Arbors Care Center of Toms River, one of the area’s premier senior care and rehabilitative centers, announced it has chosen one of Ocean County’s most acclaimed senior healthcare specialists, Dr. Akshay Patel, to serve as Medical Director.

By bringing Dr. Patel on board, the Arbors further reinforces their commitment to local seniors and their families. “I am very excited to work with Dr. Patel to ensure that the highest possible quality of care is provided to our residents,” says John Amory, Administrator. “He has been a great help to us and I know that he will continue to support and direct the medical staff with great effect.” In addition to being on the Healthgrades Honor Roll, Dr. Patel has a Healthgrades patient satisfaction 5 star rating.


From around the world, The Arbors has assembled a staff of professionals delivering multiple levels of care in the most compassionate and professional environment. However, their new medical director was found right in their own backyard. Dr. Patel is a member of Shore Medical Specialists of Lakewood and Toms River. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Patel brings years of experience and expertise in the medical care and treatment of those in need of sub-acute therapy and skilled nursing services. In his new role, he will lead a staff of professionals delivering both long and short-term care individually tailored to meet the needs of geriatric, postoperative, orthopedic, cardiac and other patients.

At The Arbor’s, patients and their families find a dedication to excellence is all-encompassing–beginning with an innovative design theme that succeeds in de-institutionalizing the nursing home setting. Especially designed to celebrate freedom and inspire individuality, each area is more inviting than the next. They include a beautiful activities center, a bright lobby with 24-foot ceilings with skylights, and a naturally sunlit dining room. Also unique to nursing homes, every residence at The Arbors has a view from large windows that either look out into the 55-acre wooded campus, or into the beautifully landscaped central courtyard.

Even more spectacular than the spaces they’ve created, is the busy excitement that fills those spaces–indoors and out. At The Arbors, residents and patients are active and engaged, whether receiving physical or occupational therapy in one of the rehab rooms, exploring one’s creativity in art therapy or ceramic class, joining friends for gardening class, enjoying live entertainment and sing-alongs, or reveling in seasonal themed parties and celebrations.

At The Arbors, residents have every opportunity to live a whole life-–physically, socially and emotionally. But in the end, it’s people like Dr. Patel, and a talented staff of professionals devoted to seniors in need, who make The Arbors in Toms River a very special place for very special care-giving.

The Arbors Care Center is a state-of-the-art health center delivering three areas of care: traditional long term care, respite care, and for those individuals requiring rehabilitative services, The Arbors offers post-operative and orthopedic care, all under the direction of a licensed physician. Professional nurses supervise health care around the clock, and a physician is always on call.

For more information or to arrange a personal tour, call the Arbors at 732-914-0090. Arbors Care Center, 1750 Route 37 W., Toms River, NJ.