Sharing Our Stories

We're pleased to share stories of daily life at The Maplewood, as well as some of the philosophy and knowledge that helps make The Maplewood distinctly different.

Stay Strong Therapy Program Benefits Residents with Parkinson’s

Posted: 11/7/2019 2:01:04 PM by Liz Benedict, M.S.P.T., Director of Therapy

Like everything we do at The Maplewood, our Therapy Department continually looks for ways to improve quality of life for our residents. Some of our long term care residents have  Parkinson’s disease. Typically those with Parkinson’s see a progressive decline in both physical and cognitive abilities. This can result in safety risks such as an increase in falling down. It can also limit the ability to participate in activities they enjoy.

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Handy Club Makes & Donates Activity Boards

Posted: 9/5/2019 12:53:36 PM by The Maplewood

The Maplewood Handy Club was created to provide a new recreation offering to residents who enjoy working with tools. The club has really taken off and we now have several handy men and women who attend every week and work with volunteers to build activity boards.

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Maplewood Farms - Our Veggie Garden Bounty

Posted: 8/12/2019 1:26:04 PM by Gary Sacco, Director of Recreation

Director of Recreation, Gary Sacco, shares his thoughts about the success of The Maplewood Garden Club. Spring, summer and fall bring many activities for this busy group of residents and volunteers. Planting, tending to the garden, harvesting and even cooking! Read about how our garden reaps much more than the wonderful bounty of fresh veggies and herbs. 

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Meet Alaia Gross - Maplewood’s Awesome Summer Intern

Posted: 7/25/2019 2:31:44 PM by The Maplewood

Long time Maplewood volunteer, Alaia, is back from college for the summer and working as an intern in our Occupational Therapy (OT) Department. We are thrilled to have her at The Maplewood!

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Maplewood Volunteer Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted: 5/2/2019 3:01:36 PM by The Maplewood

Maplewood volunteer, Dick Tompkins, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the NYS Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) and The NYS Center for Assisted Living (NYSCAL). The award recognizes an outstanding volunteer serving in a skilled nursing facility.

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Maplewood Named a Winner of the Rochester 2019 Top Workplaces Award

Posted: 3/27/2019 12:33:50 PM by The Maplewood

The Maplewood is proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row, we’ve been awarded a 2019 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. This confirms what The Maplewood already knows; we value our amazing staff and appreciate all they do to deliver the best quality care to our residents.

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A Unique Way to Compare Nursing Homes in Rochester

Posted: 3/1/2019 4:17:19 PM by The Maplewood

Are you currently researching nursing homes in Rochester, NY? If so, you’re probably finding that we have a lot of options in our community and that long term care facilities in Rochester run the gamut from big multi-location health care systems to small independent nursing homes. With so many options, how do you choose which one is right for you and your loved one?

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Building Bridges: Recreation and Therapy Join Forces!

Posted: 1/29/2019 2:26:58 PM by Gary Sacco, Director of Recreation

I have always respected the work, and at times, miracles, that our therapists have accomplished over the years. In my opinion, PT/OT has never been stronger, far reaching and influential in our residents’ lives. Our goal at The Maplewood is to help residents live to their maximum potential. Our departments, working together, can achieve even more results!

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Reflection: Life’s Lessons for Taking On the Future

Posted: 1/3/2019 2:15:44 PM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

As I walked into the house a few weeks ago, I was immediately drawn to the sound I heard coming from the TV. I looked over and saw a military band playing as the flag-draped coffin of George HW Bush was removed from the coach and taken up the stairs of the capital. Having walked by that exact spot so many times, I was immediately mesmerized by what I saw. I dropped my bag and did not even take off my coat as I sat and watched the event for pretty near an hour. So many things were running through my mind as I thought about the people, the emotion and the history that surrounded the passing of this great man. From age 18 to 94, there were countless stories of the wonderful things he did throughout his life.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From All of Us at The Maplewood

Posted: 12/19/2018 11:09:05 AM by The Maplewood

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Aging Boomers and Expectations for Care

Posted: 11/28/2018 11:57:01 AM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

Maturitus Journal, a widely read publication in the United Kingdom, recently published an article on aging baby boomers. The piece explored what people in their late 60s expected when it came to their future care needs. The researchers chose this group because the participants were right on the cusp of moving from care giver to care receiver. An interesting pattern emerged as the data came together—one that challenges our current model of senior care.

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Why Nursing Homes Don’t Innovate and What To Do About It

Posted: 11/7/2018 2:24:52 PM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

My wife Sue and I recently took a trip to the mall. I don't do very well shopping and we decided a long time ago that if she allows me to go to the mall with her, we’d split up and then meet up after most of her shopping is finished. On this particular trip, I went on my way and eventually ended up at Sears. Going through the store I could only feel an increasing sense of sorrow. How could such a great institution come to what I was seeing? There seemed to be very little rhyme or reason to what was being carried and I could tell that a lot of stuff had been around for a long time—items no one wanted.

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I'll Never Need a Nursing Home - Avoiding the Nightmare Vacation Experience

Posted: 10/8/2018 11:27:59 AM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

Has this ever happened to you? When my kids were young, my wife and I booked a cabin in a "resort" just above Lake George. We had never done that kind of thing before and knew nothing about the area or the available places. We had high expectations as we put together a list of potential places.

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Mary Jane Cooks Blueberry Cobbler

Posted: 7/26/2018 3:01:19 PM by

Much to our delight, our volunteer, Mary Jane, came in today for her monthly series "Cooking wtih Mary Jane". As usual, her dish featured a fresh local ingredient: blueberries that she picked herself at a local farm! She cooked up a blueberry cobbler that was so delicious that we thought we should share the recipe.

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Most people agree that trying to understand the difference between Medicare and Medicaid is complicated on its own. But when an unexpected life event forces the immediate need for long-term care for a loved one, making sense of coverage options can be even more confusing.

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Long Term Care Planning - An Administrator’s Perspective

Posted: 1/15/2018 11:41:02 AM by Greg Chambery

It was March of 1984 when the envelope arrived in the mail from the New York State Department of Health. I stared at it for five minutes before opening it to find the results of my Administrators exam. Upon opening it, I learned that I had become the latest person to be licensed as a nursing home administrator in the State of New York.

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How Accurate and Helpful is the CMS 5 Star Rating System When Choosing a Nursing Home? Part 2

Posted: 4/1/2016 3:08:56 PM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

When a family is considering the need to partner with a nursing home for the care of a loved one it can be a frustrating and difficult process. One of the tools that has recently come on the scene is called the Five Star Quality Rating System. This post is the second in a series of two articles that take a look at the Five Star to give our readers some perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of this nursing home comparison and rating system. This series takes more of an in-depth dive into Five Star and point out some things from our local area.

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How Accurate and Helpful is the CMS 5 Star Rating System When Choosing a Nursing Home?

Posted: 3/1/2016 2:03:08 PM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

When a family is considering the need to partner with a nursing home for the care of a loved one it can be a frustrating and difficult process. One of the tools that has recently come on the scene is called the Five Star Quality Rating System. The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) describes the rating system as follows: CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas that you may want to ask questions about.

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Harmonious Living

Posted: 1/5/2015 2:05:21 PM by Sarah Hodges

Walking down the halls of The Maplewood, the familiar vocal melodies of favorite tunes start to drift into the peaceful air. Approaching the entrance of the Elmgrove Café, the sound of warm applause completes the final sustain of the opening number. Entering the spacious and inviting community gathering area and seeing the size of the assembled crowd, it’s clear that the space has been transformed into a concert hall. The residents that make up the Maplewood Chorus are the headlining act, playing to a full house.

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