Seneca Place Services
Seneca Place successfully bridges the gap between hospital and home by providing continuing care for patients who have been in the hospital for major surgery, neurological diseases, cancer, or other medical treatments.
On-site, and in- and outpatient rehabilitation therapy is an important part of the complete care program. We help residents regain or retain mobility and self-reliance. Individualized programs include restorative nursing, and physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapies. These services help keep residents physically active and mentally alert. As a result, many residents are able to return home following a brief stay.
- A registered nurse supervisor directs nursing care during all hours. Residents may continue using their personal physician of choice, although 24-hour physician coverage is offered.
- Hospice care works in conjunction with several local home hospice agencies providing residents and family members with support services for coping with the end stages of life-ending illnesses.
- Comprehensive wound care is facilitated by a registered nurse with special experience in wound care.
- Cancer treatment support is provided by experienced care givers who specialize in cancer care. They provide compassion and realistic expectations to people with all types of cancer.
- A registered, licensed dietitian monitors each resident’s nutritional status and oversees the delivery of therapeutic diets as ordered by the attending physician.
- Discharge planning offers continuity of care, which is crucial when a resident is ready to go home or move to another facility. Our staff works to make necessary arrangements to ensure a seamless transition.
For persons requiring 24-hour nursing care, Seneca Place also offers the following specialized services on site:
- IV therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Private/semi private rooms
- Hyperalimentation (TPN)
- Wound care services
- Short term rehabilitation
- Hospice care services
- Respite care
- Feeding tubes
- Respiratory care
- Dialysis services
- Ventricular assist devices- patients awaiting heart transplant
- Pulse lavage-cleansing trauma and other soft tissue wounds
- Pastoral Care
- 24 hour visitation
- Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners
- Ventilator Care
- Traditional skilled care provided by licensed health care professionals, offers skilled nursing or rehabilitation services for a defined period of time.
- Intermediate care provides around-the-clock nursing supervision and restorative care. This program enables residents to maintain the highest level of independence in a home-like setting.
- Respite care is offered as a short-term, temporary stay. When a family desires some personal time, a loved one may be admitted for respite care and Seneca Place staff will tend to their needs.
Caring for a loved one who is chronically or seriously ill can be difficult. Sometimes, in spite of all you do, 24-hour nursing care is required. UPMC Seneca Place can help you feel confident in making a decision.
“Almost Home” is a short-term rehabilitation and medical care program designed to provide rehabilitation and support services after a hospital stay in preparation for returning home. “Almost Home” residents occupy a special wing at UPMC Seneca Place.
The program begins immediately after hospital discharge, as soon as five days after undergoing surgery such as an orthopedic procedure. Upon arrival at UPMC Seneca Place, the rehabilitation or medical program starts as prescribed by the resident’s progress and the extent of services required. A short-term visit usually lasts from two to 12 weeks.
In a time of need, the 24-hour visitation policy is a valued feature.
At any time, residents and families may gather and enjoy a friendly chat in the lounge, join a reading group, watch a movie, play cards, or listen to music.
Seneca Place is dually certified by Medicare and Medicaid, accepting both private pay and most insurance plans. The facility and staff are annually surveyed by the Department of Health.