Family member pays tribute to Maplewood staff for the care her mom received

We want each of you to know that we are so thankful to have had a “family” like you for the past almost nine years

Patricia Brown’s mother, Eva Brinklow, recently passed away at Maplewood, the long-term care residence in Brighton she had called home for eight years. Patricia says her mother enjoyed an excellent quality of life at Maplewood that was made possible by staff members, and she recently reached out to The OMNIway to ask us to help her pay tribute to her mother’s caregivers.

Dedicated to all of the staff at Maplewood: You made Mom’s final days so personal.

Each of you showed respect and tenderness. This must have been as emotional for you as it was with us. We want each of you to know that we are so thankful to have had a “family” like you for the past almost nine years.

If only everyone could be so lucky in their final years.

With sincere thanks . . . Eva Brinklow’s family (Pat, Bonnie, Cathie and Danny)


In June, Patricia spoke with The OMNIway as part of a series of stories with family members of residents living at OMNI Health Care long-term care homes.

She recalled the positive impression the Maplewood team made on her and her sister from the moment they walked inside for the first time while looking for a new home for their mother.

“When we walked into Maplewood, we could smell dinner cooking,” Patricia said. “There were people in the hallways – they weren’t in their rooms, they were walking around. … That was why we put Maplewood as No. 1 on our list.”

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