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  • Nursing Home Facilities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nursing Home Costs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Free Resources for Seniors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Helpful Articles

Nursing Home Costs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Semiprivate rooms in Pittsburgh nursing homes cost an average of $9,125 per month. The corresponding cost for private rooms here is $10,038.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Comparing the monthly median prices of semiprivate rooms in nursing homes, Pittsburgh’s costs exceed those of the average U.S. city by $1,369. However, Pittsburgh’s average is $913 below Pennsylvania’s statewide median of $10,038.

Pittsburgh is cheaper than nearby Pennsylvania cities for nursing home care, except for Johnstown, where the average cost is $152 lower. In State College, seniors pay about $548 more than their peers in Pittsburgh, while the average cost is $1,764 higher in Gettysburg. The difference is even greater in Chambersburg, where median cost exceeds Pittsburgh’s by $2,213 per month.

Pittsburgh

$9,125

Pennsylvania

$10,038

The United States

$7,756

Johnstown

$8,973

Chambersburg

$11,338

State College

$9,673

Gettysburg

$10,889

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Comparing the prices of nursing home care to other types of senior care in Pittsburgh can be helpful when determining the best placement for a loved one. The least expensive option is adult day health care, with an average cost of $1,473 per month. Assisted living costs $3,550, while home care and home health care both average $4,576. Nursing home prices are significantly higher, at almost twice the cost of in-home care services. Shared rooms in Pittsburgh cost $9,125 per month on average, while private rooms cost $10,038.

Home care

$4,576

Home health care

$4,576

Adult day health care

$1,473

Assisted living

$3,550

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$9,125

Nursing home (private room)

$10,038

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The following resources are available to Pittsburgh’s seniors and their families to provide information, referrals or financial assistance. Some of these programs can make it easier to remain in the community and delay entry into a skilled nursing facility. They may also help seniors and their families understand their options and be financially prepared to better afford nursing home care when it’s needed.

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Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging(800) 344-4319Allegheny County’s AAA is the portal to community services and resources for residents aged 60 and older. Available services include health insurance counseling, ombudsman long-term care advocacy and support, help applying for needed assistance and advice on alternative long-term care options. The agency also provides information about caregiver support, transportation and senior centers.
AgeWell Pittsburgh(412) 422-0400AgeWell provides a wide array of senior services to help delay the transition to an institutional setting, including care coordination, counseling, meal delivery, transportation and friendly visits. The organization also offers in-home safety assessments and personal emergency response systems.
Citiparks3-1-1 or (412) 255-2621Citiparks runs 13 senior community centers that offer socialization, fitness, educational and cultural opportunities for individuals aged 60 and older. Each center also features information and referrals for ACCESS transportation services, PACE prescription assistance, energy assistance and rent rebates.
Wesley Family Services(412) 345-7420Wesley Family Services volunteers provide free nonmedical services to help seniors maintain their independence. Participants can receive friendly visits, home safety inspections, transportation to medical appointments and assistance with errands.
Lifespan(412) 464-1300Lifespan serves Allegheny County residents aged 60 and older. This nonprofit organization provides case management, home meal deliveries and support for family caregivers. It also operates several community resource centers that host social activities and offer information and assistance to seniors with aging concerns.

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Review of Heritage Place

My husband is staying at Heritage Place. It's a wonderful community. They take good care of him. I'm pleased with the way they're treating him, and the care. It's just that it's grossly expensive...

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Sharon

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of North Hills Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

My husband was at North Hills Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for five weeks. They were supposed to be helping him with physical therapy and his daily needs, but I'm not sure that...

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Loscno

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Review of Mt. Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center

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