UPMC Senior Communities

What to Bring/What to Expect

What to Expect

  • Your typical day at our skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility will be designed personally for you. Our staff will develop an individualized care plan with goals set specific to your care needs.
  • Rooms are both private and semi-private and are assigned based on medical needs. In some cases, an additional fee applies.
  • You will be seen by your physician within 48 hours of your admission.
  • Physicians are required to round every 30 days for patients with skilled nursing care needs and 60 days for long-term care residents. However, physicians may round more frequently according to a patient/resident’s care needs or when consulted by the nursing staff by phone or fax.
  • There are certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs) in the building daily Monday to Friday.
  • The nursing staff consists of RN unit managers who coordinate care, an RN wound care nurse, an RN infection control nurse, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants who provide personal care.
  • Occupational, physical, and speech therapy are provided according to physician orders and your individual plan of care. If rehabilitation services are ordered, you will be evaluated by a therapist the day after you are admitted.
  • Family and friends may visit 24 hours a day, seven days a week, however there are no overnight accommodations available. Visitors may gain access to the building by ringing the buzzer after hours. We ask that your visitors give consideration to your roommate should that apply, and to not disrupt your scheduled therapy or nursing care.
  • Meals are served in the main dining room or on the care units in a group or individual setting. Having your meals in the dining room is encouraged in order to socialize with others and build relationships.
  • Daily activities are provided by our activities department. A monthly schedule of the activities is posted in all of our facilities.

What to Bring

  • Residents should bring enough clothing to last one week. Sweaters and light jackets to layer are suggested, as the temperature varies in different parts of the building. All clothing should be washable and labeled with the resident’s name.
  • Residents should bring their own personalized items, such as glasses, dentures, hearing aids, and assistive devices. Be sure to mark these items on the resident’s inventory list upon arrival and label them with the resident’s name, if possible.
  • Residents may keep non-perishable food items at their bedside in a sealed container. Food should not interfere with the resident’s prescribed diet. All food should be marked with the resident’s name, date, and room number.
  • All electronics must be inspected by maintenance to ensure safety. Please check with your nurse before bringing in any appliance to make certain it is allowed. Extension cords are not permitted to be used.
  • For long-term residents, personalization of your room with bedding, lamps, throws, and wall art is encouraged.
  • You might want to consider bringing a few of your own activities, such as books, magazines, or playing cards for any “off time” in your daily schedule.

What Not to Bring

  • Clothing that requires special handling
  • Valuables, such as jewelry
  • Large amounts of cash
  • Furniture
  • Rugs

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