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 Simple Way to Help Your Loved One

by The Maplewood
Finding the right nursing home for your loved one doesn’t have to be hard. There are many different approaches to picking a nursing home, but one method offers a balance between simplicity and effectiveness: focusing on personality. Why Personality is Key Putting your loved one’s personality first provides a clear objective in a complex process. Instead of trying to determine…
J.W. Hallauer & Sons factory
J.W. Hallauer & Sons factory

J.W. Hallauer & Sons: The Lakeshore Belt’s Dried Fruit Empire

by The Maplewood
The following is the sixth in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. Only a few places in America have the combination of cold winters, temperate summers, year-round humidity, and nutrient-rich soils that make New York’s north coast such a fertile environment. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Webster became one of the nation’s largest producers of apples and…

A Look Back at Webster’s Distinguished History

by Greg Chambery
Dear Neighbors, During the unusual time we have all shared over the past few months, we at The Maplewood have had many opportunities to reflect on the wonderful community of Webster. We cannot say enough about the ways that people reached out to us throughout this challenging time, offering support to our residents in a wide variety of simple gestures…
Canning factory personnel
Canning factory personnel

Webster Canning & Preserving: Feeding the Troops & Nation

by The Maplewood
The following is the last in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. To fill the stomachs of more than 11 million U.S. Army soldiers during World War II, the U.S. Quartermaster’s Corps called on Webster Canning & Preserving Co. to help. Webster joined the ranks of produce processing companies across the country to provide massive quantities of canned fruits…
Webster Candy Kitchen
Webster Candy Kitchen

Webster Candy Kitchen: Sweets & Treats

by The Maplewood
The following is the fourth in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. “Don’t Forget Easter Candies! Ours Are Pure & Wholesome.” Who could resist such a delicious ad headline? When it appeared in the Webster Herald in April 1939, just about every reader knew that the Webster Candy Kitchen at 14 E. Main Street made the best Easter candies…
Irondequoit Bay Bridge drone shot
Irondequoit Bay Bridge drone shot

Irondequoit Bay Bridge: A Major Artery to Webster

by The Maplewood
The following is the third in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. A fierce controversy erupted in Monroe County during the winter of 1969, as construction of the long-awaited bridge over Irondequoit Bay inched toward its conclusion. What would the new bridge be called? The New York State Department of Transportation cautioned local officials that a bridge built in…
Webster Basket Company, courtesy of the Webster Museum
Webster Basket Company, courtesy of the Webster Museum

Webster Basket Company: Bountiful Harvests

by The Maplewood
The following is the second in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. With so many farmers in Webster harvesting huge fruit crops every year, the Kittelberger brothers—Charles, Albert, and Gottlieb—spotted a hole in the market: the need for large quantities of harvest and berry baskets. In 1892, the brothers founded a small company to build baskets for the local…
Daniel Webster, American statesman
Daniel Webster, American statesman

Daniel Webster: A Legacy of Inspiration

by The Maplewood
The following is the first in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. Not many statesmen can deliver a single speech so powerful that it inspires an audience to name an entire town after them. This, however, was exactly the feat accomplished by U.S. Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts on July 25, 1837, on the steps of the Rochester courthouse…
Xerox research buildings in Webster, NY
Xerox research buildings in Webster, NY

Webster & Xerox: The Early Years

by The Maplewood
The following is the fifth in a seven-part series. We hope you’ll enjoy. Excitement ran high in Webster in the fall of 1960. In downtown Rochester, the Xerox 914, the world’s first-ever automatic, plain-paper copier, had become a runaway hit since its introduction in September 1959. The press confirmed Haloid-Xerox Inc. as the world leader of the market, signaling tremendous…
Senior Male
Senior Male

Finding the Care Your Loved One Needs

by The Maplewood
Few people know that nursing homes are just one of several senior living options. There are choices to suit every stage of life, from help with small things—mowing the lawn, moving furniture—to the in-depth medical care nursing homes can provide. The spectrum of senior living options is usually divided into the following four categories: Independent Living Assisted Living Enhanced Assisted…
Maplewood Courtyard
Maplewood Courtyard

The Maplewood’s History of Overcoming Obstacles

by The Maplewood
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…
The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles Among Seniors
The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles Among Seniors

The Effects of Sedentary Lifestyles Among Seniors

by The Maplewood
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…

Brenda Forman Receives NYSHFA Senior Volunteer of the Year Award

by The Maplewood
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…
Maplewood facility front entrance
Maplewood facility front entrance

Maplewood and COVID-19: Prepared for the Unexpected

by The Maplewood
COVID-19 seemed to take everyone by surprise this year. The international and domestic response appeared to be somewhat disorganized and, at the very least, reactionary. Despite historical precedent, like the 1918 flu pandemic, the overall feeling was that most organizations were not prepared for a situation like this. How did we fare at The Maplewood? Was our staff prepared for…

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

by The Maplewood
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…

Maplewood Family Parade

by The Maplewood
On August 27, The Maplewood hosted a family parade with picnic lunches to go. “The event was incredible!” says Greg Chambery, Administrator. “Webster First Responders led the parade in a firetruck and ambulance, complete with sirens and lights flashing. Families went all out decorating cars, with many including photos and signs honoring loved ones and Maplewood staff. Residents faces lit…
How to safety tour a nursing home during covid-19
How to safety tour a nursing home during covid-19

How to Safely Tour a Nursing Home During COVID-19

by The Maplewood
As we continue to navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19 and adjust to a new normal, The Maplewood has implemented effective measures to ensure a safe experience for its staff, residents and visitors. At the onset of the pandemic, the Maplewood staff responded quickly, carefully evaluating every aspect of its operations. The staff thoroughly reviewed all infection control protocols and…
Man Using Tablet
Man Using Tablet

A Safe Way to See Nursing Home Residents

by The Maplewood
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…
How to Plan for Long Term Care
How to Plan for Long Term Care

How to Plan for Long-Term Care

by The Maplewood
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.…

Telemedicine Post #3: Telemedicine and Your Loved One

by Greg Chambery, Administrator
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…

Telemedicine Part 2: Providing Safer Patient Care

by Greg Chambery, Administrator
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…
Staff Screening Technology
Staff Screening Technology

Using New Technology for Contact-Free Staff and Visitor Screening at The Maplewood

by The Maplewood
We are always looking for new, better ways to do things at The Maplewood. Screening requirements associated with COVID-19 include checking each employee for fever upon entering the facility for work each day. We also require that everyone be wearing a mask. Initially, we assigned screening duties to members of our staff, locating them at the employee entrance to take…

Telemedicine Series Part 1: What is Telemedicine?

by Greg Chambery, Administrator
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…

New York Nursing Homes: Update from Greg Chambery

by Gregory Chambery, Administrator
I want to provide some information about the unfortunate situation facing nursing homes in New York right now. This has been a difficult week for nursing homes and assisted living facilities in our state. There are a number of facilities, mainly located in the New York City area, that have suffered large numbers of resident deaths. Seeing the numbers on…
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