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Southern Ocean Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1361 Route 72 West,
Manahawkin NJ 08050

88.38% estimated occupancy 1

Southern Ocean Center is a large nursing home located in Manahawkin, New Jersey. With an overall grade of A-, this is without a doubt a high quality facility. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top 20 percent of all facilities nationally. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category scores, which are also quite good.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

One of the reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it earned a very impressive long-term care score. In fact, this was its best category. In that category, we gave this facility an A. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.45355 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores are tied to several datapoints found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Places that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also received a top-shelf short-term care grade. In fact, this turned out to be this facility's third strongest category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A-. With our short-term care rating, we seek to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the next category, this facility was given a strong nursing grade. We gave it a grade of B+ in that category, finishing off one of our more favorable report cards. We analyzed the levels of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time those nurses spent with patients, in calculating our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these metrics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care offered, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Southern Ocean Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Center, 4.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Southern Ocean Center, 5.19% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Center, 0.29% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients that suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of poor nursing care. However, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Center, 6.03% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Southern Ocean Center, 16.57% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Southern Ocean Center, 3.77% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Center, 99.73% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Center, 6.69% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Southern Ocean Center, 7.03% of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Southern Ocean Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Center, 7.03% of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Southern Ocean Center, 9.78% of Patients

This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Southern Ocean Center, 94.67% of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southern Ocean Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.34 miles away1140 Rt 72 W Manahawkin New Jersey 08050Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 597-6011
  • Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.27 miles away99 Rt 37 West Toms River New Jersey 08755Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 557-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc So Ocean Co1.48 miles away1301 Route 72 West Suite 110 Manahawkin New Jersey 08050CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (609) 597-0483
  • Fmc Whiting Dialysis Ctr16.52 miles away400-430 Route 530 Pinewald-Keswick Road Manchester Township New Jersey 08759CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (732) 350-8405
  • Fmc John J De Palma Renal Center17.21 miles away1 Plaza Drive Toms River New Jersey 08757CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (732) 505-0637