We are happy to share 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.

Gift Giving Guide for Loved Ones in a Nursing Home

by The Maplewood
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,…

Privacy and Seniors

by The Maplewood
Political, social, and technological debates span a multitude of issues. At the forefront is the question of privacy. Who owns your data? Who can see your shopping behaviors? Should your employer monitor your activities on social media? While these are issues for our government to solve, at The Maplewood, we…
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Why Regulations Aren’t Enough

by The Maplewood
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…

A Nursing Home in Rochester NY Designed for Living

by The Maplewood
HOW A CENTURY-OLD IDEA CAN REVOLUTIONIZE NURSING HOMES IN ROCHESTER, NY. Architects and industrial designers in the 20th century held to one simple edict that transformed almost every aspect of our current day lives. Maybe you’ve heard it: form follows function. Architect Louis Sullivan coined this saying in an essay he…

Providing Care for Complex Rehabilitation Needs

by Lynn Pierce, Director of Social Services
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 in recent years. The Maplewood has always provided excellent therapy, nursing care and support services…

Volunteering Brightens Our Lives

by The Maplewood
When you volunteer, you leave someone else’s life brighter at the end of the day. And, our volunteers tell us that helping others makes their lives brighter too. Volunteering should be this way. You should love what you are doing when you are volunteering and you should get something out of each…

Dressing with Dignity – An Overview of Adaptive Clothing

by Maplewood Therapy and Wellness
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…