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Get answers to common questions about Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home. Learn about services, amenities, admission criteria, and other important information to help you make informed decisions for yourself or your loved ones.

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About Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home

Is Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home licensed and regulated?

Yes, Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home is licensed and regulated by the New York State Department of Health.

What types of residents does Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home cater to?

Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home caters to senior adults who prefer independent living but may need assistance with personal care and medications.

Are there any activities for residents to participate in?

Yes, Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home offers a variety of enriching activities like art sessions, happy hours, bowling, fitness sessions, birthday celebrations, miniature golf, and movies.

Can residents bring their own cars?

Yes, residents who bring their own cars are provided with reserved parking spots.

Are there any on-site medical services available?

Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home provides assistance with personal care and medications if needed, but does not offer continual nursing or medical care.

Can residents go on vacations or outings?

Yes, residents are encouraged to explore nearby areas and can go on vacations as they please.

Is there assistance available for residents with mobility issues?

Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home has spacious rooms and hallways suitable for residents with mobility issues.

How can I schedule a visit to Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home?

To schedule a visit, please contact Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home directly.

Are there any additional amenities offered?

Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home offers amenities like monthly massages and on-site salon services.


Does the Home offer transportation to appointments?

Yes, within a 5-mile radius. For out-of-the-area appointments, residents or family must arrange transportation.

How long can a resident move into the Home after applying?

Typically about four weeks after all application documents are received and necessary meetings and evaluations are completed.

Do you accept Medicare/Medicaid?

No, the Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home is a private pay facility and does not accept medical insurance.

Can I eat my meals in my room?

Meals are eaten in the Dining Room, but if a resident is late due to an appointment, they are served in the Dining Alcove.

Can I bring in my furniture?

Yes, basic furniture is provided but residents can bring their own furniture, and a selection of furniture is available for use.

Can I have food/beverages/liquor in my room?

Non-alcoholic beverages and food can be kept in the room. Appliances are prohibited and there is a shared refrigerator in the Dining Alcove.

Can I bring my pet to live with me at the Home?

Pets can visit but cannot live on the premises. Rabies vaccination documentation is required.

Are residents allowed to walk into town or to church?

Yes, transportation is available, and residents may also leave the building to walk to nearby locations like Main Street (0.5-mile away).

Can we bring our car?

Yes, residents can have a car and a reserved parking space is provided.

Do you have laundry and housekeeping services?

Yes, laundry is done weekly and housekeeping services include linen changes, vacuuming, dusting, and daily trash removal. A resident laundry room is also available.

Do rooms differ in price?

No, while rooms vary in size and layout, the price for room and board is the same.

Is a television provided?

Cable is included in the room and board, but residents should bring their own TV if desired.

Is there a medical provider onsite?

Bassett Medical Center is just 5 minutes away and provides extensive medical services to residents. The Thanksgiving Home provides personal care staff who are available 24/7 for supervision. Outpatient services and home care are available if needed.

How big is the facility?

The facility includes 26 private rooms with baths, set in a bright environment with views of the grounds.

What activities does the Home provide to its residents?

Activities include exercise, gardening, games, guest presentations, trips to local museums, painting, flower arranging, and daily Happy Hour with music.

How far is the facility from Main Street?

The Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home is about a 15-minute walk from downtown Cooperstown.