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PPH Senior Living Guide

At PPH, our goal is to provide outstanding service, resources and support for our residents to pursue exceptional lives. We understand that searching for the right senior living option can be an overwhelming process. To help make the search easier, we’ve compiled a complete guide to help you understand all of your senior care options. We are proud to provide Independent Living, Personal Care, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at Philadelphia Protestant Home. We hope the information below is helpful as you search for the best care option for yourself or a family member.

Senior Apartments and Housing for Active Seniors

Active seniors seeking a retirement community where they can enjoy their day-to-day lives with minimal assistance may be interested in the following care options.

Independent living is a way for seniors to simplify their lives. Most independent living communities offer many services and amenities allowing for a stress-free lifestyle. Learn more about the lifestyle at independent living communities.

55+ retirement communities are a great fit for those looking to downsize. Learn more about what 55+ retirement communities offer.

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) provide a “continuum of care” for residents at a predictable rate.

Learn more about senior apartments for active seniors here.

Senior Living Communities for Senior Needing Care Assistance

Senior living communities provide residents with daily activity assistance. These communities are ideal for individuals who require assistance, but are still independent in areas. Learn more about senior living communities below.

Assisted living communities provide care for those who cannot live independently. This type of community offers housing, personal care and healthcare.

A nursing home is a residential option for seniors who can no longer be cared for at home and require around-the-clock-assistance.

Skilled Nursing is a high level of medical care for individuals provided by professionals such as registered nurses. This type of care may be short-term rehabilitation or long-term for a chronic medical condition.

Memory care is a long-term care option for individuals with memory problems, such as Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.

Do you or a family member need some care assistance? Find out more about these senior communities here.

Short-Term Care

Short-term care may be a fit for individuals whose caregiver is unable to provide assistance during a period of time. Learn more about short-term care options below.

Respite care is an ideal option for individuals who require short-term care while their primary caregiver is unable to provide assistance.

Adult day care provides seniors with care in a safe environment when their caregiver is unable to provide it.

Find out more about respite care and adult day care to learn if it may be the right fit for you or a family member here.

Residential Home Care

Home care provides assistant for seniors who are unable to care for themselves, either in their home or a residential setting. Learn more about residential care.

Home care provides seniors assistance with daily activities from their own homes instead of in a senior living community.

Residential home care provides around-the-clock assistance in a residential setting.

Hospice care is a type of in home care provided for individuals suffering from a life-limiting illness. Hospice care is provided in the home and can be beneficial not only for the patient, but for their family as well.

Additional information about these types of senior care is available here.

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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