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Senior living services at Heritage at The Plains at Parish Homestead

Our community offers a joyful and supportive environment where you can thrive. Our caring team provides personalized support and ensures access to top-notch wellness services.

Celebrate your golden years with us and experience a community where every day brings new opportunities for happiness and fulfillment.

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Independent living

Ideal for seniors who seek a simpler, relaxing lifestyle and can live on their own without daily assistance. Leave chores like laundry, cooking and home maintenance to us while you engage in the passions you enjoy most and discover new ones! We offer:

  • 24-hour staffing
  • Exercise classes
  • Maintenance staff on duty
  • Scheduled courtesy transportation
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Emergency call systems in all apartments
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Assisted living

For older adults who need hands-on help with daily activities of living like bathing, grooming, dressing, moving around and taking medications. You’ll also enjoy nutritious meals and housekeeping services. We offer:

  • Regular personal care assessments
  • Access to a choice of home health agencies
  • Bathing, dressing and grooming assistance
  • Special nutrition counseling
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration and reminders
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Meals served daily
  • Escort and transfer assistance
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A female visitor talks to a senior woman with her hand on her shoulder

Memory care

Our specialized program, Magnolia Trails™, goes beyond the typical management of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia by providing care for the whole person–mind, body and spirit. Our caregivers work with families and their loved ones’ health care providers to create a unique plan for each resident. 

We tailor the days to meet seniors where they are at each moment. From daily interactions and activities to the environment and food, every aspect of the experience we provide is centered on the resident.

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Older adult woman smiles while enjoying ice cream at a senior living community

Temporary stay

Sometimes called a respite care or rehab, temporary stay is available for seniors who need extra support and monitoring for a short period—such as recovering from a surgery or injury, or while a caregiver is away.

This is also a great way to see if a senior living community is right for you. You’ll stay in a spacious, private apartment and have access to all our community’s amenities and services throughout your stay.

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Services to care for seniors in our Oneonta community

With the right support, you can better maintain your health. Here are some of the many care services offered at the award-winning Heritage at The Plains at Parish Homestead in New York:

  • 24-hour awake staff
  • Full medication management and incontinence care
  • Visiting physicians, including nurses, podiatrists and physical and occupational therapists
  • On-site dietician and medication technician
  • Hospice available on-site

Frequently asked questions about our care options

What are the differences between independent living, assisted living and memory care?

Independent living offers the advantages of independence paired with an active social life and assistance when it’s needed. You enjoy the convenience of living in an apartment or condo, along with the benefits of planned community activities, amenities and optional support services like housekeeping, laundry and more. There are no property taxes to pay or unexpected home maintenance costs to cover. If needed, light clinical assistance is available from outside agencies or private caregivers. 

Assisted living communities are for seniors who could benefit from assistance in their daily activities. This could include housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry services, medication assistance, or help with bathing, incontinence care or getting dressed. Seniors in assisted living can maintain their independence for as long as possible. Yet, they have the peace of mind that staff are on call 24/7 to respond to their needs or help in an emergency. 

Memory care facilities, also known as dementia care communities, provide a comforting environment for seniors with cognitive challenges such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Apartments and common areas are secured to enhance safety. There are more employees available to help provide specialized care for residents of memory care than at an independent or assisted living community.

How much does senior living cost in Oneonta, New York?

There are many factors that affect pricing. This includes the type of apartment, such as a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment. However, the cost of senior living at our community in Oneonta begins at $3,095 for independent living, $4,595 for assisted living and $6,595 for memory care per month.

Moving to a senior living community can help you save money! Expenses that are usually included as part of the monthly rent include utilities, basic cable and Wi-Fi (in some communities), groceries, meals, dining service, cleaning/housekeeping, maintenance, transportation services, and of course, activities to keep you entertained! There are many options available to help pay for independent and assisted living, including long-term care insurance policies, life insurance conversions, bridge loans and more.

What services are included in senior living rent?

At our community, staff are on-call 24/7 to respond to resident needs or emergencies. We offer social activities, meals, support with chores like housekeeping and laundry, medication management and help with tasks like bathing and getting dressed. Residents generally have their own apartments, although some communities offer shared apartments to make them more affordable.

Are medical services offered on-site?

Many senior living communities offer on-site care, like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, through partnerships with care providers, as well as home health care and hospice services. Senior living communities cannot provide clinical services like IV therapy, wound care and 24-hour nursing supervision.

What is respite care/temporary care?

Respite care, also known as temporary care, refers to a short-term stay at a senior living community. The stay ranges from a few days to a few weeks in a furnished apartment with access to community amenities and services. 

We offer this option for seniors in need of temporary residence. That could be due to a caregiver’s absence or a recent illness or injury, or even just for those who want to try out our community before making a permanent move.

It has been nine years since I moved to The Heritage – years filled with friends and fun. I do not have to worry about the problems of owning a home, as in the need for a new roof or mowing the lawn. I do not have to plan meals or cook. The days go quickly with many activities, and my family does not have to worry about me. Anna E.