Pittsburgh is home to 302,971 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau. Over 14% of those individuals are aged 65 or older, and some of these residents are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, the rate of Alzheimer’s-related deaths in Pittsburgh decreased between 2014 and 2018. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2014, the city saw 570 Alzheimer’s-related deaths, while that number decreased to 506 in 2018, indicating a decline of 11.23%. This death rate decrease shows a positive trend when compared to Pittsburgh’s overall death rate increase of 2.47% during the same time period.

Despite Alzheimer’s-related deaths decreasing, Pittsburgh families still face the challenges of this disease and related disorders. Memory care communities in Pittsburgh can provide seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease the care and support they need. These facilities offer around-the-clock care that keeps seniors safe. In this guide, discover all the details about Pittsburgh’s memory care communities and local resources for seniors and their families.

Memory Care Facilities in Pittsburgh, PA

2014

Sunrise of McCandless

900 Lincoln Club Dr., Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

Sunrise of McCandless is located in McCandless, Pennsylvania, about a 20 minutes’ drive from Pittsburgh. Visitors respond positively to the facility’s welcoming, homelike appearance and scenic wooded … (read more)
Sunrise of McCandless is located in McCandless, Pennsylvania, about a 20 minutes’ drive from Pittsburgh. Visitors respond positively to the facility’s welcoming, homelike appearance and scenic wooded … (read more)

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)

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)

Atria McCandless (Now Open)

8870 Duncan Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

Atria McCandless has been so instrumental in the care of my precious Mom, who has dementia. The community is clean, inviting, and well-appointed. The Life Guidance (Memory Care) Director, Karen, … (read more)
Atria McCandless has been so instrumental in the care of my precious Mom, who has dementia. The community is clean, inviting, and well-appointed. The Life Guidance (Memory Care) Director, Karen, … (read more)

Northland Heights Located in North Hill

4859 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

Northland Heights Located in North Hill is fairly new. One thing about the place, it used to be a hotel at one time, and they’ve converted. It’s got all-new flooring. The walls were all painted. Every … (read more)
Northland Heights Located in North Hill is fairly new. One thing about the place, it used to be a hotel at one time, and they’ve converted. It’s got all-new flooring. The walls were all painted. Every … (read more)

Juniper Village at South Hills

1320 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15220

My mom is now in the memory care unit. They are very attentive and very caring. She is in lock down because she was wandering. However, they do bring her downstairs and let her participate in the assi … (read more)
My mom is now in the memory care unit. They are very attentive and very caring. She is in lock down because she was wandering. However, they do bring her downstairs and let her participate in the assi … (read more)

Anthology of McCandless

8651 Carey Ln., Pittsburgh, PA, 15237


Fair Oaks Senior Living

2200 West Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15226


The Sheridan at Bethel Park

2000 Cool Springs Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15234

The Sheridan at Bethel Park was new, fresh, very clean, nice, and there’s ample parking. Their menu and activities seemed nice. They sent their paper with how they have crafts, how they have bingo, an … (read more)
The Sheridan at Bethel Park was new, fresh, very clean, nice, and there’s ample parking. Their menu and activities seemed nice. They sent their paper with how they have crafts, how they have bingo, an … (read more)

The Pines of Mount Lebanon

1537 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15228

With a sunny, enclosed courtyard, cozy TV room and Card Club area, The Pines of Mount Lebanon assisted living center makes residents feel at home. As the name suggests, The Pines of Mount Lebanon is s … (read more)
With a sunny, enclosed courtyard, cozy TV room and Card Club area, The Pines of Mount Lebanon assisted living center makes residents feel at home. As the name suggests, The Pines of Mount Lebanon is s … (read more)

Whitetail Springs Assisted Living and Memory Care

3401 Provost Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15227

My mom joined the Whitetail community 2 months ago. We were worried about her adjusting and making friends but the staff made her feel welcomed and assisted with her adjustment. She has made friends … (read more)
My mom joined the Whitetail community 2 months ago. We were worried about her adjusting and making friends but the staff made her feel welcomed and assisted with her adjustment. She has made friends … (read more)

Paramount Senior Living at South Hills

100 KNOEDLER ROAD, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236



Schenley Gardens

3890 Bigelow Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

Schenley Gardens was a really nice place. The staff was really attentive with all my concerns. They were great. The apartments were really cute. They go to church, and they take them out to shopping. … (read more)
Schenley Gardens was a really nice place. The staff was really attentive with all my concerns. They were great. The apartments were really cute. They go to church, and they take them out to shopping. … (read more)

Overlook Green

5250 Meadowgreen Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Located near Baldwin, Overlook Green is an assisted living community that has a knowledgeable, caring staff. Residents like the tasty food and library and activity room located within the facility, an … (read more)
Located near Baldwin, Overlook Green is an assisted living community that has a knowledgeable, caring staff. Residents like the tasty food and library and activity room located within the facility, an … (read more)

2013

Arden Courts of North Hills

1125 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

During the pandemic, our father’s dementia progressed to the point that he was no longer safe alone. We were so grateful that we were familiar with the care that is provided by the compassionate sta … (read more)
During the pandemic, our father’s dementia progressed to the point that he was no longer safe alone. We were so grateful that we were familiar with the care that is provided by the compassionate sta … (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)

Asbury Heights

700 Bower Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15243


The Haven at North Hills

1 Windsor Way, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237


Asbury Place

760 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15243


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Pittsburgh

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Pennsylvania. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Department of Health oversees long-term care facilities in the state, including memory care communities. This department issues licenses to these facilities to ensure they comply with state guidelines and regulations. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburgh is home to several high-quality hospitals, including the top-rated UPMC. The hospital’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is a state-of-the-art center, offering seniors outpatient evaluations and diagnostic assessments.
  • Pittsburgh offers several public transportation options, including fixed route bus schedules and the Light Rail. Seniors aged 65 or older can show their Pennsylvania Senior Citizen ID card or SeniorConnect card to ride for free.
  • Cost of living in Pittsburgh is 1% below the national average. However, seniors should note that groceries, utilities and transportation costs are higher than average. Fortunately, free public transportation for seniors helps offset some of these extra expenses.
  • Pennsylvania is a tax-friendly state for seniors. The state exempts Social Security and pension income and income from retirement accounts, which can mean extra money in seniors’ bank accounts. 
  • Air pollution in Pittsburgh can be troublesome for seniors with respiratory problems. According to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report, Pittsburgh ranks 9th nationally for annual particle pollution and 16th for 24-hour particle pollution.
  • Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County is in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This designation indicates that community leaders are working to create an age-inclusive community for all citizens.

Paying for Memory Care in Pittsburgh

Living in a memory care community costs, on average, $4,063 a month in Pittsburgh, according to the Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey. This figure was calculated based on reported averages of assisted living care in Pittsburgh. Since memory care requires additional services, it typically costs 20% to 30% more than assisted living care. So, 25% was added to the average cost of assisted living care to calculate memory care costs in Pittsburgh.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

Memory care in Pittsburgh is below the state ($5,125) and national ($5,625) averages. Additionally, Pittsburgh memory care communities cost less than some other cities in the state, including Philadelphia, which costs $7,106 monthly, on average, and State College, which averages $5,648. However, nearby Johnstown costs less, averaging just $3,406 a month for memory care.

$4063

Pittsburgh

$5125

Pennsylvania

$5625

The United States

$3406

Johnstown

$7106

Philadelphia

$5648

State College

Many types of senior care are available in Pittsburgh, varying in price. Adult day health care services are the most inexpensive option, costing $1,495 per month. Assisted living costs on average $3,250 per month for those who need daily additional help. Homemaker services and home health aides both average $5,339 for seniors who prefer to live at home. For seniors who need more extensive support, nursing home care is the most expensive option, with a semiprivate room costing $9,733 and a private room costing $10,798.

$5339

Homemaker services

$5339

Home health aide

$1495

Adult day health care

$3250

Assisted living facility

$9733

Nursing home semiprivate room

$10798

Nursing home private room

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.

More ways to pay for memory care in PA

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

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

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

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Pittsburgh

Seniors and their families can tap into memory care resources in Pittsburgh and find the support they need. Check out these options if you know a senior living with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

This Alzheimer's Association chapter serves the state of Pennsylvania. It hosts professionally led support groups for families with loved ones living with cognitive impairments. Education programs, available both in person and virtually, explore how to live with Alzheimer's and provide caregiving services to seniors with the disease.

(412) 692-2700

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh provides assistance to people who have Alzheimer’s disease or are in the early stages. Videos for caregivers, for example, can help families cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

(412) 350-5044

The Allegheny County Ombudsman advocates for seniors living in long-term care facilities, including memory care communities. The Ombudsman can assist in the investigation of facility complaints as well as providing information on long-term care services. It also advocates for changes in regulations to ensure the safety and health of seniors in Pittsburgh long-term care facilities.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Pennsylvania are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Pennsylvania page for more information about these laws.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Pennsylvania