2191 Ferguson Road • Allison Park, PA 15101

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Orion provides excellent staff-to-resident ratios and we are proud of our dedicated and long standing staff.


Each member of the Orion staff team is a caring, patient, and compassionate individual with a specific interest in caring for senior adults with physical frailty, disability and memory loss. Each staff member undergoes extensive initial as well as on-going training.

The Orion staff works as a team to provide consistent, continuous, high quality care while monitoring and assisting with the emotional, physical, health, and spiritual needs of our residents.

ORION SOMEPLACE SPECIAL - Features of the residence and grounds

Orion is most often and best described as cozy bed and breakfast inn that is located on beautiful peaceful surrounding in the Allison Park area of Pittsburgh's North Hills

Outdoor Features Indoor Features
  • Orion is situated on a seven acre property in a suburban residential neighborhood
  • Wooded acreage in the rear, large lawn in the front
  • Spacious covered front porch with comfortable seating
  • Secured courtyard and walking path
  • Back deck for visits and picnics
  • Bird and wildlife feeding and observing
  • Entire home is secure and unrestricted
  • Private and semi-private bedrooms, capacity for 25 residents
  • Fully furnished bedrooms
  • Furnishing and decor specially designed for comfort and safety
  • Handicap accessible and equipped bathrooms
  • Cozy sitting areas
  • Family style dining
  • Reminiscent memorabilia throughout the home


  • Three home cooked, nutritious meals served daily in the family-style dining room
  • Snacks and beverages available 24 hours daily
  • Food service program seasonal menus which are designed specifically for senior adults
  • Food services coordinator
  • Cooks trained in home-style cooking
  • Alternative food and beverage items available at each meal
  • Guest meals available for minimal charge


Orion's activities program is designed to meet the unique emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of each resident. Opportunities for structured and spontaneous activities are provided for groups and individuals.

Activities focus on socialization, reminiscence,
therapeutic exercise, relaxation and common daily tasks:

  • Baking and cooking
  • Light housework and gardening
  • Indoor/outdoor parties
  • Poetry and story readings
  • Discussion group
  • Therapeutic exercise and active range of motion
  • Walking program
  • Music, Art, and Pet Therapy
  • Bird and wildlife watching
  • Spiritual enrichment programs
  • Current and past events discussions
  • Assistance with indoor pets and outdoor animals
  • Local AARP activities
  • Community outings
  • Inter-generational Programming

A unique aspect of Orion's activities program is our
strong intergenerational and pet therapy program:

  • Visits from residents young relatives and the children of staff members
  • Visits from community youth groups, schools, church groups, Girl Scouts, Brownies and Boy Scouts