14 Memory Care Facilities in Ocean County, NJ

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Bella Terra

Provides: Memory Care
Two Kathleen Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527
"Senior assisted living at Bella Terra offers residents the best of both worlds. All benefits of our senior living community are combined with a full spectrum of senior care services to create a..." More

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Sunrise of Jackson

Provides: Memory Care
390 North County Line Road, Jackson, NJ 08527
"Step into a Sunrise Senior Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture to our..." More

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Atria Stafford

Provides: Memory Care
1275 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
"Surrounded by trees on beautifully landscaped grounds, Atria Stafford is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater..." More

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The Chelsea at Brick

Provides: Memory Care
458 Jack Martin Blvd, Brick, NJ 08724
"The Chelsea is very pleasant and very beautiful. She is in an Alzheimer’s unit. The rooms are small but pleasant. They have movies and they play Bingo. The staff is amazing. I would recommend this..." More

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The Chelsea At Toms River

Provides: Memory Care
1657 Silverton Road, Toms River, NJ 08755
"Located just minutes from the Garden State Parkway and close to the Jersey shore, The Chelsea at Toms River provides a comfortable and relaxing environment for seniors to spend their golden years...." More

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The Terraces at Seacrest Village

Provides: Memory Care
281 Mathistown Rd, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
"The Terraces at Seacrest Village is a stunning, brand-new assisted living residence that opened in June 2013. The Terraces is conveniently located on Mathistown Road in picturesque Little Egg..." More

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Harmony Lodge

Provides: Memory Care
11 History Lane, Jackson, NJ 08527
"CareOne at Jackson Harmony Lodge believes that wellness is the result of superior clinical care and unsurpassed attention to service. In addition, our nurturing and experienced staff will care for..." More

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Leisure Park

Provides: Memory Care
1400 Route 70, Lakewood, NJ 08701
"Leisure Park offers compassionate senior care in Lakewood, NJ. We strive to create a home-like atmosphere where you and your loved ones can feel secure. Our warm, well-trained staff works closely..." More

Brandywine Living at Reflections

Provides: Memory Care
1594 Route 88, Brick, NJ 08724
"After searching about a dozen assisted living memory care facilities we settled on Brandywine Reflections in Brick New Jersey. The facility only had about 50 residents and was imaculate. The..." More

Alcoeur Gardens at Toms River

Provides: Memory Care
1126 Lakewood Road, Toms River, NJ 08753
"My mother was in this facility and it was AMAZING. My mom laughed again and enjoyed herself while she was there. We saw a complete change in her. She had dementia. The staff was caring and loving..." More

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Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living

Provides: Memory Care
77 Williams Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
"We've chosen Hearthstone Estates for my dad, the main reason being that it's a small community and clean. They have more men than most of the other places. The whole place goes into a square so no..." More

Alcoeur Gardens

Provides: Memory Care
320 Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ 08724
"This is a warm, home like setting daycare for my Mom to enjoy while I'm at work. A locked facility is warranted due Moms condition (Alz/Dementia). Although they can not accommodate..." More

Shorrock Gardens Care Center

Provides: Memory Care
75 Old Toms River Road , Brick, NJ 08723
"My Mom was their for 10 months! I live in Ohio and when I visited her Mom told me she really liked it there! I was thrilled! It made my so much easier with living so far away! I work at 2..." More

Holiday Care Center

Provides: Memory Care
4 Plaza Drive, Toms River, NJ 08757

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Ocean County

    Ocean County runs along the New Jersey shore with Toms River as the County Seat. The state of New Jersey estimates over 180,000 of its residents have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer's disease, which are particularly common in the 65 and older demographic. Ocean County has a population of 590,000, 22 percent of whom are age 65 and older. Out of that group, 12 percent are estimated to have a form of dementia. To treat and house these people, there are 13 memory care facilities in Ocean County. 

    Dementia Care Homes, the official name for memory care facilities in Ocean County and the rest of the state, are licensed and regulated by the New Jersey Department of Health. Each facility must provide specialized levels of care for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. 

    • Although Social Security benefits are exempt from state income tax in New Jersey, withdrawals from IRAs and other retirement accounts are taxed as income with tax percentages based on the annual income from all sources. Ocean County families budgeting for a loved one's memory care may wish to consider this. 
    • The cost of living in Ocean County is higher than the national average, at 114 compared to a baseline of 100. Housing costs of 146 compared to 100 are the main reason. Those families on a tight budget may find this affects their selection. Healthcare is very important to those 65 and older, and it's lower than the national average at 96 compared to 100. 
    • Weather in Ocean County means cold winters with lots of snow and lows dropping into the 20s and teens. These cold temperatures may be uncomfortable for some seniors. Summers are warm, humid and mild, with highs reaching the upper-80s. There is some risk for tropical storms along the Jersey Shore, which families looking for memory care may want to consider. 
    • Ocean County is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia, such as Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center and Community Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


    Paying for Memory Care in Ocean County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New Jersey

    $6,355.00 Burlington County
    $6,208.00 Monmouth County
    $6,012.00 Middlesex County
    $5,750.00 Atlantic County
    $5,499.00 Ocean County
    $5,375.00 Camden County
    $4,970.00 Mercer County
    $4,900.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Ocean County start around $5,499 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,900 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Ocean County and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Ocean County

    Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in New Jersey page.

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

    While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:

    • Veterans Benefits
    • Life Insurance Policy
    • Long-Term Care Insurance
    • Reverse Mortgage

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in Ocean County

    Ocean County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free memory care resources in Ocean County, please visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page.

    Directory of Winners in the Ocean County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Ocean County

    Ocean County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New Jersey are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New Jersey page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Ocean County

    • Review of Shorrock Gardens Care Center

      My Mom was their for 10 months! I live in Ohio and when I visited her Mom told me she really liked it there! I was thrilled! It made my so much easier with living so far away! I work at 2 faci... Read more

      Lucille Finnegan
    • Review of Brandywine Living at Reflections

      After searching about a dozen assisted living memory care facilities we settled on Brandywine Reflections in Brick New Jersey. The facility only had about 50 residents and was imaculate. The apartm... Read more

      Robert
    • Review of Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living

      We've chosen Hearthstone Estates for my dad, the main reason being that it's a small community and clean. They have more men than most of the other places. The whole place goes into a square so no ... Read more

      Michelle
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