The Residence at Stafford

1275 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

About the community

Atria Stafford offers elegant senior living in Manahawkin, New Jersey within a refined, Craftsman-detailed, home-like community. We are just minutes from Long Beach Island, offering all the perks of big-city living within a safe and comfortable, resort-like community. Atria is an industry leader in senior living communities, with 200 popular locations in 28 states and seven Canadian provinces, and we understand what high-quality amenities and services look like. Residents enjoy relaxing and socializing in our classy indoor and outdoor common areas and are often seen gathered near the fireplace sharing stories, watching a movie in our theater, or catching up with each other in our beautiful sunroom or charming, outdoor gazebo. Your pets are welcome here too! To learn more about us, contact an A Place for Mom advisor today!

Our Community

Professional, caring staff is there 24/7 to provide discreet assisted living support services when needed. Nurses are on-site to oversee resident medical care needs. Our wellness center provides check-ups and health monitoring. We also offer premium assisted living and memory care services for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia through our progressive, person-centered Life GuidanceⓇ memory care program.

Our community boasts strong relationships with nearby medical providers, including Southern Ocean County...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at The Residence at Stafford

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Starting at
1 Bedroom
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Private bath
Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Catholic services

Reviews of The Residence at Stafford


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April 26, 2021
Mary - Sibling of resident/client
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A fabulous place for late in life.

I think that you can rest assured your loved one is being taken care of very well, which was very important to me. We searched a lot of places before we finally decided on here. When we arrived for our tour, the staff were right there, and we didn't have to wait. Even though we were early, they took us right in. They answered all of our questions. I've met a few of the staff so far since then. From the manager to the aides, they've been very friendly and helpful. I can't say enough about them. They're very good. Anytime my loved one has needed help, they've been there for him. There was a change in management, and I kept asking my loved one how things were going. I expected there to be cause for concern, but if anything, it's been even better than before. They've offered more activities and things to do.

December 17, 2020
anonymous - Child of resident/client
A comfort in them taking care of your loved one

The staff members would be a five plus, and the quality of the food is not bad but it could use some improvements. The rooms are nice, it is satisfactory. We would highly recommend this community to others.

November 1, 2020
Diane - Loved one of resident/client
Beyond expectations!!

Atria Stafford has been nothing less than exceptional regarding taking care of my Dad for close to a year now!! We were extremely impressed with all they have to offer! When the COVID-19 pandemic began, we were scared for Dad’s safety, but Atria rose to the challenge and not only kept everyone safe, but invented new ways to keep everyone engaged while quarantining! Exercise classes done from their own rooms, virtual bingo, crafts, virtual prayer groups, virtual piano singalongs (with my Dad on piano), video calls to family and so much more! The atmosphere is always fun and upbeat, with themed celebrations!! I get frequent and sometimes daily emails regarding COVID-19 protocols and all that is happening within the community. My Dad loves each and every staff member, and we do, too! They all treat him as if he were family! On top of all that, the building is beautifully decorated and immaculate. It reminds me of a posh hotel! We couldn’t be happier with Atria!!

October 20, 2020
Eddy Coston - Loved one of resident/client
Excellent Service & Care

Though I am not retired, I often tell friends that I wouldn't mind living at Atria when I'm ready to because it is such a wonderful place. It's like living in an elegant hotel with high-end services! The building is beautiful and wonderfully decorated, the programs delightful, the food excellent, the staff knock out professional and very accommodating to residents needs. They have given my husband's elderly mother such excellent care! Everyone, I mean everyone, is so professional, loving and caring. They go beyond the moon to be kind and helpful. They also have a terrific nursing staff that provide excellent medical care! I am able to get in touch with them 24/7 with any questions or needs.

October 19, 2020
Susan Molnar-Lozier - Loved one of resident/client
Atria Living At Its Best!

My family and I can't be more pleased with Atria Stafford. The entire staff has gone above and beyond making my Dad's transition from losing our Mom to selling his home in a short 4 month time during Covid no less. He has adjusted quickly and more important we can all put our heads on our pillows at night knowing he is in good hands. He loves everyone there and I think he could work there part-time lol. That being said they are the best and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Atria Stafford to anyone.

October 19, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Atria Senior Living Stafford

We are so happy that our Mom resides at Atria Stafford. From the beginning of the Pandemic, Atria Senior Living took extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents. Although it was difficult not being able to visit, it was comforting to know that everyone was safe and being cared for. Initially arrangements were made to see & visit family members via social media. Arrangements are now being made to visit while following safety protocols. If you are looking for Memory Care, they have the best. The Director is a talented, loving, caring person who devotes her life to her “residents.” Her energy is contagious and is evident in her staff as well. Everyone is well cared for; the food is great; it is very clean and family is encouraged to be involved. We are so blessed that Mom calls this place home!

October 18, 2020
Mom in memory care - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Memory care team is wonderful

My mom has been at Atria in Stafford for over a year. I can't say enough about the team that cares for her and all of the residents in memory care. They are positive and genuinely care about the well being of the people in their care. In the time that she's been there I've never had a doubt that she's being well cared for as an individual and welcomed as part of the overall community. My mom lived with me for a year and a half before I had to make this move because I was no longer able to provide what she needed. It was difficult to let go and even harder to trust my mom to others. The team at Atria made for a comfortable transition. This is a dedicated crew. Couldn't be happier to have my mom in hands other than my own.

October 17, 2020
Nancy Carell - Loved one of resident/client
Life Guidance experience at Atria

My mom has been a resident in Life Guidance for a year. During this time, I have always found the care to be excellent. The staff is friendly, accommodating, and thoughtful. They have a variety of activities and encourage participation. I can always leave there knowing my mom will be in good hands.

October 17, 2020
Joanne White - Loved one of resident/client
Fantastic Assisted Living Community

My aunt lives at Atria and I can't say enough good things about the place. First and foremost, the staff is amazing. They are so friendly and caring. The place is clean and the food is good. There are activities galore, what more could you want? I highly recommend Atria to anyone looking for an assisted living community in this area.

September 4, 2020
Sharon - Loved one of resident/client
Would recommend this community

One thing we really liked about this community was the administrator, they were very knowledgeable. The rooms are typical size. The culinary department seemed to be very good, they gave us a box of scones which were phenomenal.

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