We are happy to share with you these informative articles written by Maplewood department heads, offering enlightening perspective into The Maplewood Way and how we live it with our residents each and every day.

Dressing with Dignity… An Overview of Adaptive Clothing

As our loved ones age and their mobility decreases, what seems like a simple task of getting dressed every day can actually seem like a chore. Adaptive clothing and footwear can be a true gift. What is Adaptive Clothing? Adaptive clothing refers to specialized garments designed for people with physical disabilities, the elderly, and the… Read more

Volunteering Brightens Our Lives

Volunteers Corky and Barb

Volunteering has always played an integral part in my life, well before I started working at The Maplewood as a Volunteer Coordinator. Being a volunteer makes me feel like I am leaving someone else’s life brighter at the end of the day. It is this feeling that keeps pushing me to do more, visit more… Read more

Gift Giving Guide for Loved Ones in a Nursing Home

nursing home gift giving

Throughout the year, friends and family bring gifts to residents at The Maplewood for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. We are often asked by family and friends about appropriate gifts ideas, so we have put together this handy gift-giving guide. When choosing gifts for residents, please consider factors such as… Read more

Benefitting from a Love for Music

Most people know that music makes us feel good, especially when we hear a favorite song or we sing just for the fun of it. But, did you know that there is actually scientific proof that music improves our overall well-being? For the elderly, research shows that music offer many benefits including the following*: Seniors… Read more

Sleep & Exercise

Physical Therapy

Did you know that getting enough sleep may actually improve your exercise performance? And, that not getting enough sleep is shown to negatively impact performance? If you regularly cut sleep short, you may want to reconsider this practice. Why Sleep Helps During the night, we cycle through 5 stages of sleep. The stages include non-rapid… Read more

Exercise Your Brain

Exercise Your Brain

As we age our brain cells start to deteriorate. We can take part in certain activities to try to slow this progression. It’s not only important to exercise our bodies for the physical benefits, it’s equally important to exercise our brains to keep our minds sharp and memories intact. The latest scientific research shows that… Read more

Practicing Compassion

Practice Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama Compassion is an experience that gives the receiver and the giver great joy! What gives us the intuition to know that others need comfort and kindness? It’s our desire to have interactive relationships with others. Even… Read more

Learning The Maplewood Way from the Start: In-House CNA Training Program

CNA long term care training

In 1987 federal legislation was passed that enhanced the framework for nursing homes and long-term care in our country. Referred to as OBRA ’87, this legislation provided guidelines for the Certified Nurse Aide Training program and Nursing Assistants. Other focuses of this legislature were quality care, resident assessment, care planning and the use of physical… Read more

Dementia Care…A Multidisciplinary Approach

dementia care

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be emotionally and physically difficult for loved ones. We work as a close-knit team at The Maplewood to assure that comprehensive, high-quality care is provided for our residents and families living with dementia. What is Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term that describes the progressive decline in… Read more

Providing Care for Complex Rehabilitation Needs

Rehabilitation Needs

There are three types of admissions at The Maplewood; respite, rehabilitation and long-term care. Skilled nursing care and support is required for all types of admissions and stays at The Maplewood whether they are short or long stays. It is the rehabilitation stays that have changed the most significantly over the past year. The Maplewood… Read more