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.

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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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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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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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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