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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 16, 2023

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Ocean City is a seaside city in South Jersey that’s part of Cape May County. The city is known for its sandy beaches, long boardwalk and vibrant social life, offering numerous coastal foods and attractions. Ocean City is also ideal for the sober-minded, as there are no liquor stores within its limits.

The 2020 U.S. Census placed Ocean City’s population at 11,229. The region has many seniors, with over one-third, or around 3,840 residents, being 65 years and older. According to the AARP, Ocean City has a livability score of 60 due to its low poverty rates and long life expectancy. While the city’s cost of living is over 48% higher than the national average, the cost of health care is lower than the national average. Ocean City also has low violent crime rates, making it a safe retirement option for seniors.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, seniors seeking assisted living communities in Ocean City should expect to pay $7,490 monthly for the services. This amount is $995 more than the New Jersey average and $2,990 higher than the national average.

Seniors can use this list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Ocean City, NJ, to find the right senior living community in the area.

United Methodist Communities at The Shores

United Methodist Communities is within walking distance of the Jersey Shore's beach and boardwalk. Residents pay only for the services they need, making living in the community affordable for many. A full-time caregiving staff helps seniors perform activities of daily living while the on-site nurse provides expert medical assistance. Seniors can also receive assistance with housekeeping, laundry and cooking. United Methodist Communities provides seniors with a full monthly activity calendar. Residents can exercise, receive beauty services and even engage in religious services without leaving the community. However, they can use the free transportation provided to do errands and visit local attractions.

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  • Technology assistance services
  • On-site post office and convenience store

Somers Place

Somers Place is five miles from Ocean City and on this list because it was rated a 2022/23 Best Senior Living Community by the U.S. News & World Report. Experienced Resident Care Partners can step in any time seniors need help to accomplish activities of daily living. The community's licensed nurse helps residents manage their medication, monitor blood pressure and regulate insulin. A dietitian also plans nutritious daily meals and snacks for seniors. Residents can engage in various daily activities, including exercise, arts, crafts and gardening. They can also arrange transportation to keep appointments, shop and enjoy natural or cultural attractions around Ocean City.

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New Standard Senior Living at Egg Harbor Township

New Standard Living is on this list because it offers seniors both exclusive private suites and shared low-income apartments. All residents receive assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing and personal grooming. New Standard Living uses the Clinical Advancement Protocol and Services (C.A.P.S) program to enhance wellness. The program helps seniors remain physically fit through exercise and good nutrition. Residents receive intellectual stimulation through educational hobbies. The staff at New Standard Living curate recreational activities for residents, so they can maintain their spiritual and social health through meaningful connections with their peers and throughout their local community.

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Brandywine Living at Brandall Estates

Brandywine Living at Brandall Estates caters to seniors who desire ease and comfort during retirement. Residents receive 24/7 attention from experienced caregivers who can help them bathe, groom and manage medication intake. Errand assistance, housekeeping and transportation services are also provided. Residents at Brandywine Living can get nutritious meals throughout the day, which promotes personal independence and decision-making. The community's life-enrichment program helps seniors remain active and engaged. Cooking classes and educational lectures cater to lifelong learners, while card games and bingo nights foster socialization. Hobbies such as singing, critiquing movies and staging one-act plays help seniors discover or fine-tune their existing talents.

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Villa Raffaella Assisted Living Community

Villa Raffaella is part of this list because it's run by Catholic sisters, making it ideal for seniors preferring a spiritual environment. The community's caregivers offer residents assistance with activities of daily living, ambulatory services and house and grounds maintenance, all based upon individual capabilities and schedules. Villa Raffaella also has a medical team offering seniors general health monitoring, psychiatry services, various physical therapies and podiatry services. The community's culinary team provides three daily meals and snacks in a restaurant-style dining room, and residents benefit from various daily activities, including mentally stimulating games and exciting outings to local attractions.

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Woodview Estates Assisted Living

Woodview Estates has achieved the State of New Jersey’s highest recognition of “Advanced Standing Certification.” It's in a wooded area, making it ideal for seniors who enjoy quiet nature, but it also offers easy access to Mays Landing and the local mall. Seniors can choose from spacious studio or one-bedroom apartments and have full-time access to the caregiving team. On-site nurses and physicians provide routine and specialist health checks, and a dietitian crafts seasonal menus to provide seniors with heart-healthy, fresh daily meals. Residents have scheduled daily activities to help them lead active social lives through their ability to trade stories, play games, drink, pray and go out with their peers.

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Spring Home at Galloway

Spring Home at Galloway is on this list because of its low caregiver-to-resident ratio. The staff helps seniors accomplish activities of daily living while ensuring both privacy and dignity. Spring Home is designed with seniors' holistic wellness in mind. For example, all studio apartments and companion suites are tastefully furnished to enhance residents' comfort. The community has well-tended walking paths to help seniors with mobility aids remain physically active while enjoying nature. There's a communal activity room and tea room where residents can socialize while pursuing their interests and a bistro providing snacks and drinks throughout the day.

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  • Five living rooms and three dining rooms
  • On-site FOX Rehabilitation specialists

Spring Oak Assisted Living of Vineland

Spring Oak is on this list because it offers luxury accommodations designed to provide seniors privacy during downtime. The community's caregivers provide assistance with daily living activities based on each senior's needs, and a full-time nursing staff helps residents with medication management. Seniors can have physicians pay regular visits to the community or arrange transportation to medical specialists around Vineland. Meals are tailored to dietary needs and served in multiple communal dining rooms, and diverse activities such as book clubs, arts and crafts and gardening are available. Spring Oak's convenient location allows access to stores, restaurants, athletic clubs and churches to help enhance their social activities.

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  • Private and companion suites
  • Emergency response system in each apartment for seniors' safety

Baker Place

Baker Place is a mobility-friendly retirement community 35 miles from Ocean City, offering seniors the choice of studio and one-bedroom apartments. Residents have both independence and privacy when performing activities of daily living, but they can request help from the full-time caregiving staff at any time. Residents benefit from daily nutritious meals and snacks, and they can receive services from the on-site salon. Baker Place is pet friendly, with ample gardens and courtyards. Residents can engage in lecture discussions, Tai Chi classes, cooking or gardening within the community or schedule transportation to run errands and sightsee around Vineland and Ocean City.

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Maurice House, A Juniper Village

Maurice House is located near downtown Millville around 30 miles from Ocean City. The facility is part of this list because its intimate setting caters to just 40 seniors at a time in pet-friendly studios and one-bedroom apartments. Each apartment has a full bathroom where residents can receive discreet caregiver help to use the restroom, shower or groom. The Connect-4-Life program is high-tech and high-touch and designed to enhance seniors' medical care. Nutritious meals are served in the dining rooms or individual apartments, and residents can participate in yoga, book clubs, video games, educational programs, cooking, arts and crafts or walks through the community's gardens.

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  • Barbershop, coffee shop and dedicated activity room
  • On-site speech, physical and occupational therapy