A modern Pleasant View skilled nursing care community is a few steps closer to becoming reality. The new location will be within The Commons development on east M-21. Groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled later this spring, with construction starting mid-summer.   Pleasant View will finance approximately 50 percent of construction costs through a county financing bond and with the anticipation of the project, Pleasant View has reserves for the remaining expenditures with an estimated cost of $23 million.

The new Pleasant View building will be approximately 103,000 square feet with 136 beds, the same number as the current 62-year-old current facility. There will be three separate neighborhoods: one for short-term rehabilitation, a second for memory and dementia care, and a third for long-term skilled nursing. The current facility has many rooms with three or four beds. Soon, 100 of the 136 beds will be private, and 36 will be in semi-private rooms.

“With a new building, the quality of life for our residents and the efficiency of operations will significantly improve. Our current facility is very outdated. Feasibility studies have shown it would not be in the best interests of our residents or staff to construct in our current location. Pleasant View has been saving money for a new building. The county board of commissioners graciously voted to underwrite the mortgage so we can make payments to them at a lower interest rate. All of this translates into less cost for the taxpayers and a fantastic new facility for our residents.”

Pleasant View has provided long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and memory and hospice care since 1953. (Courtesy Photo)

Modern Pleasant View was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by Karen Elford