Maple Knoll Village


Survey Says: Deficient Free!

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.



Maple Knoll Home Health Care Celebrates 4 Stars with Community Open House

Maple Knoll Home Health Care, owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities Inc.home health2 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.



Health Tips from your Maple Knoll Home Health Nurse

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!!



Sellers Needed For The Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale

Dust off unused items and clean out your closets, the eighth annual Maple Knoll Village Monster Rummage Sale is looking for sellers! The sale will be held on Saturday, April 30th, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This sale is open to the public with free admission and credit cards are accepted!
There is no cost to be a seller and you do not need to be present the day of. You simply pick up a sellers packet and drop off your gently used items the week of the sale. Items will be priced and ticketed by the seller, with 40% of the price donated to the Maple Knoll Future Care Fund, a benevolent care program helping residents in need, and 60% going back to the seller.

Clothing will not be accepted, but electronics, art work, jewelry, shoes, outerwear, artwork, antiques, accessories, furniture, housewares, toys, books and more can be sold.

New this year, unsold items will not be returned to the seller. All unsold items will be donated to St. Vincent DePaul. Please plan accordingly. Price your items to sell and only submit items that you are comfortable not getting back.

For questions on attending this sale or to sign up as a seller today, please call The Maple Knoll Development Department at 513.782.8629. We hope to see you there!



Maple Knoll Village Hosting Community Holiday Bazaar

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 13th from 10am to 4pm and Saturday, November 14th 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,

Last year's sale was a success!

Last year’s sale was a success!

split the pot, scratch offs, employee vendor booths, and even a vintage venue. All of these will be back again this year.

For those also interested in learning more about Maple Knoll Village, campus wide tours will be offered on Friday, November 13th from 1-3pm. Newly renovated and customized villas and apartments will be available to be shown.

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.



Sycamore Senior Center partners with Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition for Arts and Wellness Day

The Sycamore Senior Center, located in Blue Ash, is dedicated to stimulating the minds of members, staff and guests. One way they are able to do so is through a friendship with The Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition which allows Sycamore to be the site for a fun filled Art Day.

Instructor Amy Dennison will lead those in attendance in a full day of activities which include: Upcycled Instrument Making, Instrument Petting Zoo with CCM, New Horizons Orchestra members, Bhutanese/Nepali Teen Dance Group,Sycamore Senior Center Choir performance and HealthRHYTHMS.

Upcycled Instruments is a particularly interesting program and Amy has been creating instruments out of trash for over 30 years. The process is great for the environment, while encouraging creativity and critical thinking, hallmarks of the 21st century learning framework. Make a rainstick, frame or ocean drum! Build some simple shakers and a wind instrument. You’ll have your own band, or if you lead drum circles, a great addition to your instrument collection!

It is guaranteed to be a fun-filled day to enjoy with friends and family of all ages. Learn a few dance moves from Bhutanese/Nepali dancers, and join in singing with the Sycamore older adult choir. Reservations are required. Lunch will be available for a donation of $3. If you wish to make a frame or ocean drum, or rainstick, please indicate which one in your reservation. Cost to make a drum or rainstick is $5 per instrument. Other instruments are no charge. Payment is due at the workshop.

The event will take place on November 14th, 2015 from 10:30am-3:00pm at the Sycamore Senior Center located at 4455 Carver Woods Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242. For more information or to reserve your spot today please call 513.315.7393 or email arlenedesilva@gmail.com.

Sycamore Senior Center was able to be a part of this program thanks to a partnership with the Cincinnati Music & Wellness Coalition. The coalition is the first community-wide recreational music making coalition in the US. The mission of the coalition is to promote a culture of wellness through evidence-based recreational music making.

Sycamore Senior Center is owned and operated by Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider is dedicated to supporting older adults so they can live happy, healthy and active lives in order to live life the way they want to in retirement. Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. also includes the exceptional retirement communities of Maple Knoll Village and the Knolls of Oxford, three affordable HUD Senior Living Residences, Maple Knoll Home Health Services, WMKV 89.3 & 89.9 FM Radio Station, a Montessori Child Center, and the Hemsworth Wellness Center.arts day



WMKV Radio brings Harry James Orchestra to Music Hall Ballroom

On Tuesday, October 13, from 7-10:00 p.m., the legendary Harry James Orchestra will fill historic Music Hall Ballroom with music from the swing era and beyond. The Harry James Orchestra, led by Fred Radke, performs a one-night only dance and concert as part of WMKV Public Radio’s 20th Anniversary celebration. The three-hour dance and concert will benefit public radio WMKV 89.3FM which is simulcast on 89.9FM WLHS. Tickets are $30 ($35 day of show) and can be purchased at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall Ticket Offices, by calling (513)621-2787, or online at http://www.cincinnatiarts.org. Discount parking for $3.00 is also available.

“The Harry James Orchestra is known for being one of the best swing dance bands on tour,” says WMKV station director George Zahn. “Dancers of all ages fill the floor at their concerts, and we plan on Cincinnati’s dancers showing up in force and filling Music Hall Ballroom’s 22,000 square-foot dance floor.”

The Harry James Orchestra is led by trumpeter Fred Radke. A conductor, composer, arranger and recording artist with his own Swingin’ Big Band, Radke played lead trumpet under Harry James himself, a “dream come true” for the then young musician. In 1989, six years after James’ death, the Harry James Estate and Columbia Artists asked Radke to lead the Harry James Orchestra for a 50th anniversary concert. He has been leading the orchestra ever since.

In the words of Harry James, “Band leaders must be like automobile manufacturers before the war. They must be bringing out new models all the time. We have to vary our programs, playing sweet numbers and jump numbers, and we have to play them different ways.” This philosophy still drives today’s Harry James Orchestra, which tours throughout the United States and Canada. Radke also produced and recorded classic Harry James Orchestra hits in a four-volume set entitled Reminiscing, featuring Radke and his Swingin’ Big Band.

The Harry James Orchestra concert for WMKV 89.3FM Public Radio is made possible by the support of Mercedes Benz of Ft. Mitchell, MyMedicareQuestion.com and ArtsWave.



Maple Knoll Home Health Care receives 4 stars with National Home Health Ranking System

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. This is an unusually outstanding accomplishment on the part of the administration and staff. The achievement is made possible by the daily commitment and dedication of an exceptional staff.

The rating for our Home health agency is based on the reported oasis and claims data to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services which is compiled for the purpose of Medicare’s Home Health Compare for consumer access on the internet. The Quality of Patient Care Star Rating and Patient Survey Star Ratings are both considered when giving an overall ranking. The ranking methodology is based upon: timely initiation of care, drug education on all medications provided to patient/caregiver, influenza immunization received for current flu season, improvement in ambulation, improvement in bed transferring, improvement in bathing, improvement in pain interfering with activity, improvement in shortness of breath and lastly, acute care hospitalization.

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 assist anyone 18 and older who qualify. 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 Prhome health2e counties.

For more information on Maple Knoll Home Health’s 4 Star ranking please call 513.782.2546.




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