Pleasant Lake Villa Offers Hospitality Assistant Opportunities For Students

Autumn Zink

Pleasant Lake Villa, is a 5 star, deficiency free skilled nursing facility that offers physical, occupational and speech therapy. Along with respiratory therapy, cardiac and nephrology programs are available for short term and long term patients. A medical model assisted living provides compassionate and individualized care tailored to meet the unique care and daily living needs of each resident. Pleasant Lake Villa is proud to be serving the Parma community and schools for the past 30 years. Throughout the years, Pleasant Lake Villa has offered  various opportunities for students from Normandy, Padua, Valley Forge and Strongsville High Schools help enrich the lives of our residents.

Currently, we have opportunities for students who are interested in becoming a Hospitality Assistant. In this role, students get a chance to see how they can make a difference in the lives of seniors in the long term care field. This is a chance for students to work with residents while at the same time getting exposure to nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as the recreation department. 

Our residents are so excited to be able to have the opportunity to connect with the students in the community. Hospitality Assistants spend time with residents one on one by conversing about a favorite story the resident would like to share. They also put a big smile and brighten their day when they come in to deliver items such as flowers to their rooms. 

Hospitality Assistant, Autumn Zink, a student at Valley Forge; stated she has enjoyed the residents sharing stories of their journey thru life. She felt the stories made her feel more involved and closer to the residents. Autumn  said she is looking forward to coming to work as it made her feel a sense of accomplishment and joy being able to spend time with residents and provide care to them. Residents feel the Hospitality Assistants show their true enthusiasm when they share their stories with them. Her future educational goal is to become a software Developer. 

As a Hospitality Assistant, Dominic Roschival, a student at Padua High School, was excited to have the opportunity to visit and provide socialization to the residents. He said working at Pleasant Lake Villa has enhanced his compassion and understanding of those he cares for. His future goals are to attend Georgetown University and study law. 

Hospitality Assistant Justin Weaver, a student at Normandy High School stated that he enjoys the opportunity in assisting our residents with their daily needs, attending and assisting our resident’s with various recreational activities, and most of all, reminiscing with our residents about their many life-long accomplishments. Justin feels that he has become a part of an extended family at Pleasant Lake Villa. 

Sharon Santoli

Administrator at Pleasant Lake Villa

Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 12:49 PM, 03.02.2018