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.

Greg Chambery

Thoughts from Greg Chambery

My in-laws celebrated their wedding anniversary last week. They have been together more than 60 years. I have not seen them for more than a month. They are seniors and I figured it just was not worth the risk. My wife, Sue, and I decided that we needed to go to their house on this occasion and carefully hang out with them for a little while. Like many, we have

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Maplewood Achieves Pinnacle Customer Experience Award

Throughout 2019, Pinnacle Quality Insight, a nationally recognized customer satisfaction firm, interviewed The Maplewood’s customers and family members regarding their experiences and satisfaction levels with several aspects of services received. Based on the results of these interviews, Pinnacle has determined that The Maplewood has qualified for a Pinnacle Customer Experience Award all of the 16 Skilled Nursing Service Areas. The categories include: Activities Admission Process Cleanliness Communication Dignity and Respect

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Maplewood Earns 5 Star CMS Rating

The Maplewood is pleased to announce that we’ve earned the achievement of the highest possible rating of Five Stars from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). “We are extremely proud of this achievement and thank all of our wonderful staff for their hard work and dedication in ensuring that our residents are receiving such high-quality care,” says Greg Chambery, Administrator. “This recognition supports the confidence placed in us by

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Maplewood Donates Holiday Bazaar Proceeds to Lap Robes for Veterans

Our Annual Holiday Bazaar took place on November 21st and 22nd. This event is very dear to our hearts – it was started over 15 years ago by a group of residents who wanted to give back to their community. It’s a wonderful event where Maplewood residents, families, friends, staff, volunteers and neighbors come together for some holiday shopping while raising money for a selected charity. Planning typically begins about

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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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