Taking Care and Giving Back
As a nonprofit senior living community, The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) takes great pride in our commitment to reinvesting our resources to improve the well-being of not only our residents, but also the larger community
We do this through our comprehensive community benefit program, without financial incentive, focusing on four key areas of need: social accountability, financial assistance, health and wellness, community support, and training & education.
2015 Community Benefit Highlights
The entire PPH family takes great pride in our tradition as a mission-based, long-term care provider and in our ability to make an impact today – and for many generations to come. In 2015, we partnered with others to promote the well-being of the community through:
- Providing housing and services for more than 600 residents and many members of the community.
- Providing affordable housing to low-income residents of the community.
- Providing home and community-based services through the Bridge to Care program to seniors who wish to remain in their homes.
- Providing 5,503 meals through NE Meals on Wheels to seniors in our community.
- Assisting hundreds of seniors regain maximum independence during their stay in Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, enabling them to return to their own homes.
- Offering respite and dementia care as part of our Personal Care program.
- Donating food, clothing, furniture, and household items to various charitable organizations.
- Ministering to the diverse spiritual needs of all residents and others in the community.
- Employees donating 40 turkeys for the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Thanksgiving turkey drive.
- Providing meaningful employment for 606 people, who paid $557,247 in city wage taxes and $417,266 in state taxes in 2015.
- Providing $407,693 in Benevolent Care. PPH Benevolent Care supports residents who outlived their financial resources and no longer able to afford their cost of care. The need for Benevolent Care increases each year by 7 to 8%.
- Providing an estimated $1,078,606 in uncompensated medical care.
- Making charitable contributions to local community organizations; for example, the Lawncrest 4th of July celebration and the Second District Police Advisory Council.
Health and Wellness
- Offering fitness and aquatics programs to seniors in the community.
- PPH is a site for Independence Blue Cross’s Silver Sneakers program and Silver and Fit program.
- Every year, we host an annual Wellness Symposium, intergenerational summer camp, blood drives, and provide flu shots.
- Providing space for meetings and events free of charge to 13 community, church, school, and civic organizations.
- Participating as active members in local community and business associations and community service projects including churches, schools, scout troops, veterans, chambers, senior centers and libraries.
- Offering inter-generational programs, including a summer camp and a tutoring program with a local elementary school.
- Making our outdoor digital sign available to local community organizations to post messages.
- Providing the site for the Cedar Grove Elementary School disaster drill.
Training and Education
- Serving as a training site for medical students, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, special education students, area high school students, and other future healthcare professionals.
- Providing internships in Recreational Therapy.
- Promoting volunteerism to its residents, staff, and members of the community. Three hundred people volunteered more than 47,000 hours saving PPH over $1 million dollars.
- Inviting the community to attend free educational sessions on aging, Alzheimer’s disease and low vision and hearing loss support groups, summer concerts, veterans’ events, and social activities.
- Providing professionally guided services to resident and community veterans and their families to assist with and expedite the application process for veterans’ benefits.
- Providing $2,100 in healthcare education tuition assistance through the Eberhard and Helen Schea Endowment Fund for Healthcare Education.