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  • Schenley Gardens

    Schenley Gardens

    3890 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    (15)
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    Schenley Gardens, Pittsburgh's Premier Senior Living Community, is conveniently located in the heart of Pittsburgh and offers breathtaking and panoramic views of the city. Schenley Gardens has perfected the art of gracious living. Personal assistance is available for a variety of activities of...

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  • Brookdale Mt. Lebanon

    Brookdale Mt. Lebanon

    1050 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
    (36)
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    Maybe it’s time to let someone else do the dishes. If you’re looking for fun and freedom in senior living, come see if our senior living community, with both independent living and personal care home, is the right fit for you. Located in Southern Hills just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, here you...

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  • Norbert Personal Care

    Norbert Personal Care

    2413 St Norbert St., Pittsburgh, PA 15234
    (10)
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    We are a locally owned facility providing Personal Care Services for over 37 Years. At Norbert Personal Care, we provide personal care and elderly care services to our residents. At Norbert Personal Care, we believe that trust is truly the foundation of a strong family. We understand that one of...

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  • Harbour Senior Living of South Hills

    Harbour Senior Living of South Hills

    1320 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
    (16)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care in a beautiful home-like environment. Guided by our mission statement, Harbour of South Hills offers families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living services. From assistance...

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  • Asbury Heights

    Asbury Heights

    700 Bower Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243
    (3)
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    For more than a century, Asbury Heights has been a leading continuing care retirement community with a focus on improving the lives of older adults in southwestern Pennsylvania. Through its Living Well at Asbury initiative, older adults receive the benefits of evidence-based practices combined with...

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  • Holy Family Manor

    Holy Family Manor

    301 Nazareth Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15229
    (5)
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    We are a state-certified personal care facility, with capacity to serve 42 Personal Care residents and 12 Memory Care residents, in addition to our 12-unit Sisters Wing. Rooted by the CHFM Mission inspired by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, our staff and volunteers welcome and lovingly...

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  • Overlook Green Senior Living

    Overlook Green Senior Living

    5250 Meadowgreen Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (34)
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    We welcome you to find out more about our community, which centers on a commitment to individual needs. Our goal is to celebrate your independence and, at the same time, provide the amount of daily assistance that you require. All this happens in an atmosphere that is specially designed for your...

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  • The Residence at Whitehall IL and PC

    The Residence at Whitehall IL and PC

    4750 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
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    The Residence At Whitehall is South Hill's newest 55+ Retirement Community providing Independent Living and Personal Care. We are conveniently located on US-51 next to Baldwin High School adjacent to the Library. Living at The Residence at Whitehall means being a part of an active, vibrant community...

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  • The Pines of Mt. Lebanon

    The Pines of Mt. Lebanon

    1537 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
    (21)
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    At The Pines of Mount Lebanon we balance the unique small-town persona of Mt. Lebanon with the active qualities of city living. Our Senior Living and Memory Care communities enjoy the fusion of both in all aspects of the lifestyle and community experience. Our gorgeous outdoor floral gardens and...

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  • Atria South Hills

    Atria South Hills

    5300 Clairton Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (16)
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    Nestled within the South Hills suburb of Baldwin Borough, Atria South Hills is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with a...

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  • Juniper Village at Forest Hills

    107 Fall Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
    (37)
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    Juniper Village at Forest Hills is a beautiful personal care community conveniently located off the Parkway East at the Forest Hills exit, just 10 minutes east of Pittsburgh. This elegant community features many varied suite sizes and types and a specialized dementia unit. Our community boasts a...

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  • Sunrise of Upper St. Clair

    Sunrise of Upper St. Clair

    500 Village Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
    (18)
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    Sunrise Senior Living of Upper St. Clair provides seniors with a caring community to live in and call home. This community is located in the busy city of Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh is a part of Allegheny County, and it offers much to do and see. Guests of our residents will enjoy checking out the...

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  • Atria McCandless (Opening Fall 2020)

    Atria McCandless (Opening Fall 2020)

    8870 Duncan Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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    Now pre-leasing and opening summer 2020 in Pittsburgh, Atria McCandless will be a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. Conveniently located near McCandless Crossing, the community will offer what you are...

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  • Southwestern Assisted Care Residence

    Southwestern Assisted Care Residence

    502 N Lewis Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15122
    (4)
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    Southwestern Assisted Care Residence is a senior living community located in Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh is a bustling city in Alleghany County and home to about 306,000 people. Residents will enjoy a lot of available activities including shopping, going to restaurants, going to museums, checking out...

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  • Sunrise of McCandless

    Sunrise of McCandless

    900 Lincoln Club Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (22)
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    Sunrise of McCandless is located in the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are close to hospitals, shopping Malls and all needed amenities. Our services include personal care, focusing on the individual needs of our residents. Our friendly staff is always ready to assist you in a...

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  • Perry South Personal Care Home

    1129 Tweed Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15204
    (3)
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    We have both private and semi-private rooms and are fully licensed by the state and D.P.W. We have handrails throughout the home for comfort and we do support walkers. All bedrooms are up stairs. There is also laundry at no cost. Outside activities done by family are supported by Access. Meals and...

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  • Paramount Senior Living at South Hills

    100 Knoedler Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
    (4)
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    Merryheart is a 90 unit apartment building dedicated to serving our senior population. We provide 3 home cooked meals each day, weekly housekeeping and linen service. Three scheduled activities per day and a 24/7 emergency system. In house communion service every Sunday. We are located near several...

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  • Horton's Personal Care Home

    Horton's Personal Care Home

    2465 Sunset Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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  • The Haven at North Hills Senior Residence

    The Haven at North Hills Senior Residence

    One Windsor Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    (3)
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  • The Sheridan at Bethel Park NOW OPEN

    The Sheridan at Bethel Park NOW OPEN

    2000 Cool Springs Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
    (1)
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  • Anthology of McCandless

    Anthology of McCandless

    8651 Carey Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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  • Vincentian Marian Manor

    2695 Winchester Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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  • Northland Heights

    4859 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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  • Rosewood of the Ohio Valley

    Rosewood of the Ohio Valley

    814 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
    (4)
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    Rosewood of the Ohio Valley prides itself on providing exceptional care at an affordable rate. Rosewood of the Ohio Valley provides personal care services as well as memory care services. Our memory care floor is over 12,000 square feet and is created to enhance sensory needs with colorful paintings...

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  • Mt. Assisi Place

    Mt. Assisi Place

    934 Forest Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202
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    Mt. Assisi Place, located in Pittsburgh's North Suburbs, provides quality compassionate personal care for men and women. We pride ourselves in working with our residents, their families and healthcare providers to help make the transition to and experience in personal care as seamless and enriching...

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  • Paramount Senior Living at Bethel Park

    Paramount Senior Living at Bethel Park

    5785 Baptist Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
    (13)
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    Paramount Senior Living has been serving the older adult population for over 20 years. Paramount provides quality healthcare in an upscale environment. Paramount has a commitment to provide its residents excellence in service and to enrich their quality of life. Bethel Park is licensed for 125...

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  • Locust Grove

    Locust Grove

    4043 Irene St, West Mifflin, PA 15122
    (8)
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    Locust Grove Senior Living was beautifully renovated in 2014 to offer state of the art personal care and memory care. Our outstanding and professional 24/7 care offers a full range of amenities ranging from medication management to delicious meals and everything in between. Residents at Locust Grove...

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  • Amity Serenity Pines Personal Care Home

    Amity Serenity Pines Personal Care Home

    223 Jones Drive, Bridgeville, PA 15017
    (11)
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    Located on a beautiful lot and tucked into a residential community, Amity Serenity Pines Personal Care Home is a senior living community located in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. You'll find that our location truly is serene in all that it offers to each of our residents including spacious outdoor areas...

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  • Allegheny Place

    Allegheny Place

    10960 Frankstown Rd., Penn Hills, PA 15235
    (19)
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    Allegheny Place is located less than three miles from the Allegheny River in Penn Hills Pennsylvania. We enjoy country living but are close enough to Pittsburgh for an afternoon trip into the city for restaurants, shopping and entertainment. We have four hospitals within six miles of our community...

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  • Elmcroft of Allison Park

    Elmcroft of Allison Park

    2224 Walters Road, Allison Park, PA 15101
    (33)
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    Lease in October and lock in your rate! Enjoy NO INCREASES to your monthly rate until 2022.* We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always. We are...

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  • Senior Care Plaza

    Senior Care Plaza

    624 Lysle Blvd, Mckeesport, PA 15132
    (1)
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    Senior Care Plaza is a 75 bed personal care home at the "front door" of McKeesport.  Where " CARE " is our middle name, we believe in caring for the whole person: body, mind, and spirit.  We pride ourselves in providing quality care for an affordable rate.  We welcome you to tour our facility.  All...

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  • Elmcroft of Bridgeville

    Elmcroft of Bridgeville

    3275 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017
    (14)
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    Lease in October and lock in your rate! Enjoy NO INCREASES to your monthly rate until 2022.* We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and always. We are...

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  • Hillside Manor A Personal Care Home Community

    Hillside Manor A Personal Care Home Community

    123 Hamilton Avenue, Turtle Creek, PA 15145
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    The goal of Hillside Manor is to provide high quality, cost effective assisted living for older adults. The employees of Hillside Manor are dedicated to this goal, as a reflection of that commitment, have developed the following: to seek and maintain a leadership role in providing an assisted living...

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  • Mount Vernon of South Park

    Mount Vernon of South Park

    1400 Riggs Road, South Park, PA 15129
    (10)
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    Welcome to Mt Vernon of South Park, offering personal care, dementia-dedicated unit long and short-term stays. Our community is ranch-style or one-level living and our philosophy promotes compassion and dedication as we strive to provide a secure, home-like atmosphere for our residents. We have...

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  • Friendship Village - South Hills a CCRC (Now Open)

    Friendship Village - South Hills a CCRC (Now Open)

    1290 Boyce Rd, Upper Saint Clair, PA 15241
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    Friendship Village of South Hills, a continuing care retirement community located in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania. Celebrating our 35 year of enriching the lives of seniors, Friendship Village of South Hills has recently achieved "Certified Center for Successful Aging" status. We are one of only...

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  • The Palms at O'Neil

    The Palms at O'Neil

    1 Glenshire Lane, White Oak, PA 15132
    (19)
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    The Palms at O'Neil is owned and operated by the Anlauf Family. It is designed to meet the changing needs of seniors who want to remain independent, but need a little extra assistance in their daily routines. Our three-story residence promotes a resort-like,comfortable, relaxing, and supportive...

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  • Brookdale Penn Hills

    Brookdale Penn Hills

    7151 Saltsburg Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235
    (14)
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    Here you get to define your day every day with new hobbies, new friendships and a worry-free lifestyle. With our personal care home services, you’ll have help with managing medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services like housekeeping and meals. That means you can spend time on the things...

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  • Tapestry Senior Living Moon Township

    Tapestry Senior Living Moon Township

    550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis, PA 15108
    (1)
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    AT MOON TOWNSHIP, IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU Tapestry Senior Living knows that you are a unique person with a rich story. You have particular wants and needs — that doesn’t change whether you live in a house, memory care neighborhood, assisted living apartment, treehouse or igloo. The great news for...

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  • Abode Care of Monroeville

    Abode Care of Monroeville

    2560 Stroschein Rd, Monroeville, PA 15146
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    Description of Abode Care of Monroeville located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania At Abode Care, we provide a plethora of community features. Pets such as dogs and cats are welcome in private quarters. Our location is located nearby public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet....

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  • Harbour Assisted Living/Monroeville

    Harbour Assisted Living/Monroeville

    2589 Mosside Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146
    (24)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized nationally for both quality and innovation. Harbour Assisted Living and Memory Care/Monroeville affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living and...

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  • Mount Vernon of Elizabeth

    Mount Vernon of Elizabeth

    145 Broadlawn Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037
    (7)
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    Mount Vernon of Elizabeth is located in scenic Elizabeth Township, approximately 20 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh. Boasting a breathtaking view atop the second highest point in Allegheny County, we provide nurturing personal care, respite services, and secured dementia care. In fully-furnished...

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  • North Strabane Retirement Village

    North Strabane Retirement Village

    200 Tandem Village Rd, Canonsburg, PA 15317
    (6)
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    Retirement Village of North Strabane Retirement Village of North Strabane is located in the lovely and scenic town of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in Washington County. Our senior living community is nestled into this lovely town which sits just west of the recreational Canonsburg Lake. There is much to...

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  • The Waters of Wexford

    The Waters of Wexford

    210 Fowler Rd, Warrendale, PA 15086
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    The Waters of Wexford A NEW SENIOR COMMUNITY The Waters of Wexford is now open and accepting residents. The community features 143 apartment homes within an elegantly designed 4-story building. Residents can experience a full service restaurant, café, salon and wellbeing studio. With wellbeing at...

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  • Logan Place

    Logan Place

    139 Craigdell Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068
    (12)
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    Logan Place is located in Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, just half a mile south of the Allegheny River. We are about twenty miles northeast of Pittsburgh which is a popular day trip for our residents. If you have someone in your family who enjoys shopping we have two shopping centers very close by. ...

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  • Bayberry Place

    Bayberry Place

    101 Little Rd, Lower Burrell, PA 15068
    (4)
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    Bayberry Place offers compassionate care in a small neighborhood setting. We are located in Lower Burrell Pennsylvania a little over one mile south of the Allegheny River. We have two shopping centers within two miles of our community and our residents enjoy going there for an afternoon of shopping....

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  • Atria at Cranberry Woods (Opening Late 2020)

    Atria at Cranberry Woods (Opening Late 2020)

    3020 Fairport Ln, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
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    Now pre-leasing and opening fall 2020 in Cranberry Township, Atria at Cranberry Woods will be a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. With convenient access to Cranberry Commons, the community will offer what...

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  • Cambridge Hillside Retirement Community

    Cambridge Hillside Retirement Community

    400 Fourth Street and Olive Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022
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    Personal care gets more challenging with age. At Cambridge Retirement Living, residents get everything they need to live well. Private or semi- private accommodations are available, round-the-clock support, medication management, meals, utilities, housekeeping, and a full schedule of activities are...

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  • Shelbourne Personal Care

    Shelbourne Personal Care

    296 Dinnerbell Road, Butler, PA 16002
    (5)
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    Shelbourne Personal Care provides the highest level of quality care to our residents in a relaxed, home-like environment. Our staff is always available 24-hours a day to assist with any needs that your loved one might have. At Shelbourne Personal Care, our team of professional staff works around the...

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  • Ark Manor

    105 Sandra Dr, Delmont, PA 15626
    (4)
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    At Ark Manor, providing care for senior adults comes from the heart. Each of our residents is a unique individual and our policies and programs respect their dignity, spiritual well-being and independence. We have maintained the harmony and warmth of a loving home that is spacious, clean, safe and...

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  • The Seasons of Saxonburg

    The Seasons of Saxonburg

    223 Pittsburgh St, Saxonburg, PA 16056
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    Locally owned and managed, The Seasons at the Orchards of Saxony provides assisted care and memory care services for your loved ones. Nestled in the quaint borough of Saxonburg, The Seasons has close ties to the community. The Seasons offers on-site 24 hours nursing staff availability and personal...

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Assisted Living Pittsburgh, PA

In Pittsburgh, assisted living facilities are residential-style communities which offer medical and care assistance to seniors, such as assistance with dressing or mobility. Often these care services may include aid with transportation and appointments, assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs), and opportunities for leisure and social outings. In some cases, such facilities may provide dementia care, nursing options, or hospice care. Assisted living facilities in Pittsburgh are required to offer a number of services, such as basic cognitive support, nutritious meals and snacks, supervised care, and emergency support.

The median cost for assisted living in Pittsburgh is about $3,664 per month in the city proper, and $4,152 per month in the metropolitan area. An assisted living community can be an ideal choice for individuals who might benefit from the safety and security of living with peers in a supervised environment. The Department of Human Services, Office of Long-term Living (OLTL) is in charge of licensing this type of facility.

Licensing Requirements – Pennsylvania

Cost of Living in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh is a very affordable city when compared to other cities of the same size. Overall, the cost of living index is 12 points lower than the national average which is rated at 100. Pittsburgh also has a very affordable median rent compared to other U.S. cities.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
88 101 86 $818 15.7% $108,716 $44,092 The top inheritance tax rate is 15 percent and there is no exemption threshold 6%

Local Hospitals

The availability of quality medical facilities in a region can be an important factor for many seniors in deciding on a place to live. Pittsburgh is a major metropolitan area, and as such, offers many options for medical care. There are at least 12 general hospitals that service the emergency needs of the city. The highest-rated hospitals in the Pittsburgh area are:

  • St. Clair Hospital - An independent 329-bed acute care facility located in Pittsburgh, St. Clair Hospital employs 600 physicians and offers a variety of specialties to provide a lifetime of care needs. In 2019, the hospital was awarded a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is their highest rating offered
  • UPMC Passavant - Functioning under the umbrella of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Passavant consists of two related branches serving the communities of Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs. Between the two facilities are 400 board-certified physicians focusing on 22 different specialties
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Also known as West Penn Hospital, Western Pennsylvania Hospital is Pittsburgh’s oldest hospital and has been in operation since 1848. A member of the Allegheny Health Network, the hospital features 361 private beds and has been rated among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for patient safety in the categories of overall hospital care, overall surgical care, and general surgery

Weather and Climate

Pittsburgh has a humid subtropical type of climate. The city lies at the northern edge of the humid subtropical region and is known to have four distinct seasons, including cold, snowy winters and surprisingly pleasant summers, which on the extremes can tend toward the hot and humid. On average, the humidity level for Pittsburgh is roughly 68%. Humidity levels are highest during the month of December at around 72%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
72°F 84°F (July) 60°F (July) 32°F 43°F (December) 22°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
60 (Moderate) 76 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (June) 28” Floods

Demographics and Values

Located near the Great Lakes and right along the path of America’s “Rust Belt,” Pittsburgh has earned a reputation as a blue-collar town. Over the years the city has been home to various industries, namely steel and coal, and the values of the city often tend to reflect its working-class history.

Simultaneously, Pittsburgh is very much a modern city with modern ideals and a bustling culture. Home to the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, a private research university specializing in art, science, and engineering, the city is also known for its academic background.

As with any major American city with its fair share of history, Pittsburgh is home to a vibrant and diverse community. The city is large and welcoming enough that people from all walks of life feel comfortable there. Politically, Pennsylvania is often described as a “swing state,” and Pittsburgh’s preferences can vary from those who prefer more traditional conservative values, a desire for change and modernity, solidarity around workers’ rights, or a combination of each.

2016 Presidential Election for Allegheny county

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
55.94% 39.48% 4.58%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
1,715,297 302,407 2,108 people per square mile Decreasing at a rate of -0.22%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
33 26% 10% 6% 5%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
27% 42% 20%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
5.7% 23.2% 3.1% 0.2% <1% 64.8% 3.5%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
11,898 32 7

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 63% 14% 22% 6% 7%

Pittsburgh is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Famed industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was not born in Pittsburgh, but his influence on the city’s steel industry is what helped earn him his fortune, much of which he invested back into the area’s community. As a result, many local buildings and landmarks bear his name, perhaps most notably the Carnegie Museums, a grouping of 4 public collections of exhibits.

The Carnegie Museum of Art, founded in 1895 and one of the earliest modern art museums in the country, continues today focusing on works by contemporary artists and those who, historically, have been ahead of the curve. The collection also houses photographic exhibits as well as examples of international art spanning the late 17th century to today. One of the most notable alumni of Carnegie-Mellon University, then the Carnegie Institute of Technology, was celebrated pop artist Andy Warhol, who has his own museum under the Carnegie banner. The Andy Warhol Museum of Pittsburgh showcases the life and works of the Pittsburgh-born “rock star” artist of the 20th century. Also under the Carnegie museum umbrella is the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, containing 230 dinosaur objects including a complete tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, various depictions of animal history from throughout the world, as well as exhibits of human history including early Native American artifacts and a collection of art and objects from ancient Egypt. And lastly, the Carnegie Science Center earns the distinction of being the most visited museum in Pittsburgh. It houses a planetarium, a miniature replica of a Western Pennsylvania railroad which has been on display for 50 years, as well as the USS Requin, a World War II submarine docked as a permanent exhibition.

For a nice afternoon stroll, the Phipps Conservatory located in Schenley Park is a must-see Pittsburgh destination. Built in 1893 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Phipps Conservatory features 14 rooms of gardens and exotic plants, including ferns, orchids, palms, and a sunken garden. The main building itself is a sight to behold — a stunning greenhouse built in beautiful Victorian style. If you prefer a more vibrant and lively setting, visit The Strip District. A popular tourist destination, The Strip District is an area bustling with food vendors, art, shopping, and more, and makes for a fun and exciting day of activity.

Transportation

Pittsburgh is known to have a very reliable public transportation system, which is operated by the Port Authority. It consists of a bus service, light rail system, and scenic incline, providing a fun way to view the city as well as scale Mount Washington. All options cover a large portion of the city and span a wide schedule, operating from early morning hours and often running until midnight or later. Discounted fares are offered to disabled persons and people 65 years of age and above. The Port Authority also operates ACCESS Paratransit, which provides door-to-door transportation services for seniors as well as people with disabilities who are unable to utilize the bus system.

Licensure Definitions for Assisted Living in Pittsburgh, PA

  • Personal Care Home: Personal care homes serve residents who do not need 24-hour nursing care (as in nursing homes), yet who may need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). Pennsylvania personal care homes serve residents who are aged, have mental illness, mental retardation, and/or physical disabilities
  • Assisted Living Residence: Assisted living residences are a long-term care alternative that allows individuals to age in place and receive the assistance they need to maintain maximum independence and exercise decision-making and personal choice.

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