House Rules & Policies

St. Joseph’s activities and events take place inside of the Home. Residents are not required to participate; however, group interaction can be fun and rewarding for everyone. For those who so wish may also attend to nearby Adult Day Care Centers. Residents are always encouraged to suggest activities that are of particular interest to them. Residents and their families are encouraged to celebrate birthdays and special holidays together, whether at St. Joseph’s or their own homes.
Three nutritionally balanced meals are served family style in the dining area according to the following schedule: Breakfast: 8:00 -9:00 a.m. Dinner: 11:30 a.m. Snack 3:00 p.m. Supper: 5:00 p.m. Residents may have their own personal televisions and radios in their rooms, but they must be used with consideration. Volumes should be kept at a reasonable level, especially between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. when other residents are sleeping. Residents who are hearing impaired may be asked to use earphones.
Residents are encouraged to come and go from the Home as they choose. When a Resident leaves St. Joseph’s she should notify the staff on duty of the departure time, destination, and expected return time and log it in the Resident’s sign in and out.
Residents will wear their own personal clothing, and are expected to dress modestly when they leave their rooms. Full dress will be expected in common areas of the Home. Residents must maintain an appropriate level of hygiene at all times. St. Joseph’s staff on duty can assist Residents with activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming when needed.
Smoking is not allowed inside the building at any time. This restriction includes all common areas, private rooms and public bathroom. The Director will specify a designated smoking area located outside away from the building.
Residents are expected to be considerate of each other’s privacy. A Resident may not enter the room of another Resident without permission. No Resident may use the personal belongings of another Resident without permission. Family members are not allowed to enter any other Resident’s room, unless invited by that resident.
Residents have unrestricted use of the Home’s common area, including television, radio, games, etc. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
Friends, family members and other visitors are welcomed and encouraged to visit. Suggested visiting hours are 10:00 a.m. until 6:30:00 p.m. If necessary, other arrangements can be made. All visitors must follow the House Rules. Many of our Residents enjoy the company of young children; however, a responsible adult must supervise children visiting the Home.
Please contact Sr. Regi Karumakkel 973-956-1921 email: