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Extended Family Care Receives Another Deficiency Free Survey

Home Care in Pittsburgh PA Congratulations to our Extended Family Care Pittsburgh branch for receiving another deficiency free survey from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.  On March 13, 2016 the Department’s auditor found the branch to be fully compliant with all of the Commonwealth’s Home Care licensure requirements and certified the branch as “deficiency-free”. 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 ... Read more

Handling Poison Ivy Exposure this Spring

Elder Care in North Hills PA You likely heard the phrase "Leaves of three, let them be" when you were a child and trying to remember what types of plants you should not touch. Now that you are an adult, this reminder of how to recognize poison ivy can come back into play. Dealing with the itchy, miserable effects of coming into contact with poison ivy is not something that anyone wants to deal with, and it can make your parent more ... Read more

Pecan Day

Home Care in New Kensington PA Being on a home care journey with your elderly loved one means taking care of her from various different angles. One of the most important of these angles is nutrition. What your parent eats and drinks makes a tremendous impact on her health and wellbeing, and can even impact her longevity. Finding ways to integrate the most nutrition-packed foods into her daily routine helps to keep her at her best so that she can enjoy the ... Read more


Employment Opportunities in Pittsburgh PA Due to our rapid growth, Extended Family Care is currently offering sign on bonuses to qualified Registered or Licensed Practical Nurses who meet the program’s criteria.  We currently are recruiting for the following positions, yet have new opportunities each day.  If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, please call 412-241-7292 or apply on-line at Highland Park 15206- RN Saturdays and Sundays 6p to 2a & 4 hours in the afternoon on Saturdays. 5 ... Read more

Winning the Bathing Battle with Your Elderly Loved One

Elder Care in Harmarville PA If you've ever argued with your elderly loved one about whether or not she needs to have a bath or shower, then you know that it's an uncomfortable argument. You may likely also feel like you always lose, even if you do get her into the tub. Try these tips to get the battle under control. Don't Make it a Battle in the First Place The very first thing that you can do to win the war of the ... Read more

Elder Care Fun: Shape Up U.S. Month

Elder Care in Pittsburgh PA It might not be the first anymore, but the year is still new, which means that you still have plenty of time to make resolutions for yourself, your aging parents, and your elder care journey together so that you can take advantage of the whole year of opportunity ahead of you and ensure that you are getting the most out of it. January is Shape Up U.S. Month, a wonderful opportunity for you to take some first steps ... Read more

Employment Opportunities in Pittsburgh, PA

Employment Opportunities 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 area  and counties.  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 currently available: Highland Park 15206- RN Saturdays and Sundays 6p to 2a & 4 hours in the afternoon on Saturdays. 5 yr old female ... Read more

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

Caregiver in Carnegie PA One of the challenges of being a family caregiver is that you're constantly worried about your loved one's health and her diet. You want her to eat foods that are good for her, but you don't want to deny her the flavors that she loves, either. One way that you can make a healthier brownie is to add black beans to the batter. The beans add both protein and fiber, which are two nutrients that your elderly loved ... Read more

The Top 5 Considerations When Deciding on a Home Care Agency for Mom

Home Care in Monroeville PA Mom's been independent all of her life. Now that she's getting older, though, it seems that she needs more help with the activities of daily living. Perhaps she's finally decided to stop driving, or perhaps she's had an injury. She's not ready to give up the comforts of home, but it's become obvious that she needs help. What are some things to be considered in finding the right home care agency?   1.     Peace of Mind. While it may ... Read more

AARP Is Looking For Holiday Volunteers

AARP Is Looking For Holiday Volunteers By Barbara Bush/Pittsburgh Senior News As we all get a little older, I find that the years fly by! Here it is December and once again, AARP is partnering with St. Barnabas’ Presents for Patients. However, in order for it to be successful, we need volunteers. If you are wondering what the duties of an AARP holiday volunteer require, it is simply to bring a little cheer to the everyday lives of older adults who reside in local ... Read more
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