Enriched by Donors
It was a caring commitment by the friends, family and members of the greater community surrounding the founders to help make caring for those first Pleasant View residents possible. Founder Edna Hoffer assured the continuation and growth of her life’s work by making provisions in her will. The mission of Pleasant View has always been made possible through people who have generously shared their talents and resources.
That rich history and tradition of voluntary support continues today. Pleasant View is committed to honoring donor wishes and intent by respectfully and faithfully stewarding all gifts entrusted to the organization for the betterment of all the people we serve.
Partners in Benevolent Care
A health care crisis can be expensive. Medical bills are the biggest cause of bankruptcies. Residents at Pleasant View have comfort and peace of mind knowing that comprehensive, quality health care will continue even if their financial resources become depleted. The promise of receiving care regardless of ability to afford needed care is at the heart of a promise made at the founding of Pleasant View. The financial impact of this promise to provide benevolent care exceeds $3.5 million a year, yet it is a promise kept, in large part through the generosity of donors. Gifts to the Pleasant View Benevolent Care Endowment Fund help assure that the promise will be kept in the future. Outright gifts for benevolent care support residents in need today.
United for Cognitive Care
At Pleasant View, two living areas have been specifically designed for residents with dementia or dementia-related illnesses. Our goal in these living areas is to motivate residents to be as active and independent as possible while providing them with a safe and secure environment with personalized and purposeful structure and routine. Our philosophy includes a dedication to ensuring that every individual is valued, as we focus on what is left, not on what has been lost.
We realize the stress and toll caring for someone with dementia can take on someone, and so we not only care for residents, but involve family and caregivers, offering support and education through individualized care plans and a monthly memory loss support group. It is our hope that by focusing on both the resident AND the caregiver, that they too can focus on what is left, and not on what has been lost.
Recognizing a growing need to provide supportive services to care for those facing a dementia diagnosis, the Cognitive Care Fund was established in 2009. To date, Pleasant View’s annual Golf Tournament, the signature fundraiser for the Cognitive Care Fund, has raised over $143,000 enhance the lives of our residents by implementing a variety of innovative solutions, providing educational opportunities for staff and caregivers.