Sharing Our Story

Life at The Maplewood is a rich tapestry woven with moments of inspirational 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 Named a Winner of the Rochester 2018 Top Workplaces Award

The Maplewood is proud to announce that for the third year in a row, we’ve been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. This confirms what The Maplewood already knows; we value our amazing staff and appreciate all they do to deliver the best quality care to our residents.

The Top Workplace list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage,

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Understanding Medicare and Medicaid Coverage for a Skilled Nursing Facility

Most people agree that trying to understand the difference between Medicare and Medicaid is complicated on its own. But when an unexpected life event forces the immediate need for long-term care for a loved one, making sense of coverage options can be even more confusing. If you have found yourself in this position, keep reading because this explanation can help you make sense of a confusing system. You’ll understand the differences between these government programs and whether a private pay skilled nursing facility may be the better fit for your aged parent.

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Watch a Pre-built Roof Being Hoisted and Placed on Maplewood Building Addition

Our building addition continues to make terrific progress. Here you can watch a video of Lefrois Contractors taking a pre-built roof section and hoisting it into place on the steel supports.

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Cooking Sweet Corn Cake

We always look forward to our monthly cooking series with our Director of Social Services, Lynn Pierce. Today her delicious sweet corn cake received rave reviews from residents, families and staff. She shared the recipe and we were surprised to find out that it only has 5 ingredients and is very easy to make! We’re passing it along:


• 1 (8 1/2 ounce) box Jiffy corn muffin mix
• 1 egg
• 1 (14 3/4 ounce) can creamed corn
• 3 Tablespoons butter,

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Long Term Care Planning – An Administrator’s Perspective

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.

Like most things in life, it was a lot simpler back then to run a nursing home and to access care.

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Webster Police Department Delivers Fruit Baskets at The Maplewood

Heartfelt thanks to the Webster Police Department for delivering beautiful holiday fruit baskets to our residents and staff. They do this every year and it really brightens our holidays!

We appreciate all they do for the Webster community!

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Gift Giving Guide for Loved Ones in a Nursing Home

This time of year, we are often asked by family and friends about appropriate gifts ideas for our residents. To help, we’ve put together a handy Gift Giving Guide. Simply click here to view the complete list of suggestions.

For Maplewood families, you’ll find that some items are conveniently provided right here at the Maplewood such as gift cards for services at our hair salon or for massage therapy services. Stop in the business office or call Amy at 585-872-1800 ext 4010 for details about purchasing these.

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The Flu Season is Starting – What to Expert and Preventative Tips

Experts Warn Current Flu Season Could Be Particularly Bad

In continuing coverage, the Washington Times (12/4, Kelly, 624K) reports that researchers at the National Institutes of Health published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine warning that the current flu season in the Northern Hemisphere could be particularly bad, because the current flu vaccine does not protect against a strain that made more than 200,000 people sick in Australia earlier this year during their flu season.

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Giving Thanks for 70 Years of The Maplewood Family

By Greg Chambery, Administrator

2017 marks a very special year at the Maplewood – We are celebrating our 70th year of service to the Rochester community. I look back and realize that we have so much to be thankful for.

The Maplewood is an extended family made up of residents, families, friends, staff and volunteers. All of us are blessed to know incredible residents who truly enrich our lives. We enjoy time together,

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Baked Squash with Apples

Our volunteer, Mary Jane, arrived today to demonstrate how to make her Baked Squash with Apples, a wonderful fall dish! Everyone loved it so much that we thought we should share the recipe.

1 medium butternut squash (approximately 2 pounds)
2 apples (Cortland is Mary Jane’s favorite)
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/8 – 1/4 tsp cinnamon (depending on taste)
1/8 – 1/4 tsp nutmeg (depending on taste)

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