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Southern Ocean Medical Center

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Updated Mar 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+Sep 20: A+Oct 20: A+Nov 20: A+Jan 21: A+Feb 21: A+Mar 21: A+Apr 21: A+May 21: A+Jun 21: A+Jul 21: A+Aug 21: A+Sep 21: A+Oct 21: A+Nov 21: A+Jan 22: A+Feb 22: A+Mar 22: A+
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Southern Ocean Medical Center's website

1140 Route 72 West,
Manahawkin NJ 08050

(609) 597-6011

65.99% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Southern Ocean Medical Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Southern Ocean Medical Center is a senior living facility located in Manahawkin, New Jersey, which has a total of 24,285 people. Amazingly, this is one of the top 25 facilities in the United States. With more than 15,000 nursing homes in the nation, this is an incredibly impressive achievement. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective residents with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. Scroll down to find this facility's category grades, which also impressed us. You just can't do any better than a straight A report card.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Oncology Care
  • Audiology
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation


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Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey Awards 2020

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Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2021

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Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey Awards 2021

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its strong overall score, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Inspection grades are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that we have deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

Another reason we graded this facility so highly is that it was awarded an A+ short-term care score. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 7.2 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ nursing grade, making it one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. Nursing grades are primarily associated with the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the last area, we gave this facility an A+ for our long-term care grade. This finished off a very strong profile. If you are looking for services other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care ratings. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We weren't able to find information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Southern Ocean Medical Center Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 6.64% of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 85.86% of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Southern Ocean Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.48 miles away1140 Rt 72 W Manahawkin New Jersey 08050Voluntary non-profit - Private(609) 597-6011
  • Community Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 17.85 miles away99 Rt 37 West Toms River New Jersey 08755Voluntary non-profit - Private(732) 557-8000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmc So Ocean Co0.67 miles away1301 Route 72 West Suite 110 Manahawkin New Jersey 08050CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (609) 597-0483
  • Fmc Whiting Dialysis Ctr17.31 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 Center17.85 miles away1 Plaza Drive Toms River New Jersey 08757CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (732) 505-0637
  • Fmc Pomona19.65 miles away44 East Jimmie Leads Road Absecon New Jersey 08205CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (609) 652-3070