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.

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A Safe Way to See Nursing Home Residents

Have you ever wished you could check on your mom or dad without driving all the way to their nursing home? Plenty of people have had the same thought, and installing a video camera in the nursing home has allowed some families to do just that. These cameras, which people sometimes refer to as “granny cams,” can be a convenient tool, especially during the COVID crisis. They give families an

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How to Plan for Long Term Care

How to Plan for Long-Term Care

Have you planned for long-term care yet? Are you familiar with the process and the types of care options available? These are the questions many people face when considering long-term care options for their loved ones. No one ever knows if long-term care is needed for a family member, but an unexpected accident, illness, or injury can suddenly change things. It typically happens naturally as people get older and more

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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

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Greg Chambery

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

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