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Affiliation with the University of Cincinnati

A formal collaboration with The University of Cincinnati has brought intergenerational relationships, opportunities to age in place, telehealth services, and more to our community. When combined with renovated living accommodations and a full calendar of social, educational, and recreational events, this affiliation allows Maple Knoll Village to be at the forefront of care in the community as we continue to provide premier senior living services.

Since 2012, Maple Knoll Communities has helped prepare a manuscript for tomorrow’s leaders through a formal affiliation with The University of Cincinnati.  This affiliation has provided the next generation with hands-on experience that is beneficial to both residents and the students.  In addition to intergenerational relationships, opportunities to age in place and telehealth services, this collaboration became the testing ground for innovative student projects aimed at detecting falls, preventing medication errors and making life easier for an aging population. 

The affiliation allows engineering, nursing and medical students to pursue innovative research in areas that directly affect older adults and healthcare as a whole.  Together, these two generations can make a lasting impact by embracing technology and creative, quality programming throughout our community.  To date, over 3,500 students and 750 residents have been positively impacted by the partnership. 

Affiliation Vision Statement:

We will shape the future of healthcare and promote the best lifestyle possible for older adults.

Affiliation Mission Statement:

Create a nationally recognized interdisciplinary learning partnerships for students, faculty, practitioners, employees, and researchers that strives to enhance the quality of care and services for older adults. We will further the missions of the University of Cincinnati and Maple Knoll Communities by fostering a sustainable program of innovation, research, and practice.

This unique partnership has the potential to:

  • Facilitate interprofessional faculty and student innovation to create new technology, products, and systems. Involve consumers in systems and technology development to ensure person-centered approaches
  • Reduce the cost of aging in place by creating more cost effective systems that are affordable to older adults
  • Substantially improve the quality of life at home for caregivers and older adults
  • Provide interprofessional, evidence-based education on assisting older adults while leveraging technology for health monitoring and assistance
  • Provide access to expert care from any location
  • Lower Hospital readmission rates
  • Allow for hands on education, interviews and practice with students and residents
  • Create opportunities for established businesses to test products that have the potential to improve quality of life and maintain independence
  • Create a national “Home Stabilization” call system that will generate 100s of jobs for Ohioans

For more information on the Maple Knoll Village and University of Cincinnati Collaboration, please call 513.782.2423.