Aging Boomers and Expectations for Care

Posted: 11/28/2018 11:57:01 AM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

Maturitus Journal, a widely read publication in the United Kingdom, recently published an article on aging baby boomers. The piece explored what people in their late 60s expected when it came to their future care needs. The researchers chose this group because the participants were right on the cusp of moving from care giver to care receiver. An interesting pattern emerged as the data came together—one that challenges our current model of senior care.

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Why Nursing Homes Don’t Innovate and What To Do About It

Posted: 11/7/2018 2:24:52 PM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

My wife Sue and I recently took a trip to the mall. I don't do very well shopping and we decided a long time ago that if she allows me to go to the mall with her, we’d split up and then meet up after most of her shopping is finished. On this particular trip, I went on my way and eventually ended up at Sears. Going through the store I could only feel an increasing sense of sorrow. How could such a great institution come to what I was seeing? There seemed to be very little rhyme or reason to what was being carried and I could tell that a lot of stuff had been around for a long time—items no one wanted.

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I'll Never Need a Nursing Home - Avoiding the Nightmare Vacation Experience

Posted: 10/8/2018 11:27:59 AM by Gregory Chambery, Administrator

Has this ever happened to you? When my kids were young, my wife and I booked a cabin in a "resort" just above Lake George. We had never done that kind of thing before and knew nothing about the area or the available places. We had high expectations as we put together a list of potential places.

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Mary Jane Cooks Blueberry Cobbler

Posted: 7/26/2018 3:01:19 PM by

Much to our delight, our volunteer, Mary Jane, came in today for her monthly series "Cooking wtih Mary Jane". As usual, her dish featured a fresh local ingredient: blueberries that she picked herself at a local farm! She cooked up a blueberry cobbler that was so delicious that we thought we should share the recipe.

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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.

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Long Term Care Planning - An Administrator’s Perspective

Posted: 1/15/2018 11:41:02 AM by Greg Chambery

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.

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Harmonious Living

Posted: 1/5/2015 2:05:21 PM by Sarah Hodges

Walking down the halls of The Maplewood, the familiar vocal melodies of favorite tunes start to drift into the peaceful air. Approaching the entrance of the Elmgrove Café, the sound of warm applause completes the final sustain of the opening number. Entering the spacious and inviting community gathering area and seeing the size of the assembled crowd, it’s clear that the space has been transformed into a concert hall. The residents that make up the Maplewood Chorus are the headlining act, playing to a full house.

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