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Whitetail Springs Memory Care Community
An all-inclusive Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Facility in Pittsburgh, PA for your loved one!
Whitetail Springs is a memory care facility rooted in community and family. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, your loved one will never run out of exciting things to do. Pittsburgh is a city with deep ties to our nation’s history and boasts many great attractions, including the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Mount Washington, and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Not only is our activity calendar full, but so are the hearts of our staff. We pride ourselves in offering Person Centered care that is personalized to each individual and their needs. We offer a wide range of care options including personal care and memory care for our community. Our goal is to provide an environment that cultivates independence, honors dignity, empowers choices, promotes well-being, and harnesses support when necessary to improve quality of life. Our all-inclusive structure is suited for any lifestyle and allows us to provide the best care in Pittsburgh for your loved one.
Choose Your Own Rent! All-inclusive, custom Memory Care starts from $4,900
We can’t begin to express our thanks and gratitude to all the professional staff at Whitetail Springs. These special people took the best care of our loved one. They cared for dad like he was one of their own family members. Anyone searching for the perfect place for their loved one, I highly recommend Whitetail Springs. Call them, make an appointment and visit. This horrible disease is hard enough to accept. Give your loved one the extra special care they deserve and chose these extraordinary nurses and others to care for your loved one and you’ll find in their own way they are caring and helping you through difficult times.
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- Safety and Comfort
- Memory Care Life Enrichment Program & Pillars of Wellness
- Complete Personal Care Services
- Experienced & Dedicated Staff
- 24/7 Dining
- Sensory Spa
- VR Bucket List Program
- Extraordinary Location
- Attractive Grounds
- Short-Term & Respite Stays
- Easy-Move Program with NorthAmerican
- Resident Referral Program
- Month-to-Month Lease
- Facility Information
- Medicare Insurance Enrollment with eHealth
Our building is outfitted with ionized air filtering to remove viruses, bacteria, and other particulates from the air so that your loved one can breathe easy. New residents are admitted after screening though Vikor Scientific Respira-ID and a negative COVID-19 test result. Our virus mitigation protocols include full personal protective gear, sanitizer stations at all traffic areas, and cleaning throughout the community multiple times per day.
Our Memory Care Life Enrichment Program is designed to honor the memories and experiences of our residents by providing physical engagement, spiritual support, sensory stimulation, social connections, intellectual discovery, and emotional expression. The program includes:
- Sensory & VR Therapy: Stimulating the senses can produce a calming effect and in some cases help bring back memories
- Music Therapy: Era-specific music to bring back fond memories and decrease anxiety
- Aroma Therapy: Smells reminiscent from childhood such as home-baked cookies and fresh baked bread
- Validation Techniques: Words are powerful and our residents are encouraged to give and receive positive feedback
- Socialization: Residents and staff all enjoy time together each day in both large and small groups in safe settings to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation
- Health & Wellness: Providing activities that promote residents’ physicality help to curb agitation, wandering and sleeplessness, while intellectual activities encourage learning and participating in both new and familiar hobbies
- Spiritual Support: Music, discussion, prayer, affirmations, nature and other diverse means of spiritual support provides comfort and familiar purpose
- Life Skills Stations: Miniature kitchens, faux engines, and mailboxes are among the many real-life scenarios and work the residents did in their youth
- And much more!
Our Person-Centered Care approach focuses on our residents’ needs, while our Active Living Programs allow them to live life to their fullest capability. Our residents feel at home in Whitetail Springs because our approach is based on the residents’ lifetime routine, not ours. Additionally, we provide health monitoring, medication management, assistance with dressing, bathing, grooming, and oral care.
Our community’s leadership team includes our Executive Director, Health Services Director, and Life Enrichment Director. Our passionate and dedicated team of skilled professionals offer exceptional support for our residents’ needs, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs, through engaging daily activities.
It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as low gluten and sugar-free diets, and much more.
Our daily menu also incorporates foods from the Rush University Medical Center MIND diet that fosters brain health. Our goal is that the MIND diet, in conjunction with our many Memory Care programs, will help hold off memory issues for as long as possible. Entrees are served on colored plates to stimulate appetite, and a server greets each resident individually with multiple daily menu choices. Learn more about our Memory Care dining program and the MIND diet.
Sensory stimulation is the activation of one or more of the five senses (taste, smell, vision, hearing, and touch) with the goal of evoking positive feelings. This innovative therapy can reduce tension, agitation, anxiety, depression, and anger which are common behavioral side effects in seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias. By planning meaningful, stimulating activities and considering our residents’ unique interests, we can create personal experiences in our custom Sensory Spas and make a significant difference in our residents’ lives.
Our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Therapy enables residents to explore bucket list journeys and experiences they’ve always wanted to complete, all within the comfort of our community. With VR Therapy, your loved one can explore the Caribbean sea and virtually scuba dive with sting rays, or discover an untapped passion for music with VR first row seats to the New York Metropolitan Opera House. Whether it’s travel or new experiences your loved one seeks, our new, groundbreaking therapy can make almost any adventure dreams a virtual reality.
Whitetail Springs is close to AHN Brentwood Neighborhood Hospital in neighboring Brentwood and a few minutes from Pittsburgh’s various downtown performing arts venues.
Our many secured walking paths and well-tended, enclosed gardens encourage a daily stroll. Residents can feel safe while enjoying the outdoor environment with a patio that features comfortable benches and beautiful views.
Whether you’re going away on business, planning a vacation, or simply need a break from caregiving, respite care at Whitetail Springs is the perfect solution for providing your loved one with the Person-Centered Care that they need. Our safe, nurturing environment and professional staff will support the wellness needs of your loved one. Take advantage of the full amenities of our community; your loved one can rest while socializing with team members and other residents and you’ll have peace of mind knowing each suite features its own emergency response system. Contact us today to learn about the various levels of care available to our respite and short-term stay residents.
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Our one-time community fee helps fund expenses incurred in making your loved one’s suite move-in ready and keeping the community beautiful and comfortable for all our residents. There are no upfront buy-in fees to reserve future higher levels of care or long-term contracts. Cost of care may increase or decrease as a resident’s needs change and is subject to change due to periodic and transparent assessments completed by onsite nursing staff and partnered caregivers.
Whitetail Springs – Facility ID: 450610
Through Sunshine Retirement Living’s partnership with eHealth, residents can research, compare and enroll in Medicare insurance plans that cover their doctors and prescription drugs. Residents can shop online or speak to one of eHealth’s licensed insurance agents over the phone by calling (484) 705-1688 (TTY 711) or explore options online – click here. There is never a cost to speak to an agent, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a health plan. eHealth’s mission is to help people find coverage that works for their personal needs.
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Why Whitetail Springs is the Right Place For Your Loved One
Whitetail Springs is well known for being a welcoming and caring community. We have the best team of professional caregivers available in Pittsburgh. They work hard to ensure that your loved ones are feeling comfortable and safe within our facility.
Our staff will take care of all your loved one’s physical and emotional needs. They are trained extensively to provide their guests with a consistently comfortable environment. We would want to know that our loved ones are taken care of when we can’t be there- which is why we always do the same for you.
There may be many memory care homes in the area, but we have the best facility. We are always making sure that the building and rooms are kept up to date. As you can see in our floor plans, the rooms are set up to encourage independence as long as possible. Your loved one will feel independent but will always have our staff available for when they need them.
If your loved one needs respite care, Whitetail Springs is the best in the area. We are always available throughout your loved one’s stay to assist them whenever they need us.
Whitetail Spring’s memory care facility is located near hospitals, shopping centers, parks, and other special treatment offices. We wanted to be at the center of many useful services in the area, which is why we chose our location.
The grounds are always well taken care of and aesthetically pleasing. We want your loved one to enjoy the greenery and natural beauty of the area. There are plenty of outdoor paths for them to stroll along and get some fresh air.
Whitetail Springs offers the best possible memory care to your loved ones. We ensure that our staff knows exactly how to provide the best memory care and how to work with unique situations.
The facility is always hosting events designed with seniors in mind. There are strength training, armchair yoga, outdoor games, gardening, and other crafting lessons. No matter what your loved one enjoys, they will be sure to find activities to participate in here.
Whitetail Springs also only serves nutritious meals to our guests. Important nutrition is essential for seniors, so we always make sure to provide it. We also have snacks available, and make sure to tailor meals to your loved one’s dietary needs. Our meals follow the Rush University Medical Center’s MIND diet, which is good for improving brain health.
Let Us Help!
It may be challenging for you to choose a living space for your loved one. There is a lot to consider, and you likely have many questions. Be sure to contact us at (484) 705-1688 or fill out our online form if you would like to schedule a tour. We can also answer any questions that you may have for us about the facility.