Maple Knoll Village


February Heart Health
February 7, 2018, 10:39 pm
Filed under: active aging, caregivers, healthcare, healthy heart, heart disease, Resources, wellness

February is not only the month for Valentine’s- it’s also American Heart Month! Many of us, here at Maple Knoll Village, take care of residents with cardiac issues every day. Perhaps we have cardiac issues of our own.

But did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women?! The CDC lists the following statistics on its website:

  • Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack.
  • 600,000 people die from heart disease each year.

Cardiovascular disease costs the United States $312.6 billion each year including the cost of health care services, medications and lost productivity in the work place. The good news is this: heart disease is not only controllable but also preventable!

What can you do to improve your heart health?

  1. Watch your portion sizes. Example- a serving of pasta should be the size of a deck of cards.
  2. Select whole grains like whole wheat bread; brown rice, high fiber cereal or Oatmeal.
  3. Limit unhealthy fats and cholesterol using skim milk; olive oil, canola oil; and by limiting saturated and trans fats in diet.
  4. Choose low fat protein sources: lean meats, poultry; egg whites or egg substitutes are good!
  5. Plan ahead- you will do much better with your overall diet if you plan meals out ahead of time versus making decisions at the last minute.

Following these tips is one step towards a healthier heart!

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Maple Knoll Village Opens Newly Renovated Health Care Center

Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, opened a newly renovated Health Care Center to better serve older adults in the community.

The Maple Knoll Village Health Center, which provides health care services to residents, has been in operation since 1977. It was created to provide onsite medical services to our residents as well as allow access to health care specialists. While Maple Knoll Communities has undergone vast transformation in its long history, the commitment to provide state-of-the-art care through their services and caring staff has remained constant. They began to see that there was a real need to update the clinic from its original 1970s plans to a newly renovated area that could better serve more than 700 residents living at Maple Knoll Village.

Maple Knoll residents were in need of a more professional and comfortable waiting area as well as larger examination rooms with modern equipment and accessible furniture. Physicians were in dire need of increased working space and more functional training space for the University of Cincinnati students and fellows. Overall, Maple Knoll residents needed to have enhanced access to the University of Cincinnati health services and staff in the clinical area.

Renovations allowed for them to expand exam rooms and integrate electronic charting area, accessible exam tables, a hospitality station, creating handicap accessible restrooms, new training and conference spaces and more. The renovation also includes new aesthetic features throughout.

One thing that has remained consistent over the years is the existence of top notch physicians and caregivers on the campus. The University of Cincinnati Physicians have been present at Maple Knoll for more than 30 years serving residents in numerous capacities. This team was led by Dr. Gregg Warshaw, an internationally recognized physician of gerontology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. Recognized by Cincinnati Magazine as one of the best 300 physicians in Cincinnati, Warshaw was an important partner of the Maple Knoll family from 1985 until his retirement in 2014. Through the Geriatric Fellowship program at the University of Cincinnati, his team of professionals is on site five days a week to ensure the best quality of care for our residents.

The naming of The Gregg Warshaw, M.D. Health Center is a fitting tribute to a man who has played such an important part in the history of gerontology for the past 30 years. He is a tremendous example of giving back to the community with unparalleled levels of care and dedication.
More than 140 attendees were in attendance to help mark an exciting new era of health care for the facility and celebrate the generosity of those that made the renovation possible.
For more information on Maple Knoll Village, call 513.782.2423 or visit http://www.mapleknoll.org.



Maple Knoll Village Hosts Unique Forum

This past Saturday, Maple Knoll Village hosted the Alzheimer’s Association African-American Caregiver Forum! The event featured an expert panel discussion addressing caregiving issues and provided helpful resources that are available to alleviate the stress on a caregiver. The 140 individuals in attendance had an interactive conversation about caregiving and shared their own very helpful tips with one another.  Did you know,  in 2016, 15.9 million family and friends provided 18.2 billion hours of unpaid assistance to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, a contribution to the nation valued at $230.1 billion!



Maple Knoll Village Earns Five Star Nursing Home Rating

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.



2017 Consumer Fraud Forum at Maple Knoll Village Provides Access to Experts In The Field

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.



Maple Knoll Village Completes a Deficiency Free State Survey

bodmann pavilionOne 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.



Maple Knoll Outreach Services for Seniors, Let’s Do Lunch: Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

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.

A Maple Knoll Outreach Services volunteer delivers a meal to a client.

A Maple Knoll Outreach Services volunteer delivers a meal to a client.