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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 ten facilities in the nation. With over 15,000 facilities in the nation, this is an incredibly impressive feat. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with medical conditions frequently requiring hospitalization. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category ratings, which are equally impressive. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.

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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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Top Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2019

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Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey Awards 2019

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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

Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey badge

Best Nursing Home in Manahawkin, New Jersey Awards 2021

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to receiving an elite overall rating, this facility also received an A+ inspection rating. This is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can offer a nursing home. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We weren't able to track down deficiency counts 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

An additional reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it was awarded an A+ short-term care grade. This is just about as dominant as it gets in this category. Our short-term care grades are thought to be more important for patients in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. 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. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 7.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Our nursing score is based on several components, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the final category, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate long-term care rating, with an A. This wrapped up an elusive straight A profile. If you are looking for services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care scores. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. Unfortunately, we were not able to find this place's vaccination data. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Southern Ocean Medical Center Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 9.47 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 81.82% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.

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