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.

Xerox research buildings in Webster, NY

Webster & Xerox: The Early Years

The following is the fifth in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. Excitement ran high in Webster in the fall of 1960. In downtown Rochester, the Xerox 914, the world’s first-ever automatic, plain-paper copier, had become a runaway hit since its introduction in September 1959. The press confirmed Haloid-Xerox Inc. as the world leader of the market, signaling tremendous interest from the investment community. Xerography—from “xeros” and “graphein,” Greek

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A Look Back at Webster’s Distinguished History

Dear Neighbors, During the unusual time we have all shared over the past few months, we at The Maplewood have had many opportunities to reflect on the wonderful community of Webster. We cannot say enough about the ways that people reached out to us throughout this challenging time, offering support to our residents in a wide variety of simple gestures and good deeds. We truly could not have come this

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The Maplewood Receives National Recognition for Quality

The Maplewood has been nationally recognized for achieving documented outcomes as part of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) Quality Initiative Program. This program challenges long term and post-acute care centers to meet specific measurable targets in key areas. Since the launch of these national quality goals in 2012, fewer residents are returning to the hospital and use of antipsychotic medications has declined. The Maplewood is being honored in two

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Protecting Residents, Families & Staff During Flu Season

The flu season has started early this year with many confirmed cases in Monroe County. While it’s not possible to completely prevent someone from catching the flu, we take proactive measures to protect Maplewood residents, visitors and staff. Assistant Director of Nursing, JeanAnn Kubishin, oversees our flu vaccination program. “All staff receives the flu vaccine and we provide staff with free in-house flu vaccine clinics,” says JeanAnn. “I am happy

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Stay Strong Therapy Program Benefits Residents with Parkinson’s

Like everything we do at The Maplewood, our Therapy Department continually looks for ways to improve the quality of life for our residents. Some of our long term care residents have  Parkinson’s disease. Typically those with Parkinson’s see a progressive decline in both physical and cognitive abilities. This can result in safety risks such as an increase in falling down. It can also limit the ability to participate in activities

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The Maplewood Handy Club

Handy Club Makes & Donates Activity Boards

The Maplewood Handy Club was created to provide a new recreation offering to residents who enjoy working with tools. The club has really taken off and we now have several handymen and women who attend every week and work with volunteers to build activity boards. Pictured here is one of our handy club volunteers showing Ivy her new busy board. As you can see in the photo, an activity board

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Maplewood Farms – Our Veggie Garden Bounty

From a gardening perspective, my thumb is not green – it is blackish. So, when one of our volunteers suggested a potted patio garden, and our volunteer coordinator, Lori, endorsed the idea, I wondered how it would all turn out. One of our volunteers offered to lend his considerable expertise and a group of residents voiced their interest in participating. Thus, our Garden Club emerged! Both last year and this

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Alaia - Summer Intern

Meet Alaia Gross – Maplewood’s Awesome Summer Intern

Long time Maplewood volunteer, Alaia, is back from college for the summer and working as an intern in our Occupational Therapy (OT) Department. We are thrilled to have her at The Maplewood! Alaia’s connection with The Maplewood began 6 years ago when she often visited a family member who was living here. She soon became a volunteer and spent over 20 hours a week helping with all kinds of activities

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Maplewood Volunteer Receives Volunteer of the Year Award

Maplewood volunteer, Dick Tompkins, has been named Volunteer of the Year by the NYS Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) and The NYS Center for Assisted Living (NYSCAL). The award recognizes an outstanding volunteer serving in a skilled nursing facility. Dick has been volunteering at The Maplewood for nearly 18 years, primarily in the Maintenance Department. A Kodak retiree, he has an extensive background in building operations and brings that knowledge and

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Why Regulations Aren’t Enough

It’s no surprise that nursing homes are heavily regulated—practically everything we do falls under government scrutiny. However, you might be surprised to learn how those regulations are potentially limiting the care your loved one receives. In this article, we will explain how your loved one may be missing out on the best care and what we do at The Maplewood to overcome this industry-wide problem. To understand the problem we

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