Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! Our residents had a delicious turkey dinner with all the traditional fixings. Family members that chose to share a Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones could also eat for free! Our hardworking staff  were able to enjoy a delicious meal.In this wonderful country we have so much to be thankful for.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Annual Holiday Bazzar

Many of you are familiar with our annual Holiday Bazaar that is held to assist our residents with their holiday shopping. We want our residents to continue to experience the thrills of holiday shopping for their family members and community friends. Members of our activity staff st-up a "Mini-Mall" complete with gifts for all ages, personal shoppers and unique gift wrapping services. Coffee and snacks are served in the food court for a true mall experience. You can help add to the enjoyment of the event by donating items such as hats, gloves, sweaters,socks, jewelry ect.  Share your treasures and make a meaningful holiday season for our residents. Bring all donated items to our activity staff by December 2nd, 2011. Any questions please contact Joan Teresi, Activities Director at 440-887-4236. Thanks for making the holiday special for our residents.

Save the date

A reminder that November 11th is Veterans Day. At 2 o'clock we will have a veterans pinning ceremony at Pleasantview Care Center. Don't forget to tell those men and women that served our country how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice. At Legacy Place Parma we will have a Veterans Bake Sale on November 9th in our lobby. The delicious bakery is made by our staff and anyone that has tasted their goodies knows what great bakers they are! See you then.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Special Invitation

Legacy Place Parma invites you to attend a workshop presented by Annuity and Estate Planning Concepts, LLC who will discuss the following topics:
  • How to reduce or eliminate taxes on your social security
  • How to invest without market risk
  • 3 ways you can pass your IRA to your family
  • How to protect your assets from Medicaid spend down
  • 5 important legal documents everyone should have
  • How you might qualify for veterans benefits


When: November 29, 2011 at six o'clock PM
Where: Legacy Place Parma
             7377 Ridge Road
             Parma Ohio

PLEASE NOTE: that these presentations are always full. Seating is limited and reservations will be on a "first come first served" basis




Friday, October 14, 2011

Intergenerational program

It is that time of year again. Our children have returned to school, gardens are winding down and we begin to move forward to our winter schedules "Friday  Night Football" is back in session. We start cooking favorite comfort foods and think about getting wood for the fireplace. It is not winter yet but the rituals have begun.
When we see the yellow school bus traveling down local streets we know that it is time to begin planning our intergeneral program with the Parma City School District. Intergenerational programs have been a part of our resident activities for many years.
Intergenerational programs are designed to bring together elderly residents living in our nursing home with children in our local schools to learn more about each other and gain insight into the values and lifestyles of each generation.
Pleasantview Care Center has partnered with the Pleasantview Elementary School located down the road on Malibu. For the past three years we have adopted two second grade classes at the school. Each month planned activities are scheduled to promote learning, compassion, sharing and understanding. It is heartwarming to know that such young children can remember our residents and treat them with such engaging enthusiasm at each visit.
Students in the Nursing Assistant Program at Normandy High School  have completed part of their clinical training here at Pleasantview. This has been a beneficial educational opportunity for the students and an enhancement of quality services for our residents.
Also, located at Normandy High School is the "Sword and Shield" Restaurant. This is a wonderful place for our residents to go for an "out to lunch" outing at a reasonable cost. In addition, cosmetology services are available for a fee and are made available to our residents.
Our residents enjoy these interactions with the students of the Parma Schools and the students feel the same about our residents!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

employee profile

My name is Carol Bialoskurski and I have been with Pleasantview Care Center/Legacy Place Parma for four years now. My current title is "Resident Services Coordinator" I have many functions here at Legacy Place assisted living. Some of my duties include touring prospective residents and their family, admissions,activities and general liason between families, residents and staff. There are many aspects of my job that I especially enjoy.I really enjoy interacting with the residents--they are like family to me. Also I like the fact that it is a fun atmosphere with many activites and social events . The staff here is great. They are very dedicated and caring.It is nice to work in a place where your co-workers are your friends as well. Being an animal lover it is wonderful to work in a place that is animal friendly. Some of our residents even have their own pets here and I enjoy helping them care for their pet. All in all it is a very gratifying experience to come to work each day.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pleasantview activities

The Cleveland Zoo
We have a variety of fun activities for our residents to enjoy. We have outings on our special bus that can accommodate wheelchairs.. Among the destinations  we have been this month are favorite restaurants, scenic rides. a picnic at Huntington Beach in Bay Village, the zoo, and shopping trips. On Mondays we do free manicures which is always popular.Exercise is also something our residents enjoy daily. We have entertainment several times each month, Elvis especially is a favorite There are weekly church services on Sundays. Celebrating every holiday is something  both the residents and staff enjoy..Of course there is the usual  bingo, table games, arts and crafts and much much more. Stop in for a tour and see our activity calender.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

safety for older adults

As people age there is often concern about safety.  Here are some tips that might be helpful.

 (1) Before a crises occurs talk to the older adult about his or her hopes and fears about aging. Discuss the various levels of care available should a person need assistance such as assisted living, moving in with a child or hiring in home care. 
 (2) Get outside help if needed. A family conference or several conferences gives everyone a chance to share their ideas and worries and develop a plan.

 (3) Put the paperwork in place.  Important documents  should be completed before memory or health problems becomes an issue.Paperwork such as Advanced directives which  include a  Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare. They specify  what the older person's wishes are regarding end of life decisions and whom the older adult would like to have as  a spokesperson in the event the elderly person can no longer speak for himself.

 (4) Rule out any physical  reasons. Schedule an appointment with the person's primary care provider or geriatric specialist to have an examination. If the examination rules out any medical conditions consider consulting a social worker or agency that specializes in working with the elderly.

 (5) See for yourself how the person is living. People with memory or judgement problems may not be aware that they are, in fact, having problems.  Check for things such as is the person taking medications as prescribed?  Is the  food in the refigerator outdated ?  Is the person eating nutritous meals?

(6) Be aware of who is helping . It might be a kindly neighbor, a former caregiver, or a family member. However there are individuals who give the appearance of establishing a caring relationship with the older adult to exploit them The predator may gradually assume complete control over an elderly person's life, including bank accounts and legal documents such as Power of Attorney. The older adult actually may begin to see these predators as their protectors, and may even turn against their own family members. Situations like this can sometimes require contacting Adult Protective Services.

 (7) Do what is right. Intervening on an older person's behalf can be difficult. However, when an older person's judgement is impaired you must intervene to ensure safety even without his or her blessing. If you care about them you need to keep them safe and it is best to do it before the situation becomes urgent.

Legacy Place activities

Having a great time at the ballpark
Our residents love the variety of activities available at Legacy Place.We have some form of entertainment each week such as singers, sing alongs, dancers etc.We also have exercise programs every day after breakfast and our residents love it. Every week our bus takes our residents on a shopping trip, or to a favorite restaurant, or to watch the Indians play, or on a scienic ride. Of course there are the usual activities of bingo , movies, tabletop bowling ,yoga, arts and crafts and much more.  People can be as active as they desire. We also have  rosary and communion each week . Come in for a tour and see all we have to offer.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Veterans Benefits

Many people are unaware that war time veterans or the surviving spouse of a veteran in need of assisted living may be entitled to a significant monthly income, ranging from $1,056 to $1,949 a month from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 For more information contact Veterans Financial, Inc. at 1-800-835-1541


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Save the date

Tuesday October 4th 2011 we will have a free CEU program  for Physical therapists, Occupational therapists, COTA's and PTA's titled Everything You And Your Residents Want to Know About Advances in Prosthetics and  Orthotics sponsored by Leimkuehler Inc. 1 CEU

                         Time: 4:30  a delicious dinner
                                   5:00 Presentation/speaker
Reservations are require. Please RSVP to Sharon Bournigal at 440-887-4204


Welcome to our Pleasantview blog We will be using this blog to keep you updated and informed.

I also want to remind you should someone be in the hospital unexpectedly and require skilled nursing or rehabilitation services YOU, the patient or family, make the decision about your after hospital care. Inform your hospital social worker or discharge planner of YOUR CHOICE

Monday, July 25, 2011

Welcome to Legacy Place Parma!

Legacy Place is located in Parma Ohio, close to shopping, restaurants, businesses, hospitals and all of the cultural amenities the greater Cleveland area has to offer. Our many services and caring staff make Legacy Place the perfect choice for seniors who are no longer comfortable living on their own yet don't require 24-hour medical supervision.

Services and Amenities

  • Large comfortable suites. Our residents love our extra large suites with plenty of room for their favorite furniture and belongings from home.
  • Specialized medical care and personal assistance. Legacy Place provides a wide choice of medical and personal assistance options including on-site rehabilitation services.
  • Veterans assistance. Legacy Place provides free assistance with Veteran Administration applications.
  • Dedicated, memory support neighborhood. Legacy Place Parma has recently added 10 dedicated apartments to our Alzheimers and dementia unit. Our goal is to provide the loving care and structure our memory impaired residents need to reach their maximum potential.
  • Respite care. A week or a month - Legacy Place provides the perfect, temporary, home away from home for your loved one.
  • Short term stays. For those who need a short term stay while recovering from an illness or surgery, but no longer require skilled nursing care,  our comfortable, fully furnished suites allow you to focus on getting well without having to worry about life's everyday hassles.
  • Three, delicious, home cooked meals a day. Need a snack or a special diet? Snacks are available  and  our magic kitchen crew can make even the most limited diet yummy and delicious. Laundry and housekeeping services included.
  • Group activity. A trip to the mall, lunch at Olive Garden, a visit to the Botanical Gardens - our comfortable wheel chair equipped van makes it easy for our residents to get where they want to go.
  • Scheduled doctor appointments.
  • Haircuts, dental appointments, eye tests, podiatrist,  manicures? No need to go out into the cold - you can have it all done right here at Legacy Place.
  • Pets are welcome. We welcome pets - we're also careful to make sure they don't impose on the wishes of others.

Welcome to Pleasantview Care Center!

There are times when a long term living arrangement is needed to assure the safety, security and health of the individual. Our comfortable home makes this peace of mind possible for families and their loved ones. At Pleasantview, our goal is to return our residents to their homes - or to the best independent living option based on their needs.
Pleasantview Care Center is located on the NE corner of Ridge and Pleasant Valley roads in Parma Ohio (map) - adjacent to Legacy Place Parma, our sister, assisted living facility.

What makes Pleasantview Care Center special?

  • Full range of skilled nursing services - from sub acute to long term care.
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy - 6 days a week, including balance, strength and flexibility training.
  • Full time nurse-practitioner - on site 5 days a week.
  • Dedicated Wound Care program - offering the latest medical treatment options for difficult to treat wounds.
  • Specialized amputee recovery program - we offer a full range of amputee related healing and rehabilitation needs.
  • Temporary assisted living options - for spouses who are unable to care for themselves, through our adjacent, assisted living community, Legacy Place Parma.
  • Approved by the Veterans Administration - we now offer a Veteran's Administration Provider Agreement for veterans needing skilled nursing and long term care services.
  • Dedicated Alzheimer's unit - provides safe, specialized care for residents with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.
  • Wide range of accommodation options - beautiful, newly remodeled, private and semi-private rooms.
  • Home safety visits - before being discharged, we assess your new living arrangement to check for safety issues.
  • We accept a wide range of managed care contracts.
  • FREE, medicaid liaison services. Our dedicated staff helps you apply for Medicaid and provides assistance every step of the way.