Each member of The Maplewood's caregiving family has their own special story to tell. Some were born into a family of caregivers or raised in an extended setting with elder care needs. Others grew into the caregiver they are today through decades of service at The Maplewood. Still more simply realized an early calling. Each of our team members brings distinct commitment and perspective to their profession. We're happy to share their stories here.
A Tradition of Caring
“Exceptional personal care has been a tradition for three generations of the Chambery family, and it’s still our philosophy today. Simply put, we begin every day with a clear vision to treat and provide care for your loved ones and your entire family as you would at home. Everything we do flows from that.”
Maplewood App Overview
Maplewood’s smartphone app is easy to use, and it’s packed with tools for getting questions answered, for placing requests, and for enjoying your Maplewood visits all the more.
Caregiving with a Difference
Staying Connected through Video Chatting
Maplewood Activities Assistant Sarah Hodges shares her tips for creating memorable moments with loved ones by using fun and easy video chat technology.
Making Sushi with Sous Chef Arin DeLucia
Sous Chef Arin DeLucia offers a demonstration of making Shrimp California Rolls, which have become a hit at The Maplewood’s weekly Main-Street Maplewood happy hour receptions.
Gary's Hot Spots for Winter Outings
Staying active in the middle of a Rochester, New York winter? You bet! Here are three “hot spots” – our residents’ favorite venues for winter afternoon trips. These spots are engaging, eclectic, and off the beaten path just enough so that crowds are typically not an issue.
Modified Yoga and Chair Chi
Ann Shanders shares the benefits of modified yoga and chair chi, two forms of exercise that we’ve added to our wellness classes at The Maplewood.
Therapy and Wellness Department Manager Ann Shanders, CPT, provides an overview on adaptive clothing and demonstrates a recommended method for dressing and undressing your loved one with a constricted side. Maplewood MDS Coordinator Gloria Huussen assists.
Get to Know our Team Members
Michael Fall, Director of Dining Services
Michael talks about the joy of being able to serve individual dining preferences for residents and family members alike.
Gary Sacco, Director of Recreation
Gary talks about approaching each day as an opportunity to make a difference and treating each resident as an individual with unique needs. He’s learned that some days it’s the smallest gestures that can make the biggest impact on a resident’s experience.
Brigid Gerhard, Nurse Scheduler
Having been raised in a family of caregivers, Brigid treats residents and fellow employees alike as family. Brigid has dedicated herself to 15 years of caring at The Maplewood.
Greg Chambery, Owner & Administrator
The Maplewood has been family-owned and operated for three generations. Greg talks about the “Maplewood Way” and how growing up in the business has influenced his vision for running a nursing care facility that serves the entire family and is truly “Distinctly Different.”
Kathy Talarczyk and Yvonne Arnold, Nursing Administrators
Kathy and Yvonne share how their long partnership and personal experiences have forged a strong working relationship caring for our residents and contributed to their roles at The Maplewood.