Our Mission (What we do)

The mission of Otsego Manor is to create and nurture a culture

which is centered around the resident as a whole person.

We support the development of a community which joins all residents, staff, and families in creating a true home.

In our home, the residents’ choices and strengths determine

their daily routine.

Our Values (How we do it)

  • Communication
  • Honesty
  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

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   tells our story...  click here to read the article


     Finding the Right Home -  

                 and Contentment, Too

  Read Paula Span's comments from The New York Times'

The New Old Age blog about what makes a difference in people's

lives as they move to care facilities.




Our Story: Almshouse to Households

The Otsego County farm and Poor House dates to 1827.  This facility was instituted to serve the destitute.  It did so until 1958 when a new County Home and Infirmary was built to address deficiencies of the Poor House.  In 1975, the capacity of the Infirmary was doubled, to 174 residents, with the addition of two new wings.  The following year the facility was renamed “The Meadows”.

In 1997, the County Board reviewed options to replace the outdated Meadows structure.  This led to a workshop with David Green of Evergreen Retirement Community, Oshkosh, WI.  Mr. Green noted "applying the institutional medical model of hospitals to nursing homes was fundamentally flawed," referring to the traditional approach to nursing home design. "Long-term care is not just about curing, it's about living." 

Ultimately, Otsego Manor was created around a social model of care to be delivered in fifteen unique households that honor those who reside in them.  This beautiful, state-of-the-art building in Cooperstown, NY has become home to individuals with a variety of strengths and talents.  Our goal is to support people’s choices and abilities as they live each day.

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