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The Haven at North Hills
Senior Residence in Pittsburgh, PA

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Evidence-based techniques that go above and beyond…

Here at The Haven at North Hills, we are more than a memory care facility, we are a memory care community. Located near University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, it offers a warm and welcoming senior community for those in need of personal care or memory care in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Haven at North Hills combines Person-Centered Care with a robust Life Enrichment Program that embraces Sunshine’s six Pillars of Wellness: physical engagement, sensory stimulation, spiritual support, social connection, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. Deeply rooted in Montessori methodology, Sunshine’s Wellness Programs and collaborative, Person-Centered Care assessments come together to provide residents with care that goes above and beyond that of traditional nursing homes.

In our secured environment, we strive to empower residents, improve quality of life, enhance dignity, honor choice, support independence, and promote positive well-being. We do this by offering customizable levels of care, so whether your loved one is just starting to experience memory challenges, or if they have been living with Alzheimer’s and dementia for quite some time, you can rest assured knowing that our experienced and professional staff is providing the care they need, day and night.

Affordable Senior Living Options That Work Within Your Budget.

The Haven at North Hills proved to be the ideally suitable accommodations for my personal living needs. I would highly endorse their total caring and professional approach to senior life demands.

- Karl Pfeffer

Many places say they care but I can see it exemplified each and every time I visit The Haven at North Hills.

- Kathy M, RN

The very definition of a Haven is why we love The Haven at North Hills.
'A place of safety and refuge' is exactly how we felt with my mother in law living there. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a home for their loved one!

- Jeannie Wattras

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Resident Activities at The Haven at North Hills

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Weekly Physical
Activities



Monday

– PM/NOC Moment
-‘Let’s Play Ball’

Tuesday

AM
– Sit ‘n Be Fit
– ‘Would You Rather…?’
PM
– PM/NOC Moment
– ‘Let’s Play Ball’

Wednesday

AM
– Morning Workout
– ‘What Am I?
– PM/NOC Moment
– ‘Let’s Play Ball’

Thursday

AM
– Chair Exercise
– Patio Ponderings
– PM/NOC Moment
– ‘Let’s Play Ball’

Friday

AM
– Stretch It Out
– Reminiscing
– PM/NOC Moment
– ‘Let’s Play Ball’

Saturday

AM
– ‘Cize It Up!’
– Patio Chit-Chats
– PM/NOC Moment
– ‘Let’s Play Ball’

Sunday

– PM/NOC Moment
– ‘Let’s Play Ball’

Weekly Intellectual
Activities



Monday

AM
– 10:30 am ‘Artful Creations’ with Janet Huddleston
PM
– ‘Alphabet Soup’
– Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune

Tuesday

PM
– Match Game
– Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune

Wednesday

PM
– Dice It Up!
– Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune

Thursday

PM
– Puzzle Me This
– Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune

Friday

PM
– 12:00 pm Music Melodies with Wally Merriman
– Deal Me In!
– Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune

Saturday

PM
– Afternoon Matinee
– Gather ‘Round the Table

Sunday

AM
– Catholic Communion
PM
– ‘Sunday Funnies’
– Cookies & Conversation







Personal care - Elderly care - Pittsburgh, PA

A Haven for Those Experiencing Memory Challenges

One of the most troubling parts of aging is losing cognitive function, especially that associated with memory retention. Fortunately, there is senior care Pittsburgh that is ensuring people experiencing memory challenges due to age or conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, and Lewy Body get the best in Pittsburgh retirement living. The Haven at North Hills, Pittsburgh’s leading senior 55 plus community, you and your family can rest assured that a highly-trained staff ensures the best memory care along with other types of personal care.

  • Challenges of Memory Care

    There are several neurological disorders affecting people as they age. These disorders result in a loss of cognitive function. Perhaps the most traumatic of these neurological deficits is the loss of memories. For elderly folks struggling with the onset of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementias, this is a very scary time. Many senior living Pittsburgh communities offer services helping seniors with personal care, but not memory care.

    There are several reasons for this, but first among them is the science in memory care isn’t as easily applicable as that with personal care. Think of it this way – it’s fairly easy to care for a person’s anatomical needs (food, water, exercise) but even the most educated neurologists have vague theories on what causes conditions such as Alzheimer’s. This is where The Haven is different.

    By offering a wide variety of intellectual activities, The Haven at North Hills understands the way to avoid intellectual regression is to constantly challenge and stimulate the mind. Similar to developing muscle and fitness in younger folks, the more something is used, the more reliable it becomes. Neurological science tells us when the brain is not stimulated, the connections used to process information, for lack of a better term, ossify. This process is part of the theory behind memory loss.

    Ask yourself this – why is one person still “sharp” after all these years while another person isn’t as quick as they once were?

  • Focusing on the Brain

    When looking into senior homes in Pittsburgh, the natural inclination is choosing places where folks can retire and have their basic needs tended to. But what about their intellectual needs? The Haven at North Hills created an intellectual stimulation program caring for the brain while the body is cared for. Please note, however, while this program may help with preserving memories and mental acuity, it is impossible to ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s or dementia. These disorders get progressively worse over time. The goal is making the loss of memory less acute.

    With that goal in mind at this particular all inclusive senior living Pittsburgh facility, the intellectual activities include arts and crafts along with challenging games like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. It may seem using game shows is a lazy way to accomplish mental acuity, but the opposite is true. Having the brain focused on games of recall keeps those “brain muscles” in shape. There are other programs at Alzheimer’s care Pittsburgh involving music too. Music is shown to help retain memories because as human beings, we are wired to think musically even if our singing ability isn’t the most desired at karaoke events.

    Other activities include different types of games involving letters and numbers. These games are designed to keep memory sharp. The goal is making sure short term memory functions as well as long term memory. Sometimes, the focus on preserving long term memories comes at a cost of keeping the short term memory fluid. Fortunately, this Pittsburgh retirement community understands the needs of both memory types. The letter and number games ensure short term memory remains in shape with the long term memory.

  • Caring for Memory Decline

    As stated earlier, no matter how intensive the treatment of these neurological disorders is, eventually the mind succumbs to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Having a caring, compassionate staff in Pittsburgh retirement apartments is important. There are several stages to this decline and it is important to have professionals who are patient and loving during these challenging times.

    The Haven understands loss of mental acuity in many ways damages pride more profoundly than loss of physical dexterity. The staff at these senior homes in Pittsburgh views elder care as a calling and believes strongly that how to care for our elders reflects who we are as a society. To that end, The Haven at North Hills is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and caring environment for all elders in dementia care Pittsburgh.

    There are many reasons why one should choose a particular retirement community. Choosing The Haven means there is a premium put on the intellectual care of an individual. The Haven at North Hills is where you go when you wish to make the most out of your time and keep your mind sharp.

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