Retirees who are searching for an attractive suburban community with access to world-class medical care and cultural attractions can find everything they’re looking for in West Mifflin. This community of almost 20,000 is located along the Monongahela River just 12 miles south of Pittsburgh. More than 20% of the population is aged 65 or older, and the community is part of Allegheny County, a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

Seniors who need more support than they can receive at home may consider assisted living. These facilities provide 24-hour care and recreational activities that help seniors socialize and stay involved in the community. West Mifflin is an affordable location for assisted living. The cost of essentials such as housing and health care is lower than the national average, and assisted living facilities charge an average of $3,550 per month, which is 8% lower than other parts of the Keystone State and 17% lower than the nation as a whole.

This guide takes a look at West Mifflin, including some of the area’s age-friendly amenities and the cost of long-term care. It features a directory of local assisted living facilities and a guide to government agencies and nonprofits that offer free resources.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in West Mifflin, PA

Locust Grove

4043 Irene Street, West Mifflin, PA, 15122

My sister is at Locust Grove and it’s been a great experience. They take real good care of her and they keep me updated on everything. She’s made friends there and she’s doing very well. The staff is … (read more)
My sister is at Locust Grove and it’s been a great experience. They take real good care of her and they keep me updated on everything. She’s made friends there and she’s doing very well. The staff is … (read more)

Arrowood at Southwestern

500 Lewis Run Road, West Mifflin, PA, 15122

I visited Arrowood but I didn’t like the place although it’s recommendable. The people were okay. The rooms were fine.
I visited Arrowood but I didn’t like the place although it’s recommendable. The people were okay. The rooms were fine.

2015

Sunrise of Upper St. Clair

500 Village Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15241

Sunrise of Upper St. Clair, situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is known for its elaborate décor, beautiful café and lovely outdoor sitting area. Visitors praise this facility’s spacious and exc … (read more)
Sunrise of Upper St. Clair, situated in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is known for its elaborate décor, beautiful café and lovely outdoor sitting area. Visitors praise this facility’s spacious and exc … (read more)

2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022

Brookdale Mt. Lebanon

1050 McNeilly Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15226

Brookdale Mt. Lebanon is located in the township of Mt. Lebanon, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Residents and their loved ones appreciate the facility’s proximity to the city. Guests at the … (read more)
Brookdale Mt. Lebanon is located in the township of Mt. Lebanon, just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Residents and their loved ones appreciate the facility’s proximity to the city. Guests at the … (read more)

2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Juniper Village at Forest Hills

107 Fall Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

Individual, personalized care is the experience residents are given at Juniper Village at Forest Hills. As the name suggests, this facility is nestled in the Forest Hills area in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva … (read more)
Individual, personalized care is the experience residents are given at Juniper Village at Forest Hills. As the name suggests, this facility is nestled in the Forest Hills area in Pittsburgh, Pennsylva … (read more)

Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms

3275 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA, 15017

The Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms is perfect except that they don’t take Medicaid when your money runs out. It’s a terrific place. I would recommend that to anyone. It was clean, well staffed, a … (read more)
The Celebration Villa of Lakemont Farms is perfect except that they don’t take Medicaid when your money runs out. It’s a terrific place. I would recommend that to anyone. It was clean, well staffed, a … (read more)

The Grand Residence at Upper St Clair

45 McMurray Road, Upper St Clair, PA, 15241

I had an in-person tour of The Grand Residence at Upper St Clair. Their front desk staff was not kind, and they were not pleasant people to deal with. The director, who gave us the tour, was phenomena … (read more)
I had an in-person tour of The Grand Residence at Upper St Clair. Their front desk staff was not kind, and they were not pleasant people to deal with. The director, who gave us the tour, was phenomena … (read more)

Northland Heights Located in North Hill

4859 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

Northland Heights Located in North Hill was a very nice facility. Everything was brand new. The people there were very accommodating. I got to see pretty much everything, all the facilities that they … (read more)
Northland Heights Located in North Hill was a very nice facility. Everything was brand new. The people there were very accommodating. I got to see pretty much everything, all the facilities that they … (read more)

2014

Atria South Hills

5300 Clairton Boulevard (Route 51), Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

I like how clean Atria South Hills was, how everything was open and available to all the people who live there, and the staff was great. I looked at both assisted living and independent living. The st … (read more)
I like how clean Atria South Hills was, how everything was open and available to all the people who live there, and the staff was great. I looked at both assisted living and independent living. The st … (read more)

Juniper Village at South Hills

1320 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15220

My mom has been living in Juniper Village at South Hills for a year now. They changed management, and the prices went up. After I talked to the manager, the price was lowered. They’re very caring. She … (read more)
My mom has been living in Juniper Village at South Hills for a year now. They changed management, and the prices went up. After I talked to the manager, the price was lowered. They’re very caring. She … (read more)

2015, 2016

Juniper Village at Monroeville

2589 Mosside Blvd, Monroeville, PA, 15146

I toured Juniper Village at Monroeville. It is a nice place, but I prefer another facility. I saw a two-bedroom that was quite nice. The part that I didn’t like was, it was very costly. I only met Col … (read more)
I toured Juniper Village at Monroeville. It is a nice place, but I prefer another facility. I saw a two-bedroom that was quite nice. The part that I didn’t like was, it was very costly. I only met Col … (read more)

Holy Family Manor

301 Nazareth Way, Pittsburgh, PA, 15229

Holy Family Manor is located on the campus of Mount Nazareth Center in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from Pittsburgh. The facility offers both companion suites and private rooms and … (read more)
Holy Family Manor is located on the campus of Mount Nazareth Center in Ross Township, Pennsylvania, just a short drive from Pittsburgh. The facility offers both companion suites and private rooms and … (read more)

Brookdale Penn Hills

7151 Saltsburg Rd, Penn Hills, PA, 15235

My mom will be going to Brookdale Penn Hills, and we’re very happy with our decision. It’s very small, felt very much like home, and the staff was incredible. They told me about their activities. The … (read more)
My mom will be going to Brookdale Penn Hills, and we’re very happy with our decision. It’s very small, felt very much like home, and the staff was incredible. They told me about their activities. The … (read more)

Paramount Senior Living at Peters Township

240 Cedar Hill Dr, Mcmurray, PA, 15317

My mother is at the Paramount Senior Living at Peters Township. It was very, very well organized, really clean, very modern, and up-to-date. She loves the staff. She says they’re great and the food is … (read more)
My mother is at the Paramount Senior Living at Peters Township. It was very, very well organized, really clean, very modern, and up-to-date. She loves the staff. She says they’re great and the food is … (read more)

The Residence at Whitehall

4750 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

The Residence at Whitehall looked perfect. It looked like an excellent place. I would love to live there myself someday. It looked comfortable, high-end, beautiful, serene, and cozy. It does look like … (read more)
The Residence at Whitehall looked perfect. It looked like an excellent place. I would love to live there myself someday. It looked comfortable, high-end, beautiful, serene, and cozy. It does look like … (read more)

Paramount Senior Living-Bethel

5785 Baptist Road, Bethel Park, PA, 15102

I compared several places and Paramount Senior Living- Bethel seemed to have the best availability of aides. They have the most aides that are visible to assist my mom. The food is mediocre at best, a … (read more)
I compared several places and Paramount Senior Living- Bethel seemed to have the best availability of aides. They have the most aides that are visible to assist my mom. The food is mediocre at best, a … (read more)

Whitetail Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care

3401 Provost Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15227

Whitetail Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care is a beautiful place. The people are friendly. It’s a very nice facility. The staff showed me a room that my parents would share and then talked about … (read more)
Whitetail Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care is a beautiful place. The people are friendly. It’s a very nice facility. The staff showed me a room that my parents would share and then talked about … (read more)

Harmony at Harts Run

3450 Harts Run Rd, Glenshaw, PA, 15116


Abode Care of Monroeville

2560 Stroschiein Rd, Monroeville, PA, 15146

Abode Care of Monroeville is a nice little place that I think I’m going to be very happy with if we can get the details straightened out. It looks like a regular bedroom, a bigger bedroom, and that’s … (read more)
Abode Care of Monroeville is a nice little place that I think I’m going to be very happy with if we can get the details straightened out. It looks like a regular bedroom, a bigger bedroom, and that’s … (read more)

The Haven at North Hills

1 Windsor Way, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

My mother-in-law has been in The Haven at North Hills for a week now. We chose them for the price. It seems like you’re getting a lot for your dollar. They seem to keep everything clean. The staff may … (read more)
My mother-in-law has been in The Haven at North Hills for a week now. We chose them for the price. It seems like you’re getting a lot for your dollar. They seem to keep everything clean. The staff may … (read more)

What to Consider About Assisted Living in West Mifflin

Assisted living residences in West Mifflin and other parts of Pennsylvania are licensed by the Department of Human Services. This agency establishes standards for staff training, facility design, resident care and other areas that are relevant to seniors’ health and well-being.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in West Mifflin

  • West Mifflin is an affordable location for retirees. The cost of living is 18% lower than the national average, and it’s more affordable than other parts of the state. Health care prices are particularly competitive.
  • Thanks to its prime location in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, residents in West Mifflin benefit from excellent health care access. The area is served by more than 30 medical facilities, including the nationally ranked UPMC Shadyside hospital, which specializes in cancer care and cardiology.
  • West Mifflin is a very safe community, which can minimize concerns for seniors and their families. The city’s violent crime score is 10.2 compared to 22.7 nationally, and the property crime index is 26.3 compared to the 35.4 national average.
  • Like other parts of Pennsylvania, West Mifflin experiences variable weather. However, the climate is slightly more pleasant than in other parts of the state. Residents can expect mild summers with highs in the mid-80s and chilly winters with about 30 inches of snow. Fortunately, assisted living facilities handle snow removal and other seasonal tasks.
  • West Mifflin is part of Allegheny County, which joined AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2015. The local government is committed to investing in senior housing, recreational programs and outdoor amenities that enhance the lives of older adults.
  • Seniors in West Mifflin have numerous transportation options. Riders aged 65 and older qualify for free transportation on the city’s bus. The Older Persons Transportation Program offers low-cost transportation to seniors aged 60 and older, and ACCESS provides more than 1.5 million paratransit rides annually.

Paying for Assisted Living in West Mifflin

Assisted living in West Mifflin is competitively priced. Seniors pay just $3,550 per month on average, which is lower than the state and national average.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

According to Genworth Financial, assisted living in West Mifflin costs $405 less per month than other parts of the state. Local rates are also $750 lower than the national average, which saves residents $9,000 per year. In Western Pennsylvania, assisted living prices vary considerably, from $3,025 in Johnstown to $5,340 in State College. Median rates are approximately $175 higher in Altoona at $3,723, and prices in Erie are very close to the national average at $4,315.

$3550

West Mifflin

$3955

Pennsylvania

$4300

The United States

$3025

Johnstown

$3723

Altoona

$4315

Erie

$5340

State College

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Assisted living is one of the most affordable long-term care options in West Mifflin. Adult day health care programs provide recreational activities and personal assistance for $1,473 per month. In-home care costs $4,576, about $1,026 more, and seniors are still responsible for housing and other daily expenses. A semiprivate room in a nursing home costs more than 2.5 times more than assisted living based on a median of $9,125. Private rooms cost $913 more than that, with an average of $10,038.

$4576

Home Care

$4576

Home Health Care

$1473

Adult Day Health Care

$3550

Assisted Living Facilities

$9125

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10038

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for West Mifflin was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Pittsburgh, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in West Mifflin

West Mifflin seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging waiver may qualify for financial assistance in order to pay for care within one of the city’s assisted living facilities. In addition, if you receive SSI and need to live in an assisted living facility, the state can pay a supplement to the facility if you qualify.  

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

Paying for Assisted Living Facilities in Pennsylvania

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in West Mifflin

Thanks to federal funding and programs sponsored by Allegheny County, seniors in West Mifflin have access to a variety of resources that can help with long-term care placement and healthy aging. The following organizations are active throughout the area.

Resource

Contact

Service

(412) 350-5460

The Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging is a no-wrong-door resource for seniors who need information about long-term care and community-based services. It supports nutrition, transportation and recreation programs and helps seniors find alternatives to nursing home care.

(412) 562-5385

OPT provides low-cost door-to-door transportation to seniors. Rides are available for medical appointments, shopping trips and recreational activities from 6 a.m. until midnight seven days a week. Seniors must complete an application to qualify.

(412) 829-9250

This nonprofit group provides meals, sponsors several senior centers and employs an Aging and Disability Information Specialist who can help seniors navigate age-related challenges. Free medical equipment loans are available in partnership with the Turtle Creek Valley Rotary Club.

(412) 345-7420

Wesley Family Services sponsors In Service of Seniors: Pittsburgh and Open Your Heart to a Senior. These programs provide free life-enhancing supports to seniors aged 60 and older in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Volunteer opportunities are also available to adults who want to give back to neighbors in need.

(412) 471-2114, ext. 203

Pittsburgh Cares manages the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program for Allegheny County and surrounding areas. This nationwide initiative provides opportunities for adults aged 55 and older to meet like-minded people while using their skills to benefit local hospitals, schools, food banks and community organizations.

(412) 350-5044

The ombudsman for Allegheny County is an impartial advocate who serves as a liaison between state agencies, long-term care residents and providers. Advocates visit assisted living facilities in West Mifflin, advise seniors of their rights and investigate complaints.

(412) 621-4357

Military families in West Mifflin can turn to Allegheny County Department Veterans’ Services for free assistance with local, state and federal benefits. Service officers can provide information about Aid & Attendance, life insurance, disability compensation and medical services available through the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in West Mifflin

West Mifflin-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Pennsylvania page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania