United Methodist Communities The Shores

2201 Bay Ave, Ocean City, NJ 08226

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About the community United Methodist Communities The Shores

Stately, grand exteriors and sophisticated, modern interiors collide at United Methodist Communities The Shores — a large community offering a continuum of care services from assisted living to memory care. Located just off the boardwalk of Ocean City, New Jersey, and with the freedom to come and go as you please, residents have access to a vast variety of pastimes. Spend the day at the beach, try fishing off nearby piers, or practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Your day should be spent doing the things you love most.

At United Methodist Communities The Shores, we understand that there are several stages in the aging process and none of them require the same treatment. That is why we offer a continuum of care services all on one campus — enabling residents to age in place and receive the personalized care plans that they need.

Community Services and Amenities

Our community is divided into multiple sub-communities, each specializing in a different type of care. So, whether you need assisted living, memory care, or hospice services, our staff is qualified to help you each step of the way. All of our caregivers, nurses, and therapists are licensed and certified. Based on your personalized...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for United Methodist Communities The Shores

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

Base fees by room type

1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.

Amenities at United Methodist Communities The Shores

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Beauty salon


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Piano or organ

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

Reviews for United Methodist Communities The Shores


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March 4, 2021
K. M. - Child of resident/client
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Made a Difficult Time Much Harder

I would not recommend them to others. There was a lack of communication in regards to care for my loved one. The people who were in charge were difficult to talk with. The nurses and aides were fantastic to talk with and helpful.

January 23, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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So, finally the thief or thieves have been caught! It’s about time, especially after you denied this was happening for a few years, and made the aged victims feel like idiots! Like they were imagining it!!! How demeaning!!! I sure hope you are personally visiting each one of them to apologize and do everything possible to recover their valuables. Finally get security cameras in the hallways?

November 20, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community
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Compassionate staff, lively community. Toured and was very clean

November 1, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
The Shores is Great!!

The Shores staff is great! They really care about the people who live there. My mom is really happy. And the location can't be beat.

July 3, 2018

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!!!

November 22, 2017
Bob Mack - Loved one of resident/client
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.

November 15, 2017
Sharon - Loved one of resident/client
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

January 27, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

July 1, 2016
Ginny - Loved one of resident/client
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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!

June 11, 2016
Ginny - Loved one of resident/client

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.

Response from United Methodist Communities The Shores

June 28, 2016

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

September 27, 2013
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

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United Methodist Communities The Shores has received an average review rating of 3 based on 11 reviews. See all reviews.

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