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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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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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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