely mom and we are excited to be a part of her success. For us it is a calling and you can be reassured of our commitment to her wellbeing and good health that way she can continue to thrive while living at home.
Cindy R
VCC was there when we needed them the most during my Mother's illness. I want to thank them, in particular Jin, for the great service to us duriing this difficult time.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Thank you Cindy for trustins us with your Mother's care. It was indeed an honor caring for her while reliefing you the family caregiver of the stress of caregiving, and your whole family were such a delight to be around. Thanks once again
Donna B
VCC was the perfect complement to my Aunt. She was fiercely independent mentally but not physically. I was very impressed with the care and attention VCC provided her without depriving her of her dignity. She felt like a true partner in her care and loved the assistance provided by VCC. We could not have asked for a better caregiver.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Hi Donna your aunt was such a pure joy to care for. My team and I enjoyed serving her and we truly miss her. I am happy to know that she is healthy and thriving. Thank you for trusting us with her care.
Linda R
We want to thank Visiting Companions for all their assistance and care for our Mom over the last 2 years. Both Stella and Kelvin managed the caregivers and always found the perfect fit for our mom. They personally met our Mom when we started with them and would always find caregivers to meet her personality and needs.
Barbara was her primary caregiver at the end of her life and became so close to her that she was family to us. She was wonderful and caring to our Mom and it will never be forgotten.

In fact, all the caregivers were reliable and very knowledgeable while caring for our mom.

I would highly recommend VCC. They will do their best to give individual attention to your needs and be sure to look for a perfect fit!!!!
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
On behalf of the care team i want to thank you Linda and the rest of your family for trusting us with the care of your mom. She was such a joy to care for and be around. It was such an honor to be able to relief you and your family of the stress of caregiving, and you are an AMAZING DAUGHTER. For us it is not just a business, it is a worthy cause. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN.
Susan G
Our experience with VCC was excellent. Their staff worked with us for approximately 18 mos. They were reliable and very knowledgeable while caring for my father who had suffered multiple strokes. David was the main caregiver assigned to my Dad. He was phenomenal and, he became a dear friend to my Dad! Lastly, a big shout-out to both Stella and Kelvin as well for all of their leadership and assistance with my father's care. I highly recommend VCC.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Thank you Joe and Susan for trusting us with the care of your Dad. It was indeed an honor to have cared for him and David truly values the trust and relationship that he developed with him. You are indeed a GREAT SON that any parent would be proud to call their own. Stella and I are grateful for the opportunity, THANK YOU.
Please and please I want you to read carefully as this would benefit you and avoid stress in your life. This is not a company, kelvin and Stella don't know how to run a company, I mean they have no CLUE!!!! You never get paid on time and they always have stupid excuses. Please avoid this company. Ignore the good reviews you see. Those good reviews are not coming from workers. This is coming from a worker who worked with them, got fired and never got paid.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Dear Erica we are sorry for your experience. We have never hired nor fired anyone named Erica. We have been in business for four years and there is no Erica in our records. There was a company a long time ago with a similar name like ours but they are no longer in business. You just may have us confused with them.
It needs to close down. Period!
Hope S
This company is a joke, they keep firing and hiring new employees because they can't keep up with payment and poor organisation. Please do not believe the good reviews you see on here, Run for your life if you get hired by this company. This is coming from an employee who never got paid.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Dear Hope S. we are glad that our clients think we are wonderful hence our good reviews. Our corporate values are ICARE, I is for integrity, C is for compassion, A is for advocacy, R is for resourcefulness and E is for excellence. We have looked through our records and according to it you have NEVER worked for us. If you are an alias and you truly believe we did not pay you, you have two options; 1) call us and explain your position/claim so that we can get it resolved 2) call the New Jersey department of labor and file a complaint.
Celestina M
Bad company.. please stay away from this company to avoid stress. This company lacks organizational skills and don't care about their employees. You don't get paid on time or they try not to pay you for what you worked for. They either mess up your pay stub or they don't pay you complete. And let me not talk about schedule, they would have you going everywhere. My advice for them is that entrepreneurship is not everybody. If you can run a business close it down!!!
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Dear Celestina M. we are sorry you had a bad work experience but we have NEVER hired anyone by the name of Celestina M. and we think you are confusing our company with another company. Best of luck
Mariangela R
I contacted VCC when I needed respite care for my upcoming vacation, I take care of my dad. They provided an aide right away, and Stella, the nurse supervisor and interim director has come a few times herself to help out when someone was unavailable. It wasn't easy finding a good fit for us , due to location, but we now have a wonderful aide who lives just minutes away. My dad is now on hospice, but VCC fills in the huge gaps . My dad is in great hands and I can run out to run errands, etc, knowing he's well taken care of. Everyone I met here has a heart of gold!
Nicole I
Visiting Companions and Caregivers have sent wonderful aides to care for and help my mother. They go above and beyond. Stella is extremely knowledgeable and has offered all kinds of helpful information. My mom was hesitant at first but now looks forward to their visits. Thank you VCC.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Thank you very very much for trusting us with her care. She is a joy and we are glad that she has come to trust us and looks forward to the services. You are a GREAT DAUGHTER!!!!.
Yvonne A
This company has the best staff. They have been helping us with the care of my mother in law, and not only they are very knowledgeable, they are really Caring. Specially Stella, she really goes the extra mille for her patients! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM if you like us, need assistance with the care of your loved ones.
Reply from Visiting Companions & Caregivers of New Jersey
Thank you Yvonne for trusting us with your loved one's care. We are famous for 3 things; #1. our ability to start services the same day. #2 we don't have a minimum hour of hours that are required. we create the care program to suit you. #3, the fact that our clients select their caregiver, their care program and the hourly rate that suits their situation. One of our clients says that we are the agency that does not run like a typical agency. for us, it is not only a business, it is a cause.
Thank you for visiting our site. May we show our appreciation by offering you a complimentary copy of our 3 part report called CAREGIVING MADE SIMPLE? It's best for families who want to avoid stress, frustration, unnecessary cost & heart aches.
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