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UPMC Senior Communities — Frequently Asked Questions

What levels of care does UPMC Senior Communities offer?

UPMC Senior Communities offers Independent Living, Personal Care, Personal Care Memory, Assisted Living, Skilled Memory and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities to interested residents. Transitional rehabilitation units (TRUs) are also available as part of the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute.

What types of rental options are available?

UPMC Senior Communities offers both month-to-month contracts with no large up-front fees and life-care contracts with various options.

Am I allowed to have visitors?

Yes, residents may have family and friends as visitors to their apartments. Guests typically must sign in at the front desk for security purposes.

Is smoking permitted in UPMC Senior Communities facilities?

No. All UPMC Senior Communities are smoke-free buildings.

Can I bring my pet with me when I move?

Pets are allowed at UPMC Senior Communities Independent Living facilities only.

Do I need to have a UPMC health insurance plan to move into a facility?

No. Having a health insurance plan from UPMC or any other provider is not a requirement for moving into one of our independent living, personal care, or assisted living facilities. The skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities take a variety of insurances and can be verified prior to admission.

Can I have my own car when I move to a UPMC Senior Community?

Yes. Residents are permitted to have their own private vehicles if they choose. Parking is free for residents and guests.

Are meals included with my rent?

Yes. Depending on the facility, meals are included as part of your monthly rent. Meal plans vary from facility to facility, so if you have specific questions please contact the building directly to discuss the available options.

Are there activities available on site for residents?

Yes. Each of our facilities has an activities director that plans a wide variety of events and activities each month for our residents. Spiritual services are also available.

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