Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania

(866) 653-9337

489 Castle Shannon Blvd, PITTSBURGH, PA


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  • Senior Community
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Continued Care Community

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  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance Yes
  • Subsidy Available Yes
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User Reviews

05/02/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My mom's aides were so kind at such a difficult time ... they helped us so much.

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    04/08/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The kindness and consideration shown, not only to our wife and mother, but also to the rest of the family went above and beyond any and all expectations we might have had. The physical and occupational therapists were great. Their patience and kind words of encouragement, and sweetness were appreciated. It takes very special people to do what they do day in and day out and everyone we met excelled and took their time, treating all of us as family.

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    01/16/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Care at this facility is terrible. Aids do not know what they are doing.

    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 126 beds based in Pittsburgh, PA. At last check, the facility had 118 residents indicating that it is 94% occupied which is about average within the state of Pennsylvania. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Baptist Homes Of Western Pennsylvania, was 2 stars, which is a lower rating than 64% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania. Important to note that this facility has recently detriorated and has gone from 3 stars to 2 stars.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Baptist Homes Of Western Pennsylvania with other senior care providers in Pennsylvania. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is lower than average. The most recent health inspection was on 03/09/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    Response: Our dear relative declined almost immediately, losing weight, not accepting the diet insisted upon by the speech therapist, and there were a number of recurrent pressure sores to the buttocks, painful/debilitating, and the family member was certifiably dehydrated based on medically indicated, emergency alternate, off-site medical care. At the Baptist Home there were incidents where the person wore wet bandages on sores well after showering,which obviously exacerbated the condition-- and incidents where patient teaching was not done as.. Ou... she could not access nursing staff during real or perceived a result the patient has diminished intellectual capacity and a traumatic response to having resided at Baptist Homes. It would appear the facility is too big for its britches and that the CNA staff actually run the place. Thank you for the opportunity to comment. We were quite dismayed by the high cost and the actual quality of care. Note that Medicaid/CMS Services listed it as an at-risk facility

    Response: Forgot to mention that little containers of water, dated from the staff shifts, remained unopened, day after day, and the staff that eventually rescued her from the facility also told us of the unopened water.
    Family, bringing water, would see it day after day. Here come some independent observers noting the same.
    We remain pretty upset and feel the decline in cognitive functioning is related as the family member repeatedly mentions how she felt she was treated poorly at Baptist, and cites events that family members recall. Thanks for the opportunity to comment. We are heartbroken.

    Response: I have the family input saved to documents in case it is disgarded on the page here.

    01/18/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:


    Response: Should also mention that no facility costing $8000 per month should rely on adult depends briefs for one's toileting, as wetness will complicate pressure sores--and not a hard plastic pink bedpan upon which one's frail buttocks sit until someone eventually long after comes into check--well after meals are served and breaks are taken-- and the skin integrity is long since ruined, reddened and sore.

    Response: And there is a loneliness there that even the casual observer might note, an institutional feel where things are done at a certain time, despite the needs of the poor, saddened, ready to freak-out patient unfortunate enough to reside there.

    Response: I think it is important that staff on all shifts take note of an apparent resident decline, in any aspect, and work on the many important inter-disciplinary relevant interventions, to assist with all aspects of rehabilitation. This was not evident. Everything
    was so routine and institutional, so reactive as opposed to pro-active, and everything so geared to what benefited the staff working there.. that is the largest issue--and there were times where family members were mocked for speaking up.

    Description of Baptist Homes of Western Pennsylvania in PITTSBURGH, PA

    Number of Beds : 126

    Baptist Homes Residence provides you with the very best in nursing home services through a welcoming, amicable community. Nursing home care offers the highest level of care in the senior living continuum. Licensed nurses and a skilled staff are available 24/7 to address any health concerns and help with any daily activities, such as bathing, grooming, and dressing. Most residents share a room, with nutritious meals offered in a central dining room. An activity director coordinates an activity and events plan to encourage mental, physical, and social well-being. Reside at Baptist Homes Residence and enjoy an exciting new chapter of life, where elders can share stories and relish the companionship of peers. With a full range of nursing home services, and with a welcoming, amicable community, seniors feel right at home. For seniors who need continuous, long-term medical support or short-term rehabilitation, nursing home care is a good option. When you are ready to make the move to Baptist Homes Residence for nursing home services, call a senior care advisor.



    Parking & Transportation
    • Access to Public Transportation Nearby
    • Transportation Provided by Facility
    • Resident Parking
    Community Services
    • Activity Director
    • Beautician/Barber
    • Chapel/Religious Services
    • Fitness Center/Gym
    • Fitness Trainer
    • Guest Lodging
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Service
    Dining Options
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snack
    • Low Sugar
    • Low Sodium
    • Emergency In-Room Call System
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
    • Catheter Management
    • Foot Care
    • Sitting, Standing, Walking
    • Toileting
    • Medication Management
    Behavioral Support
    • Yells, Curses, or Acts Verbally Aggressive
    • Does Not Sleep Through the Night
    • Becomes Disoriented (e.g. Sundown Syndrome)
    • Paces or Rummages Habitually
    • Seeks exit or Tries to Leave
    • Wanders
    • Needs Prompting for Their Personal Care
    Special Health Conditions
    • Arthritis
    • Asthma
    • Breathing Support with Oxygen
    • Broken Bones
    • Cancer
    • Colostomy or Urostomy
    • Depression
    • Developmental Disabilities
    • Emphysema or Other Lung Disease (COPD)
    • Heart Disease or Heart Failure
    • Immune Deficiency
    • Management of an I.V.
    • Management of a Feeding Tube
    • Monitored Intake of Food and Liquids
    • Osteoporosis
    • Stroke
    • Tendency To Fall
    • Diabetic Diet
    • Oral Medication
    • Insulin Injection Self-Administered
    • Insulin Injection Staff-Administered
    On-Site Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Restorative Therapy
    • Speech Therapy

    Demographic Profile for PITTSBURGH, PA, 15122


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    45.1 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    20% Below
    Cost of Food
    4% Below
    22% Above
    3% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    5.9 / 100
    Water Quality
    52 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    21 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes