Solutions For Independence offers solutions to allow seniors to live with respect, independence and dignity through the guidance, and direction we offer.
This program was founded by owner Wendy Long in 2001.
Wendy recognized how many seniors and their families need help and directions after she and her own family were faced with difficulty navigating the healthcare system.
Wendy is a graduate of Robert Morris University with a Bachelors degree in Health Services. She has been a Senior Care Advocate who understands the challenges of difficult life decisions for 20 years. Wendy started her service company in 2001 and has since assisted hundreds of seniors and their families find their Solutions For Independence.
Wendy has been a long time supporter of the Alzheimer's Association. She is a member of the Women's Business Network Downtown Chapter, Life Options Pittsburgh, The Community Bridge Builders Network and the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce. Wendy also acts as a board member for Alpha House Rehabilitation program.
Her family believes in giving back and supporting those in need. They engage in volunteer work throughout the year. One of the programs they care deeply about is Fun and Freedom Youth Ministries. Fun and Freedom provides programs and services to children and families who are struggling.
The Long family also helps with their community Back Pack Initiative (founded by her mentor, Carol McCaskey). The program offers backpacks full of food to school age children to ensure they have something to eat on weekends.
Wendy also helped to start and volunteer with her community's Meals to Go program through East Union Presbyterian Church. Meals to Go is a meal delivery service for seniors who are house bound and struggling to cook.
Wendy and her family not only try to help seniors, children and families in need, they also help animals, supporting and volunteering with the Animal Rescue League and Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, as well as the West Deer Animal Shelter. They have fostered and adopted rescue animals for many years.
Wendy does all that she can for those less fortunate. She gathers belongings such as toiletries, clothing, food, blankets, etc. and delivers to the homeless throughout the year.
Here's what a few of our clients have to say about us...