Maplewood, Mom’s home. Mom had Alzheimer’s so it was just a matter of time before she would need more help than we (my sister and I) could provide. So we began our search. Four places in the local area met our criteria, but Maplewood showed us a whole nother level of living for Mom. From our first, emotional visit, we were assured and supported and helped along the way. The admission process was seamless. We were able to move Mom’s personal, important things into her apartment and get it set up just right. I stayed with her that first night and for the next almost-three years enjoyed hanging out at Mom’s place. My sister, being local, visited almost daily, and I, driving in from Dayton enjoyed many weekends at Maplewood.
Attention to each resident's specific needs and safety, unique as individuals, as well as in their care are always a priority. Enrichment activities abound! The residents feel a sense of purpose, make friends, laugh, sing, dance, travel locally and experience the joys of living to the best of their abilities. Mom was very particular about her appearance, her nickname, “Hollywood” confirms this. So, the beauty parlor was very important to her, as was being well dressed, including pearls and her purse. The staff facilitated this, as things changed, and she was always proud of the way she looked.
Communication was paramount, and we always felt involved and informed in the best of times and the worst of times. When we made the transition between Tides and Currents it was seamless and caring and perfect. All of her needs, as she declined, were lovingly taken care of; and when the time came for Mom to leave us, we were supported in such indescribably heartfelt ways.
From our first visit we knew Maplewood was a special place. We knew the staff was trained and valued, but more importantly, serving with passion. We knew the residents were loved, cared for, and special, but more importantly, they are really wonderful people. When folks ask us about Maplewood we can't stop talking. We rave about everything and everyone; from the facility to the staff to the amenities to the philosophy to the activities and the food. Everyone, truly every staff member stands out as amazing models of caring, professional, dedicated, going-beyond-the-call-of-duty, passion-driven caregivers; and their dedication is palpable in everything they do. When looking for the best place in a difficult time, Maplewood stands out as an oasis of love and care. Truly a home for Mom.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Thank you for entrusting Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls with the care of your mom. We believe that while memory loss means living with certain challenges, it should not stand in the way of leading a life of dignity. We are grateful that she is part of the Maplewood family and you feel she is safe and treated with kindness. I will be sure to share this feedback with our team!