OSWEGO – Construction at St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego has moved indoors.
While crews complete roofing, window and exterior siding installation, framing work, drywall, plumbing fixtures and electrical conduit are being installed to the interior of the residence.
When complete, St. Francis Commons will be the only senior care residence in Oswego County offering New York State licensed Assisted Living Program services and amenities.
St. Francis Commons will provide supportive housing and care at a level that is less than a nursing home but more than may be found in an independent setting.
Services at St. Francis Commons will include three meals a day, housekeeping with linen and personal laundry services, scheduled transportation, social programs, assistance with personal care and medication management. A Hair Salon, Gift Shop, cable television and telephone connections in each room are some of the amenities to be offered.
A 14-bed neighborhood; Memory Care at St. Francis, will serve individuals diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia-related illness, like Alzheimer’s disease, who would benefit from a community-based living environment with specialized supportive services.
St. Francis Commons will offer the community access to a level of care and accommodations that are affordable and able to meet the care needs of those served. Private payment, Medicaid, private insurance reimbursement and Supplemental Security Income will be accepted.
The St. Francis Commons project is the latest phase in development on the St. Luke healthcare campus.
The campus consists of 15 acres and includes St. Luke Health Services, Bishop’s Commons Enriched Living Residence and Little Lukes Childcare Center.
Funding for construction of the $9.1 million dollar assisted living program residence is provided by an $8 million HEAL-NY grant through the New York State Department of Health. Additional financing for the project has been made available through Operation Oswego County, the Oswego County Industrial Development Agency the City of Oswego’s Office of Community Development, Pathfinder Bank and the St. Luke-John Foster Burden Fund. When fully operational, St. Francis Commons will employee thirty-two people.
To request information about assisted living at St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence, please call (315) 326-0870 or email to [email protected]
Program information and project updates are also available at www.stfranciscommons.com