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Caregiver and Senior-Related Resources Available at UPMC

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and Care

Benedum Geriatric Center

412-692-4200 (Oakland)
412-623-2700 (Shadyside)

Provides ambulatory care services for older adults in need of support with complex medical problems and health care needs.

Geriatric Care Center at UPMC St. Margaret

412-784-5050 or 1-800-801-6965

An evaluation and treatment center designed to meet the health needs of people over age 60. Along with specialized medical and psychiatric care, geriatric professionals assist older adults and their families in making health care decisions to fulfill the patient’s daily needs.

Shadyside's Senior Care Institute


Located within UPMC Shadyside, specialty care is provided to meet the complex health care needs that geriatric patients face. Consultations are available for patients with specific geriatric conditions.

An interdisciplinary team approach is followed. This team includes geriatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and physical therapists. The goal is to help older patients stay independent, optimize self-care ability, and maintain quality of life.

Alzheimer Disease Research Center


Performs and coordinates AD-related clinical and research activities and is a core source of support (e.g., resources, patients, tissue, expert consultation for research, clinical and training activities) regionally and nationally.

Services include:

  • Evaluation for suspected Alzheimer's Disease
  • Evaluation of memory, language, judgment, and other cognitive abilities
  • Education and counseling for patients and families

Late Life Depression Prevention and Treatment Center


Dedicated to the development and effective prevention and interventions in late-life mood disorders and grief for adults of all ages.

Through the center, older adults are evaluated by a team of experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers dedicated to the development of effective interventions in late life mood disorders.

Community Life


A program that brings the region's experts in geriatric medicine and care together to work as a team in specialized Day Health Centers to help older adults enjoy the highest quality of life possible.

In-Home Supports


The Living-At-Home program provides care coordinator for ongoing in-home care for older adults to help seniors live independently as long as possible.

Geriatric In-Home Support Program (GIHSP)


A Western Psychiatric program that provides in-home psychiatric care for people aged 60 and older residing in Allegheny County. Individuals are home-bound either for physical or psychiatric reasons.

UPMC Visiting Nurses

1-888-860-2273, option 1, then option 1

UPMC Visiting Nurses provides home health care in 22 counties in PA and 2 in OH. Their team provides specialized care for patients of all ages, newborn to adult Some of the advanced training is in the following area: cardiopulmonary, ortho/rehab, wound care, bariatrics, diabetes, oncology, behavioral health, etc.


Senior Services of UPMC McKeesport

Help and referral line:

Same features as UPMC Senior Services in Oakland.

Monthly caregiver support group, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.

UPMC Disabilities Resource Center


Ensures that health care is accessible to people with disabilities at UPMC. Focus is on:

  • Education and training
  • Facility accessibility
  • Community engagement
  • Policy

UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute

412-864-2897 or 1-855-565-7146

The Palliative and Supportive Institute and its staff focus on treating patients experiencing or living with a serious or life-limiting illness. Their focus is on managing and treating symptoms, reassuring, and helping patients and their families have the best possible quality of care during their illness.

Clinical Support

resolve Crisis Network

1-888-7-YOU CAN (1-888-796-8226)

Provides round-the-clock, mental health crisis intervention and stabilization services for residents of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania.

Trained crisis counselors will travel to where you are — anywhere in Allegheny County.

An individual does not need an appointment when visiting the North Braddock Avenue location, near Pittsburgh, Pa. Just walk in and talk about your concerns or those of a family member or friend.

Family Hospice


An independent, non-profit, community-based organization accredited by The Joint Commission for meeting specific high-level performance standards and recognized nationally as a pioneer in programs such as Caregiver Training. Through a commitment to quality services, Family Hospice provides a complete continuum of care to patients and families.

Staff Supports


An employee assistance program that is a no-cost benefit to you or members of your household and answers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The program enables you to address personal, relationship, job-related, and career needs in a private, confidential environment. Their goal is to help balance your work, life, and wellness.

Residential Options

Senior Communities


Offers Independent Living, Personal Care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation facilities to interested residents.

Independent Living Residences:
Beatty Pointe Village, Cumberland Woods Village, Hampton Fields Village, Strabane Trails Village

Personal Care Homes:
Canterbury Place, Sherwood Oaks

Assisted Living Residences:
Cumberland Crossing Manor, Strabane Woods

Skilled Nursing Residences:
Canterbury Place, Cranberry Place, Sherwood Oaks

Continuing Care Retirement Communities:
Cumberland Woods Village, Sherwood Oaks