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.

The Maplewood Receives Best Nursing Home Awards from U.S. News & World Report

Maplewood Nursing Home has earned the distinction of being named a Best Nursing Home for both Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. The facility attained the prestigious Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of 5 out of 5 and a “High Performing” designation, the highest possible achievement. U.S. News grants the Best Nursing Home title exclusively to those homes that satisfy

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Researching Nursing Homes

Exploring Nursing Home Options in Rochester, NY?
Learn How to Ask the Right Questions.

In the quest for the ideal nursing home for your loved one, it’s crucial to focus on key areas of importance. There are several questions that I hear quite often and I think they could be asked just a little bit differently to get more insightful responses. By crafting the right questions, you can streamline the process and get the information you’re really looking for. For instance, if you are

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Nursing Home Paperwork

Nursing Home Paperwork – What Everyone Should Know

Entering a Rochester, NY nursing home can be an unexpected and challenging journey for both individuals and their families. Often, this transition occurs suddenly, catching everyone off guard. Maybe there’s a slip and fall where your mom or dad are injured, or maybe there is a health incident that lands them in the hospital. In an instant, you go from everything being normal, to getting that proverbial call. To ensure

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Best Nursing Home - US News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report Names The Maplewood a 2021-22 Best Nursing Home

The Maplewood is among the 13% of U.S. skilled nursing facilities that have been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. As nursing homes and facilities across the country continue to grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. News remains at the forefront of providing data-driven information and guidance to help residents, families and caregivers understand their long- and short-term care

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Terri Rook, Certified Nursing Assistant, smiles at the camera while standing in the Elmgrove lobby

Meet Terri Rook, Certified Nursing Assistant

Terri Rook is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) here at the Maplewood. She started as a CNA, worked for several years as dining room manager, and recently returned to her CNA role. The change was prompted by her desire to work directly with residents again. The CNA role is the perfect position for someone like Terri who enjoys spending time with residents. In a typical day, Terri and the other

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How to Have Difficult Discussions with your Loved Ones

Taking care of the people we love comes naturally. When we love someone, we want them to be happy and healthy, and that often means lending a hand when they need help. However, in the case of seniors—be they parents or other loved ones—it can get to the point where you just can’t keep up with everything they need anymore. That’s when it makes sense to look at living options

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Maplewood Courtyard

The Maplewood’s History of Overcoming Obstacles

The Maplewood team has faced many challenges in our 70-plus years of caring for seniors. Working together to create a special and unique nursing home has been difficult but also deeply rewarding. Seeing our residents thrive brings immense joy; knowing we make a difference in their lives is powerful motivation for the work we do. It’s also what helped us get through difficult times in the past. Knowing we’ve already

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The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles Among Seniors

The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles Among Seniors

The aging process is natural. If you have an elderly loved one who is inactive, or even a loved one residing in a senior living community or nursing home who typically sits all day, it’s important to encourage them to get moving and to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Seniors who don’t incorporate physical activity into their daily routines are losing essential health benefits and putting their overall health in danger.

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Brenda Forman Receives NYSHFA Senior Volunteer of the Year Award

Brenda Forman received the 2020 Senior Adult Volunteer of the Year Award from the New York State Health Facilities Association (NYSHFA) in recognition of her volunteer service at The Maplewood. Brenda has volunteered at The Maplewood for more than 14 years. She first became connected with the Maplewood through relatives who were residents at the facility. She would come to visit every day and when they passed away, she continued

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Meet JeanAnn Kubishin, BS, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing

What is your role at Maplewood and what does a typical day look like? I am the Assistant Director of Nursing at Maplewood. My major responsibilities are overseeing wound care and infection control. My daily routine is to review email, review all residents’ 24 hour charting, and round on the units, visiting with residents and staff. Each day is a new journey and adventure. How did you get into senior

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