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What you can expect . . .

Mount Pleasant Home offers a home-like community unlike any other in Dubuque. Our affordable rent includes all the services needed to provide a safe, stable, comfortable, clean, interesting, and healthy environment.

Floor plans range from 200 to 500 square feet, which determines the amount of rent paid. Some floor plans include a private bath.

Our unique features include:

  • Three home-cooked meals every day of the year. Dinner is served family style.

  • Laundry service is provided twice a week and housekeeping service, once.

  • Cable and WiFi at no additional cost.

  • Quick access to Dubuque's two hospitals and three universities.

  • Multiple transportation options: off-street parking, a short walk to two bus lines, front-door service by The Jule, and courtesy transportation offered by Mount Pleasant Home.

  • A staff of caring and professional individuals who interact with residents four times daily. Residents enjoy twenty-four hour staffing, individual and group activities at Mount Pleasant Home or in the Dubuque community.

  • Community rooms throughout the building including a high-ceiling parlor with an aviary, sun porch and library, and a family dining room for guests.

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To identify potential barriers to safely living at home, please scroll down . . .

Alone and Safe at Home?
Use this checklist to evaluate safety and well-being.

Nutrition

Yes     No

  []        []     Able to buy groceries independently. No expired or spoiled food in refrigerator.

  []        []     Well-stocked pantry? Variety of fresh produce? Prepares nutritious meals?

  []        []     Able to sense heat? (stove, oven, water)

  []        []     Healthy appetite and healthy eating habits? Appropriate, consistent weight?

  []        []     Aware of foods that may negatively affect medications being taken?

Interactions

Yes     No

  []        []     Hears conversations clearly? Clearly communicates needs?

  []        []     Has a social network that provides daily conversations?

  []        []     No abnormal short-term memory loss? No episodes of confusion or getting lost?

  []        []     Able to distinguish between products to safely use potentially harmful chemicals.

Medical

Yes     No

  []        []     Practicing good hygiene?

  []        []     Physical examination in the last year?

  []        []     Can describe recent visits with physicians and any recent health issues that surfaced?

  []        []     Aware of their medications? Taking medications and using medical equipment as                                 directed.

Mobility

Yes     No

  []        []     No increase in mobility since last visit? Navigates steps safely?

  []        []     Retrieves mail and newspapers safely? Safe and comfortable footwear?

  []        []     Stable balance? No signs such as bruises that may indicate a recent fall?

  []        []     Using mobility aids such as a walker correctly and when needed?

  []        []     Able to get in and out of bed safely?

  []        []     Safe and viable methods of transportation? 

Home

Yes     No

  []        []     Home easy to navigate and free of fall risks such as loose rugs and extension cords?

  []        []     Home clean and tidy and stocked with dish soap, body soap, and cleaning supplies?

  []        []     Trash and recycling containers managed properly?

  []        []     Adequate heating and cooling and use of appropriate temperature settings?

  []        []     Space heaters used safely?

  []        []     Well-lighted home? No hazardous electrical equipment and extension cords?

  []        []     Well-lit and well-maintained home entries and exits -- especially porches and steps?

  []        []     Working night lights placed appropriately throughout the home?

  []        []     Elevator or stairs with rails on both sides?

  []        []     Working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers? Mindful of alarms and able to exit                             safely?

  []        []     Has an easy-to-use phone or emergency call system? Able to dial 9-1-1 for an                                       emergency? 

Bathroom

Yes     No

  []        []     Stable secure grab bars where needed?

  []        []     Non-slip bath and shower area? Shower bench available if needed?

  []        []     Clean and sanitary bathroom?

  • Each checkmark in the NO column identifies an issue that can potentially end the ability of a resident to live independently.

  • Each of the italicized items in this list are consistently checked by Mount Pleasant Home's staff to help extend resident independence.

  • Mount Pleasant Home residents interact at least four times daily with caring staff.

To see how we compare with others, please scroll down . . .

How we compare . . .

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Please scroll down to learn about the admissions process . . .

Quick, simple admission . . .

Our facilities support thirty-nine residents living independently for short- or long- term stays. Admission is simple and the application can be completed in minutes. Either furnished or unfurnished rooms are available with a variety of floor plans and the choice of either a private or a semi-private bath.

The application process is as follows:

  • Arrange a time for a tour that allows staying for a meal and meeting other residents.

  • Stay for a few days on a trial basis.

  • Mount Pleasant Home welcomes both short- and long- term stays.

  • Rent is determined by floor plan, is on a month-to-month basis, and has no lease requirement.

  • There are neither income limits nor application fees.

  • The application form can be processed in a day.

Are you curious about Mount Pleasant Home?

If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a tour, please click the "Say Hello" link at the top of the page, or for quick access, click here.

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