Enhancing the resident experience
Our owner residents spoke, and we listened.
In response to suggestions from the members of our community, Maplewood launched an $8.2 million renovation project in 2016. The goal was to update our community with a brighter, more modern look – and enhance the resident and family experience with many additional amenities.
Transformed community spaces
In our community spaces, we created new venues for dining and socializing. We added a dining area and bar to our piano lounge area and a pizza oven to our café, serving up fresh specials every day. We also renovated our main dining room, adding a full-service bar with daily happy hours. And, we expanded our onsite market offering fresh food and staples.
Along with the many additions, existing facilities received major refreshes. We updated our ballroom with a $180,000 entertainment center, including an audio system that works through most residents’ hearing aids. We also refurbished our library, billiards room, boardroom, and onsite bank. The lobby level has been entirely renovated, including new furnishings and artwork, a cozy fireplace, and more inviting areas to sit,
A redefined health care experience
Maplewood has transformed our Garden-Level community, which includes assisted living, skilled nursing care and personalized memory care and support, as well as rehabilitation services, from physical and occupational therapy to speech therapy. The overall goal was to change the health care experience from a medical model to a social model, with a focus on creating a residential rather than a hospital feel. The redefined spaces also provide a feeling of home for families and visitors.
Our Garden-Level renovation included updating existing facilities, such as the kitchen and dining areas, activity rooms, physical therapy areas, nursing stations, conference rooms, and the elevator lobby. It also involved creating new, colorful spaces for socializing and entertaining, such as a living room with residential-style décor and ample seating with a fireplace and television.
Rehabilitation services were an area of particular focus. To improve access to physical therapy, an oval-shaped therapy room is surrounded by a circular hallway for patients to use for walking and exercise. Decorative, brightly colored glass panels create a warm and welcoming space while ensuring privacy.
Maplewood is well run, has a pleasant atmosphere,
and provides a wealth of services and activities for its residents.
—A caring family member