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St. Francis Commons Construction Moving Along

OSWEGO – Construction at Oswego’s first Assisted Living Program residence, St. Francis Commons is moving along despite our recent stretch of wet weather.

When open this fall, 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.

Construction at St. Francis Commons is moving along! Finishing woodwork is under way to portions of the interior. Here a worker prepares a piece of trim he is about to install in a living room area in one of the resident neighborhoods of the St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence, now under construction on the St. Luke healthcare campus in Oswego. When opened this fall, St. Francis Commons will be the only senior care residence in Oswego County offering New York State licensed Assisted Living Program services and amenities.
Construction at St. Francis Commons is moving along! Finishing woodwork is under way to portions of the interior. Here a worker prepares a piece of trim he is about to install in a living room area in one of the resident neighborhoods of the St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence, now under construction on the St. Luke healthcare campus in Oswego. When opened this fall, St. Francis Commons will be the only senior care residence in Oswego County offering New York State licensed Assisted Living Program services and amenities.

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, as well as cable television and telephone connections in each room are some of the amenities to be offered.

St. Francis Commons will accommodate sixty individuals in three “neighborhoods” within the residence. Private payment, Medicaid, private insurance reimbursement and Supplemental Security Income will be accepted.

Those interested in beginning the residency application process are asked to contact St. Francis Commons by phone at (315) 326-0870, by email at [email protected], or you can download an application by visiting www.stfrancicsommons.com, look under the “Assisted Living” tab.

Once the completed application is received an appointment will be scheduled later this summer, prior to opening, to review the information and outline the remaining steps in the process.

St. Francis Commons will also include a fourteen bed neighborhood; Memory Care at St. Francis, serving 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.

The St. Francis Commons project is the latest phase in development on the St. Luke healthcare campus.

The campus consists of fifteen 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 assisted living program residence includes 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 employ thirty-two people.