The Samaritan Summit Village provides multiple levels of support for the local senior population, including an entirely new level of care for the community – assisted living. For those who need some help with activities of daily living, but do not need continuous nursing care, assisted living offers independence and added privacy.

Samaritan Summit Village
22691 Campus Drive
Watertown, NY 13601
315-782-6800

Directions:
*please note that service like Google Maps and Yahoo might not send you to the right location because our road and facility are so new.
From Route 81 North or South – take exit 44 towards Watertown Center and head towards Watertown. At the end of 232, take a left onto Route 11/Outer Washington St. Take right turn onto Summit Drive. Take a left on to Summit Drive Blvd, then take a right on to Campus Drive - follow this road to the location.

From within the Watertown city limits – go to Washington Street, and head out of city to Outer Washington Street. Go pass the High School and several complexes until you reach Summit Drive. Take a left on to Summit Drive. Take a left on to Summit Drive Blvd, then take a right on to Campus Drive - follow this road to the location.

View our Resident Activity Calendars for this month:

Skilled Nursing Calendar

Assisted Living Calendar

This facility is new to the county and there are many questions to be answered, below are some documents that will help:

Presentation about the new facility
FAQs about the facility
Assisted Living - Room Layouts
Skilled Nursing Home - Room Layouts
**New - Daily Room Rates for Private Pay

The facility will have 120 assisted living beds and 168 nursing home beds, to create a continuum of care for our community.

The continuum of care includes:

Assisted Living Program (ALP):

This program provides nursing care, home care, personal care and meals for residents that require services above and beyond what is typically provided while living in the community. The program may be an alternative to nursing home care.

Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR):

The enhanced assisted living program offers an advanced level of care to serve people who wish to remain in their residence, adding services as they develop age related difficulties. This is commonly referred to as "Aging in Place."

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF):

A skilled nursing facility is a health care facility providing 24- hour nursing care as well as other services in a home-like environment.

Services provided at the Samaritan Summit Village include:

Personal Care
Physician Services
Therapy Services
Residential-style Dining
Flexible Dining
Activities Program
Beauty Shop
Bistro
Laboratory Testing
Social Services
Pastoral Care
Gift Shop

As part of the overall design, the Samaritan Summit Village will feature a home-like environment that is flexible. This will enable residents to easily transition from assisted living to nursing home care as they require a higher level of support. Throughout the design, the emphasis is on the residents. Services will be brought to them, rather than requiring residents go to the services – a design feature that improves efficiency and will give the staff more time to devote to the residents and their needs.

Highlights of the Summit Village Design:

  • Resident centered Care which places an emphasis upon the needs, habits, goals, likes and dislikes of the resident rather than the systematization of care to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Residential-style dining rooms for small groups of people versus a larger, institutional-type cafeteria setting 
  • Use of softer materials, such as carpeting versus tiled floors; less glaring paint colors to help aging eyes see objects and surfaces better, and wood railings versus those made of hard plastic or metal
  • Flexible food service that is prepared on residents' schedules and that fits different lifestyles
  • More abundant, but smaller "common rooms" that give residents areas for various activities such as reading, computer use, or conversation as opposed to one less intimate large common area
  • Resident privacy – the resident rooms are designed to maximize privacy

Learn more about our Admission Process, if you are interested in applying for residency for yourself or a loved one at the Samaritan Summit Village. If you need further assistance please call us at 315-785-4404 or use our Contact Us form.

If you are interested in making a difference in giving back to the residents of your community through volunteering at this new facility, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 315-782-7008.

Frequently Asked Questions about the facility

Care Levels FAQs

Q: How assisted is Assisted Living?
A: Assisted living communities are designed to provide residents with assistance with basic ADLs (activities of daily living) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and more. Assisted living residents are usually seniors who have had a slight decline in health in some way and need assistance performing one or more activities of daily living (ADLs).

Q: What the specific levels of care being offered?
A: Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living Program beds and Enhanced Assisted Living beds

Q: How many beds are going to be in each level of care?
A: 168 Skilled Nursing, 100 Assisted Living and 20 Enhanced Assisted Living

Q: Will there be help for when residents get sick?
A: Samaritan Summit Village offers a full spectrum of services for our residents.

Q: What is the difference between Enhanced and Assisted Living?
A: Assisted living communities are designed to provide residents with assistance with basic ADLs (activities of daily living) such as bathing, grooming, dressing, and more. Assisted living residents are usually seniors who have had a slight decline in health in some way and need assistance performing one or more activities of daily living (ADLs).

Enhanced Assisted Living provides a more advanced level of care to serve people who wish to remain in their residence as they begin to have age related difficulties. With private funds, the resident is able to add services that are not available to assisted living residents.


Cost/Payment FAQs

Q: Does my Long Term Care insurance cover care at the Samaritan Summit Village?
A: Coverage depends on each individual policy. Please check with your financial advisor

Q: Prices?
A: Exact pricing has not yet been set. Skilled Nursing care will be the most expensive.

Q: Does Medicaid cover what is left after Social Security?
A: If you are Medicaid eligible and accepted, Medicaid will cover the costs for the 168 skilled beds and 80 of the Assisted Living beds. The 20 Enhanced Assisted Living and 20 of the Assisted Living beds are private pay only.


Accommodation FAQs

Q: Can I bring my cat?
A: At this time we are not allowing pets to live with the residents. Pet visits are allowed.

Q: Is there a kitchenette in each room?
A: There are kitchenettes in the assisted living area sections of the facility that include a refrigerator, a sink and cupboards for storage

Q: Can I bring in a toaster oven?
A: Per regulations, toaster ovens are not permitted.

Q: Can you bring your own furniture?
A: The rooms are configured with a living area, a sleeping area and a bath. Personal furniture is allowed.

Q: How are the rooms set up? Are they set up like apartments?
A: The Assisted Living dwellings are configured with a living area, a sleeping area, kitchenette and a bath. Personal furniture is allowed.

Q: Can I smoke at the Summit Village?
A: No – All Samaritan locations are located on smoke-free campuses.

Q: Is there public transportation available?
A: We are currently in discussions with public transportation to investigate our options.


Application/Move In Process

Q: When are you accepting residents?
A: Applications are now available and should be submitted as soon as possible

Q: Is there a waiting list?
A: There are many community members who have expressed interest at this point and are on a list to receive more information as it is developed. Final bed determinations have not been made at this point. The closure and move of all Mercy and Whispering Pines residents will be first step.

Q: Will the applications be mailed to non-attendees?
A: Future mailings, including applications will continue for those who have expressed interest.

Q; Will there be room preferences allowed (view, floor level)?
A: We generally do not give room preference during the admission process