Pittsburgh is a scenic city located at the junction of three rivers and is home to the famous Andy Warhol Museum. The city is the ideal place to retire for seniors who enjoy watching sporting events, exploring museums and having adventures in the great outdoors. Pittsburgh has a continental climate with humid summers and cold winters. It has a population of 300,286, and 14.6% of its residents are over the age of 65.

Pittsburgh has a number of quality home health care programs available to assist its senior community. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of homemaker services is $4,385 per month, and the average cost of home health aide services is $4,385 per month. Both of these services in Pittsburgh are a similar price to the national average, which is $4,290 per month for homemaker services and $4,385 per month for home health aide services. 

At Caring.com, we’ve compiled a comprehensive directory of every home care provider in the Pittsburgh area – complete with types of care provided, services offered and reviews from families who’ve actually used the service. In addition to our in-depth provider listings, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help seniors and their families access all the tools they need to age in place safely and gracefully.

Directory of Home Care Services in Pittsburgh, PA

2017, 2018, 2019

Home Instead – Oakmont, PA

661 Allegheny Ave, Oakmont, PA, 15139

All of the caregivers were good. Pamela, the client care coordinator, was very helpful. She came to the hospital to give the contract and finalize our plan.
All of the caregivers were good. Pamela, the client care coordinator, was very helpful. She came to the hospital to give the contract and finalize our plan.

2017, 2018, 2019

Home Instead – Bethel Park, PA

1500 Oxford Dr, Suite 10, Bethel Park, PA, 15102

I asked every question that I wanted answered. I got excellent answers and excellent service. I highly recommend this agency!
I asked every question that I wanted answered. I got excellent answers and excellent service. I highly recommend this agency!

2018

Home Instead – Pittsburgh, PA

21 Yost Blvd, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

The caregivers that assist my parents are there 5 days a week/ 3 hours per day. They cook dinner each day (pre agreed menu options), they do light cleaning to include dusting, wiping up floors, clean … (read more)
The caregivers that assist my parents are there 5 days a week/ 3 hours per day. They cook dinner each day (pre agreed menu options), they do light cleaning to include dusting, wiping up floors, clean … (read more)

Home Instead – Northwest Pittsburgh, PA

4900 Perry Hwy, Building One, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA, 15229

The team that my family encountered at Home Instead was compassionate, empathetic, and kept my father’s dignity as the top priority. I appreciate the service being available to families as an alternat … (read more)
The team that my family encountered at Home Instead was compassionate, empathetic, and kept my father’s dignity as the top priority. I appreciate the service being available to families as an alternat … (read more)

Home Instead – Pleasant Hills, PA

491 E Bruceton Rd, Suite 202, Pleasant Hills, PA, 15236

Caregivers were very professional and attentive to my wife’s needs. Office staff guided me through the process and answered all questions. Highly recommend Home Instead Senior Care.
Caregivers were very professional and attentive to my wife’s needs. Office staff guided me through the process and answered all questions. Highly recommend Home Instead Senior Care.

Home Instead – Uniontown, PA

659 Pittsburgh Rd, Uniontown, PA, 15401

They are kind and helpful. Their help is always on time and my caregiver is very happy to do anything to help me. The agency is there for all people anytime we call. Thank you, Rita Wengerd
They are kind and helpful. Their help is always on time and my caregiver is very happy to do anything to help me. The agency is there for all people anytime we call. Thank you, Rita Wengerd

Right at Home North Pittsburgh

100 Perry Highway, Suite 109, Suite 109, Harmony, PA, 16037

My mother resides in a suite in our home, and has been receiving daily care by 3 lovely aides: Diane, Linda, and Chris. Each of them is professional, caring, and brings a smile daily to our home. … (read more)
My mother resides in a suite in our home, and has been receiving daily care by 3 lovely aides: Diane, Linda, and Chris. Each of them is professional, caring, and brings a smile daily to our home. … (read more)

Harmony Home Care

1112 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238

Our home care and home health services are customized to meet the needs of each unique individual, while preserving independence, enhancing health outcomes, and enriching life. Harmony Home Care can p … (read more)
Our home care and home health services are customized to meet the needs of each unique individual, while preserving independence, enhancing health outcomes, and enriching life. Harmony Home Care can p … (read more)

Right at Home West Pittsburgh

5450 Steubenville Pike, Mckees Rocks, PA, 15136

I could not work with out them. All the caregivers are nice and good. The owners of Right at Home are responsive.
I could not work with out them. All the caregivers are nice and good. The owners of Right at Home are responsive.

Always Best Care of Fox Chapel

226 Grant Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15209

We have Always Best Care of Pittsburgh. They help my mom with whatever she needs, like a run to the store, making food, laundry, and that sort of thing. I haven’t had any trouble with the agency. We’v … (read more)
We have Always Best Care of Pittsburgh. They help my mom with whatever she needs, like a run to the store, making food, laundry, and that sort of thing. I haven’t had any trouble with the agency. We’v … (read more)

Senior Helpers of New Kensington, PA

356 Freeport St., Suite 100, New Kensington, PA, 15068

My father is using Senior Helpers. Eating is becoming an issue. His caregiver is an excellent cook, and she’s very good at keeping track of him and working with him. I don’t have any complaints about … (read more)
My father is using Senior Helpers. Eating is becoming an issue. His caregiver is an excellent cook, and she’s very good at keeping track of him and working with him. I don’t have any complaints about … (read more)

Right at Home South Hills & Washington County, PA

3637 Washington Rd., Suite 4, Mcmurray, PA, 15317

I’ve been pleased with Right at Home. Most of the caregivers had been fine; I had a little trouble with one, but it wasn’t serious. It was just for companionship, and I chose them because they wer … (read more)
I’ve been pleased with Right at Home. Most of the caregivers had been fine; I had a little trouble with one, but it wasn’t serious. It was just for companionship, and I chose them because they wer … (read more)

Right at Home Greensburg

4099 William Penn Hwy, Ste 808, Monroeville, PA, 15146


Home Instead – Washington, PA

1500 W Chestnut St, Suite 650, Washington, PA, 15301


Right at Home Greater Pittsburgh

1514 Electric Ave, East Pittsburgh, PA, 15112


Senior Helpers of Southwest Pittsburgh

100 Broughton Road Suite B , Bethel Park, PA, 15102

More than 90% of seniors want to be able to age in their own homes with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting. At Senior Helpers of Southwest Pittsburgh, we believe that getting … (read more)
More than 90% of seniors want to be able to age in their own homes with dignity but getting the right type of care can seem daunting. At Senior Helpers of Southwest Pittsburgh, we believe that getting … (read more)

BrightStar Care NW Pittsburgh

400 Mount Lebanon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15234

They listen to me. I like that they stay as long as they are needed.
They listen to me. I like that they stay as long as they are needed.

BrightStar Care North Hills / Pittsburgh

5000 McKnight Rd Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

The services free up our time. I like the current person assigned to the client.
The services free up our time. I like the current person assigned to the client.

Liken Home Care LLC – Pittsburgh, PA

201 South Craig Street, , Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

The most important part is they do what I ask. I like how they have good workers that work for them.
The most important part is they do what I ask. I like how they have good workers that work for them.

HomeCare.com

7925 Jones Branch Drive, Suite LL 140, Mclean, VA, 22102

The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)
The caregiver that we got was great. They have been offering personal care and grooming services, as well as general companionship. They’ve been here on a schedule of four times a week for 6 hours a d … (read more)

Pittsburgh Home Care Resources 

Home care services are only one of the pieces needed for seniors to gracefully age in place. There are many services and programs that are low-cost or free, that enable seniors to enjoy an independent lifestyle in the comfort of their own home, such as help with home modifications, meal delivery services, and more. Below, we’ve compiled a few of the most helpful resources in Pittsburgh:

Snow Angels

Address: 441 Grant Street, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone Number: (412) 255-0846

Snow Angels is a program run by the City of Pittsburgh Community Affairs Program. The system pairs seniors over the age of 60 and those with disabilities with volunteers who clear their sidewalks and driveways after a snowfall. The aim of the program is to make the sidewalks safer during the winter months and to assist those who cannot clear the snow on their own. There is no charge for the snow clearing service, and volunteers will assist after every major snowfall in the year.

Senior Centers

Address: Multiple Location
Phone Number: Multiple Locations

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation runs a number of senior centers throughout the city. These centers offer a range of social and recreational activities to seniors over the age of 60. Many of the centers provide hot meals to seniors who are attending activities, and the centers act as a serving place for congregate meal programs in the city. There is no charge for taking part in any of the activities offered or eating the meals, but donations are always appreciated. Activities offered by the centers include fitness classes, bingo and other games, arts and crafts, computer classes and field trips to local attractions.

Meals on Wheels

Address: Multiple Locations
Phone Number: Multiple Locations

Meals on Wheels Southwest PA is a nonprofit organization that delivers meals to homebound seniors in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Volunteers deliver a hot meal to seniors at noon every day from Monday to Friday. Additional frozen meal packs are available for consumption over the weekend. There is a small charge for each meal, but financial aid is available for those who cannot afford the payment, and no senior will ever be denied food by the organization. Volunteers check on the seniors when delivering food, and they will notify the relevant authorities if anything is amiss. Special diets can be accommodated if requested in advance. To be eligible for the program, seniors must be over the age of 60 and unable to prepare meals for themselves.

Determining Your Loved One’s Need for In-Home Care

Aging can be a difficult process, and loved ones may not always ask for help – often times it’s up to their family to evaluate their need for help around the house. While no two situations are exactly alike, this checklist can help you and your loved ones determine when it’s time to start the search for a home care provider.


Guidelines for Talking About In-Home Care

If you’ve determined that your loved one needs the assistance of a care provider in their home, it may be time for a difficult conversation. Handled correctly, however, this process can bring a family together and ensure that everyone’s concerns are addressed. Use this PDF as a starting point to help the conversation stay as positive and productive as possible.