Community Benefit

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Community Benefit Statement

The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPh) is a long-term care not-for-profit organization licensed through the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) and the Department of Health (DOH) and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). We were recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in the country, and continue to receive a five-star rating from CMS. PPh measures its success in terms of what it is contributing to the local community on an annual basis. A not-for-profit organization provides services of benefit to the public without financial incentive.

We take account of:

  1. Resources provided to improve and enhance life in the surrounding community of Northeast Philadelphia and beyond.
  2. Economic impact that our presence has on our community.
  3. Community service performed by our residents and staff.
  4. Our leadership in identifying and meeting the needs of seniors.

The Philadelphia Protestant Home works with others toward the well-being of the community by:
• Providing housing and services for over 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 meaningful employment for 490 people, who paid $564,905 in city wage taxes and $417,266 in state taxes.
• Providing $407,693 in benevolent (free) care and an estimated $1,078,606 in under-compensated care.
• Makes charitable contributions to local community organizations, for example, the Lawncest 4th of July celebration and the Second District Police Advisory Council.
• Providing 5,503 meals through NE Meals on Wheels to seniors in our community.
• Offering fitness and aquatics programs to seniors in the community. PPh is a site for Independence Blue Cross’ Silver Sneakers program.
• Providing space for meetings and events free of charge to 13 community, church, school, and civic organizations.
• Providing local, state, and national leadership in the interests of seniors and taking an active role in advocating for senior issues.
• Participating as active members in local community and business associations and service project events.
• Assisting hundreds of seniors regain maximum independence during their stay in Pathways Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, enabling them to return to their own homes.
• Offering respite and dementia care as part of its Personal Care program.
• Being a training site for medical students, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, special education students, area high school students, and other future health care 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Conducting two Red Cross blood drives, resulting in the collection of 46 pints of donated blood.
• Providing the site for the Crossan School disaster drill.
• Employees donating 45 turkeys for the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Thanksgiving turkey drive.

View our 2014 Annual Report