Frequently Asked Questions

Does Medicaid/Medicare cover the costs of Seashore Gardens Living Center? How about Assisted Living?

Generally, our residents depend on a variety of sources to cover the costs of living at Seashore Gardens Living Center. This includes their own private funds, long-term care insurance and government assistance.

  • Medicare covers post-hospital, short-term skilled care only. It is not a long-term solution. Medicare supplemental insurance may cover a portion of the stay up to 100 days.
  • Medicaid is the single largest payor of funds toward nursing home expenses, but to eligible, you must meet strict financial guidelines.
  • War-time veterans and their spouses may be eligible for the Aid and Attendance Benefit, which can be used toward the cost of a nursing home or Assisted Living.
  • Long-term care insurance may be used toward the cost of a nursing home.

Our professional staff can review your options for coverage so that you can make a fully informed decision.

What legal documents do I need to have in place?

To be adequately prepared, you should bring copies of all health insurance and prescription cards, a Power of Attorney document, a living will and/or Advance Directive and paperwork relating to long-care insurance if you have a policy.

What can I bring with me?

To make your new home feel like home, we encourage you to bring family photos, a familiar bedspread and bedside clock. Our admissions office/social work team can furnish a suggested packing list for your clothing and personal care items. For Assisted Living residents, computers, TVs and electronics are popular items to bring from home.

May I keep my car at Seashore Gardens Living Center?

Assisted Living and Seashore Housing residents may keep their cars on the campus of Seashore Gardens Living Center as long as they are properly licensed and insured. Residents utilizing our skilled nursing care do not drive and therefore do not need a vehicle on site. There is transportation available for all residents for scheduled doctor appointments. In addition, our activities team organizes regular excursions for shopping and dining out.

Are pets allowed?

Small animals are permitted at Seashore Housing, and cats, birds and fish have been allowed in Assisted Living. All pets must first have the approval of the administration, which evaluates each on a case-by-case basis. In addition, Seashore Gardens Living Center has an expansive pet visitation program where residents may enjoy visits from therapy animals in addition to their own family pets.

May I leave for the holidays or special family occasions such as weddings?

Yes, you may leave Seashore Gardens Living Center for a day trip or an extended visit as long as you have medical clearance to do so. Some of our residents enjoy going out to lunch with family members on a regular basis. Others leave for birthday celebrations or special occasions. We always welcome you back here to your home.

What is the process for admission?

We suggest that you start with a tour of our beautiful home. Then, our admissions staff and social workers will meet with you to review your individual situation and determine how we can best meet your needs. Once a bed, room or apartment opens, and you are cleared for admission, we can schedule the move. We also can expedite the process if a decision needs to be made quickly due to health concerns. Call, visit and talk to us. We’re here to answer your questions.

Come visit us today!

The Simon & Sylvia Zisman Seashore Gardens Living Center is an independent, nonprofit home for the aged with over 100 years of service. Back in 1916 we started as a little house in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We’ve grown in services and location. Today we are on a 20 acre campus in Atlantic County, New Jersey. Come visit us today.

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