65% of all Ocean County COVID-19 deaths happened at assisted living facilities


TOMS RIVER, NJ – The death toll for Ocean County during the COVID-19 pandemic right now stands at 547.  A new report by the New Jersey Department of Health shows that 357 of those deaths occurred within 39 assisted living facilities in the county.  That figure represents 65.2% of total deaths county wide.   190 patients have died outside of assisted care living facilities and according to the Center for Disease Control, co-morbidity due to underlying health conditions accounts for 78% of all COVID-19 deaths.  That would mean approximately 52 patients who died of COVID-19 in Ocean County died who did not have an underlying health ailment or were not lodged in an assisted living facility.

The reality is .008% of people who are healthy have died so far from the COVID-19 pandemic in Ocean County, which has an estimated population of 607,000 citizens. That is slightly less than 10% of 1%.  The chance of getting struck by lightning is 1 in 3,000.  The chance of dying from COVID-19 in Ocean County is 1 in 11,680.

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Here’s where people in Ocean County are dying from COVID-19, which is shaping up to be more of an assisted living facility crisis than a general population health crisis.

Figures based on Ocean County Health Department, Center for Disease Control and New Jersey Department of Health assisted living facility reports.

Ocean Leisure Chateau Care and Rehab Center Lakewood 108 15
Ocean Crystal Lake Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Berkeley Twp 94 23
Ocean Meridian Nursing and Rehab Brick Twp 87 18
Ocean Hampton Ridge Healthcare and Rehab Toms River Twp 122 15
Ocean Artis at Brick Brick Twp 3 0
Ocean Fountain View Care Center Lakewood 42 1
Ocean Tallwoods Care Center Berkeley Twp 12 1
Ocean Manahawkin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Stafford Twp 5 0
Ocean Southern Ocean Center Stafford 70 10
Ocean Atlantic Coast Rehabilitation & Healthcare Lakewood 65 7
Ocean Complete Care at Shorrock Gardens Brick Twp 88 27
Ocean AristaCare at Manchester Manchester 103 15
Ocean Harrogate Lakewood 21 1
Ocean Concord Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Lakewood 53 11
Ocean Willow Springs Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Brick Twp 73 14
Ocean Care One at Jackson Jackson Twp 31 3
Ocean Complete Care at Green Acres Toms River Twp 88 11
Ocean Alcoeur Gardens at Toms River Toms River Twp 21 7
Ocean Alcoeur Gardens at Brick Brick Twp 14 2
Ocean Barnegat Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Barnegat Twp 19 2
Ocean Leisure Park Health Center Lakewood 37 13
Ocean AristaCare at Whiting Manchester 104 9
Ocean Shore Meadows Rehabilitation and Nursing center Toms River Twp 30 8
Ocean Crestwood Manor Manchester 47 11
Ocean Arbors Care Center Manchester 43 7
Ocean Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Toms River Twp 62 6
Ocean Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Point Pleasant 93 11
Ocean The Orchards at Bartley Jackson Twp 8 1
Ocean Complete Care at Bey Lea Toms River Twp 91 13
Ocean Complete Care at Laurelton Brick Twp 88 3
Ocean Brandywine Living at the Gables Brick Twp 11 2
Ocean The Chelsea at Brick Brick Twp 28 3
Ocean Complete Care at Arbors Haven Toms River Twp 4 1
Ocean Bartley Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation Jackson Twp 155 26
Ocean Hearthstone Estates Assisted Living Lakewood 0 0
Ocean Lakewood Courtyard Lakewood 8 0
Ocean Sunrise Assisted Living of Jackson Jackson 5 1
Ocean Spring Oak of Toms River Toms River 7 1
Ocean Bella Terra Assisted Living Residence Jackson 6 0
Ocean Complete Care at Whiting Manchester Twp 9 1
Ocean Haven at Shorrock Gardens Brick Twp 7 3
Ocean The Chelsea at Toms River Toms River Twp 5 1
Ocean The Pines at Whiting Manchester Twp 6 0

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