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What Are the Most Common Types of Fires Your Loved One Might Encounter?

Caregiver in Mt. Lebanon PA It can be terrifying as your loved one's family caregiver to smell unexplained smoke or to hear later that your loved one had a small fire at home. When you understand some of the most common types of fires that might affect your elderly loved one, you can take steps to make sure she's as safe as possible. Kitchen Fires Kitchen fires are extremely common, particularly if your elderly loved one forgets that she's left a burner on or ... Read more


Home Care in Pittsburgh PA Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh with the assistance of the management team of Penn Center East, sponsored a local food drive in December in support of the North Hills Community Outreach Center.  Various food collection sites were placed throughout Penn Center East hoping to gain local support.  The project was named “Restock the Pantry” as an effort to replenish the food supply that generally depletes shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. Total food donations were brought North Hills Community Outreach ... Read more

Will Your Parent Need Surgery After a Broken Hip?

Elderly Care in Pittsburgh PA Each year throughout the United States more than 300,000 adults over the age of 64 are hospitalized after suffering a hip fracture. Though relatively common, this can be one of the most dangerous and devastating injuries that your elderly parent can face during their later years. As their family caregiver this can be a frightening moment and you want to know everything that you can about your parent’s condition, their treatment and management options, and what you ... Read more

How Can You Help Your Aging Loved One Remain More Independent in the Bathroom?

Senior Care in Carnegie PA The loss of independence can be extremely difficult for elderly adults. Accustomed to caring for themselves and others, realizing that they are no longer able to do even basic tasks for themselves can result in feelings of depression, anxiety, loss of motivation, and diminished self-esteem. As their family caregiver, it is critical that you do whatever you can to help them to maintain more of their independence and autonomy throughout their later years so that they can ... Read more


Home Care in Pittsburgh PA   Extended Family Care is looking for Nurses in the Following Areas:   Gibsonia: 9a-1p (Sundays) Greensburg: 6a-6p (M-Sun) & 6p-6a Penn Hills: 6a-4p (M-F) Shaler: 9p-9a and 9a-9p; trach/ vent exp Wilkinsburg: 11p-8a & 2p-10p Carnegie: 6:30a-6:30p (M-W) trach /vent exp   Call 412-241-7292 or visit for more information.   If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Pittsburgh, PA, please call and talk to the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Pittsburgh at (412) 693-6009. We will answer all of your questions. Read more


Home Care in Pittsburgh PA According to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 12.9% of the population of Southwestern Pennsylvania suffers from food insecurity.  Historically, most food bank donations occur before Thanksgiving. Therefore, together with the Management Company of Penn Center, Extended Family Care hopes to bring the community’s generosity to those less fortunate by assisting the local collection sites with their efforts to replenish their pantries before the Christmas season. Extended Family Care is working with the North Hills Community Outreach Center ... Read more

Challenging Primary Family Caregiving Tasks

Senior Care in Monroeville PA You have generously taken on the role of your elderly parent’s primary family caregiver. The initial tasks appear to be similar to the daily activities you undertake at home: cleaning, meal preparation, socializing and outdoor activities such as walks or gardening. As time progresses, you find your parent needs more help with daily hygiene including bathing and dressing. Eventually, you may be faced with activities that you are not sure you can tackle on your own such ... Read more


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN PITTSBURGH Extended Family Care would like you to join our Pittsburgh team.  We are a premier home health care provider servicing pediatric through adult clients in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.  We offer a competitive wage and benefit package including bonuses.  Call today to schedule an interview at 412-241-7292 or visit us online at The following positions are immediately available: RN - McDonald- - 9 month old with bowel perforation, gets TPN, any 3 nights week 11p-7a and Saturdays ... Read more
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