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: caregivers, healthcare, medicaid, older adults, Resident Life, Resources, retirement community | Tags: 5 Star Status, maple knoll village, Medicare and Medicaid, nursing home, Nursing Home Care, older adults, Skilled Nursing Cincinnati
Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, is pleased to announce they have been awarded a 5 Star Nursing Home Rating Status from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created a Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes. This system provides a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality much below average. According to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the rating is based off of health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
This prestigious honor was awarded to Maple Knoll Village in January 2017. Maple Knoll Village’s Skilled Nursing Pavilion, Bodmann Pavilion, 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. Innovative practices, such as Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds, have allowed Maple Knoll village to reach new levels of proactive nursing care to improve communication, nursing staff satisfaction and self-efficacy, resident satisfaction and improved care.
Tim McGowan, Executive Vice President of Operations for Maple Knoll Village, shared “Our Five Star Status is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our staff. It is an honor to have the exceptional care we provide for older adults in our community recognized with this coveted status.”
For more information on Maple Knoll Village or The 5 Star Nursing Home Rating please call 513.782.2423.
Filed under: child center, Cincinnati, intergenerational programs, Montessori, open house | Tags: Child Center, child center open house, children, intergenerational program, Maple Knoll, Montessori
The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center, located on the campus of Maple Knoll Village- a continuing care retirement community, is opening its doors for an open house event to showcase the unique offerings of a Montessori education.
The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center is a Montessori preprimary program for children 3 through 6 years of age with the options of a half day or full day, kindergarten, and extended day programs. This year the Child Center was named in the Top Ten Most Loved Preschools in Cincinnati by Hulafrog and received outstanding ratings from The Ohio Department of Job and Family services.
The Child Center was developed in 1977 as a part of the original plans of Maple Knoll Village to integrate the community on a generational basis to help provide a comfortable environment where persons of varied ages could be present together. The children at The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center have over 80 planned activities with residents in independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing each year.
The Maple Knoll Montessori Child Center will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 1 until 3 p.m. During this time you will be able to meet and talk with the staff and parents, tour the beautiful open Montessori environment and stroll through the Children’s Garden natural outdoor play space
The Center is located at 11070 Springfield Pike in Springdale within the Maple Knoll Village continuing care retirement community. Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 year. For more information on the Center or the Open House please call 513.782.2498.
Filed under: caregivers, Cincinnati, healthcare, intergenerational programs, medicaid, older adults, radio station, Resident Life, Resources, retirement community, Senior Center | Tags: CEU, Cincinnati, cincinnati medicare fraud prevention, consumer prevention, fraud forum, Maple Knoll, medicare fraud, Older Adult, Older adults in cincinnati, seniors
The 2017 Medicare Fraud Prevention and Consumer Protection Forum will take place at The Maple Knoll Village Auditorium, 11100 Springfield Pike on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4-6:30pm. This event will feature an audience participation panel discussion at 5pm for seniors and families to learn more about Medicare and Medicaid fraud issues, identity theft and senior scams. Experts will be on hand from Office of the Ohio Attorney General, the Ohio Department of Insurance (OSHIIP), Social Security Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Office of The Inspector General and Pro Seniors among others. The panel discussion will be recorded by WMKV Public Radio (89.3FM) for later airing on WMKV 89.3FM and WLHS 89.9FM and as a public service on-line at http://www.wmkvfm.org. Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio, Caregiver Assistance Network, and WMKV have all partnered with Pro Seniors in the event.
Continuing Education Units will be offered for counselors and social workers who attend. Registration for CEUs is required by March 24th. You can register online at http://www.proseniors.org
There will also be a an information area with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), Pro Seniors, the Better Business Bureau plus numerous other sponsors including Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. a non-profit, continuum of services provider dedicated to supporting older adults in living life the way they want to in retirement. This is an important and informative event for seniors, family members, and caregivers who want to be informed. There is ample free parking on site and the 4-6:30pm time allows caregivers, seniors, and care professionals to attend.
The event offers an opportunity for face-to-face meetings with representatives of the agencies that help battle consumer and Medicare fraud, and to browse resources and vendors at the same time. A goal is to help people maintain their identity, integrity, and to help seniors and families preserve their net worth by avoiding scams and fraud. A complementary light supper is also provided. The entire event is free and open to the public.
For additional information please call 513.458.5515 or visit http://www.wmkvfm.org.
WMKV is an independent public radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio and the only station in the country owned by a continuous care retirement community (CCRC), Maple Knoll Village, and serves as a mission-oriented feature of parent Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. The station has carved a niche as a local broadcast and worldwide-streaming audio leader for nostalgia including music (now oldies, standards, and big bands), classic radio comedy and drama, and information programs. The station can be heard at 89.3FM and 89.9FM WLHS and streams its programs worldwide 24/7 at http://www.wmkvfm.org.
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.