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Southern Ocean Medical Center

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+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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1140 Route 72 West,
Manahawkin NJ 08050

(609) 978-4182

65.99% estimated occupancy 1

Southern Ocean Medical Center is one of only two nursing homes located in Manahawkin, New Jersey. It looks like this nursing home is one of the highest-graded nursing homes we found. Receiving an A+ in our grading system requires superb performance across the board. We also want to point out that this facility is located in a hospital. Typically, this indicates that more intensive healthcare services are available. Keep reading to find this facility's category scores, which also impressed us. You just can't do much better than a straight A report card.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • No Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • No Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with its favorable overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A+ for inspections. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. We were not able to locate information on deficiency's 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

We also gave this facility a score of A+ for its short-term care grade. Our short-term care scores are critical for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. This nursing home is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. In fact, it supplied roughly 1.5 times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. This is what we like to find when grading a facility in this category. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in New Jersey in this area with 71.9 percent of its patients returning home. For most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. Our nursing rating assesses a handful of datapoints, however, the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This particular nursing home provided 7.5 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the more impressive totals we found. In addition, a significant portion of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. On top of offering high levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. By way of illustration, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as good indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

In the final category, we gave this facility an A+ for its long-term care grade. This completed an elite report card. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility submitted information about vaccinations. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Southern Ocean Medical Center Quality Metrics

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 8.11 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In Southern Ocean Medical Center, 81.01% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.

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

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