Please read the below important facility information for John Knox Manor.
The most convenient time for an admission is between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. This allows time for the resident to become oriented to the new surroundings before nightfall.
There are no fixed visiting hours and you may feel free to visit at any time; however, the most convenient visiting hours for our residents are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Children are welcome visitors.
Bringing in Food for Residents
For your resident’s protection, food brought in to the resident must conform to his or her prescribed diet and must not be more than can be consumed in a 24 hour period. We encourage nutritious snacks such as fruit and crackers. All items must be in containers that seal securely. If you have any questions concerning appropriate food items, please check with the unit nurse or resident’s physician.
Leave of Absence
With the physician’s permission, residents may be granted a leave of absence from the facility. A leave of absence must be signed by the resident or responsible party and they must be signed back in upon return. The request should be cleared through the charge nurse.
Retaining the Room
If your resident is transferred to the hospital temporarily, you will be asked if you would like to hold the bed. If the bed is held, at full rate, the room will be secured for the resident until he/she returns. If the bed is not held, you will want to pick up your resident’s belongings as soon as possible. Clothing will be held for two weeks after discharge; after that, it will be disposed of as we do not have storage to accommodate personal belongings for an extended period of time.
Beauty and Barber Services
Our Beautician has hours posted. Please see her to authorize and give instruction for hair appointments. Arrangements can be made through the beautician’s office or at the reception desk.
Residents often wish to receive newspapers during their stay here. Please make arrangements with the paper you wish to receive. Papers are distributed daily. Sponsors are responsible for billing and contacting paper over problems as they arise.
For safety purpose, neither extension cords nor three-way plugs are allowed.
Televisions are located in the lounges in each wing. Residents may bring T.V. sets in for their own rooms. Electronic remote controls are helpful but cord type remote controls are a safety hazard and not permitted. Our staff will make the required safety inspections of all T.V. sets or electrical items when they are brought into the building.
A daily schedule of activities is posted on the bulletin board on each wing and in each resident’s room. All residents are encouraged to participate and families are always welcome. If you or a group of which you are a member would like to provide entertainment or an activity, our Activities Director would be happy to speak with you.
Upcoming events and information in which you might be interested are listed in the conveniently located family bulletin board or monthly calendar.