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.

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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Maplewood Named a Winner of the Rochester 2019 Top Workplaces Award

The Maplewood is proud to announce that for the fourth year in a row, we’ve been awarded a 2019 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

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A Unique Way to Compare Nursing Homes in Rochester

Are you currently researching nursing homes in Rochester, NY? If so, you’re probably finding that we have a lot of options in our community and that long term care facilities in Rochester run the gamut from big multi-location health care systems to small independent nursing homes. With so many options, how do you choose which one is right for you and your loved one? There are a number of criteria

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Building Bridges: Recreation and Therapy Join Forces!

I have always respected the work, and at times, miracles, that our therapists have accomplished over the years. In my opinion, PT/OT has never been stronger, far-reaching and influential in our residents’ lives. Our goal at The Maplewood is to help residents live to their maximum potential. Our departments, working together, can achieve even more results! Led by Director of Therapy, Liz Benedict, our Therapy Department is an energetic, innovative

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Reflection: Life’s Lessons for Taking On the Future

As I walked into the house a few weeks ago, I was immediately drawn to the sound I heard coming from the TV. I looked over and saw a military band playing as the flag-draped coffin of George HW Bush was removed from the coach and taken up the stairs of the capital. Having walked by that exact spot so many times, I was immediately mesmerized by what I saw.

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Aging Boomers and Expectations for Care

Maturitus Journal, a widely read publication in the United Kingdom, recently published an article on aging baby boomers. The piece explored what people in their late 60s expected when it came to their future care needs. The researchers chose this group because the participants were right on the cusp of moving from caregiver to care receiver. An interesting pattern emerged as the data came together—one that challenges our current model of

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Why Nursing Homes Don’t Innovate and What To Do About It

My wife Sue and I recently took a trip to the mall. I don’t do very well shopping and we decided a long time ago that if she allows me to go to the mall with her, we’d split up and then meet up after most of her shopping is finished. On this particular trip, I went on my way and eventually ended up at Sears. Going through the store

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