Pleasant Hill Home

13211 Aquilla Road
Chardon, Ohio 44024

(440) 285-2222, 564-7131, 834-1856, Extension 2160
Direct Line:  (440) 279-2160
Fax:  (440) 285-8986

Office Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Others by appointment

For a tour of the home, or admission application contact Karen L. DeCola, Administrator.

County Home History

In 1816, the Ohio General Assembly authorized Ohio County Commissioners to build poor houses. By 1850, the name had been changed to Infirmaries. At that time, the road on which these homes were located was usually called Infirmary Road. At one time, Aquilla Road was called Infirmary Road. In many counties, there is still an Infirmary Road.

On March 15, 1839, the Geauga County Commissioners bought the original tract of land and hired a contractor to build the first home. Part of this original home is still standing. It is located behind the Superintendent's home, next to the present home.

In 1875, the present, red brick home was built. It was designed to provide each resident with a single bedroom. Presently the home can house up to 36 men and women.

Early county homes were working farms with the residents doing the bulk of the farm work. Today, residents are encouraged to share in daily chores, as well as caring for their rooms, to the extent possible. Staff are available to assist as needed.

Admission Criteria

  • Geauga County resident
  • Receives, has applied for, or is qualified to receive a form of Social Security/Disability or similar services
  • Ambulatory with walker or cane
  • Able to provide own personal care with minimal assistance
  • No need for nursing home level of care
  • Complete and return all forms/requirements within 30 days of admission
  • Agree to a trial admission to assess present level of functioning and ability to successfully reside at Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Home Offers...

  • A rural setting with freedom to spend time outdoors on our spacious farm
  • A casual, family-oriented lifestyle
  • Voluntary religious services offered
  • Assisted living style care with 24 hour supervision
  • LPN provides assistance with coordinating medical evaluations and appointments with family through your established medical professionals
  • Assistance with coordinating medical evaluations and appointments through your established medical professionals
  • Easy access to Senior Center, Geauga Hospital and Social Service Agencies
  • A diverse planned activity and recreation schedule
  • Opportunities to participate in community activities
  • Laundry care is included
  • Opportunities to participate in household responsibilities and routines
  • Abundant home-style meals and snacks
  • All private, furnished bedrooms with shared dormitory style bathrooms
  • Quick access to Geauga Transit
  • Respite/temporary care available
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