United Methodist Communities at The Shores - Ocean City, NJ

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Review of United Methodist

Compassionate staff, lively community. Toured and was very clean


My opinion of The Shores was validated after reading some of the reviews. To know that they have been short staffed since Jan 2017 SHAME ON THEM!!! To charge the price they charge and not provide the service they say because they are understaffed SHAME ON THEM!! For the price you have to pay and the service they say you will receive for that price could not be further from the truth!! The residents/patients do not receive the proper care that they are paying for. The nurses are good, PT good, but another VERY important department which is definitely understaffed and unprofessional are the Aids. No one should have to lay in their own mess because the aids can not get to them in time because they are understaffed. SHAME ON THEM!!! No aid should have to rush the elderly people that they are responsible for taking care of because The Shores is understaffed. SHAME ON THEM!! For the Shores not figuring out the solution to this problem since Jan2017 to present SHAME ON THEM!!!

An excellent home for our Mom, EXCELLENT!!!

I looked for a good home for my mom when it came time that my sister and I felt she should not live in her home alone. United Methodist Communities At The Shores Ocean City, NJ 2201 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226 is an excellent facility providing my mom with independence as well as a safe and very pleasing lifestyle. My sister and I are extremely happy with UMC The Shores facility and staff. If we could rate ten stars we would.

dont do it

My father broke his leg while on vacation and had to go into rehab for a short time until I could get him home. this was the worst experience for care that I have ever seen. They made him wear briefs when he was not incontinent because they were under staffed and did not want to be bothered with him. He was fully self sufficient prior to breaking his leg, they made him incontinent due to the ability to assist him when needed. I heard wonderful things about this facility years ago, I must say that I do believe they had a hand in his passing too soon. The physical therapy staff was very good all other care was horrible. I would not recommend this facility to anyone

Stay Away from Wesley Manor

We put our parents at Wesley Manor around a year and half ago. We hoped that having them live together in an assisted living facility would provide better overall care for them. Even though it was expensive going in, the facility is close to our house and appeared beautiful. We were sold a bill of goods regarding the high level of care, cleanliness, great food and committment to the welfare of the tenants. None of this was true. The care level is below negligent, the cleaning and maintenance of the rooms is sub-par and the food is mediocre. However, the worst sin is the ratio of care givers to patients. It started off OK. However, they put new roofs on the buildings and the way that they recouped the money was by reducing the number of staff. They now have the caregivers cooking and serving the meals, cleaning the dining room and doing other maintenance functions. This has drastically reduced the time that they have with the tenants. The monthly cost has increased by over 40% in the last year because of some mysterious equation that they have for levels of care. We now pay over $21,000 a month for the two of them. If we had to do it over again, we would stay away from Wesley Manor.

Best thing ever!

My 99 year old father is thriving! He is the happiest I've seen him in a long time. He played Bingo for the first time in his life, he goes to group exercise class 3 times a week, he loves the staff and they love him. Best thing his 4 kids ever did for him. He was a depression-era child and now he's living the life. That place is the best!


The absolute best place! They treat my 99 year old Dad like royalty. He has become noticeably rejuvenated in just the two weeks since he moved in. We feel very fortunate to have found The Shores.

Stephanie Coutros

Local Representative

Thank you, Ginny, for your review and your wonderful comments. We really appreciate your kind opinion about our community and services!

Avoid at all costs

Having had my Father at this facility, I would say as an apartment for seniors that can drive and provide for their own meals, this is OK but their have been many issues with people coming into the apartments unannounced or when no one is there and things have gone missing. I would suggest you query the Ocean City Police Department before you commit to this facility.
If your family member requires meals, they are mediocre at best and dietary restrictions are not followed adequately. If your family member ends up on the 3rd floor for Nursing care, you should move them out immediately. There care my Father experienced there was so horrid (unshaven, unbathed, soiled clothing and bed) it borders on elder abuse.

From the Community

The friendliness of United Methodist Communities at The Shores’ residents and associates, mirrors the warm seaside breezes. Ocean City, known as “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” offers a Music Pier, Aquatic Center, golf course, private airport, beach, boardwalk, marinas, fishing, and lovely downtown. Completely rebuilt and renovated in 2006, United Methodist Communities at The Shores offers complete assisted living services as well as two dining rooms, a bistro, a library, exercise room, porches and balconies, a music room, atrium, courtyards, and chapel. Visit and discover this true treasure in retirement living.