At any point in our lives we could suffer from a debilitating illness or condition that severely limits our mobility. It is then that simple activities like getting dressed, cleaning and cooking become virtually impossible. This makes living in our own homes extremely dangerous. But moving into a nursing home is not the answer either. When faced with this situation the solution may be to move into a Pittsburgh Pennsylvania assisted living facility.
There is a night and day difference between an assisted living facility and a nursing home. While a nursing home offers your round the clock health supervision, it is only one step down from a hospital setting and no one wants to live in a hospital until there is no other option available.
On the other hand an assisted living facility is much like an apartment complex. It offers all the privacy of a regular home with the standard bedroom, living area, kitchen and bathroom, but at the same time it offers health care assistance that is just a beep or phone call away. You see professional health care workers are on the premises 24 hours a day. This makes it easy for you to get the help you need with those activities you find difficult to do.
Finding the Right Facility
Choosing an assisted living option is much like looking for any other living area. It takes time, a few searches, visits to the installations and a talk to the management. This can be somewhat difficult if you want to see more than one assisted living option to discuss facility features, available activities and price. So the best place to start is online. On our website, you can find a list of various assisted living options for the Pittsburgh area. You will find names, phone numbers, addresses and any additional available information for the facilities in that area. Armed with this information you can call the assisted living facilities directly and clear up any doubts you might have.
Pittsburgh is locally known as the city of bridges, so called because of the 446 beautiful bridges located here. It is also the second largest city in the state, but more importantly it is known for its healthcare service industry. Many of the old steel industrial sites have been redeveloped into new housing, shopping and office complex, making for an interesting architectural scenery. Because it is the second largest city in the commonwealth, there are a variety of intellectual and cultural interests throughout the city for residents to enjoy.