Southwestern Veterans Center

(888) 339-4721

7060 Highland Dr, Pittsburgh, PA

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7060 Highland Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
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11/21/2012 An OurParents User Writes: Southwestern Veterans Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 204 beds based in Pittsburgh, PA. At last check, the facility had 203 residents indicating that it is 100% occupied which is more than average within the state of Pennsylvania. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Southwestern Veterans Center, was 3 stars, which is a better rating than 57% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 3 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Southwestern Veterans Center 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 about average. The most recent health inspection was on 12/02/2011.
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Description of Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh, PA

Number of Beds : 204

Southwestern Veterans Center, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Alzheimer's Care. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicaid. Southwestern Veterans Center has received 2 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. Southwestern Veterans Center has a very good hospital, Upmc St Margaret, located nearby, which scored a 87 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Southwestern Veterans Center's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (00000) in Pennsylvania, where Southwestern Veterans Center is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Southwestern Veterans Center can be found here.

Southwestern Veterans Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Southwestern Veterans Center is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, Southwestern Veterans Center facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.


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Demographic Profile for Pittsburgh, PA,00000

Annual Crime
00000 Avg.
Violent Crimes 4
Property Crimes 4
Weather Conditions
Average High Temperature ° F
Average Low Temperature ° F
Rainy Days 0%
Average Rainfall 0 inches
Average Snowfall 0 inches
Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better
Air Quality / 100
Water Quality / 100
Superfund Sites / 100
Physicians per 100k
Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average
Overall 100% Below
Cost of Food 100% Below
Utilities 100% Below
Miscellaneous 100% Below
High School Graduate
Associate Degree
Undergraduate Degree
Graduate Degree
Male Population
Female Population
Median Age Years
Average Individual Income
Average Household Income
Population Change
Breakdown of ethnicities in Pittsburgh PA
White 74.5
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 15.1
Black or African American 12.4
Some other race 5.6
Asian 4.4
Two or more races 2.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1

Please Note Zip code-level crime information is provided by U.S. Census data. OurParents ALWAYS recommends that you visit the facility and check with local law enforcement authorities, and draw your own conclusions about the safety of any given care provider and area.

Nearby Hospitals

Upmc St Margaret

815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh PA 15215
Distance: 1 mile
Tel: 412-784-4000
Average Rating: 87%

Western Pennsylvania Hospital

4800 Friendship Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15224
Distance: 3 miles
Tel: 412-578-5000
Average Rating: 89%

Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System Univ Dr

University Drive C
Pittsburgh PA 15240
Distance: 4 miles
Tel: 412-688-6100
Average Rating: 96%

Upmc Presbyterian Shadyside

200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Distance: 4 miles
Tel: 412-647-8788
Average Rating: 88%
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Distance: 1.2 miles
(412) 362-6328

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Distance: 1.2 miles
(412) 361-5248

Pennsylvania Cvs Pharmacy Llc

6100 Penn Ave
Distance: 1.2 miles
(412) 362-0575
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  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Payment Options

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