Please be advised that effective 10/28/13, the NYS Department of Health has passed a new law regarding smoking, for Residential Health Care Facilities. These new limitations regarding smoking do not prohibit smoking by a resident or a visitor/guest of the resident in a separate area designated on the grounds of the Residential Health Care Facility. They do indicate that other than the residents, their visitors and guests, no one shall smoke within 15 feet of the building entrance or exit to the grounds of a Residential Health Care Facility. Therefore, staff, contractors, contract staff, students and other persons who are not visitors of residents, will not be allowed to smoke on the premises at any time. For residents, and visitors of residents, there will be designated smoking areas that will be utilized for this purpose. Our policy at James Square indicates that all residents must be supervised when smoking. This includes electronic cigarettes as well. Staff are assigned at specific times during the day to provide supervised smoking. At this time there are four designated times. Family members can supervise their resident as long as they follow the policy and utilize the designated smoking area, a smoking apron and return the cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia to the smoking cart once they are finished. Residents are not allowed to keep any smoking paraphernalia in their room or in their possession. If you have further questions or concerns please feel free to contact myself, your social worker on the unit or the nurse manager/nursing supervisor for clarification. Thank you for your assistance with this change. This is your family memberís home at this time. We need to work together to provide safety and security for all of the residents.
VISITORS with FLU symptoms
Visitor's are welcome, but the flu is NOT. Flu has been reported in the Onondaga County and surrounding areas.
To protect our residents, please don't visit if you have ANY of these flu symptoms:
Thank you for your cooperation!
Dementia Support Group Information
Resident Family members are always welcome. The Dementia Support group meets the last Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm. Please call Social Services for details.
Just a reminder to family and friends of our residents: Any money that you give to our residents for their use, should be kept in their Personal Account, available for access by the resident at our 918 James Street Reception Desk between 8:30 am and 8:30 pm. Money can be added to this account for the resident during these times. This is a safe and convenient way for the resident to obtain money when needed.
For the resident's protection, please keep all valuables locked up.
Thank you for your help.
Information about bring a gift to a specific resident
If you are giving a gift to a resident family member or friend, please be sure to let as the Unit Ward Clerk to have to item LABELED with the resident's name. For clothing items, the Unit Ward Clerk will follow our Laundry marking system. Thank you.
Family Council Meeting
2015 meetings are Wednesdays. All family members are welcome to attend. No appointment necessary. Call Social Services at 315-474-1561 ext. 460 for the most up-to-date meeting dates. Agenda includes: updates on what's going on at the facility, resident concerns, suggestions for updates or improvements in resident services. Sign in at the 918 Building Reception Desk and ask for directions to the meeting.
Parking is available for our visitors next to the 918 James Street building. Enter through the front door of the building, which brings you into the facility lobby. The other doors around the facility are utilized by the staff, and do not have visitor access availability. Extra parking for visitors is located next door at the Corinthian Club. All Visitors are asked to sign-in at the front Reception Desk. Questions regarding parking? Call our receptionist at 315-474-1561 and we will be happy to help.
We welcome visitors to James Square. For the security of our buildings and clients, please remember to Sign-in and Sign-out at our 918 Building Lobby Reception Desk, when you are visiting. Thank you.