166 Mt Pleasant Road, Newtown, CT 06470
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Maplewood at Newtown has been the perfect place for my aunt. It is not so large that she would get lost or become just a numbered resident. It is not so small that she would become bored. My knowledge of Maplewood at Newtown has derived from what I have seen for the last 7 years and from stories. Maplewood at Newtown has made great efforts to keep the environment updated and comfortable. It is a bright clean facility that to our families account is "nicer than a 4 star hotel", the only thing missing is a pool! There is an outdoor garden for gardeners, a movie theatre, a small store to buy any needed sundries, a pub, and a lovely courtyard with colorful plantings. To my recollection, within the past 7 years the carpet has been switched out twice. The wallpapering and painting redone once, and the artwork moved and changed to create a new, interesting space. The HVAC has been updated. Maplewood at Newtown staff has worked hard to keep everyone happy. Offering meetings for residents to hear requests on anything from food to trips to activities. The staff has worked to create a friendly environment in the dining room by taking seating requests - switching out table sizes to accomodate those requests and honoring birthdays with flowers and balloons. Food choices can be made from the daily menu of locally sourced foods to almost anything a resident could dream up off menu, including special dietary needs being accomodated. Activities are numerous - although my Aunt says that there is never enough BINGO!! - which is played at least once a week or more. The best part of Maplewood at Newtown is the staff. The most caring and accomodating staff you can find is at Maplewood at Newtown. Every nurse has for the last seven years has been kind, communicative and skilled. They have always had an open-door for any questions or concerns that myself or my aunt have had. They had assisted my aunt through her life journey at Maplewood which has included several of the expected illnesses that the general population contracts with ease and success. The receptionists make it a point to know names of not only residents but every family member so that as they enter the building they are greeted by name. [Name removed] has made it her job to not only know my whole family and their names, but also what they do and has taken it upon herself to provide residents with change/dollar bill requests. She has been a treasure. The aides at Maplewood at Newtown work hard to facilitate ease of living and seem to always slip in and out unobtrusively when needed. My aunt has been in residence for at least three executive directors and four activity directors each of which have worked hard and been successful to meet the needs of the residents and their families. They are easily accessible and work with positivity and care. I have always witnessed a smile and an ackowledgement by name. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the custodians as well as the former head custodian, now excutive, [Name removed] who not onlys keep the facility comfortable, but clean, bright and running smoothly from puttting up chairs for a music venue weekly to assisting residents with looking for an earring that may have fallen into their personal lounge chair! Religious services are held on site for those that wish to partake for both Catholics and Jews with celebrations throughout the year to meet every resident custom. Circle groups facilitated for bereavement have been done with care and have been a blessing to both the residents and their families. The past couple of months has really challenged the staff at residents at Maplewood at Newtown - as it has to the rest of the world - with Corona Virus. The executives and nursing staff at Maplewood of Newtown were early in making the decision to quarantine, disinfect, mask and change the daily routines of the staff and residents. As a result the families have been quite fortunate to rest easy knowing that their loved ones have been cared for with catered dining brought to each quarantined resident, activities rearranged to accomodate social distancing measured, and the use of technology to keep everyone connected with the outside world. Staff has gone above and beyond to successfully distract and care for residents during their now 2 1/2 month quarantine going so far as to cut hair, provide zoom meetings, and create a tv channel for all residents to view. As a result, the Maplewood at Newtown residents and their families have been so very fortunate to not have to endure what has occurred at many other assisted living facilities throughout the northeast. The families have always been updated on when Covid finally did make its way into the community as well as any number of residents that contracted the virus. At the present time, I can share that Maplewood of Newtown escaped the horror that occurred in nearby facilities due to the diligence, expertise, care, and attention to all that could potentially occur with their population recognizing early on the potential threat and creating and implementing mitigating policies. My family and I are most thankful for the work done at Maplewood at Newtown. Sure, there have been speedbumps along the way, like not enough BINGO! or the apartment being too hot or too cold, or some laundry getting lost, or the response of an aide to a call button not timely enough, but for the most part Maplewood at Newtown has been a most wonderful place for my Aunt to live and be cared for and if asked, I know that she would say the same.
Response from Maplewood at NewtownSeptember 23, 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words about Maplewood at Newtown. It is our honor to care for aunt and we are so glad to hear that she is loving her home at Maplewood. Your endorsement is validation that we are providing the care we strive to have for all of our residents and their families.
My parents chose to spend their remaining years at Maplewood at Newtown. They never regretted it. The facility itself is beautiful - modern, clean and comfortable. But what makes Maplewood exceptional are the staff, who often feel more like extended family. Whether a resident is fully independent, or in need of extensive oversight, their needs are equally well met. The staff are compassionate and attentive. Medical care from the nurses is excellent. There are a multitude of activities across a wide spectrum to keep the residents engaged – lectures, art classes, live musicians, fitness classes, to name a few. I have no hesitations in recommending Maplewood to my friends and family.Reviewed on SeniorAdvisor.com
Agree with this review: This place is understaffed at all levels and the staff talks openly about it. The aides, nurses, dining staff and the activities staff are very friendly and call all the residents by name. The management is terrible and does not adequately address concerns. If there is a concern, one has to go thru hoops to address,; and then when addressed, it goes back to "same old" . Pretty is as pretty does - this place does not do pretty!! Go elsewhere.Reviewed on A Place For Mom
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