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For Release:
May 16, 2007

Fred M. Jacobs, M.D., J.D.

For Further Information Contact:
Tom Slater

DHSS Offers Assistance for Families of Individuals Relocated from Ocean County Long Term Care Facilities


Due to the dangerous fires today in Ocean County, the Department of Health and Senior Services coordinated the relocation of about 250 individuals from two nursing homes and an assisted living facility in Ocean County.


In accordance with DHSS protocol, families of residents of Southern Ocean Center Nursing Home and Summerville at Stafford assisting living center who were relocated to other nursing homes located out of the area of the fire or to home of their families and were notified by administrators from the long term care facilities.


Families of residents from Summerville at Stratford can find information at


Families of residents of the Manahawkin Convalescent Center who were relocated can call administrator Kathy Engler at 908-380-5801 for more information.

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