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New Year, New Additions

2022 was a year for much demolition and new beginnings at Pleasantview. Over the last year, Pleasantview’s campus has changed greatly as the anticipation of new programs and new additions has been long building.

2023 will be the year of new beginnings and much celebration as the new additions begin to open. The first addition expected to open is the new stand-alone Friendship/Community Center. The Friendship
Center has many amenities, including a full-service kitchen which will eventually provide senior dining to the community; a wellness room; and a gathering space for 100 people with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology for presentations and performances. This will primarily be used for independent living activities, but Pleasantview invites the community to utilize the space as well.

In June, Pleasantview will welcome new residents into the fully renovated “Old Glory” (the original Pleasantview building). 28 assisted living apartments are currently fully framed and ready to be drywalled. The assisted living will offer studio and one-bedroom apartments with sizes ranging from 410-680 square feet. Assisted living is a wonderful home for those who wish to stay independent but like the idea of having access to assistance should they need it.

Shortly after the opening of assisted living, Pleasantview will open their long-awaited memory care facility. This will be a secured designated space for individuals who suffer with dementia illnesses. The memory care space, formally licensed as a Chronic Confusion and Dementia Illness unit (CCDI), will have 16 rooms and a secured courtyard. The idea of this space is for the residents to be able to live safely in their moment. Pleasantview’s staff will have extensive dementia training to be able to provide high quality care for those individuals. Currently, the memory care unit is fully constructed, enclosed, and framed. Plumbing and electrical work is taking place so drywall can begin shortly.

Pleasantview’s building and renovation project also includes a maintenance shop, the relocation of the main kitchen and dining room to be more centrally located, a bistro for all residents, visitors and staff to enjoy, the addition of six Medicare Suites to help facilitate skilled nursing/rehabilitation stays, and the old Friendship Center being remodeled into physical therapy rehab space. The entire project is projected to be complete in the Summer of 2024.

Pleasantview is eager to invite the community to join in the grand opening celebrations for all new areas, as well as preview events of the assisted living and memory care. Updates are available on Facebook (Pleasantview-Kalona, IA) or at www.PVKalona.com. For more information on the project or questions about their assisted living and memory care waiting lists, please contact Marketing Director, Mikayla Fisher, at mfisher@pvkalona.com or 319-656-2421.

Pleasantview looks forward to serving more individuals in 2023!

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