Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The local facility recently earned an Excellence in Action Award from My InnerView.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Briarcliffe Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, located on Old Pocasset Road in Johnston, recently received an award for Excellence in Action from My InnerView, which reviews more than 12,000 sub-acute providers throughout the country. In order to qualify for the Excellence in Action award, Briarcliffe had a survey response rate of 30% or better, scoring in in the top 10% of qualifying facilities on the question: “What is your recommendation of this facility to others?" Briarcliffe also received ratings of "excellent" in the following areas: The information for this article was furnished by Briarcliffe Manor.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Johnston Town Council voted 4-0 on Sept. 12 to allow a zoning change which would allow Briarcliffe Manor to expand.
The accompanying video shows scenes from the Johnston Town Council meeting of Sept. 12, where councilors voted 4-0 for a zoning change which will pave the way for Briarcliffe Manor to construct an assisted living facility across from its current campus. Several residents spoke in opposition to the proposed building, which will have two stories, 75 rooms, and up to 100 beds. It will also create between 30 and 50 new jobs, according to Briarcliffe attorney William Landry. Landry also noted that the project is still in the "conceptual stage," and will require additional approvals from the town planning board before construction can begin.
The change clears one hurdle on the way toward an assisted living facility on Old Pocasset Road.
At its Sept. 12 meeting, the Johnston Town Council voted 4-0 to change the zoning designation on two parcels of landowned by Briarcliffe Manor, whose owners hope to build an assisted living facility on the land. The council's decision changes the designation on the land to a Planned District/Continuing Care Retirement Community, from R-40 (residential). Council Vice President Stephanie Manzi was absent from the vote. Attorney William Landry described the Briarcliffe plan as being in the "conceptual stage," with two stories and 75 rooms proposed for a new assisted living facility. Depending on the number of couples at the facility, there could be up to 100 beds, Landry said. Watch JohnstonPatch later today for a full report, including …
Monday, September 12, 2011
A zone change request for a proposed assisted living facility is among the items on tonight's agenda.
A zoning change request by the owners of Briarcliffe Manor, on Old Pocasset Road, is scheduled to go before the Johnston Town Council at its meeting tonight starting at 7 p.m. A copy of tonight's agenda is attached to this article. The request — which would change the zoning on property owned by Briarcliffe from its current R-40 (residential) designation to Planned District/Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) — was originally scheduled for the council's meeting on Aug. 9. Councilors did not hear the request at that time because they had not yet received an advisory opinion from the town's planning board, according to Town Solicitor William Conley. During the planning board meeting on Aug. 2, members voted 5-2 to recommend that the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The proposed facility on Old Pocasset Road would have 73 rooms and up to 100 beds.
The Johnston Planning Board, at its meeting on August 2 at the senior center, voted 6 to 1 to give preliminary approval for a new two-story assisted living facility to be built at Briarcliffe Manor on Old Pocasset Road. Board members also voted 5 to 2 give its recommendation to the town council for a zoning change from the current R-40 to Planned District/CCRC to allow for the new facility. Several neighbors appeared at the meeting to voice opposition to the proposal. Long-time resident Carmel Izzo questioned the decision to expand the Briarcliffe Manor complex on Old Pocasset Road, citing traffic concerns in the area. "This was not meant for the business this man [Briarcliffe ownner Ashkay Talwar] is trying to bring here," said Izzo. "If …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
A proposed expansion of the Briarcliffe assisted living facility on Old Pocasset Road is on tonight's agenda.
The Johnston Planning Board is scheduled to meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the senior center to review a proposed expansion of the Briarcliffe Manor assisted living facility on Old Pocasset Road. Tonight's agenda also includes discussion of an advisory opinion the town's plan to purchase six homes on River Avenue and River Street, the site of past flooding. Two homes have already been purchased, and the planning board is scheduled to consider a plan to buy a seventh house. A copy of the agenda for tonight's meeting is attached to this article.
Monday, August 1, 2011
The town's planning board is scheduled to hear the application for an expansion of the assisted living facility tomorrow night.
A planned tour of the Briarcliffe Manor assisted living facility on Old Pocasset Road, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. on August 1, has been cancelled. During an interview prior to the cancellation, Town Planner Pam Sherrill described the visit as an "information gathering" session for town officials to see the site of the proposed work. Susan Leonardi, clerk of the town's zoning board, attached the notice of the cancellation in a recent email to JohnstonPatch. A copy of the cancellation notice is attached to this article. The planning board is scheduled to meet on August 2 at the senior center to review the Briarcliffe proposal and discuss the zoning board's advisory opinion on the project.