Hear Our Story

Life at The Maplewood is a rich tapestry woven with moments of inspiration human interaction. We're pleased to share with you a portion of our story of daily life at The Maplewood, as well as some of the philosophy and knowledge that helps make The Maplewood distinctly different.

Maplewood Podcast Episode 1: Choosing Skilled Nursing Care

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series. These audio programs will provide valuable knowledge and insight into a range of topical areas related to long-term nursing and rehabilitation care.

Part One

Our first episode provides helpful insight into choosing skilled nursing care: knowing when a nursing home is needed, associated terminology, description of available choices, how to assess your options, and more.

Part Two

Our conversation with Greg Chambery continues, as we cover such topics as the importance of geography, awareness of clinical issues, and what can be expected during your tour of a nursing facility.

Part Three

With this installment our conversation with Greg Chambery concludes, as we cover such topics as evaluating one’s choices of skilled nursing care, the degree to which a nursing facility will evaluate cases, and the differences in nursing home costs.

Maplewood Podcast Episode 2: Long-Term Planning

Our second podcast episode touches on long-term planning. Maplewood Owner and Administrator Greg Chambery shares his thoughts on this important topic. As we’ll learn in the podcast, making long-term plans as early as possible helps yield greater choice when the time comes for making decisions about skilled nursing care.

Maplewood Podcast Episode 3: Diet and Nutrition

Our third episode provides an overview of diet and nutrition as it relates to our elderly population. For those helping to care for an aging loved one, whether in a nursing home setting or an at-home setting, this is a topic on the mind of most. The Maplewood’s Consulting Dietitian Joan Keenan provides useful insight and practical information.

Maplewood Podcast Episode 4: Understanding Nursing Home Ratings

What are nursing home quality ratings? Why are there systems in place to rate nursing homes? How are nursing homes rated?

In this podcast episode, Maplewood Administrator Greg Chambery and Director of Nursing Kathy Talarczyk provide an overview of nursing home rating systems such as Nursing Home Compare found at www.Medicare.gov. They also help us understand how this information can be utilized when researching nursing homes in Rochester, NY and beyond.