Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh

Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh


Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh is truly a family business, operated by Joe Spehar, his wife, Amber Spehar, and his sister-in-law, Shelly Spehar. This family has had significant experiences with in-home care for their own loved ones, which is what has motivated them to provide exceptional care for their senior clients in the Pittsburgh area, including McCandless, Penn Hills, Monroeville, Plum, Greensburg, Leechburg, Vandergrift, Valencia, and beyond.

Joe says, “Both of my parents died of cancer. I remember the desperation and the helplessness we felt when we were trying to find home care for them. And I remember the amount of care and love their caregivers provided for them. We simply couldn’t give these caregivers enough hugs, couldn’t give them enough ‘thank-yous.’ And I knew at that time that I wanted to have the opportunity to give back, to do something just like that. Now, that’s what we provide at Amada Greater Pittsburgh. Let our family take care of your family.”

On top of their experiences as a member of a close family coping with the illness of two parents, Shelly Spehar has also worked in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years. Shelly says, “I see what caregivers do to enrich the lives of patients and their families, day after day. At Amada, we’d like to help you find caregivers of this quality. We provide a nurturing, caring environment that allows seniors to remain independent in the comfort of their own home.”

At Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh, we provide non-medical, in-home care, assisted living placement services, advisory services to help clients cover the cost of care, and whatever else your family needs to ease your worries and ensure your loved one is safe, comfortable, and thriving.

Because, as you can see, caring for families is what we do best.


Amada caregivers are trained to provide assistance with
Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) like:



For more information on assistance with activities of daily living or other senior care services we provide, contact Amada Pittsburgh for a Free Care Needs Consultation. We care for each of our clients and their loved ones as though they were part of our own family, which means that we offer support, guidance, and understanding at every step. It is our mission to personalize the care we provide to best suit each senior’s unique needs, preferences, and situation so that we can truly enrich their lives and those of their loved ones.



Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Experts

Policy Review and Benefit Verification
Long-term care insurance policies can be difficult to understand, especially when our clients are in a time of crisis or concerned about a loved one’s health. We can sit down and help you make sense of your policy and verify your benefits so you receive the care you deserve.
Help with Filing Claims and Paperwork
We want the families we work with to spend as much time as they can with their loved ones, Let us help you fill out LTCi claims and other paperwork more efficiently so you can focus on what really matters.
Your Personal LTCi Advocates
Our years of experience in the senior care industry have allowed us to build relationships with many long-term care insurance carriers and third-party administrators. We can call our contacts at these companies directly to personally to advocate for our clients.
Benefit Assignments and Payment Monitoring
Our support of your family doesn’t end once our LTCi Resource Center experts help you secure your benefits. We will go on to help you create a care plan to use your benefits most effectively, manage your payments, and actively seek new ways to make your life easier.

Our Commitment

At Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh, we know how it feels to have a family member who needs care you can’t provide for them. We are committed to providing the highest quality of compassionate, personalized care for your loved one so you and your family can take comfort in knowing they are being attended to with love.

“Let our family take care of your family.”

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 8 reviews
Amazing Service!

Thank you AMADA Senior Care for helping a family friend with MS who ended up in the hospital while her children were far away on vacation. Paulett dropped everything and went straight to the hospital to see how she could help. That was unbelievably awesome! Our friend was relaeased from the hospital the next day and your team took her home and cared for her while her family finished their vacation and headed home. What a comfort it was to our friend and her family that she was recieving the care she needed. It could have been a very different story if it hadnt been for you and your team. Thanks again,

LTC Insurance

Thank you so much for helping out my parents. I don't know what I would have done without your expertise and experience working with their insurance company. We would have had know idea what to do or what say to the insurance company about using their policy to pay for care. Its such a relief to know they are in good hands. The care they are receiving has been excellent. I love the family portal that allows me to see how everything is going from afar. I'm so glad we found Amada Senior Care.

by Dana Powell on Amada Senior Care Reviews
Dana Powell

My mom needed to go on hospice and is bed bound so she couldn't be left alone while we are at work all day. We hired Amada to help take care of her a few days a week so that we didn't have to put her in a facility. The owner has always been very friendly and accommodating and we found him to be very sincere. He matched us with a caregiver very quickly (less than a week). He gave us his cell phone number, responds outside of regular business hours, we are very pleased with the level of service. It has always seemed more than just a business and he has gone out of his way to make a difficult situation easier for my family. My mom (and everyone else) loves the caregiver that comes. She feels very comfortable with her and enjoys spending time with her. She is trust worthy, gentle, and caring and I'd say goes above and beyond what we expected. If she can't come a particular day, there is a backup caregiver that they send so we don't have to worry about no one showing up. Overall they have certainly helped alleviate some of the worries we have about caring for our mother at home and we can entrust them to take good care of my mom when we can't be there ourselves.

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Senior Housing Advising

At Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh, it is our family’s goal to support you and your family through every aspect of senior care—in just the same way caregivers supported us in our time of need. So if in-home care is no longer the best option for a senior you love, we’ll work with you to find the best place for him or her to thrive. That’s what family does.

Over the years, we have worked with a number of clients who have misconceptions about senior living that have prevented them from even considering the move to a care community. What we have learned, though, is that most of these people are thinking about the institutional, drab, “old folks’ homes” of the past; or they are thinking that the cost of assisted living is well beyond their means. These people are always so surprised when we show them how wonderful and affordable the community of their choice can be!

Whether a senior requires significant assistance with activities of daily living and access to medical services provided in a skilled nursing home, or seeks a more active and independent life afforded by an assisted living community, we at Amada will guide them to the ideal placement.

Since helping seniors age with dignity is our family business, we are familiar with nearly every senior living community in the Greater Pittsburgh area. This gives us insight into the unique culture and lifestyle of each community, and we use this knowledge to help our clients and their families find the best placement to suit all of their needs. We take into account factors such as location, activities and hobbies, social preferences, and the level of care required to find the place where seniors will be happiest.

When our clients and their families are concerned about how they are going to pay for assisted living, we are experts at helping them take advantage of every resource available to them, including non-traditional funding options like veterans’ benefits, long-term care insurance, and even life insurance.

At Amada Pittsburgh, we make sure each of the seniors we work with is safe, comfortable, and happy; whether that’s in a home-care environment or the senior community of their choice. We can refer families to the best care environment for their loved one, which may include:

  • Assisted living communities
  • Large and small communities
  • Independent living communities
  • Board and care homes
  • Adult family homes
  • Senior care homes
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Alzheimer/dementia communities

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Home Care Technology

At Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh, we strive to find the best solution for each family’s unique situation. One of our newest and most exciting solutions is our BeClose home monitoring system, which allows seniors to live independently at home while their families keep a loving eye on them.

With BeClose, families choose from an array of products to design the ideal home monitoring system for their needs. With products like automated door locks and thermostats, medication monitors, indoor and outdoor security cameras, and instant alerts for falls or other emergencies, families can be certain their loved one is safe and comfortable. BeClose sends up-to-the minute updates to families through a secure mobile app, and it also notifies families of potentially concerning changes in a senior’s routine or behavioral patterns.

We often describe BeClose as a remote care system, because it truly allows families to make sure their senior loved one is well cared-for, no matter where they are. If you think BeClose might benefit your family, click here for a Free Consultation with Amada.


Amada is is considered by most in the senior care industry to be the originator of the online portal system for family-caregiver communication. Our Transparent portal allows families to log on with secure credentials to see updates on their loved one’s activities, progress, caregiver duties, and more..

Veterans Assistance Programs

Financial Aid for Veterans
Veterans Assistance Programs
We can help navigate your VA benefits
Financial Aid for America's Veterans

Our family at Amada Senior Care Pittsburgh have become experts at helping clients learn about all of the resources available to help them pay for care. Veterans, especially, can benefit from a number of programs that provide financial assistance for senior care, such as the VA Aid and Attendance program. VA Aid and Attendant benefits are specifically to help wartime veterans and surviving spouses pay for assistance with activities of daily living. To learn more about this and other veterans’ benefits, please Click here for a Free Veteran’s Care Needs Consultation.

How is Aid and Attendance Eligibility Determined?

1. Military Service
  • To qualify, veterans must have served at least 90 days’ active duty, with at least one of those days served during a period of war.
  • Veterans with dishonorable discharge do not qualify for this benefit.
2. Personal Care Needs
  • Claimants must currently need help from another person to complete activities of daily living.
  • ADLs may include meal preparation, eating, walking, bathing, and others.
3. Income
  • Claimants must currently spend the majority of their income on care.
  • Benefits are awarded, up to a maximum, according to the percentage of income spent on care.
4. Assets
  • Claimant’s assets must not exceed a limit set by the VA.
  • This limit is determined by age, financial need, and other factors.
How VA Aid and Attendance Benefits can Help You:

VA Aid and Attendance benefits can provide significant financial assistance to veterans in need of senior care. These benefits are:

  • Tax free.
  • Paid directly to claimants every month by the US Treasury.
  • Paid in addition to military pensions.

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