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The Shores

United Methodist Communities offers the full range of Senior Living Services in multiple locations across New Jersey

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2201 Bay Ave
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Last Updated: March 4, 2019

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About The Shores

Senior Living Communities offering full range of services across New Jersey

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United Methodist Communities’ mission is rooted in John Wesley’s personal example and passion for compassionate service to others as a fruit of our faith, in the need to care for widows and orphans following the American Civil War and in the need to provide retirement housing and health care for Methodist Deaconesses, Missionaries, clergy, and laity in the early years of the 20th Century. Out of a varied past emerged our present and future ministry as a Health and Welfare agency of the United Methodist Church.

Senior Living Options Across New Jersey

The warmth of our community, the quality of our care, and the dedication and training of our staff are what makes living with us special. United Methodist Communities offers the full range of Senior Living Services in multiple locations across New Jersey.

Below is a look at all the services we offer and the specific communities that offer them. And remember that you only pay for services you actually use. At United Methodist Communities, our “aging in place” program insures you will never be forced to move to get additional services when living in one of our full service or continuing care retirement communities.

Assisted Living

Assisted living brings professional care into residents’ apartments, enhancing dignity, choice, independence, stability and privacy. United Methodist Communities believes residents should remain in their apartments and secure support services, even as needs change. This customized solution perfectly suits people who wish to live independently, but don’t yet require skilled nursing.

Residents who need assistance with one or more basic activities of daily living, such as bathing, eating, dressing, ambulating and other personal and healthcare services, are appropriate for assisted living.

Respite Services

United Methodist Communities offers respite, which allows caregivers beneficial opportunities for rest, managing other demands, taking a break or vacation, and otherwise balancing work and family life.  Also, it can yield time to investigate senior living options for loved ones or a trial residency before making a decision. Respite offers a safe environment for medically stable individuals following an illness, hospitalization or short-term rehabilitation.

Long Term Care (Nursing Home Services)

Long-term care, also known as skilled nursing, comprises the highest care level, and may be required on a temporary or permanent basis. This setting offers treatment from licensed nurses 24 hours a day and is appropriate for individuals with complex and potentially serious medical conditions, rapidly changing health status or persistent health issues. Treatment may include wound dressing, rehabilitation, tube feeding and more.

Short Term Rehab

Consistent with UMC’s innovative service to seniors, short-term rehabilitation represents the perfect intersection of healthcare, long-term care and technology. Housed in the skilled nursing residences to enable close monitoring, the customized and therapeutic tools most effectively restore function, achieving the best possible gains. Complemented by the environment and personnel, we can successfully treat even seniors with multiple and complex health conditions. Medicare and private health insurance plans are accepted for short-term rehab.

Bridges Hospice

Bridges offers an alternate option to people who are unable or prefer not to receive hospice at home. Care and support from a skilled, compassionate multi-disciplinary team of health professionals assist people to live out their last days with dignity and comfort. Their expertise includes advanced, traditional and alternative therapies; expert 24-hour nursing oversight; medication management; certified caregivers; emotional and spiritual support; personal services; and palliative care for symptom management and pain control. Located in a private assisted living neighborhood, custom designed apartments and thoughtful amenities, complement the environment.

Affordable Housing

The United Methodist Communities has built five campuses throughout the state to serve senior men and woman who qualify under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development income limits. Affordable Housing offers apartment-style living with community rooms for activities, emergency pull-cords, live-in superintendents, parking and a full-time staff.

United Methodist Communities at The Shores

2014 Best of The Press Gold Award for the Best Senior/Assisted Living Facility (As voted by readers of The Press of Atlantic City)
2015 U.S. News & World Report, Best Nursing Homes
2016 LeadingAge NJ Excellence in Care Award, Joanne Cheesman
2017 Best of the Sentinel for Retirement Community

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