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.

Telemedicine Post #3: Telemedicine and Your Loved One

Nursing homes have doubled down on their safety procedures. Every surface is cleaned more often. Every member of the staff is tested and checked for infections. Visitors, unfortunately, are not allowed in the building. With all those precautions, there was one remaining flaw in the defense plan: what if a doctor showed up to care for a resident and had COVID-19 without knowing it? Doctors are at increased risk of

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Telemedicine Part 2: Providing Safer Patient Care

As I shared in the first post in this series, telemedicine has been around for a while but is suddenly in the spotlight now. It is the perfect solution for situations where someone needs medical care but doesn’t require an in-person meeting—it gives doctors a risk-free way to speak with their patients. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are doing all they can to maintain social distancing. This has made

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Telemedicine Series Part 1: What is Telemedicine?

If you’re watching the news these days—and who isn’t—you’re hearing a lot about telemedicine. It’s become a popular term, but for most people it’s not clear what exactly telemedicine, and its companion telehealth, actually are. In this three-part series, I’ll explain what telemedicine is, how it’s being used right now, and how it fits into life here at Maplewood. Telemedicine and telehealth both sound complicated, but they describe a simple

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