Philadelphia PA Senior Apartment FAQs | PPH
Independent Living Phone: 215-697-8086 Personal Care Phone: 215-697-8031 Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Phone: 215-697-8005
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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I enter at any level of care?

Residents may enter directly into personal care or Pathways, our skilled nursing 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.

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 health care center, is Medicaid and Medicare certified. Both of these programs allow you to remain in a community that is familiar to you.

Must I be Protestant to live at PPH?

Don’t let the “Protestant” in our name fool you. Yes, we are proud of our Protestant history and are grounded in our Christian roots, but PPH is home to residents of many denominations and faiths. PPH promotes diversity among our residents and staff.

Are dining options available?

Enjoy the service of our friendly staff in Main at Martin’s Mill, our formal dining room where lunch and dinner are served restaurant style. If you are looking for a lighter fair, visit the Bistro at 6500 or Scoops, our popular ice cream parlor. Scoops also offers sandwiches, soups, hot dogs, hamburgers, and a daily entrée special. The PPH Café offers breakfast and lunch options. Whatever option you choose, you will not go hungry at PPH.

Is the entrance fee required?

Besides entrance fees, rental options are available. Contact our admissions team for more information.

What amenities does PPH offer to make my life easier?

Customer service is a priority for our staff. Need something? Just ask. We have on-site banking, post office, gift shop, convenience store, doctor’s office, pastoral care, social services, 24-hour security, routine maintenance, emergency call system, and pharmacy. Electric utilities, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, and cable TV hook-up are included in your monthly rent. Internet is available at a nominal installation fee. Beauty, barber, housekeeping, and laundry services are available for additional fees. It’s time to put away your shovel and lawn mower and enjoy the carefree life that PPH can provide for you.

Is transportation available?

PPH provides transportation for doctor and medical appointments in the area surrounding our community. For your convenience, a bus is provided each week to two local supermarkets. There is no charge for these services. If public transportation is what you are looking for, there are 2 bus stops directly off our property. Weekly excursions are also scheduled for independent residents to a variety of places of interest.

What social, recreational, and educational activities are available?

Our residents enjoy multiple opportunities for socializing and enrichment. Besides organized activities, our community includes:

Our Wisdom in Senior Education (WiSE) program is our most popular where staff and residents teach short courses on a variety of topics including cooking, history, books, wine tasting, and doll-house building, to name a few. This program is free to our residents.

Still have questions? Contact us today!

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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