Fulton Rotarians Hear About Elder Care Services

FULTON, NY – At a recent Fulton Noon Rotary Club meeting, Rotarian Mary Costigan, introduced Greg Osetek, the community relations director for St. Luke’s Family of Caring.

Greg gave an overview of the different types of elder care services offered in the greater Oswego County area.

From left are: Greg Osetek, Karen Murray, Mary Costigan, Julie Chetney
From left are: Greg Osetek, Karen Murray, Mary Costigan, Julie Chetney

Short stay Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing are provided at both St. Luke’s in Oswego and Michaud in Fulton.

St. Luke’s offers daily health monitoring and an activities program in their adult day care.

Bishop’s Commons offers elegant living with support services.

Greg was very pleased to announce that September, 2013 is the target date for the grand opening of St. Francis Commons at St. Luke’s, a $9.1 million facility.

Karen Murray, executive director, and Julie Chetney, senior living coordinator, gave an overview of the new facility.

There are 60 rooms available, 14 of which will be exclusively for people in need of memory care.

The facility is designed for folks who are not able to live on their own but are still able to care for themselves.

St. Francis will offer “supportive living, made easy.”

This is a much needed service in Oswego County as most assisted living homes are located in Onondaga County.

They feel it’s important for seniors to continue to be a part of the community in which they’ve lived and encourage trips and community activities.

More information on the new St. Francis facility may be obtained by calling Osetek, Murray or Chetney at Bishop Commons.