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 categories: Functional Outcomes and Antipsychotic Reduction. For functional outcomes, therapy and nursing staff work closely together to maintain or improve mobility and self-care abilities of our residents. This is important to healthy aging and maximizing independence. For the Antipsychotic category, staff focuses on reducing the use of antipsychotic medications to treat behavioral symptoms associated with dementia. All staff is trained in how to best assist those with dementia by utilizing a person-centered approach.
At The Maplewood, we work hard every day to help our residents experience the best possible quality of life. Our care teams, including nursing, therapy, social services, dining and recreation, all collaborate with residents and family members to personalize care and everyday living to help each resident reach their highest potential.
“This recognition gives measurable data of our efforts at The Maplewood,” says Greg Chambery, Administrator. “It is very rewarding to be honored for our entire staff’s proven commitment to quality care”.