The best doctor. The latest, most effective treatment. The finest and most conveniently located hospital. When a loved one is about to undergo a serious medical procedure, these are the decisions that get the most scrutiny because lives can change forever based on those decisions. Unfortunately, not enough time is spent thinking about what happens when your loved one is discharged from the hospital, but in need of care before being ready to go home. This is another critical decision – where to go for “transitional care.”


The treatment a person receives during this transitional period is crucial. Families who have made Shorrock Gardens Care Center their transitional care choice have seen the difference that expert care and compassion can make in getting their loved ones healthy and back home again. Located in Brick, on the border of Lakewood and Toms River, Shorrock Gardens Care Center is equipped to deliver world-class care on a local level. With a dedication to excellence, this multi-purpose complex has been able to assemble a team of highly skilled professionals to serve the community with the most comprehensive physical, occupational, speech, rehabilitative care and therapy. Among Shorrock Gardens Care Center’s specializations are the treatment of stroke, vascular and wound recovery, cardiac rehabilitation, and more.

It’s been more than 10 years since Shorrock Gardens Care Center first began positively impacting the health and well being of Ocean County’s seniors. Wendy Metzger, Administrator at Shorrock Gardens Care Center, credits her team of highly skilled professionals for providing the highest quality care. “What really sets Shorrock Gardens apart from the pack is our staff. Our staff are well trained, compassionate and treat everyone like they are family.” Ms. Metzger continued, “Shorrock is a warm and friendly place to recuperate following a hospital stay.”

Shorrock Gardens accepts patients from all nearby hospitals, and has the experienced staff, and state of the art services in place to meet even the most extraordinary transitional care situations and needs such as treating the mom who requires post-hospital IV therapy treatment for an infection, tending to the dad who’s still weak from congestive heart failure, customizing the right program for a loved one who needs to build up muscle strength following a long hospital stay or after a fall. Numerous patients come to Shorrock to treat temporary confusion following a surgical procedure using general anesthesia, and many more come here to connect with specialized pain management treatment, as well as therapeutic activity programs to aid orthopedic rehabilitation following a fracture.

At Shorrock Gardens Care Center healing is more than a process; it’s a one-person-at-a-time devotion. So whether it’s tracheostomy care, care following chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or inpatient hospice and respite care, patients’ specialized needs are served on the most intimate level. Living in a nurturing environment where they receive daily and dignified attention, patients are more eager to divert themselves from their health challenges, and focus on taking advantage of the special programs and activities that will help them regain physical and emotional wellness.

As the place that will transition patients from the hospital to their cherished home, Shorrock Gardens Care Center takes extra care to give their multi-purpose nursing care facility a uniquely home-style look and feel. Divided amongst five connected wings, each dedicated to short or long-term care, you’ll notice residences with covered patios, an enclosed courtyard with a gazebo, bedrooms with Queen Anne style cherry mahogany furnishings, private dining rooms, and even more of the comforts of home. Providing a sense of home and belonging and respecting their individuality is important to residents’ well being.

Of course, one mustn’t lose sight of the fact that health and wellness is a business, and getting back on your feet again comes with a price. Helping families navigate through the financials is another comfort the staff at Shorrock brings to patients and families. While most post acute hospital stays are covered under the Medicare program, at Shorrock, each case is individually determined based on your skilled nursing care needs. Aetna and Medicaid are also accepted. Wendy Metzger has advice for families concerned with the cost of transitional care, “come see us before you are in desperate need for post hospital care so you don’t get sold the wrong choice for you. We offer free tours at Shorrock Gardens and are always here to answer any questions.”

Shorrock Gardens Care Center is one of the leading nursing care facilities offering area residents a variety of healthcare services and a broad continuum of care, including short-term post-hospital rehabilitative care, traditional long-term care, secure memory care units, and an attached Alzheimer’s Assisted Living section called The Haven at Shorrock Gardens.

For more information, call us at (732) 451-1000 or visit us at Shorrock Gardens Care Center, 75 Old Toms River Road, Brick, NJ 08723