Not-For-Profit Philadelphia Protestant Retirement Community | PPH
Independent Living Phone: 215-697-8086 Personal Care Phone: 215-697-8031 Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Phone: 215-697-8005
General Inquiries: (215) 697-8000
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About Us

On March 4, 1890, the noble vision of our founding ministers – to better tend to the needs of aging parishioners – became a life – changing reality. It was then that The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and we welcomed our first resident, Maria Magdalena Seitz.

With more than 130 years of experience, PPH has been a leader in providing seniors access to an active, purposeful lifestyle, affordable quality care and peace-of-mind security.

Today, our community offers superior Independent Living, Personal Care, Rehabilitation, and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation options to 600 residents in a loving, family-oriented, and wholesome senior living community.

Please click below to review our Code of Corporate Integrity:

PPH Code of Corporate Integrity

Click below to view our 2022 annual report:

2022 PPH Annual Report, Small Moments… BIG IMPACT

Please click below for our current consolidated audited financial statement:

Philadelphia Protestant Home 2021 Audited Financial Statement

You can also access past versions of our annual report below:

2021 PPH Annual Report, Seize the Moment

2020 PPH Annual Report, Connection | Crisis

2019 PPH Annual Report, Family Means Care for the Future

2018 PPH Annual Report, Our Journey with You.

2017 PPH Annual Report, Living is an Art

2016 PPH Annual Report, Family Means…

2015 PPH Annual Report, Treasured Past, Triumphant Future


The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH), founded in 1889, is a non-profit senior living community in Northeast Philadelphia, licensed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) and certified by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).  Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best nursing homes in the country and continues to receive a five-star rating from CMS.  PPH is dedicated to service, excellence and the highest quality of senior living. PPH fosters a caring environment, promotes independence, advances individual dignity and respect, and encourages a sense of family.  PPH provides lifelong access to a full continuum of services to some 600 residents, including Independent Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of Memory Care.

Learn more about our independent living homes, personal care, memory care homes, and skilled nursing and rehab center by contacting us today!



Q: Can I enter at any level of care?

Residents may enter directly into personal care or Pathways, our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, depending on their healthcare needs. Personal care offers assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and medication administration. Each resident enjoys individualized care, a private room, three meals per day, plus laundry and cleaning services. Pathways offers skilled nursing care for those who require the best medical services available. We provide compassionate care and planned activities so they may enjoy the highest quality of life possible.

Q: What if I run out of money?

PPh’s motto is “We’re Family.” Our residents become a part of our family and families take care of each other. Prospective residents must submit a detailed financial application. Approval is based upon the applicant’s age, income and assets. If you are living in personal care or independent living and are unable to meet your monthly expenses you may apply for assistance from our Benevolent Care Program. Pathways, our healthcare center, is Medicaid and Medicare certified. Both of these programs allow you to continue receiving quality care and remain in a community that is familiar.

What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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