Maureen Deely, APN

United Methodist Communities (UMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen Deely, APN, to the position of hospice consultant at Bridges at The Shores. Part of United Methodist Communities at The Shores, a senior care continuum, Bridges focuses on hospice and palliative care.

In this role, Ms. Deely, a resident of Sea Isle City, will lead staff in-service training, consult with Bridges’ residents and families and support the Bridges marketing plan. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Nursing as well as post-masters level training as an advanced practice nurse. Numerous certifications add to her credentials: Advanced Practice Nurse in Adult Gerontology, Hospice and Palliative Care, Critical Incident Stress Management, Emergency Nursing, Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum, Emergency Medical Technician, Parish Nurse, Master Level Reiki, and others.

“Whatever the diagnosis, chronic disease or acute illness, the goal is to improve quality of life for patient and family. This palliative care focus blends seamlessly with the wonderful care delivered at Bridges,” states Ms. Deely, whose career was inspired by the kindness shown by her caregiving mother.

Currently director of the palliative care program at Shore Medical Center, along with her last appointment there as intensive care unit clinical educator, further qualifies her for this new consultant position. As co-chair of the Bioethics Committee, and member of Integrative Therapy Council, Spirituality Committee, Critical Care Committee, Cape Atlantic Coalition for Palliative Care, and others, further demonstrate Ms. Deely’s professional leadership. As an outcome of her comprehensive qualifications, professional memberships and numerous awards, Ms. Deely frequently presents at conferences and other educational forums.

About The Shores

The Shores is owned and operated by the United Methodist Communities which was established in April 1907 in Ocean Grove. With approximately 240 residents of all faith backgrounds, The Shores, a care continuum, offers Assisted Living, Tapestries Memory Support, Long-Term Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation, Respite, and Bridges (an assisted living neighborhood dedicated to hospice and palliative care). The six-acre site has access to Ocean City’s beaches, boardwalk, Music Pier, Aquatic Center, and cultural activities in “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” For additional information about The Shores visit or call Ryan Champion at 609-399-8505.

About United Methodist Communities

United Methodist Communities is a not-for-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors affiliated in ministry with the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey.  The mission of the United Methodist Communities is compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life.  With over 110 years of continuous operation, the organization has grown to nine communities offering affordable senior housing; independent, residential and assisted living; memory support; respite; rehabilitation; long-term care; and hospice and palliative care. In 2016, United Methodist Communities expanded its older adult services to include in-home personal care and case management through HomeWorks.