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.

The Maplewood Receives Best Nursing Home Awards from U.S. News & World Report

Maplewood Nursing Home has earned the distinction of being named a Best Nursing Home for both Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. The facility attained the prestigious Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of 5 out of 5 and a “High Performing” designation, the highest possible achievement. U.S. News grants the Best Nursing Home title exclusively to those homes that satisfy

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U.S. News & World Report Names Maplewood a 2022-23 Best Nursing Home

The Maplewood has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for LONG-TERM CARE for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report. This status has been achieved by earning a rating of 5 out of 5 and a long-term care rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating for Long-Term Care. U.S. News gives the designation of Best Nursing Home only to those homes that satisfy U.S. News’s assessment of the

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Greg Chambery and 75th Anniversary Plaque

Maplewood Celebrates 75 Years of Caring

This year marks The Maplewood’s 75th anniversary. We thought our Maplewood community would enjoy a little walk through our history. As many know, The Maplewood was started by Thomas and Johanna Chambery. The following was taken from an autobiography written by Johanna entitled “A Treasured Heritage.” It was 1946. Our partners, the Goff’s, and Thomas found a large mansion on Lake Ave. and Seneca Pkwy. that was for sale. It

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AHCA Documentary – Closed Doors, Open Hearts: Nursing Homes and COVID-19

The Maplewood is pleased to share this American Health Care Association (AHCA) documentary, recipient of a National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter (Capital) Emmy Award. The documentary highlights the experiences of two nursing homes on opposite sides of the country during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It features the heroic staff and their selfless acts to care for residents. It also provides an inside look at what has really been

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Hero Award

The Maplewood Receives ACHCA Hero Award

Maplewood is the proud recipient of the 2022 ACHCA Hero Award for the Finger Lakes Region. This awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of the administrator and the facility staff that have positively impacted residents, staff, families, and the community at large during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. Recipients of the award demonstrate a unique and special approach that shows exemplary leadership, implementing of best-practices, and employing innovative strategies to

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Best Nursing Home - US News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Names The Maplewood a 2021-22 Best Nursing Home

The Maplewood is among the 13% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. As nursing homes and facilities across the country continue to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. News remains at the forefront of providing data-driven information and guidance to help residents, families and caregivers understand their long- and short-term care

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Gift Giving Guide for Loved Ones in a Nursing Home

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 storage space, ease of use, safety, and changing interests and abilities. For Maplewood, a Rochester

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Terri Rook, Certified Nursing Assistant, smiles at the camera while standing in the Elmgrove lobby

Meet Terri Rook, Certified Nursing Assistant

Terri Rook is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) here at the Maplewood. She started as a CNA, worked for several years as dining room manager, and recently returned to her CNA role. The change was prompted by her desire to work directly with residents again. The CNA role is the perfect position for someone like Terri who enjoys spending time with residents. In a typical day, Terri and the other

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Gary Sacco, Director of Recreation

Meet Gary Sacco, Activities Director

We’d like to introduce our activities director, Gary Sacco. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to meet him, Gary’s upbeat personality permeates The Maplewood. You can find him all over the building, chatting with residents and helping them with special requests, and of course in his office, keeping the events calendar running smoothly. When he’s not at Maplewood, Gary is an avid cyclist. He’s held the role

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How to Have Difficult Discussions with your Loved Ones

Taking care of the people we love comes naturally. When we love someone, we want them to be happy and healthy, and that often means lending a hand when they need help. However, in the case of seniors—be they parents or other loved ones—it can get to the point where you just can’t keep up with everything they need anymore. That’s when it makes sense to look at living options

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