Updated: Mar 1, 2022
Amy McDaniel is excited to continue her career at Cortland Acres transitioning from a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to Housing Manager at Pineview Apartments and The Pines retirement community.
The Tucker County native worked at Pineview in her teens with home healthcare. Now twenty-five years later, McDaniel is the new housing manager at Cortland Acres.
“This place has always had a piece of my heart.,” McDaniel said. “I have always enjoyed working here on and off throughout the years. I love everything about this place - the residents, my work colleagues and the families.”
Mc Daniel manages the rental units at Pineview Apartments which entails completing grant reports and coordinating repairs, monthly shopping trips, and activities for the residents. She took over the role previously held by Kelley Young, who retired last year after 17 years of service to Cortland Acres.
“Every time Amy worked at Cortland Acres as a CNA, I noticed the enthusiasm she brought to the facility and the smile she put on the resident’s faces,” said Beth Clevenger, Cortland Acres Administrator.” We are fortunate to have her back. We also appreciate the service of Kelley Young, who was an asset to Cortland Acres.”
Caregiving has always been a part of McDaniel’s life. She was self-employed as a daycare owner for ten years and most recently she worked as a temporary CNA at Cortland Acres.
“I’ve always been a caregiver, age doesn’t matter,” McDaniel said adding that she plans to maintain her CNA license.
The Pineview apartments are an independent living community for persons at least 62 years old or disabled. Apartment rent varies, depending upon the resident’s income, assets, and medical expenses.
Each 530 square-foot Pineview apartment comes furnished with a stove, refrigerator, smoke detectors, and access to a central coin-operated laundry room. There are paved walks and ramps, small patios, grassy areas, and space for residents to plant flowers.
Currently, there is a waiting list for Pineview. McDaniel encourages persons who are interested in an apartment now or in the future to schedule a visit or get on the waiting list by calling (304) 463-4181, extension 230.
The Pines offers two different single-living home styles for residents, a patio home or a garden home. The homes are available for rent or purchase. The patio homes are 942 square feet with two bedrooms and one and a half baths, while the garden homes are slightly larger, 1,352 square feet, and have two bedrooms, two baths with a garage. All units feature a large kitchen and living area, and a washer and dryer.
“Both Pineview and The Pines have access to a pharmacy, family physician, rehabilitation programs, and 24-hour emergency response as well as walking trails and gardens,” McDaniel said noting that she hopes to resume the monthly shopping trips this summer. “Residents are welcome to attend religious services and special programs at Cortland Acres. They are also invited to have meals delivered from Cortland, or dine-in.”
Clevenger is excited to have McDaniel join the Cortland Acres leadership team.
“Amy brings a vast amount of experience managing rental properties and everything it entails,” Clevenger said. “Because Amy has worked here as a CNA, she knows the residents, their preferences and the services and resources available at Cortland Acres.”
The Cortland Acres campus includes a 94-bed long-term care facility, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, rental apartments in Pineview, and garden and patio homes in The Pines. For more information or to set up a tour of Pineview or The Pines, click here or call 304-463-4181.