Maplewood at Darien

Offers Assisted Living and Memory Care

14 Reviews
599 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820
Call (800) 385-2527
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Assisted Living Reviews for Maplewood at Darien

February 13, 2018

By Bea

I visited this facility

Maplewood at Darien is my first choice and it is fabulous. The community is relatively new and that always makes it nice. It's very clean, neat, inviting, and the person who I spoke to was great and extremely helpful. They have studios and 1-bedroom units, and they also have 1-bedroom unit that's actually two units which can be turned into one. They also have a separate athletic area with equipment like a treadmill and weights for working out. The grounds were beautiful, and they have a very nice area at the back with benches. It's beautiful, just like being in a park. The location was also great for me.

July 17, 2017

By Jean

I visited this facility

Maplewood at Darien is small and you feel comfortable. There were residents in their wheelchair, walking around, in their walkers, sitting in the lounge, and everybody seemed happy. The staff was happier than those in the big facilities. They smile at you and ask you if you need something. They have a movie room, library, and places where people do projects like arts to keep them occupied with guidance. We saw the menu and we got to talk to the chef who uses organic food.

December 30, 2016

By Hindsight 2020

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

First impressions can be deceiving. My original visits really left the impression that the level of care and services would be better than they turned out to be once my relative moved in. Food is bland and frequently cold. If you're considering Maplewood for someone who still has their faculties, be prepared for complaints about how boring it is because there are not a lot of activities and the few provided are not for intelligent adults. The staff is polite, but not attentive. If your loved can't or won't speak up for themselves, you had better plan on visiting frequently or hiring supplemental, private care. A cell phone isn't really an option since cell service in the entire building is almost non-existent (intentional?) Finally, good luck reaching anyone in management at the facility. Executive Director is almost never there or available. Lots of "conference calls" apparently. Bottom line - this is a clean, nice looking place to dump an elderly person but not your best choice if you're hoping to make your loved one's final years enriching.

June 30, 2016

By Jim515621

I visited this facility

Maplewood at Darien is a good place. It's well maintained and very inviting. It felt a very hospitable place to live for the elderly. They just don’t have outdoor grounds for the residents to be able to get outside. The staff was very informative and helpful.

Provider Response

Thank you for your recent review. We are so thrilled you had a positive experience at the community. We have a wonderful outdoor patio and walking gardens in the back, behind the community. Please make sure you visit us on your next trip to our community. We look forward to seeing you soon! Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.

May 29, 2016

By hw2016434531

I visited this facility

Maplewood was a new facility, very nice, and very clean. The staff was very helpful, and the residents showed us the rooms, which were very nice. They had full service on-site, a hairdresser, a pub, and transportation to local stores and stuff.

September 06, 2013

By jdweston

I visited this facility

Great friendly staff!
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Questions about Maplewood at Darien

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Our affiliation and active involvement with the Alzheimer's Association ensure that our memory care program keeps up with the latest advances. All care staff is trained with Habilitation training focusing on our approach to dementia care.

What programs or activities does Maplewood at Darien offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Residents can exercise their physical and mental well-being with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time activities director. We offer different exercise programs such as low-impact fitness activities chair yoga and stretching classes. We provide regular musical entertainment to take a trip down memory lane. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents may participate in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities roster includes trivia nights and regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics.

What places are near Maplewood at Darien or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

We are just a short walking distance to downtown Darien and all its offerings.

What transportation services does Maplewood at Darien offer to assisted living residents?

Complimentary transportation to local shopping, medical appointments, and more

What makes the chef or dining program at Maplewood at Darien exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

Our savory menu choices feature ingredients from area farms that are delivered to our chefs daily. They joyfully go to work in our spacious kitchen, creating meals and desserts that celebrate the best of local flavor. There are several daily choices available at each meal.

What safety features or security measures does Maplewood at Darien offer to assisted living residents?

By strategically using contrasting colors and patterns as a way to reduce falls and increase ease of wayfinding to important spaces, our purposeful design promotes independence as long as possible. Key areas like dining rooms are conveniently located, and placing our courtyards “hacienda-style” in the middle of the building allows easy, safe access for all. Other safety features include a 24 hour emergency response system, all visitors required to sign in and out upon arrival and departure, as well as the community main doors being secured at designated times in the evening until morning.

How does Maplewood at Darien keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

We keep our families informed through routine plan of care meetings with our care staff, as well as monthly newsletters.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Our affiliation and active involvement with the Alzheimer's Association ensure that our memory care program keeps up with the latest advances. All care staff is trained with Habilitation training focusing on our approach to dementia care.

What safety features or security measures does Maplewood at Darien provide to protect residents who wander?

• Services for residents with Disorientation/Lack of Awareness issues ensure residents are well-directed and receive support in living a healthy lifestyle, and that no one's needs are neglected. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours. Alzheimer's and dementia may encourage wandering as a means of coping with anxiety. Our facility utilizes a locked and secured perimeter to ensure the safety of our residents. Our facilities are secure and the staff is specially trained in de-escalating exit-seeking behaviors. We accept residents with behavioral issues - our staff is specially trained in de-escalating behavioral episodes and our facilities are fully equipped to handle any related occurrences that may arise.

What programs or activities does Maplewood at Darien offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and recreation, we employ a full-time activities director. We offer different exercise programs such as low-impact fitness activities chair yoga and stretching classes. We provide regular musical entertainment to take a trip down memory lane. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents may participate in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being and instructive community cooking classes. Residents can also join our gardening club. Our community activities roster includes trivia nights and regular educational lectures covering a wide range of topics. We also provide Brain Fitness Center using Touch of HEART, an emotion-based philosophy of care that each of our associates has been trained in

What techniques does Maplewood at Darien use to support memory care residents during mealtimes?

Our dining rooms are designed for socializing and creating a multi-sensory, therapeutic experience for all—especially for those living with memory impairment, whose senses, including taste and smell, decrease over time. The open kitchen concept allows aromas to reach the residents well before the plate arrives, and the openness encourages our culinary team and residents to get to know each other. Our chefs creatively prepare dishes daily that are fresh, aromatic, and bursting with flavor to boost our residents’ moods and appetites. Our white tableware and contrasting linens enhance depth perception.

Describe the neighborhood around Maplewood at Darien . Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

We are located near Route 95, just a short train ride to New York City.

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Services and Amenities of Maplewood at Darien

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room For Special Occasions

Features

  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Fitness Center

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: 24 Hour Emergency Call System

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes

Activities

  • Offsite Activities
  • Music
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Fitness Room
  • Arts And Crafts
  • Activities Extra: Touch Of Heart™ Brain Fitness Center

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime

Languages

  • English

General

  • Respite Care
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed

Nurses

  • Nurses Extra: On Site 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week.

Training Areas

  • Memory Care Training

Costs

  • Assisted Living Starting At: $7750/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $9000/month
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    About Maplewood at Darien

    Maplewood at Darien has much to offer residents and families - from the stunning, light-drenched two-story atrium to the ultra-attentive concierge service and four-star spa. Thoughtfully laid-out apartments designed specifically for older adults are beautifully appointed and feature a modern kitchenette with granite countertops, private bathroom (many with universal access) and state-of-the-art safety features. Common areas - like a pub and bistro cafe - are perfect for all kinds of family gatherings.

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