Just over a year after its official launch, Maplewood Senior Living’s home care division is disbanding.
Specifically, the Westport, Connecticut-based senior housing provider is shutting down its Maplewood at Home division over the next two months, The News-Times reported.
Maplewood Senior Living had not responded to Senior Housing News’ request for comment as of press time.
Maplewood at Home was launched in Connecticut in March, 2017, to create a new source of referrals for Maplewood Senior Living, CEO Gregory Smith told Senior Housing News last year.
Launching the private duty home care division cost Maplewood between $300,000 and $400,000, Executive Vice President of Operations Shane Herlet added. Maplewood planned to recover the costs within 16 months.
Last year, company leaders considered opening the home care division a “natural progression” for the senior housing provider. Now, Maplewood has decided to refocus on senior housing communities.
“With the expansive growth expected for Maplewood Senior Living, including several brand new communities coming online in 2019, we have decided to focus all efforts on our core business of providing assisted living and memory care to residents living in our senior living residences,” Smith told The News-Times. “Consequently, we will be phasing out Maplewood at Home.”
Maplewood currently manages 13 senior housing communities in Connecticut, Ohio and Massachusetts. Within approximately five years, the provider hopes to roll out at least 10 communities as part of its luxury, urban Inspīr brand; within approximately 10 years, it hopes to roll out between 20 and 40 Inspīr buildings.
Inspīr Manhattan, Maplewood’s $270 million project that is being built at the corner of 93rd Street and 2nd Avenue in New York City, is scheduled to open in 2019.
Written by Mary Kate Nelson