Maple Knoll Village


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.



Maple Knoll Village and Cedar Village Joint Venture Brings Home Health and Hospice to the Community

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.

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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.



Threshold Singers of Cincinnati Visit Maple Knoll Residents

The Threshold Singers of Cincinnati, a group of singers dedicated to signing for those struggling with difficult life circumstances, have been sharing their talent with those in the community for years. This talented and caring group has now decided to add the residents in the skilled nursing unit at Maple Knoll Village, a continuing care retirement community in Springdale, to the roster of those they visit.

The talented group has been together for ten years, and focus primarily on singing for those going through an illness and those near death. This group of women has been directed by Faith Lester and Kathy Mahony for the past seven years.

The group has been visiting Maple Knoll for the past 3 months and visit every other week.

L,ester said “Maple Knoll is such a beautiful place and friendly atmosphere. To us, this outreach is our calling and we love sharing it here.”

Chaplain of Maple Knoll, Nancy Vilaboy said the residents love it. She shared a story of one resident who was hesitant until she heard singing in the next room, then asked for the singers to be sent to her room next. Now she never wants them to leave.

The Threshold Singers is a national group with smaller chapters, such as the Cincinnati chapter. Most songs are written by members.

If patients like to sing, the group will invite them to sing along.

The group encourages people to join the choir. Rehearsals are twice monthly. Interested singers can contact them by calling 513-260-5695 or by emailing kmahoney919@gmail.com.
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