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.
Southern Ocean Medical Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Mar 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
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
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.
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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
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.
Southern Ocean Medical Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 8.37 Percentage 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
In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 80.92% Percentage 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.
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