Filed under: caregivers, healthcare, older adults | Tags: deificient free, ohio department of health, older adults, state survey
One of the highest confirmations of quality service is for a healthcare facility to receive a deficiency-free survey from the State Department of Public Health. Maple Knoll Village is pleased to have been found deficiency-free on its 2012 annual state survey. This is an unusually outstanding accomplishment. The achievement is made possible by the daily commitment and dedication of an exceptional administration and staff.
Filed under: active aging, healthcare, healthy heart, older adults, Resident Life, Resources, retirement community, wellness | Tags: fitness, healthy eating, Holiday Health, Maple Knoll, maple knoll village, Retirement Community, wellness, Wellness Center, Workout
We would like to encourage you to keep up your fitness endeavors during the holidays. You might have heard rumors that people gain 5-7 pounds over the holidays. Well, the truth of the matter that is much better: it ends up being only 1 pound on average, according to the New England Journal of Medicine. However, the problem with that is that most people do not lose that 1 pound. Therefore, after 10 years of this consistent behavior going unchecked, you are starting to see a problem trend. So while we don’t recommend you stress out trying to lose weight over the holidays, we do hope you set a goal to not gain!
How to do that? Here are some helpful tips:
Try not to treat Thanksgiving and Christmas as a free for all. They happen every year. If you miss something this year, pick it up next year.
Fill up your plate once, concentrate on protein and clean vegetables (sweet potato casserole is a dessert, not a vegetable)
If you host Thanksgiving, make sure there are healthy options, like a green leafy salad, baked or roasted vegetables, like asparagus, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts or broccoli.
Choose one small piece of dessert of choice – no need to sample 5 types of pie. If you can get by with just a small bite or two, even better.
Drink lots of water, before during and after dinner.
Avoid high calorie drinks like wine, beer and soda.
You can eat to feel satisfied, not to feel stuffed. But if all that flies out the window, just get back on track the next day. And maybe get in an extra walk or two. And be sure to visit us in the Wellness Center, even if you only have 15 minutes.
Filed under: fundraiser, holiday sale, intergenerational programs, older adults, Resident Life, Resources, retirement community, volunteer, weaving | Tags: bazaar, fundraiser, holiday sale, Maple Knoll, Retirement Community, shop cincinnati
Are you looking for that unique and thoughtful gift for a loved one that you just can’t find? The Maple Leaf Auxiliary at Maple Knoll Village will be hosting another successful Annual Holiday Bazaar right before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Residents and volunteers of Maple Knoll Village are busy preparing crafts and other treasures for buyers to snatch up.
The Bazaar will take place on Friday, November 18th from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, November 19th from 10am to 2pm. People return each year to shop for unique gifts including hand-woven items, art, ceramics, floral arrangements, jewelry, and holiday crafts and collectibles.
The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center will be selling popcorn throughout the event, WMKV will be selling classic radio CDs and more and the Maple Knoll Café is open and will feature specials just for the bazaar. In recent years, The Maple Leaf Auxiliary added raffle baskets, bake sale, split the pot, scratch offs, employee vendor booths, and even a vintage venue. All of these will be back again this year.
This fun filled Holiday Bazaar takes place in the Maple Knoll Auditorium at 11100 Springfield Pike in Springdale. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mary Kammer at 513.782.2420.
Filed under: caregivers, Cincinnati, healthcare, medicaid, older adults, Resident Life, retirement community, wellness | Tags: care team, Cincinnati, Maple Knoll, maple knoll village, nursing, nursing home, nursing home date, Older Adult, retirement, Retirement Community, Retirement Living, Skilled Nursing, state survey
One of the highest confirmations of quality service is for a healthcare facility to receive a Deficiency Free Survey from the State Department of Public Health. Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is pleased to have been found deficiency-free on its 2016 annual State Survey in Skilled Nursing.
According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services annual Nursing Home Data Compendium there are less than 10% of Skilled Nursing Facilities that achieve Deficiency Free State Survey in the United States. The survey evaluates the overall quality of life and quality of care of the facility to ensure it is operating by the Department of Health’s standards.
Bodmann Pavilion, the Skilled Nursing Facility at Maple Knoll Village consists of 145 beds offering both semi private and private rooms. Maple Knoll’s team of professionals develops an individual care plan based on various need levels. Services include long and short-term levels of care, skilled rehabilitation, a dementia/memory support unit, Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy, a Hospice care wing and an on-site Physician clinic.
Shelley Acus, Director of Nursing for Maple Knoll Village, shared “We have an exceptional team of caregivers at Maple Knoll, the results of our survey are a testament to that. In fact, the survey team congratulated us on the confidence, and compassion of our staff. Because of this dedicated group we are able to provide exceptional care for older adults in our community.”
For more information on Maple Knoll Village or The State Survey please call 513.782.2423.
Filed under: active aging, caregivers, healthcare, older adults | Tags: america lets do lunch, health, healthcare, healthy eating, Maple Knoll, maple knoll communities, maple knoll outreach services, meals on wheels, Older Adult, retirement, Retirement Living, seniors, support
More than 10 million seniors in the United States (that’s 1 in 6) currently face the threat of hunger and 15 million seniors are living alone in isolation. And, each and every day, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver one million meals to those who need them the most.
Many people know Meals on Wheels as a food delivery service for the homebound. However, what they don’t know is how impactful the moments of contact between the volunteer and the recipient can be. For many seniors, the volunteer who drops off their meal is the only person they will see that day. The delivery isn’t just about nourishment; it’s about a valuable moment of human connection. And in turn, it’s those moments of human connection that make volunteering so rewarding.
We know firsthand that Meals on Wheels clients are some of the country’s most inspirational and interesting people, full of wisdom and stories. Our volunteers have noted time and again that these experiences are what keeps them coming back to Meals on Wheels, and deepens their connection beyond food delivery.
With the senior population projected to double by 2050, Meals on Wheels needs to recruit a whole new wave of volunteers to serve the growing need. Meals on Wheels, which consists of more than 5,000 local programs in virtually every community in America, relies on an army of two million volunteers who deliver meals to seniors in need every day between 11am-1pm. These volunteers are crucial to the well-being of seniors across the country. With the majority of the current volunteer base over the age of 55, there is a real need to encourage and recruit people of all ages to get involved, donate their lunch break and volunteer.
What can you do? You can experience these special moments of human connection right here in Cincinnati by volunteering with Maple Knoll Outreach Services for Seniors. If you can’t stray too far from the office, donate your lunch break and participate in meal delivery close to your work. We have opportunities for volunteers to help by driving a meal to a deserving member of the community. Maple Knoll Outreach Services for Seniors delivers meals on 20 routes a day so drivers are always welcome to join our mission of providing meals to the elderly in our area.
Sign up to volunteer with Maple Knoll Outreach Services for Seniors and start making a difference right here in our local community today. Feel free to visit our website or Facebook page as well as contact Joshua Howard with Maple Knoll Communities at 513-984-1234 with any questions or concerns.
Filed under: active aging, caregivers, healthcare, medicaid, older adults, Resident Life, Resources, retirement community, wellness | Tags: Cincinnati, healthcare, home health care, Hospice, Maple Knoll, Retirement Community, village home health
Officials of Maple Knoll Communities and Cedar Village have formed a joint venture, Village Home Health and Hospice, that combines each organization’s home health and hospice services. This venture seems to be the first of its kind in the region, and creates a new, fully integrated provider of post-acute care services in Southwestern Ohio.
Nationwide, changes in health care reimbursement now incentivize health care providers who can successfully help older Americans move more quickly, and with fewer readmissions, from the hospital to post-acute care to home—or even straight from the hospital to home. Village Home Health and Hospice was created in response to growing demand for skilled nursing and also hospice care that can be delivered directly where consumers live. The venture is rolling out now to residents of Maple Knoll Village and Cedar Village and will soon be available to qualified patients throughout Greater Cincinnati and Oxford, Ohio.
“Patients will benefit from the closely integrated care that we can offer as their health and needs change over time,” said Linton Sharpnack, CEO of Village Home Health and Hospice. “We get to know patients and their families, understand their preferences, and help them live each moment to the fullest.”
Both non-profit continuing care retirement communities have a long history of serving older adults dating back to 1848 for Maple Knoll Communities and 1883 for Cedar Village. Beginning July 1st, Village Home Health and Hospice will bring two organizations together to further their missions. Executive staff from each organization came together to determine how a joint venture could strengthen health care services in our community. Village Home Health and Hospice will blend together Maple Knoll and Cedar Village’s home health and hospice staff and services. The home health and hospice care will be offered at Maple Knoll Village, The Knolls of Oxford, Cedar Village and to individuals living in the Southwestern Ohio community.
Village Home Health and Hospice will provide a complete spectrum of home health and hospice services which will also include nursing services in the home, grief counseling, chaplain services, medication instruction, pain management, wound treatment, caregiver education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and social worker services. Staff members will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The venture will allow dedicated and talented staff to provide skilled home health services enabling individuals to recuperate safely in the surroundings where they feel most comfortable–their own homes. Maple Knoll Communities previously offered home health services but not hospice care services. Last year alone, they served nearly 500 clients accounting for 16,813 home health visits.
In addition to its proven model of providing skilled home health services, Cedar Village has a long history of delivering hospice care to people living on its campus. These services will now be able to reach a larger number of older adults under the joint venture. The hospice care is specially designed to comfort patients and family members when patients have reached a point in their lives where the priority of care turns to ensuring the patient is at ease and comfortable, rather than curing the illness. Under the direction of a physician, Village Home Health and Hospice’s interdisciplinary team of clinicians will offer a special kind of caring that encompasses the medical, social, emotional and spiritual aspects of treatment.
Medicare, Medicaid, managed plans and most commercial insurances cover skilled home care and hospice care.
“This partnership allows us to provide a higher level of support with specialized programs for the older adults we serve,” says Jim Formal, President and CEO of Maple Knoll Communities. “Not only will our current programs be strengthened, but it will add new services which will help us provide an improved and higher level of care in the community.”
“This venture is an evolution in the way care is delivered and paid for by insurers,” said Cedar Village CEO Dan Fagin. “New technologies, electronic health records and telemedicine are enabling us to provide better, more coordinated care. When we can deliver that care within someone’s home, we are really adding value.”
Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. will continue to provide services and programs to over 34,500 individuals through their retirement communities Maple Knoll Village and The Knolls of Oxford, three affordable HUD Senior Living Residences, WMKV 89.3 & 89.9 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, the Hemsworth Wellness Center and Maple Knoll Outreach Services for Seniors.
Cedar Village will continue to offer independent and assisted living apartments as well as short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Specialties include inpatient and outpatient therapy, specialized dementia care, home care services, aquatic therapy and hospice care.
For questions please contact Village Home Health and Hospice at 513.782.2423.
Filed under: active aging, caregivers, Cincinnati, healthcare, medicaid, older adults, Resources, retirement community | Tags: Cincinnati, health tips, healthcare, healthy living, Home Health, Maple Knoll, nurse, open house
Maple Knoll Home Health Care, owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities Inc. is proud to receive a coveted 4 out of 5 Stars from the National Home Health Ranking System by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. To celebrate this grand slam of an accomplishment, they will be hosting a fun-filled baseball themed open house, just in time for Red’s Opening Day!
The community is invited to join the festivities on Monday, April 4th from 12pm-2pm at 11275 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246. Those in attendance can enjoy baseball themed refreshments, get health tips and checks, and have the opportunity to win raffle prizes.
Maple Knoll Home Health Care provides various home health services to clients. Some of these include: skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition assistance, medical social work and home health aid. Although most clients are over the age of 55, Maple Knoll Home Health assists anyone 18 and older who qualifies. To qualify for home health care, one must have had a recent change in health status due to circumstances such as: illness, injury, new medicines, a new diagnosis (such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s or MS), general aging, recent surgery, recent hospitalization, moving to a new living environment, loss of a loved one or various other reasons.
Maple Knoll’s Home Health staff works seven days a week to meet the needs of clients.
Appointments may be made at a client’s home, a client’s family member’s home, independent and assisted living apartments, group homes and other living arrangements. Maple Knoll services are available in areas within Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Preble counties.
For more information on Maple Knoll Home Health’s Open House or their services please call 513.782.2546.
Filed under: active aging, healthcare, medicaid, older adults, Resident Life, Resources, retirement community, wellness | Tags: active older adults, healthy living, Maple Knoll, Retirement Community, tips from a nurse, winter tips
Do you know the most important way to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses? Did you know that 80% of all infectious disease are transmitted by touching? What is a easy way that you can keep yourself healthy this flu and cold season? The answer to that simple question is to wash your hands.
Do you remember your mother telling you to wash your hands as a child? Well it turns out our mothers did know best. Exposure to flu can occur by touching a surface that has the flu virus on it. If the individual then touches their mouth, eyes, or nose they can become infected. The flu virus can survive between two and eight hours on surfaces. For example, if you touch an elevator button that has is contaminated with the flu virus and subsequently rub your eye, it’s possible to become infected with the flu.
The CDC recommends a five step process for hand washing. First wet your hands with clean running water. Next, lather your hands by rubbing them together with soap. You don’t want to miss those all important areas of the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your fingernails. Third, scrub for a minimum of twenty seconds. Hum the Happy Birthday song twice from beginning to end for twenty seconds of hand washing. Next, rinse your hands well again under clean running water. Finally, dry your hands using a clean towel. A paper towel is best. A moist cloth hand towel can be a good place for germs to flourish. If you use a cloth hand towel, wash the towel in hot water frequently.
If soap and water are not readily available an alcohol-based sanitizer can be substituted. It is recommended that the sanitizer contain at least 60% alcohol. Don’t use the sanitizer if your hands are visibly soiled as they are not effective. However, simple hand washing is the best way to reduce the percentage of germs and microbes on your hands. If you use bar soap, make sure it is in a holder that is self-draining. Bar soap that sits in a moist environment can cause germs to thrive. Clean the soap holder before you put out a new bar of soap.
Happy Hand Washing. Hope these tips help to keep you happy and healthy this flu and cold season!!