Pleasant View Home

 

Meet Our Department Heads


 

Taesa Bailey

Taesa Bailey
Administrator
Email: adminpvh@windstream.net

Mindy Struss

Mindy Struss, RN, DON
Director of Nursing
E-mail: donpvh@windstream.net

Darla Loehr

Darla Loehr, LPN
MDS Coordinator
Email: mdspvh@windstream.net

Deanna Fales

Deanna Fales, CDM
Certified Dietary Manager
Email: dfales@iowatelecom.net

Diane Skog

Cindy Gellerman
Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor
Email: pvhoffice@iowatelecom.net

Alison Carlsen

Alison Carlsen
Activity Coordinator
Email: pvhome@iowatelecom.net

Sam DeWitt

Sam DeWitt
Office Manager
Email: bom@windstream.net

Dennis Feeley

Dennis Feeley
Maintenance
Email: pvhoffice@iowatelecom.net




Descriptions of Departments


Taesa BaileyTaesa Bailey, Administrator

Administrator: As the Administrator of the home it is my job to ensure that the home and its departments have the support and guidance that they need to function properly. Ensuring that the operations of the home meet regulatory compliance as well as providing excellent quality care. Working closely with all departments, controlling costs, managing human resource concerns, are all a part of daily operations of the home. All of the management staff are here to serve the residents and families of Pleasant View Home and Countryside Living with dignity, respect and excellent customer service.

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.

Deanna FalesDeanna Fales, Certified Dietary Manager

Dietary: Deanna Fales is in charge of the Dietary Department. In 2007, Deanna completed classes to become a Certified Dietary Manager. Marla Smith is our Registered Dietician, Licensed Dietician and works closely with her for our daily menus which are planned on a 5 week rotating cycle. Deanna 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.



Sam DeWittSam DeWitt, Office Manager

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

Testimonials

" 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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