fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs
What makes Pleasant View Unique?
Pleasant View is the only continuing care retirement community in Ottawa. We offer beautiful spacious two-bedroom residential living villa homes and one- or two-bedroom assisted living apartments for independent older adults. They are all maintenance and worry-free!
What is a Life Plan Community or "CCRC" ?
A Life Plan Community (also referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or "CCRC") is a residential community for older adults (typically age 62 and older) that provides a variety of housing options, along with services, amenities and a continuum of care designed to address the changing needs of residents as they age. The typical CCRC offers not only Independent Living options, but also Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care services on a single campus.
What are the advantages of choosing a Life Plan Community?
Studies indicate that people who live in Life Plan Communities tend to live longer, healthier lives. Residents are able to stay connected and engaged with life. From the strong community support of neighbors to the full calendar of activities, there is never any shortage of things to do or people with whom to do them. Life Plan Communities, like Pleasant View, give you the confidence and peace of mind that come with knowing you have made a secure plan for the future, including planning for the unknowns and "what ifs." You have the advantage of staying in control, making your own decisions about where you will live and who will care for you as you age, rather than burdening family by leaving those decisions for someone else to make later on. Another advantage is that you are able to remain in the same community as your needs change. This alleviates the stress of moving multiple times and enables you to maintain existing relationships in a familiar environment. It also enables couples to remain close to each other, even if one person requires a higher level of care.
Who is Lutheran Life Communities?
For more than 125 years, Lutheran Life Communities has been setting the standard in retirement living. We are a not-for-profit, faith-based organization and welcome people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. Our five communities in Illinois, Indiana and Florida have a long-standing reputation for innovative service and person-centered care. Each day we strive to stay true to our shared mission: Empowering vibrant, grace-filled living across all generations.
What do you mean by "vibrant, grace-filled living"?
We believe that living vibrantly and gracefully means appreciating both the large and small moments that fill each day. It is a recognition of the beauty and abundance that surrounds and embraces us as we journey through life. We seek to empower people to live this way each and every day - a mission that's influenced by our Lutheran faith - and to experience life in the fertile context of an enriching community.
Why does Pleasant View's not-for-profit status matter?
Not having to focus our efforts on the interests of investors means we are able to shape The Pleasant View experience around the residents' needs and preferences. It enables us to focus on maintaining our high standards and strong values, reinvesting any margin bac into the community for the benefit of residents.
What are the advantages of Pleasant View’s location?
Pleasant View is located on the beautiful south side of Ottawa. It is a community within a community. Ottawa is rich in history and the downtown area is thriving with the addition of many growing new businesses. In addition, this convenient location puts you close to retail shopping and a state of the art hospital.
What services and amenities will be available at Pleasant View?
Residence options at Pleasant View include a wide range of choices in size and floor plan, from a 1,400 square-foot, two bedroom-bedroom villa home to a 525-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment. No matter which option is chosen, all residences are maintenance-free with utilities and housekeeping included. Also included are all real estate property taxes and building insurance.
What services and amenities are part of my residence?
Residence options at Pleasant View include a wide range of choices in size and floor plan, from a 1,400 square-foot, two bedroom-bedroom villa home to a 525-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment. No matter which option you choose, however, all residences are maintenance-free with utilities and housekeeping included. Also included are all real estate property taxes and building insurance.
Food is important, What can I expect?
Pleasant View offers restaurant-style dining choices at every meal. The Bistro, which is our onsite restaurant, is great for socializing with friends. Hearthstone Dining Room is a favorite which also boasts a private dining room for more intimate dining occasions. In addition, the outdoor patio provides a comfortable open-air environment in which to enjoy a meal or a cup of coffee with friends.
What security measures are in place?
Pleasant View employs 24-hour security professionals. In addition, there is an emergency response system located in each residence.
What residence choices are available?
Pleasant View offers both freestanding villa homes and luxury apartments with one- or two-bedrooms. Villa homes offer spacious options with floor plan varieties which allow residents to select a perfect home. Apartments feature spacious layouts in a wide range of sizes. In addition, residents in apartments enjoy convenient indoor access to community amenities.
What levels of health care are offered on campus?
Pleasant View offers private Assisted Living in one- and two-bedroom residences. Within Pleasant View’s Healthcare Center, Skilled Nursing accommodations include private suites arranged in a neighborhood setting. We also have a state-certified Memory Care unit. In addition, short-term rehabilitation services are provided to aid residents in a return to wellness following an injury, illness or surgery. Having all these levels of care available on one campus enables couples to stay close to each other when one has a health care need. This provides priceless peace of mind to residents and their families.
What financial plans are available?
Pleasant View offers affordable options to help each resident meet his or her individual financial budget. The best way to discover which option is best is to schedule a private consultation with one of our senior living counselors. To make an appointment, please call (815) 434-1130.