From happenings in and around our community to useful senior living news, our blog can keep you up to date.

How to Support Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

Caregiving for a person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other memory loss diseases can be challenging. Rather than a team of people to support their needs, it’s often left to a single friend or family member to provide care. If you have a person in your life who serves as caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, it’s …

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Friendship Village of South Hills Veterans Reflect

Veterans Day is an important day at Friendship Village of South Hills. Not only does it afford us the opportunity to pay our respects to the men and women of the armed forces, but it also allows us to honor the veterans in our own community who have served their country. We’re happy to be …

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Independent Living

What if you could retire in an active, vibrant community that also lets you plan for your future healthcare needs – many, many years down the road? That’s the distinct advantage of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), also known as Life Care communities, that offer customizable independent living homes while also allowing you to plan …

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10 Ways for Pittsburgh Seniors to Celebrate Fall

Fall is upon us and it brings no shortage of fun festivities. At Friendship Village of South Hills, we’re looking forward to all that the changing of seasons brings. The Beauty of Fall in Upper St. Clair On the list of our favorite things about living in a Mid-Atlantic state like Pennsylvania, getting to experience …

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What Does Friendship Village of South Hills’ 5-Star Medicare Rating Mean for You?

Whether you have decided to move into a senior living community or are just starting to weigh your options, the search for information online can quickly become overwhelming. Beyond the official websites of individual communities where can you go online for reliable information? One research tool we recommend checking out is Nursing Home Compare, a …

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Retirement Living Options Near Pittsburgh

As you look towards retirement, what do you picture? The answer is deeply personal and differs for everyone. Common factors that can color your response might include location, community and required care, as well as the number of times you are willing to move — if you choose to move at all. At Friendship Village …

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What is Respite Care?

A caregiver can be a spouse, partner, family member or anyone involved with assisting others with activities of daily living (ADL) or medical tasks. Paid caregivers tend to have formal training that allows them to provide a higher level of care than someone who just stepped into the role. At some point in time, all …

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Services & Amenities Enhance the Senior Living Experience

When a person begins their search for a senior living community they often first look toward location, the availability of health services and whether the community fits within their budget. These are all important considerations, but we also encourage you to think about lifestyle. We know that services and amenities play a significant role in …

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How You Can Support a Loved One Showing Signs of Alzheimer’s

Millions of Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, many of whom are age 65 or older. When an older adult begins showing signs of Alzheimer’s, it can be especially difficult for the friends and family around them. You may not know what to do or what they need from you, especially since the disease affects …

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