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Message to the Ideal (CMH) Community

With the increasing numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the country and as cases continue to crop up in our surrounding communities, it is necessary that we ramp up protective measures. Please understand that the safety and well-being of our residents remains our utmost concern and priority. At this time we are limiting visitors at this facility.

We are following guidelines and recommendations set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) that recommend limitation of visitors except for cases in which a resident is receiving end of life care. In addition to CMS guidelines, we continue to follow The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building. Therefore, at this time, with the limited exceptions previously noted, we ask that you please not visit our centers.

We understand that visiting with family members is incredibly important both to you and your loved one. Thankfully, current technology offers many other ways to visit and we encourage you to consider connecting by telephone, email, text, Skype, Facebook, or facetime through a smart phone. Our campus is equipped with technology to help facilitate this and social services and activities staff are available and happy to assist in expediting any of these types of visitation.

We continue to follow all recommendations presented by the CDC on prevention steps, including resident and employee screening, following strict handwashing procedures, and employing the universal precautions steps (wearing gowns, gloves, masks, etc.) traditionally employed when interacting with a resident that is sick, or shows signs of sickness. In addition, all staff who interact with residents will be wearing masks. We have also posted updated signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of the current restrictions on visitation.

Despite us not having any cases of COVID-19 currently on, or near our facilities, it is unknown how long we will need to impose such limits on visitation. However, rest assure that we are following CMS and CDC guidelines continuously for updates and guidance. As soon as we are safely able to lift visitation limitations, we will do so and will notify you as such. In the meantime, you may visit our website for the most up-to-date information regarding these restrictions:

For more information regarding the CMS visitation guidelines you may visit:

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UHS Senior Living at Ideal

600 High Avenue
Endicott, NY 13760

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Front Desk: 607-786-7300

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Why Choose UHS Senior Living at Ideal?

  • Casual meals in a dining room designed for relaxed conversations
  • Rooms equipped for safety and convenience
  • Free transportation to neighborhood stores, physician’s offices and services
  • A library for reading comfort and privacy
  • A computer for resident use
  • An onsite hair salon, game room with pool table, and flower gardens
  • Individual parking spaces close to the residence center’s private entrance
  • A social director to plan activities and trips
  • Emergency call system in each room
  • 24-hour video monitor security system
  • Individually controlled room air conditioning and heat

Senior Living Options

Independent-Living Apartments at Ideal Square

  • 33 private, one- or two-bedroom units
  • Included in rental package: waitered evening meal in dining room, monthly housekeeping, utilities (including basic cable TV service), transportation, activities and care management
  • Optional meal service available from which you may select one or two additional meals per day
  • Each unit has a modern kitchen, large bathrooms with a walk-in shower, and emergency call systems in the bedrooms and bathroom
  • Organized social activities
  • Laundry facilities available on each floor
  • Free, scheduled transportation to shopping and appointments
  • Home care services available (for a fee) from Ideal Long-Term Home Health Care

Adult Care/Assisted Living Rooms

  • 62 units, private or semiprivate
  • Included in rental package: housekeeping, laundry services and personal care
  • Each unit has a large bathroom with a walk-in shower, basic cable TV service and an emergency call system
  • Three full meals each day
  • Physical assistance available 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Medication management
  • Organized social activities
  • Free, scheduled transportation to appointments

Skilled Nursing Care

  • 150 bed facility, offering bright, homelike semiprivate and private units
  • Full-time registered nurse and medical staff provide care 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Special care units for complex medical and nursing needs
  • Qualified physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologist and social workers
  • Daily recreational and therapeutic activities including crafts, parties, music and inter-generational programs
  • Nutritionally prepared meals, created to meet personal preferences
  • Short-stay rehab program to assist in gaining independence after illness or injury (for example, hip or knee surgery, stroke)
  • Certified geriatrician and geriatric nurse practitioner on-site
  • Access to geriatric psychiatric evaluations through affiliations with Columbia University
  • Outdoor courtyard

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