Get help at home and within your community.

You want to live in your own home, but you also need some help to do it. Lutheran SeniorLife offers a variety of options that allow you to remain independent, as well as safe, healthy, social and supported.

Home Health Care & Hospice

Perhaps you’re recovering from an illness or injury. Or you need regular help at home. Or you require palliative or end-of-life care. Through the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) and BeHome Partners™, we can provide the help you need, in the comfort of your own home. Serving people in Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer and northwest Westmoreland counties, these trusted organizations are known for their compassion, innovation and expertise. Core services include:

  • In-home hospice
  • Palliative care with specialized nurses
  • Cardiac and Heart Failure Care (CHF) using telemonitoring
  • Cancer care and oncology
  • Transitions programs
  • Diabetes care
  • Post-operative and wound care and treatment
  • Mental health nursing
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Social work assistance
  • Customizable, hourly in-home programs
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Light housekeeping, shopping and meal prep
  • Geriatric care management

These services are offered through:

VNA, Home Health and Hospice & BeHome Partners

Butler, PA

Outpatient Therapy

Whether you’re recovering from surgery, dealing with a chronic health condition or trying to prevent injury, your health care team may recommend you receive outpatient therapy. We make it easy to get the care you need, with on-site programs, including:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Visual Rehabilitation
  • Aquatic Therapy

Our therapy programs can assist with:

  • Orthopedic conditions and arthritis
  • Neurologic disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, balance and dizziness
  • Assessment of mobility and adaptive equipment
  • Pain management
  • Home safety and fall prevention
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Hand and upper extremity dysfunction
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Communication and voice problems
  • Low vision training
  • Self-care deficits
  • Lymphedema

For more information call 724-452-3492 or email

These services are offered at:

St. John Specialty Care Center

Easily accessible from 279 or 19

Abundant Life Center

Zelienople, PA


Living Independence For the Elderly (LIFE) helps low-income seniors live safely in their homes, while getting access to the medical, social and rehabilitation services they need. Offered in four counties, the program provides care in-home and at our convenient centers. Fees are based on the participant’s finances. Services include:

  • Comprehensive medical care
  • Adult day services
  • Support care in the participant’s home
  • Prescription coverage
  • Medication/care management
  • Meals
  • Recreational programs
  • Transportation to and from the LIFE Centers
  • Outpatient therapy (including occupational, speech and vision therapy)

These services are offered at:

LIFE Armstrong County

115 Nolte Dr Ext in Kittanning

LIFE Beaver County

131 Pleasant Dr in Aliquippa

LIFE Butler County

231 West Diamond Dr in Butler

LIFE Lawrence County

2911 West State St in New Castle

Adult Day Care

Our adult day care programs give seniors living at home the opportunity to get out and spend time with others. Participants enjoy activities such as exercise classes, educational presentations, entertainment, pet visits and more. Programs also include:

  • Nursing services
  • Medication administration
  • Bathing assistance in a safe, ADA-compliant setting
  • Personal care assistance in private, handicapped-accessible bathrooms
  • Coordination of rehab services (physical, occupational and speech therapy)
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Podiatry and salon services

These services are offered at:

Valley Care, Ambridge

345 Maplewood Ave.

Passavant Community My Day Out Program

Abundant Life Center

Senior Centers

We offer two vibrant senior centers, run by the Lutheran Service Society. Designed for adults over 50 who want to have fun, stay healthy and be active, these centers provide most activities at no charge, although donations are welcome. Participants can enjoy the following:

  • Nutritious lunches
  • Classes and workshops (exercise, dance, arts & crafts, computers, wellness)
  • Group trips
  • Flu shots
  • Farmer’s Market vouchers
  • Safe driving classes
  • Income tax assistance
  • Apprise Health Insurance counseling

These services are offered at:

PrimeTime Senior Center

Center at the Mall

Meals on Wheels

To help keep eligible seniors healthy, safe and living in their own homes, we offer the Meals on Wheels program. Trained volunteers deliver meals, as well as a friendly smile and a safety check. Services are free for seniors who meet the program’s requirements. Donations are accepted. Services include:

  • Meals Monday through Friday
  • Frozen meals for weekends and holidays
  • Safety check

These services are offered at:

Lutheran Service Society

Adoption and Foster Care

If you’re a family that is interested in adopting or fostering a child, you can find the help you need through the Lutheran Service Society. With 80 years of experience in western Pennsylvania, this organization is licensed and ready to support you in your journey of adopting domestic infants, older American children, children with special needs and international children. Services include:

  • Guiding families through the adoption process with a free orientation
  • Providing support services after placement
  • Offering comprehensive training and important resources
  • Post permanency support for families experiencing difficulties
  • Child preparation
  • Child and family profile development

These services are offered at:

Lutheran Service Society, Adoption and Foster Care

SilverSmart Technology

SilverSmartTM is all about seniors utilizing technology to remain independent, safe, healthy, connected and active.

The technology products, devices and systems displayed in the Technology Center at Passavant Community target common concerns associated with the aging process and offer solutions, providing peace of mind to loved ones and caregivers.

Upon visiting the center, the specific needs of the senior are reviewed, as well as their current comfort level with technology. Visitors can interact with different devices to be sure they are comfortable.

While items are not sold directly, purchasing information is provided.

Some SilverSmartTM Technology items include:

  • amplified phones, large-button phones, closed captioned phones for better communication
  • personal sound amplifiers, voice amplifiers to improve socialization
  • fire prevention systems, digital door views and signalers for safety
  • magnifiers and automated devices to assist with hobbies
  • monitors, sensors, telecommunication devices for medical assistance

Community members, residents and their families are welcome to make an appointment at the SilverSmartTM Technology Center for a consultation.

These services are offered at:

Passavant Community

Minutes off I-79 Evans City exit