Affordable Senior Living Philadelphia, PA | 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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Affordable Senior Living in Philadelphia

At PPH, you get more than an affordable home. You also receive a loyal family and a caring community. We offer the complete retirement package — reasonably priced apartment homes and health services, plus people who really care — everything you need to make your retirement years the best years yet.

PPH offers peace of mind. Our full continuum of care and life-long access means we’re there for you, every step of the way — from independent living to personal care to memory care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation. All these options mean we can adapt to your care needs as they change. When you’re a part of our family, if you outlive your financial resources through no fault of your own, you may be able to remain in your home and continue receiving the care you need through our Benevolent Care program.

Social opportunities abound at PPH. From the regular activities and events our residents enjoy to the wide array of entertainers who perform on campus to our popular summer concert series, you’re sure to find a wide array of activities, outings, lectures and clubs to enjoy and take part in, right here on the PPH campus.

We keep it simple, making retirement easy and convenient.  Once you move in, PPH becomes your home and you become part of the family, even as your care needs change. Plus, you’ll have plenty of activities to keep you busy right here on our campus.

We’re committed to the highest standards in business practices with a not-for-profit advantage. Our focus is entirely on resident-centered care. Any surplus in revenue is reinvested into the organization to improve services to, care of and programs for our residents.

What’s Included in the Price?

PPH offers a wide variety of benefits, services and amenities. Our residents live life to the fullest, enjoying many opportunities for socialization and enrichment. Our services and amenities that are constantly evaluated and redefined to provide the joy and enrichment you deserve.

Our holistic approach to wellness encourages a healthy, fulfilling and active lifestyle that engages the mind, body and spirit. Our residents have access to endless social opportunities and countless physical and mental activities — from Yoga and fitness class to stained-glass work and quilting. We also offer WiSE (Wisdom in Senior Education) classes three times each year when staff and volunteers share their passions and expertise in a wide range of classes.

Our Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Center and Gardens provide the perfect place to explore creativity, expand knowledge or enjoy a workout. Our state-of-the-art Wellness and Aquatics Center is available for use by residents of PPH, providing a safe and comfortable environment to get fit and stay healthy.

Residents at PPH enjoy chef-prepared meals in multiple dining venues, including The Bistro, Main at Martins Mill, The Café and Scoops. We work hard to create a dining experience that is perfect for you.

At PPH, transportation needs are covered as well. We provide transportation to medical and doctor appointments in the local area. Plus, residents visit two local supermarkets each week. Independent residents enjoy weekly excursions to a variety of places of interest. Additionally, public transportation bus stops are adjacent to our community.

All these benefits, services and amenities make it possible for you to live the lifestyle you have always dreamed about.

Compared to the Cost of Staying at Home

Thinking about how you’re going to pay for the cost of care in a community like PPH can be scary; however, when you compare the cost of living in a community versus living at home, you might be surprised. Although the costs of a community may seem high when compared to the cost of the payment you make for your home, there are many other costs to consider. To compare apples to apples, you also need to think about many other costs associated with living in the home as well, such as taxes, maintenance and repair costs, fuel and transportation costs, gym/pool membership, entertainment costs, meals and food preparation, cost of any needed care and many other items that are included in the cost of living in a community.

SeniorLivingResidences has a well-laid out calculator to help you compare your current monthly expenses against our senior living costs. Figures indicate that the costs of staying at home while utilizing in-home care can be more than double the cost of living in an assisted living community. The cost of remaining at home can even be substantially higher even when the home is paid off.


Apartment TypeEntry FeeMonthly Price w/ Entry FeeMonthly Price w/o Entry Fee
Gateway Studio$47,040$940$1,731
Gateway 1 BR 1 Person$73,500$1,118$2,353
Gateway 1 BR 2 People$79,590$1,352$2,712
Gateway 2 BR 1 Person$108,150$1,266N/A
Gateway 2 BR 2 People$121,275$1,500N/A
Gateway 2 BR Deluxe 1 Person$120,540$1,426N/A
Gateway 2 BR Deluxe 2 People$132,540$1,660N/A
Lawndale/Alpha Studio$60,270$1,124$2,136
Lawndale/Alpha Club$62,475$1,153$2,204
Lawndale/Alpha 1 BR Special 1 Person $80,010$1,214$2,559
Lawndale/Alpha 1 BR Special 2 People $89,775 $1,448$2,918
Lawndale/Alpha 1 BR Balcony 1 Person $86,100 $1,295 $2,739
Lawndale/Alpha 1 BR Balcony 2 People $95,865$1,529 $3,098
Lawndale/Alpha 1 BR Deluxe 1 Person $125,000$1,457$3,550
Lawndale/Alpha 1 BR Deluxe 2 People $131,230$1,691$3,909
Lawndale/Alpha 2 BR Club 1 Person $125,000$1,457N/A
Lawndale/Alpha 2 BR Club 2 People$131,230 $1,691N/A
Lawndale/Alpha 2 BR Balcony 1 Person $128,520$1,418N/A
Lawndale/Alpha 2 BR Balcony 2 People $134,925$1,652N/A

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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