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Maplewood at Orange: Senior Living Community Provides Superior Assisted Living and Memory Care Services

Maplewood at Orange joined the Maplewood Senior Living portfolio in 2011. Located minutes from world-class medical centers, including Yale-New Haven Hospital and Saint Raphael Campus the community is very much immersed in the local area. Today, Maplewood at Orange serves up an upscale experience in a tight-knit community. Residents enjoyed locally grown produce, a long-tenured expert care team, and a full range of support which includes Vistas™ assisted living and two types of memory care, Tides™, and Currents™.

The Vistas™ assisted living care has a personalized plan and the details of daily living are thoughtfully managed, making every activity and moment easier to enjoy. Tides™ and Currents™ provide two distinct, evidence-based memory care programs with highly trained associates. Tides™ delivers person-centered support, including appropriate cueing and reminders to help residents remain independent to experience the joys of life. The Currents™ program is for residents with moderate to advanced-stage memory impairment. Our secure, comfortable environment with enriching programs allows residents to thrive while remaining safe.

The Currents ™ program worked perfectly for Rita who moved her husband Bob to Maplewood at Orange. She felt it was necessary to ensure his care met his needs on a daily business and alleviate her own worries for the future.  

“Just over a year ago, I moved my husband Bob into Currents™. It was almost six years ago when I started to see subtle changes in him. He’d have moments where he’d forget who I was or where we were and his anxiety over small things increased. After many falls and trips to the hospital, we confirmed he had Alzheimer’s. We downsized into a condo but the disease affected his walking – he shuffled and tripped a lot and getting out of bed was very difficult. He was angry when I had to bathe him. The pandemic compounded everything and my children insisted I move him as it was affecting my health.

Maplewood stood out for me because I witnessed the care team hugging the residents just like family. I knew Bob would be well taken care of. I go there three times a week or more to visit him, join in the programming and attend the monthly Alzheimer’s support group. The support I receive from the community is vital for my peace of mind – knowing he is being taken care of when I go home reduces my anxiety.” Rita, for her husband, Bob

In March, the community celebrated their chef Walter Parks, Jr. who won first place in the seafood category with an exceptionally rare perfect score at the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA) Chef Challenge. He was joined by three other Maplewood chefs who also won top awards in their categories. The challenge, which recognizes excellence in senior living culinary experiences, also marks Maplewood Senior Living’s eighth consecutive year that one of its chefs has won.

Mr. Parks’ winning dish at Maplewood at Orange was cast iron seared diver sea scallops on a bed of applewood, smoked bacon, sautéed leaks, and potatoes topped with porcini mushrooms, asparagus tips, and white wine truffle butter. “This dish with something that came together organically as a result of the competition’s time constraints,” said Mr. Parks. “I love to cook seafood and have asked the residents for feedback about what they would like to see on the menu and that’s almost universally one of their favorite food requests. This recipe is something that I can now share with our community at Maplewood at Orange. I’ve been here for a little over a year and have loved every minute and look forward to many more years.”

If you have a family member or loved one that needs assisted living or memory care support, consider Maplewood at Orange. Discover for yourself what makes living here so special. Book at personalized tour with us today.

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