Highland Park Care Center is a 144-bed Skilled Nursing Center, which includes a Center for the Memory Impaired. Highland Park provides Specialty Care, Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing care on a long or short-term basis. Located in Highland Park, the Center is just four miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, with easy access to public transportation. The Center features three large outdoor balconies, an activities center, and off-street parking.
Highland Park Care Center also features:
- A Restorative Program, which offers retraining in daily activities such as ambulation and social dining
- An Activities Program, which works to bring each resident to his or her highest level of function
- A Social Services Program, which serves the resident as well as family and friends
- Diabetic Management Program
- Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Wound Specialty Care
Each resident has an attending physician of their choice. A broad range of specialists including podiatrists, dentists, optometrists, audiologists, psychiatrists and psychologists are available to provide other treatment as medically necessary. Other staff includes:
- Registered Nurses
- Licensed Practical Nurses
- A Physician Extender
- Certified Nursing Assistants
- Rehabilitation Therapists (providing PT, OT and SLT)
- Dietary Technician and Consulting Dietitian
- Housekeeping, Laundry, and Maintenance Staff
- Administrative Staff (Admissions, Social Services, Case Management, and Business Office)
- Recreational Therapists and Activities Staff
How Can Someone Be Admitted to Highland Park Care Center?
Many of our residents come to our facility directly after a hospital stay. If the attending physician determines that a resident is ready for release, but needs further care before returning home, he or she will inform the social worker at the hospital. The social worker will then present the resident and his or her family with a list of appropriate licensed facilities in the area. If the resident chooses Highland Park Care Center, a resident evaluation takes place at the hospital to determine whether skilled nursing is the appropriate level of care.
In other cases, a family member who is concerned about a loved one's health seeks out such care.