Former residents and supporters of the Ocean City Shore Memorial nursing home are sad to see it close its doors. They describe the staff as caring and compassionate and are fearful that the current residents will be able to find similar treatment at different nursing homes.
The nursing home spokesperson said that the 35 year-old building was in need of repair. The nursing home could not fund staffing or make necessary repairs to keep the home running. They attribute the lack of funding to the recent cuts in Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements.