Pleasant Valley has 122 beds dedicated to residents with varying medical
needs. Forty of these beds are on our Alzheimer’s Unit.
In order to better meet the needs of our residents, Pleasant Valley
opened its state of the art Alzheimer's Unit in 1999. This discrete unit offers
many design features which were introduced based on the unique needs of
individuals afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. A
tremendous amount of research and planning went into the design of this unit
which has made the unit a tremendous success. Facilities from all regions of
the State have come to Pleasant Valley to tour this unit.
"Double Loaded" hallways allow residents to walk freely
throughout the unit while never coming to the end of a hallway. All hallways
have continuous loops which minimizes a resident’s level of frustration. We
also designed a secure outdoor courtyard adjacent to the unit. Residents may
walk on the paved pathways next to the building in a secure courtyard where
they may be protected from traffic. Benches are provided at regular intervals
along the pathways to afford the residents the opportunity to rest and simply
relax and enjoy our country setting.
Also, the unit has many small congregate areas. Research has shown that
residents suffering from Alzheimer's Disease and other similar afflictions are
much happier and more comfortable in smaller groups. Four resident households
as well as an ice cream parlor and a quiet room offer our residents several
options as to where they would like to be. All of these areas offer direct
staff contact or observation.
The unit is also very bright. There are many large windows as well as
skylights to keep the unit bright and cheerful. This has also been a proven
strategy in managing individuals with Alzheimer's Disease.
This unit has been a tremendous tool in allowing us to fulfill our mission
of providing quality services to our residents while promoting their
independence, choice and dignity.
Traditional Medical Units
Pleasant Valley’s two original nursing units are Mid Town and
Hill View. Mid Town is a 42 bed unit while Hill View has 40 beds. These two
units, which provide for traditional geriatric medical care, were opened in
April of 1970. Mid Town and Hill View were fully renovated in 2002 which
completed a master renovation program which updated every resident room and
resident area in the building. All resident rooms are cable and internet
Most skilled nursing care is provided to the aged with significant chronic
afflictions. Our nursing units provide for virtually all of the medical needs
of our residents. For those needs that can not be met in house, we arrange for
transportation to the appropriate care provider.
We provide for regularly scheduled on-site physician visits as well as 24
hour access to a physician. Being a smaller rural facility allows our medical
director and his associates to become very familiar with all of our residents
and their specific needs.
A dentist is on site every week to provide routine visits as well as
address any urgent needs. We also provide for regularly scheduled on-site
visits by area podiatrists, urologists and optometrists.
We provide for around the clock nursing services provided by a team of
registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants.
We pride ourselves on the personal relationships that we build, not only with
our residents, but their families.
Pleasant Valley is very pleased to have an affiliation with Glens Falls Hospital for the provision of rehabilitation
services. Glens Falls Hospital is regarded as an industry leader in the provision of
restorative therapy services.
We have committed a large amount of our resources to investing in our
physical plant. We have an incredible building and setting. However, our
greatest asset is our dedicated staff. Their work ethic and genuine compassion
for our residents is the foundation of all that we do, it is what sets us