Pleasant View Home


Meet Our Department Heads


Tammy Conekin

Tammy Conekin

Mindy Struss

Mindy Struss, RN, DON
Director of Nursing

Darla Loehr

Darla Loehr, LPN
MDS Coordinator

Tammy Huseman

Tammy Huseman, CDM
Certified Dietary Manager

Cindy Gellerman

Cindy Gellerman
Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor

Alison Carlsen

Alison Carlsen
Activity Coordinator

Susan Puhrmann

Susan Puhrmann
Office Manager

Dennis Feeley

Dennis Feeley

Descriptions of Departments

Tammy ConekinTammy Conekin, Administrator

Administrator: In my role as Administrator, it is my responsibility to insure Pleasant View Home meets regulatory compliance and that the PVH community provides an enriching environment for our residents to thrive and enjoy life. I work closely with our dedicated team of professional employees who provide quality care and have a heart for our residents.

Mindy StrussMindy Struss, RN, Director of Nursing

Nursing: Our experienced nursing staff provides skilled and intermediate care 24 hours per day, seven days per week. A licensed nurse is on duty at all times. There are always physicians on call. Our nursing staff is dedicated to providing quality care. The majority of our licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants have worked at Pleasant View Home over five years. Our staff has chosen to work in long term care because we truly enjoy being able to make a difference in improving the lives of our residents.

Pleasant View Home contracts with a number of other individuals and groups who work with us to help ensure and enhance the quality of nursing care our residents receive. Some of these individuals and/or groups currently servicing our residents are:
  • Our Medical Director is Mark Schultz, DO. He makes regular visits here to see residents who are his patients, and he also works with our quality improvement committee. In additional to our medical director we have several other primary care physicians who visit our residents on a routine basis.
  • Our Registered Pharmacist visits here each month and reviews each resident's medication records and then makes recommendations as needed.
  • We have a rehab company that supplies us with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy professionals who work with our residents in our facility as needed.
  • Our Podiatrist visits every 3 months to give foot care to our residents as needed.
  • Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Hospice and Pocahontas Community Hospital Hospice groups assist our staff in caring for residents who are experiencing a terminal illness.

Tammy HusemanTammy Huseman, Certified Dietary Manager

Dietary: Tammy Huseman is in charge of the Dietary Department. Marlys Lane is our Registered Dietician, Licensed Dietician and works closely with her for our daily menus which are planned on a 5 week rotating cycle. Tammy also works closely with our Dietician for those residents who may have special food needs, and keeps a visual eye on residents with any weight issues. We follow a liberal diet for our residents to meet their needs.

Alison CarlsenAlison Carlsen, Activity Director

Activities: It is our goal at Pleasant View Home, to provide mentally stimulating, physically challenging, spiritually fulfilling, and socially inviting events to the residents of our home. We work through our activity programming to attain a home-like atmosphere where the residents’ interests continue from their home to our home and where residents continue to be able to lead a productive and happy life. The residents pick the majority of the activities that we provide. Religious services, Bible study, word games, Bingo, intergenerational programming, music programs, baking, and special parties are just a few services we offer at Pleasant View Home for all residents. 1:1 are provided to those residents when applicable.

Diane SkogCindy Gellerman, Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor

Housekeeping/Environmental Services: Our department strives of offer a clean, safe, and home-like atmosphere for our residents. The cleanliness and odor control are a top priority at our facility. Laundry: At Pleasant View Home, our first priority is our residents! As a laundry department, we want our residents to look their best; and we do that by making sure they have crisp, clean clothes. In addition, we also launder our bed linens in house. We process 35-40 loads of laundry every day of the week.

Dennis Feeley Dennis Feeley, Maintenance

Maintenance: Our maintenance staff person works 5 days a week. Dennis does a wonderful job of keeping us mechanically going…and trying to keep all the women here happy! He addresses building needs, equipment repair and maintenance, minor plumping, and some ground work. Dennis helps residents hang photos in their rooms, etc. Routine checks of fire protection devices are another large part of his job.

Susan PuhrmannSusan Puhrmann, Office Manager

Susan is the person who works with accounts receivable, accounts payable, Medicare, Medicaid, payroll, and many other duties. Should you have a billing question, Susan is the person to visit with.


" We are so pleased to know that Mom is in caring and loving hands, is receiving the best of care physically, and that you all truly love Mom as we do. You are a special group, one of a kind, and we thank God for you all each and every day. "


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