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Located along the shores of Barnegat Bay in Ocean County, New Jersey, Forked River is a small census-designated place that’s ideal for seniors seeking a quiet seaside retirement destination. 

Forked River is part of Lacey Township, an area known for it’s natural beauty. Seniors can enjoy one of the many local beaches, most of which feature picnic shelters and public washrooms. Health care services are readily available at the nearby Southern Ocean Medical Center and the Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center

According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average monthly rate for assisted living care in Forked River is $4,945, but actual rates vary based on the location and amenities offered by each facility. Given that the statewide average assisted living rate is $6,650, rates in Forked River rank among the lowest in New Jersey. 

Note: Information for Forked River was not available, so data from the nearest city, Ocean City, was used. 

Take a look through our list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Forked River, NJ, to find an assisted living community that’s right for your loved one. 

Sunrise of Jackson

Sunrise of Jackson is an assisted living and memory care community that offers seniors extensive on-site recreational programming, comfortable private accommodations and easy access to nearby medical centers. The barrier-free, single-story building has plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows that make the facility bright and cheery, and the dining room features a cozy fireplace. There's a private dining room available for family dinners and special celebrations, and resident suites have handy kitchenettes and seating areas.

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  • Enclosed courtyard with walking path
  • Family engagement app with dining menu and resident photos

The Chelsea at Brick

Located near the Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center, The Chelsea at Brick offers assisted living and memory care services. Daily activities are designed to foster new friendships among residents, and regular transportation to area malls, local restaurants and Atlantic City is included. Caregivers include a full-time registered nurse, and on-site rehabilitation therapy is available. The community-wide Wi-Fi service helps seniors stay connected with loved ones, and the covered porch makes the perfect place to relax on a sunny afternoon. We featured The Chelsea at Brick on this 10 best list because this facility offers a wide range of age-appropriate activities for seniors combined with professional, compassionate care.

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The Residence at Stafford

Located just off the Garden State Parkway, The Residence at Stafford offers seniors a maintenance-free lifestyle that affords easy access to local oceanside attractions, shopping centers and health care services. Residents in the assisted living program can choose between a furnished or an unfurnished private apartment, and transportation, weekly laundry and housekeeping is included. In-room dining is available upon request, and the activity calendar includes a wide range of social, recreational and cultural events.

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Spring Oak Assisted Living of Forked River

Spring Oak Assisted Living of Forked River is an affordable senior living facility. Centrally located close to community centers, parks and shopping areas, this facility focuses on helping seniors retain their independence while providing elders with the help they need to remain safe and secure. Three hearty dietitian-approved meals are served daily in the dining room, and each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette where residents can prepare hot beverages and light snacks.

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Leisure Park

Leisure Park is an established senior living facility that offers independent and assisted living services along with a specialized memory care program. Residents can take the level walking path to the nearby shopping center, join in a crafting workshop or stay active in the on-site gym. Social programs include visits from local musicians, outdoor movie screenings and organized games. Well-behaved companion animals are welcome upon approval, and nursing staff are always available to provide comfort and assistance.

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Bella Terra

Bella Terra is a large, multilevel senior living community that offers independent and assisted living services as well as a dedicated memory care program. Each spacious one- and two-bedroom private suite features a full bathroom and kitchen, and some units have balconies or patios. Amenities include a salon and spa, a fitness center and a crafting studio, and scheduled transportation to medical appointments and social engagements is included.

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Brandywine Living at The Gables

Situated just steps from the Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center, Brandywine Living at The Gables is a resort-inspired assisted living community. Residents are free to set their own schedules with the all-day restaurant-style dining, and families can rest easy knowing that licensed nurses are on-site 24 hours a day. Scheduled transportation to nearby shopping and medical centers is included, and the comprehensive wellness programming includes group aquafit classes in a nearby heated indoor swimming pool. We featured Brandywine Living at The Gables because this facility provides seniors with a safe, supportive environment where wellness is a priority.

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The Pines at Whiting

The Pines at Whiting is a vibrant continuing care community with assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation services. Dynamic life-enrichment programming is designed to help residents stay active and engaged, and the staff team includes licensed nurses and pharmacy consultants. There's an on-site health center, and a community-wide emergency call system that makes it easy for residents to contact their caregivers at any time.

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  • Country kitchen activity center
  • Access to neighboring Olympic-sized swimming pool

The Lakewood Courtyard

Designed to meet the spiritual needs of Jewish seniors, The Lakewood Courtyard offers retirees a comfortable, homelike atmosphere. Caring, attentive staff are always happy to offer assistance and support, and residents enjoy three daily Glatt kosher meals served in the spacious dining rooms. There's a large fully functioning shul, and seniors can choose from a variety of private and shared apartments equipped with individual climate controls. We featured The Lakewood Courtyard on this list because this community provides Jewish seniors with a safe, supportive place to spend their retirement years.

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The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living

Family-owned and privately operated, The Orchards at Bartley Assisted Living offers seniors a worry-free retirement lifestyle. Organized daily activities provide residents with plenty of opportunities to make new friends and pursue their hobbies and interests, and holidays are celebrated with family dinners and parties. There's a sunny courtyard with comfortable seating and plenty of cozy common areas including reading nooks and a breakfast room.

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