Hampshire House is an exceptional assisted-living community overlooking the beautiful rolling mountains and lush green valleys of Oneonta, NY. Our striking location is just one of the many advantages of our home. Our comfortable atmosphere is coupled with excellent care provided by dedicated, compassionate caregivers. Our comprehensive services and amenities have been designed to promote independence and enhance our residents’ quality of life.
ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CARE
Our Memory Care Neighborhood provides our residents who have special needs with a safe, secure, stimulating and soothing environment. All of our employees in the Memory Care Neighborhood are specially trained to provide exceptional care for our residents with memory impairments. Upon admission and updated periodically, we will develop and implement an individualized care plan that addresses each resident’s unique needs. Our staff will engage our residents in every day activities and dedicated programming that they can feel pleasure and success in and which will help promote their self-esteem.
At Hampshire House we pride ourselves in offering services that help our residents remain as independent as possible while providing compassionate care in a respectful and dignified setting. Our professional staff completes a thorough assessment of all residents prior to admission and on an ongoing basis to ensure that the plan of care for each resident is as individual as the resident themself. Our community has been designed with all resident apartments and most common spaces on a single level, allowing our residents to readily experience all of our exciting and unique amenities, including:
- Fitness center
- Billiards table
- Indoor heated pool
- Computer lab
- Web cam available with resident and family instruction so that our residents and family and friends can video visit at anytime via Skype
- Individual climate controls in each resident apartment
- Basic cable hook-up and internet access in each apartment
- 24-hour on-site personal care staff
- Assistance with activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, grooming and toileting
- Structured programs for residents with varying degrees of dementia and memory loss
- Medication supervision and assistance
- Pharmacy services
- Weekly laundry and linen service
- 24-hour emergency call systems in each resident apartment and bathroom
- On-call medical consultant
- Monthly podiatrist visits
- Audio consultations as needed
- Diversified activities and social events planned 7-days per week
- Scheduled daily housekeeping
- On-site beauty parlor/barber shop
- Affiliation with local multi-specialty medical group including onsite visits on a regular basis and consultation with a comprehensive range of medical specialists
- A safe, secure and comfortable environment
Activities are the lifeblood of Hampshire House, providing social, physical, cognitive, and spiritual outlets for our residents. We employ a full-time Activities Director, Activities Assistants, and many volunteers, who, together, create an environment of compassion, caring and fun.
It’s very important to our staff to create an atmosphere of respect, dignity and caring to help residents deal with cognitive and physical impairments. Our residents are encouraged to maintain the strengths of natural learning by applying skills they have used all their lives, stimulating muscle memory, improving concentration and promoting self worth. By offering a wide variety of activities and social experiences, we are able to promote learning, self confidence and skills for daily living.
Some of our special activities include:
Life at Hampshire House is meant to enhance the lives of our seniors by providing a cozy, home-like atmosphere, with all the advantages of living in an active community. From concerts, holiday celebrations and parties to trips to local restaurants and bowling tournaments – our residents are constantly stimulated with activities of their choosing. We encourage participation in as many activities as possible, in a relaxed environment.
- All resident apartments and most common areas are on one floor for ease
- An elevator is provided for access to the beauty parlor, exercise area, spa, billiards and swimming pool on the ground level
- A roomy main dining room offers restaurant-style dining
- Three well-balanced, chef-prepared meals and snacks served each day
- Table-side serving by our chef
- A more intimate dining area is provided for those residents who are more comfortable with a less busy experience with individualized attention
- Private dining room available for special family get-togethers
- A variety of apartment accommodations are available including two sizes of private apartments with private baths, private apartments with shared baths and semi private apartments
- Although apartments are furnished, residents are encouraged to bring cherished belongings and furnishings
- Apartments are equipped with basic cable hook-ups
- Unique rate structure allowing residents to pay for only the services they need
- Housekeeping, linen and personal laundry service provided
- Beauty salon and barber shop
- Full schedule of social, recreational and spiritual activities
- Scenic courtyards and porch areas for relaxing and visiting
To the personnel and residents of Hampshire House: I never dreamed that I could make a move from living alone in my own home to a place where I would be received as royally as I have been received into Hampshire House… thanks to everyone who has helped me so graciously to make the last six weeks one of the happiest times of my life! – Julia V.
I would like to congratulate you on selecting Penny Tremain as Executive Director of Hampshire House. My mother-in-law, Naomia Bourdon, now resides at your facility. With every visit to her, my wife, Frances Bourdon, and I have seen a group of wonderful caretakers who really care about the seniors living there. Ms Tremain and all the other terrific people we’ve encountered do a magnificent job caring for the people who so much need it. Good leadership and care starts at the top and moves throughout an entire organization. My wife and I are very impressed with the way each and every one of those whom we’ve met at your facility has been outstanding. I wish I could name them all because they deserve a lot of credit for showing the love that they put into their work. It is an important job with a lot of responsibility, and they all do their work with kindness and consideration. We would not hesitate to recommend your facility because it is exceptional. Thank you. – Richard K.
Today is my first year anniversary at Hampshire House. It has passed very quickly and has been a good experience for me. I have been kept both busy and entertained and have very much enjoyed my stay. I’ve made new friends and now feel as though this is home. I know that I am safe and that there are people around to help if I need it. All of the staff are both pleasant and helpful. Thank you! – Laura C.
I would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent care provided for my mother-in-law, Agnes L. during her stay at Hampshire House. The care, patience and understanding of the staff when we first brought her there offered us support and reassurance during an emotional transition filled with fear and uncertainty. – Pat L.
My thanks for all that you did for Aunt J. while she was with you. She adored Hampshire House and all the many activities that you provided for her. She talked about bowling, swimming, exercising and various trips, lectures and games all the time. At the same time, you gave her a quiet space to call her own. – Tricia S.
Our mother, Kathryn B., was a resident with you for well over two years. Although she would have preferred being in her own home, she made Hampshire House her home. – Children of Kathryn B.
We can’t begin to thank the staff at Hampshire House for the care and love you gave our Mom, Catherine S. It was a great comfort to us to know she was happy and well cared for there. When we talk about Hampshire House, we always cheerfully say that the people there are wonderful! – Sherry V., Marsha S., Steven S.
Words cannot express the thanks to each and every one of you and to the residents also. You touched our mother’s life… we always knew she was in good hands. It was a relief to know when we left after a visit she was well cared for. We’re glad you all do what you do for helping the elderly. Our sincere thanks to all! – Karen K. and Family
Many thanks to the Hampshire House staff … the last conversation I had with Mother on the phone she said, “This is the best place I could be.” I’m sure each of you had something to do with the feelings she had about the home where she lived with you, her extended family. We know many of you went out of your way to tend to her needs and ensure she was as happy and comfortable as possible each day she was there. – Jo. G. Family
Just a note to let you know how much our family appreciates the wonderful care given to our mother and grandmother, Jo A. The entire staff has always been very helpful and courteous to all of us, and we know that we can count on the staff at Hampshire House to surround our mother and grandmother with affection and professional integrity at all times. – Betty P. and Linda T.
Dear Hampshire House Folks – All of us in Claire’s family wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude for the care that she received during her almost 4-year stay at Hampshire House. The level of care and compassion shown to her during those years has been extraordinary and, from the beginning, Mom was always more than comfortable in calling Hampshire House her home. It has been clear to us that each of you, in your own very special way, contributed immeasurably to her overall quality of life during that time…you will always have a special place in our hearts for the contributions you have made to our entire family. – Norm G.
Our family would like to express to all the employees of Hampshire House our most sincere appreciation for the quality of service provided to Harriett. Your caring attitude and the sensitivity to her needs have helped in making the transition to an adult home a very positive one. The individual assessment and caring you provide is reflected in the manner in which you relate to each resident. Special thanks to each of you for the very important work that each of you do. – Ed and Roxy G.
We would like to recognize the wonderful staff at the Hampshire House. The have provided my mother, Molly Z., a true home with a warm family atmosphere and have been very sensitive to all her personal and social needs… the daily activities staff receives high compliments from Molly and we are glad that she and the residents have the opportunity to keep busy…nothing but high praise for the food that is served… thank you for all your caring efforts. – Steve and Jane Z.
Thank you for all you do for Dad… the love and care you give had made such a difference in Dad’s quality of life. He enjoys life again! – Pam C.
What is an assisted-living facility?
Our assisted-living facility is licensed by the New York Department of Health and operated for the purpose of providing long-term residential care, room, board (three meals a day and nutritious snacks), housekeeping, 24-hour personal care, a varied activity schedule, and 24-hour supervision. Staff is on duty 24 hours a day and personal care services, including medication assistance, are available at any time.
What are our rates?
We provide a unique rate structure in our assisted living community that allows residents to only pay for the services they need. Please contact us via phone at 607-432-6171 or by using the contact form located on the top right side of the page to learn more about our specific rates, services, amenities and programs.
What is the criteria for living in this facility?
The Department of Health determines the criteria for entrance into assisted living communities. In general, a resident who lives at Hampshire House must be able to transfer and ambulate independently, although the use of a walker, cane, wheelchair or other assistive device is allowed. Residents may require some assistance with bathing, dressing, medication management and personal care, or they may be completely independent with these tasks. A resident who requires ongoing skilled services and care is not eligible for assisted living. The staff at Hampshire House as well as the resident’s primary care physician work together to determine eligibility. Please contact Hampshire House if you are interested in scheduling a preliminary eligibility assessment.
What is included in the price?
24-hour access to emergency call systems, case management, a full activity calendar, scheduled transportation, three meals a day, snacks, housekeeping, laundry, 24-hour supervision by trained staff, use of the facilities, and much more.
Is personal furniture permitted at Hampshire House?
Residents are encouraged to bring their personal furniture and other items to decorate their apartment. Many residents feel that these personal touches transform their new apartment into a comfortable and familiar environment just like home. Photographs, a special quilt, wall hangings and other belongings are welcome. Hampshire House can also furnish your apartment for you at no cost.
What happens when a resident needs a higher level of care?
If a higher level of care is required for residents in our assisted living community, we will work closely with the resident and their family to ensure suitable and appropriate placement.
Do we accept Medicaid or Medicare?
No, but we do accept Long-Term Care Insurance. We also assist our residents/families in accessing Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance Benefits. We have also partnered with several senior financial solution providers such as ElderLife Financial Services (which provides lines of credit to help seniors and their families pay for assisted living) and Life Care Funding Group (which helps fund assisted living using an in-force Life Insurance Policy.
Do we have transportation available?
Yes. We have scheduled transportation available for physician appointments and other outings. Our activities department frequently schedules our transportation for trips to local restaurants and community events. Our van is wheelchair accessible, allowing mobility and freedom for all of our residents.
What is the general community like?
Our residents here are active, some have walkers, others have canes, while some require none. We also have residents that still drive themselves.
Can the residents leave the facility at any given time?
Yes, residents are free to come and go as they please, as long as it is safe for them to do so. We ask that residents sign in and out at the front desk.
What appliances can residents have in their apartments?
A small refrigerator is allowed, however, we ask that you not keep blow dryers, hot rollers or popcorn poppers in your apartment. No space heaters, extension cords, microwaves or cooking appliances (i.e. hot plates) or heated blankets.
I am interested in learning more about Hampshire House. How do I go about getting more information?
You can contact us via phone at 607-432-6171 or by using the contact form located on the top right side of the page. We would also be happy to send you a packet of information outlining our services and amenities.
We invite you to come and tour Hampshire House whenever you would like. Many potential residents also join us for a meal or activity to learn more about our community and our residents.
What is the admission process?
Residents must be seen by their primary care physician within 30 days prior to move-in. We will provide you with the forms that are necessary for move-in and we will work with your family and physician to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.