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Assisted Living in Ocean City, NJ

Ocean City, New Jersey, is an attractive beachside community with 11,229 residents. In this popular retirement destination, seniors aged 65 and older account for more than one in three residents. Although the cost of living is well above the state and national average, residents enjoy a number of perks, including affordable health care and a mild climate that’s more pleasant than other parts of the state. 

Several medical facilities are located in the area, although seniors may have to travel to receive care from cutting-edge treatment centers in New York and Philadelphia. There’s one assisted living facility in Ocean City, and several others are located in Cape May County. Local seniors can expect to pay $4,945 per month for assisted living in the metropolitan area. Local prices are slightly higher than the national average but lower than other parts of the state.

1 Assisted Living communities in Ocean City, NJ | 3 nearby communities

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1. United Methodist Communities at The Shores

2201 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ, 08226

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Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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3 matching communities nearby Ocean City

1. Somers Place

199 Steelmanville Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, 08234

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Spring Home at Galloway

46 West Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway, NJ, 08205

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Woodview Estates Assisted Living

5030 Unami Boulevard, Mays Landing, NJ, 08330

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Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Ocean City, NJ

The Cost of Assisted Living in Ocean City

Assisted living facilities in Ocean City charge $4,945 according to Genworth Financial. Local rates are higher than the national average but affordable when compared to other parts of the state. Across New Jersey, the median cost of care is 35% higher at $6,650. Seniors in Connecticut and Delaware pay between $6,300 and $6,690. New York residents pay $4,800 per month, and rates drop to $3,955 in Pennsylvania.


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Southern New Jersey is a time-tested retirement destination, and seniors in Ocean City happen to enjoy below-average assisted living prices. Median rates of $4,945 are lower than any other metropolitan area in the area. Prices in Philadelphia are $605 higher at $5,550. Atlantic City residents pay $845 more at $5,790. Prices in New York City are just below $6,000 a month. Assisted living facilities in Vineland charge $6,523, and rates in Trenton are close to $7,500 per month, an increase of more than $2,500 per month.


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Ocean City Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Seniors in Ocean City who need help paying for assisted living can access help through Medicaid. Managed Long Term Services and Supports is a statewide program that allows residents to receive medical care, personal assistance and other services through managed care organizations that are similar to HMOs. 

More information about this program, including eligibility, is available in our guide to Assisted Living in New Jersey.

Ocean City Assisted Living Resources

Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services(609) 886-2784The Department of Aging and Disability Services is a comprehensive resource for seniors who need help navigating age-related challenges or accessing services in their community. Staff members can provide information about Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports and coordinate personal needs assessments to determine which government-sponsored programs seniors are eligible for. Many services are free to seniors starting at age 60.
Howard Stainton Senior Center(609) 399-0055Sponsored by Cape May County, the spacious Howard Stainton Senior Center in Ocean City provides daily meals and recreational activities for older adults. Ongoing activities include bingo, card games, jewelry making, creative writing and seated tai chi. Staff members can provide free information and referrals as well as local transportation and prescription drug assistance.
New Jersey Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly(877) 582-6995The state’s long-term care ombudsmen prevent elder abuse and neglect and work to ensure that seniors in assisted living or long-term care understand their personal rights and are able to exercise these freedoms. Each volunteer receives 32 hours of training covering ethics, conflict resolution and personal rights. The ombudsman can also assist nursing home residents who want to transition to assisted living or another residential setting.
South Jersey Legal Services Inc.(609) 465-3001SJLS’ Cape May County office advises seniors and low-income families who are unable to afford a private attorney. Staff members can help clients with a variety of civil legal issues, including housing, discrimination, insurance and government benefits. Seniors can complete an online intake application to see if they’re eligible for assistance.
Cape May County Retired Senior Volunteer Program(609) 886-3400The nationwide Retired Senior Volunteer Program mobilizes more than 300,000 volunteers aged 55 and older. In Cape May County, the program is recruiting seniors who are willing to serve as volunteer drivers, personal companions or in-home aides. There’s also demand for first responders, tax preparers and tutors.
Cape May County Division of Veterans Services(609) 886-2762This county office has been serving military veterans and their families since WWII. It can help qualifying residents access all types of VA benefits and state-level entitlements, including health care, Aid & Attendance payments, long-term care placement, burial benefits and tax breaks. Staff members can help veterans request paperwork and copies of records or awards.

Ocean City Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living facilities in Ocean City must follow strict regulations enforced by the New Jersey Department of Health. This agency licenses facilities, performs surveys and inspections and accredits facility administrators. Our guide to Assisted Living in New Jersey has more information about these rules.