Walden Place

(866) 653-9337

839 Bennie Rd, Cortland, NY


  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Short Term Care: Respite
  • Alzheimer's Care

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits Yes
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

04/04/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

4/4/15 My brother and I agonized over putting Dad in a facility due to his advanced dementia. I live in WI and he local to this facility. Management and staff were very patient with us and our indecision. The accommodated many visits for lunch and spent a lot of time talking and planning. When my brother went on vacation, I flew out to look after Dad. In my heart I knew he needed this but it is still tough. The staff understand that and are sympathetic and compassionate. They really do bend over backwards to assist in anyway they can. The food is great, the facility is clean and care is top notch. I am so grateful we found Walden and we can rest easy knowing Dad well cared for, safe and comfortable. Strongly recommended.

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    Response: We do understand that it was a difficult decision for you and your brother. We believe that the multiple visits with your dad, leading up to the move-in day, helped your father to adjust more easily. Thank you for entrusting us with caring for your dad.

    10/20/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My grandfather absolutely loves it here! I was struggling with options and when I walked in to Walden Place, there was no way he was going anywhere else. Beautiful place, great staff and (more importantly to him) amazing food. There is a special benefit available to veterans of war that made it really affordable. He has a private studio apartment, his own mailbox and table service in the dining room. There are a ton of activities and everyone there is on his same level, so he is more likely to do the them because he sees it as going out with his friends. The staff bent over backwards to make it affordable and worked with me every step. It is SUCH a relief to know he is someplace wonderful, close and amazing. It is worth every penny!

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    07/15/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My 92-year-old father recently moved into Walden Place in Cortland, NY. I cannot say enough about how pleased and relieved I am to have him surrounded by such caring and competent staff, as well as friendly residents. Walden Place is set in a rural area yet is very close to shopping. The physical environment is bright, fresh, and well-appointed, activities and outings are plentiful, and the three daily meals are wholesome and delicious. What impresses me the most, though, is the number and quality of staff, both clinical and non-clinical, who continually engage with all residents - stopping by to remind them of activities, rounding twice during the night, keeping track of medical appointments, medications, and needed lab work, and providing transportation to appointments. This inclusive approach is a very different model than the retirement complex from which my dad moved in Florida. Not only am I happy that my father now lives close by, I can rest assured that he is in good hands. I can’t thank Walden Place enough! Linda McLean, Ithaca, NY

    Response: Linda,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so grateful here at Walden Place to be given the opportuntiy to care for your father. He has been a wonderful addition to the Walden Place family.
    Angie Conklin

    Description of Walden Place in Cortland, NY

    Built In 2002 , Number of Beds : 86

    Settle into Walden Place and delight in a comfortable life, where residents can trade anecdotes and forge new alliances. You'll find a comprehensive assisted living, independent living, memory care and respite services and a hospitable staff. Assisted living affords a healthy, secure, and supportive environment for seniors who need help with day-to-day tasks but who still want to retain their self-sufficiency. Why choose an assisted living community? Studies reveal that living near peers and participating in social activities leads to a happier life. With assisted living, you'll find senior-friendly residences and a warm staff. Communities have additional services that include 24-hour supervision and security, emergency response systems, access to licensed nursing care, chef-prepared meals, and assistance with grooming, dressing, and bathing. Housekeeping, laundry, social programs, and local transportation are usually provided, too. When you are autonomous but want the comraderie of your peers, choose indepedent living and enjoy amenities and services geared towards seniors. Serving both individuals and couples, these senior communities are also known as senior apartments, retirement villages, and communities for 55 and older. Residents stay in private apartments or individual homes with an abundance of community amenities, services, and programs tailored specifically for seniors. Your personal belongings, such as furniture and favorite mementos, can move to your new home with you. With maintenance, groundskeeping, and housekeeping taken care of, seniors can focus on goals and passions instead of the daily demands of home ownership. Because independent living communities are intended for older adults who need little or no assistance, most do not offer medical care or supervision. Community services and amenities usually include fitness clubs, dining facilities, swimming pools, golf courses, hiking trails, social events, and more. The personal interests of memory care residents at Walden Place are always honored and respected. Along with the care and detailed attention they receive from specialists in Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, they are encouraged by dedicated staff to pursue the things they love, and always with a spirit of compassion, trust, and teamwork. Memory care is different from the care provided in assisted living, requiring a dedicated staff that is skilled in techniques unique to memory care. Residents live in private or semi-private residences with twenty-four-hour support. Three healthy meals a day plus snacks are provided, as well as housekeeping and laundry services. Structured activities designed specifically for memory impairment encourage mental stimulation. Grounds typically have secured areas, such as walking paths and gardens, for residents to enjoy. Behavioral therapies, continence care, medication management, and assistance with bathing and grooming are provided as well. Walden Place provides a low-maintenance lifestyle and the assistance seniors need to enjoy retirement. With comprehensive assisted living, independent living, memory care and respite services, and with a hospitable environment, seniors can feel relaxed and secure. An assisted living community provides help as you need it, with the goal of supplying the services required to stay as autonomous as possible. When seniors are autonomous but want the comraderie of peers, choose indepedent living and enjoy a variety of amenities and services. Memory care gives a more direct level of care, brain games designed for memory enhancement, as well as secure, comfortable living arrangements. For more information about Walden Place,

    Source: OurParents.com


    Parking & Transportation
    • Transportation Provided by Facility
    • Resident Parking
    • Guest Parking
    Community Services
    • Activity Director
    • Beautician/Barber
    • Clubhouse/Meeting Rooms
    • Computer/Internet Access
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Center/Gym
    • Garden
    • Guest Dining
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Room(s)
    • Library
    • Maintenance Director
    • Sauna/Whirlpool
    • TV/Media Room
    Dining Options
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snack
    • Restaurant Style
    • Gluten-Free
    • Low Sugar
    • Low Sodium
    • Vegetarian
    • 24 Hour Up and Awake Staff
    • Door Alarms (for exit seekers)
    • Emergency In-Room Call System
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
    • Toileting
    • Medication Management
    Behavioral Support
    • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
    • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
    • Paces or Rummages Habitually
    • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
    • Wanders
    • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
    Special Health Conditions
    • Arthritis
    • Breathing Support with Oxygen
    • Depression
    • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
    • Osteoporosis
    • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
    On-Site Therapy
    • Support Groups for Families or Caregivers
    Memory Care Services
    • Family Members Able to Join at Mealtime
    • Family Members Able to Participate in Care Plan
    • Specialty Trained Staff
    • Safe Wandering Areas
    • Environment That is Easy to Navigate
    • Daily Planned Recreational and Social Activities
    • Activities Tailored to Residents’ Abilities
    • Dementia Stage 1
    • Dementia Stage 2
    • Dementia Stage 3
    • Dementia Stage 4
    • Dementia Stage 5
    • Dementia Stage 6

    Demographic Profile for Cortland, NY, 13045


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    33 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    8% Below
    Cost of Food
    10% Above
    29% Above
    9% Above

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    87 / 100
    Water Quality
    76 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    83 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes
    Owned and Operated By
    Senior Lifestyle Corporation
    Founders: William B. Kaplan, co-founder and chairman
    Established: 1985