Arrowood at Southwestern

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Nursing Homes

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500 Lewis Run Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122
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Assisted Living Reviews for Arrowood at Southwestern

Independent Living Reviews for Arrowood at Southwestern

August 12, 2016

By Rich251287

I visited this facility

Arrowood at Southwestern was excellent; that's where my father-in-law is going. Compared to the other places I've seen, their accommodations were above average. The staff-to-resident ratio was above average, and the staff was courteous and professional.

June 27, 2016

By Diane401870

I visited this facility

Arrowood was very nice and clean. The people seemed happy and showed me a couple of apartments. There were lots of activities depending on what you want to do.

May 21, 2016

By prudis

I am a friend or relative of resident

Mom has lived at Arrowood for nearly a year, and it is awesome. This is a thriving community with lots of activities. The staff is friendly, Living here has a great balance of things to do within the community and the freedom to maintain your activities outside as well. Just perfect for my active mother.

Provider Response

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to enhance the lives of the residents at our Arrowood Community. We welcome any new ideas and suggestions, and are glad your Mom chose us.

December 15, 2015

By Wayne19

I visited this facility

They took me for a tour at Arrowood. It was very nice and reasonably priced. I looked at the rooms and the dining room, and I liked everything. The staff was very nice and helpful and answered all of my questions. It's not quite as classy as the other one I looked at, but I think it's about $1,000 a month cheaper. It would be a place I would consider.

November 29, 2015

By Spiros

I visited this facility

Everything was fine at Arrow Wood. The staff was accommodating and very friendly. The rooms were OK and satisfactory.

November 09, 2015

By Catherine34

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My relative is at Arrowood At Southwestern. It is very clean and bright with a lot of activities available and friendly people. My relative is very content there. She has been there since June and has her own apartment.

January 11, 2014

By Caring75359750

I visited this facility

At Arrowood, they have independent living and personal care. It is a privately owned community. They were very nice but they're too far from us in terms of location. I also didn't remember much about their personal care facility, but their independent living facility was beautiful. At that time, there were a lot of residents in the dining room and they were having a meeting. Their apartments were beautiful and they were also cheaper than most of the places I visited.
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Nursing Home Reviews for Arrowood at Southwestern

May 11, 2013

By Caring1659

I visited this facility

We went to Southwestern Nursing Center to check the place. The facility was complete from doctors to hospital care. I thought it was for seniors who were really ill. And at that time, my mother-in-law did not need that level of care.

October 29, 2011

By poopsie

I am a friend or relative of resident

this is the worse nursing home i ever saw. my motherinlaw was in there for a week after leaving a hospital from stroke like symptons. i complained about no communication from dr or nurses . we knew nothing for a week . she didnt eat and they told my fatherinlaw she was eatting . i was there everyday . she was weak and didnt eat for 3 weeks. they brought her a tray in with a cold hot dog, french fried and baked beans, i told them are you serious she has eatten and this what you gave her.i ask if they had boost or sometthing they told me in butter pecan which she didnt drink and they didnt care. i went in and saw she had foam like yellow on her face this is at 400 they told me oh she may have had a mini stroke oseizure at 10 in the morning and no one called us. well today my daughter made a surprise visit at 9 and she was in the hall facing the opposite of the nursing with again yellow foam and her head back and my daughter yelled something is wrong. they came over and said she looks like a seizure. my daughter said what are you going to do they said well call 911. they took her to a hospital i met them there. she was totally dehydrated and her bum was all sore for not changing her depend. her blood work came back all levels not good. so you decide if this is what you want for your loved one . i sure dont and by the way i reported them and the hospital also has a record of this and i am not done.
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Questions about Arrowood at Southwestern

Describe the overall population of assisted living residents at Arrowood at Southwestern. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

The average age is roughly 75 with more women than men residing at Arrowood at Southwestern. The individuals that live here have a wide variety of interests from shopping, plays, movies, bingo, story telling, knitting, reading, etc.

What programs or activities does Arrowood at Southwestern offer to enrich residents' well-being?

There is a daily exercise class run by the activities department. We have in-house physician, monthly wellness checks for blood pressure.

What places are near Arrowood at Southwestern or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

Arrowood at Southwestern is a quick five minute drive to Route 51 with many restaurants and shopping plaza's. We are a 15 minute drive to Kennywood Park, and a 20 minute drive into Oakland or downtown Pittsburgh.

What transportation services does Arrowood at Southwestern offer to assisted living residents?

Arrowood at Southwestern does have a mini bus to transport residents to local appointments, restaurants, shopping excursions.

What makes the chef or dining program at Arrowood at Southwestern exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

The Crystal Dining Room offers a restaurant style dining experience.

What safety features or security measures does Arrowood at Southwestern offer to assisted living residents?

We have a front desk receptionist on site 24 hours per day to help monitor the front desk. The front doors are locked at 8pm nightly and residents have a secure key fob to enter the building.

How does Arrowood at Southwestern keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Family members can contact the Administrator or Wellness Director for any updates.

If Arrowood at Southwestern accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Pets are welcome for Independent Living residents. There are sidewalks and grassy areas around the building for pets to enjoy.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Staff receives yearly education on matters pertaining to the safety and well-being of all the residents.

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Services and Amenities of Arrowood at Southwestern


  • All Inclusive Rent
  • Fee Structure Extra: We Offer A Month To Month Rental
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $2724/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2209/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Activities Extra: Computer Class


  • English


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  • Medicare Provider Number: 395742
  • Ownership Type: For Profit Partnership
  • Date Certified: 10/01/2020


  • Resident Capacity: 118
  • Minimum Age: 55
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About Arrowood at Southwestern

Completed in 1997, Arrowood is comprised of 122 apartments. The exquisitely decorated building is located within the picturesque 40 acres of the Southwestern campus. Located in the borough of Pleasant Hills and within easy reach of downtown Pittsburgh and all its attractions, Arrowood at Southwestern provides exceptional retirement living while surrounding you with comfortable and affordable lifestyle choices.

An independent living community offering multiple floor plans, ranging in size from studios to generous two bedroom suites. All individuals, regardless of apartment size, have full use of our expansive common areas and amenities.

Each apartment provides Arrowood individuals with their own privacy. Individuals are encouraged to bring their own furniture and arrange their apartments as they wish. Each private apartment is furnished with a kitchenette that includes a microwave and small refrigerator. Arrowood at Southwestern also provides the security that allows residents to feel at ease in their own home. The community features 24 HR onsite security. Safety is also a priority and emergency pull-cords are installed in each apartment to alert us if you need immediate assistance.

Why should you consider Arrowood at Southwestern Retirement Living?

  • Take a moment to experience what retirement living is really like.
  • Our friends and families would love to share their reasons why they call this their home and best lifestyle choice. “Every day is like Sunday,” is what they will tell you.
  • Exceptional hospitality, dining and entertainment with a multitude of support services and well appointed apartments complemented by superior amenities. It’s your choice

When is it time to make the decision to downsize?

  • Tired of rising healthcare costs, home maintenance expenses, real estate taxes and household chores?
Relieve the burden and headache of household tasks and obligations.
Have more time to do what you like, when you like.
  • You’ll never have to worry again with our affordable retirement lifestyle options.
Flexible options include apartment leasing and services with or without entrance fees. 
The best home for the next stage of your life should provide more freedom, more convenience, better care and less worry.

Is it less expensive and more financially secure for you to stay in your current home?

  • Though your mortgage may be paid off, monthly expenses to maintain your home and lifestyle are higher than you realize and less predictable as your home ages or less able to physically manage the home.
  • Living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community can offer a cost-effective lifestyle, can offer a sound investment in your future, and can provide you with more predictable costs and greater financial peace of mind.

All Inclusive Services

  • Dining venues and flexible options
  • Weekly in-home housekeeping, linen and laundry
  • Residence and ground maintenance
  • All utilities (except phone)
  • Resident business center (fax, copier, computer)
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • Schedule Transportation


  • Guest suites
  • Living room seating, fireplace
  • Billiard room and card room
  • Library and media center
  • Guest network Wi-Fi service
  • Mail and communications center
  • Outdoor courtyards
  • Beauty salon/Barber shop
  • Shopping venue
  • Chapel
  • Parking
  • Vehicle/snow concierge service

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