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Penn Home is a non profit personal care retirement residence located in the Fishtown/Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Established in 1848 as the Penn Asylum for Indigent Widows and Single Women, the Home continues its charitable heritage today by offering an affordable option in age-appropriate housing and personal care to both men and women ages 60 and older.
Throughout 166 years of operation, our mission endures: to provide a quality living environment that serves the physical, mental and spiritual needs of seniors surviving on limited resources. Residents’ physical needs are overseen by a full time Registered Nurse and a staff of Certified Nursing Assistants/Medication Technicians. Mental needs are met through daily activities such as games, entertainment and social events managed by our Activities Coordinator. And spiritual needs are tended to through visiting clergy and weekly religious services that are hosted in the Home’s on-site chapel.
In 2013, Philadelphia Magazine named “Fishtown/Kensington” as one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods due to its “city feel, without the city price.” There are plenty of affordable options to choose from when it comes to leisure, entertainment and dining. The Sugar House Casino is just a mile from the facility. Residents can also take advantage of the free events that frequently take place at the nearby Penn Treaty Park and the Piazza at Schmidt’s. Penn Home is conveniently located just minutes away from center city Philadelphia, home to some of the nation’s best hospitals. The area offers plenty of public transit options allowing residents to easily navigate the city.
In addition to Penn Home’s ideal location, it’s unique & historic facility is smaller and therefore more intimate than the average personal care home. The Home embodies the residential model of care which encourages and promotes independence. There are several common areas throughout the building which are perfect for residents’ to host their family and friends as guests.
- Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
- Activities Onsite
- Devotional Services Available
- Indoor Common Areas
- Meals Provided
- Podiatrist Available
- Physical Therapy Available
- Occupational Therapy Available
- Speech Therapy Available
- Outdoor Common Areas
- Beauty & Barber Services
- No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
- Wheelchair Accessible Showers
- Male Residents Accepted
- Female Residents Only
- Doctor on Call
- Nurse on Call
- Homecare Onsite
A Wonderful Non-Profit Facility Where You Are More Than a Number!
Visiting facilities for my mother was a bit overwhelming and slightly depressing until I found Penn Home. Right away I knew it was the place for my mom when the person on the tour actually helped and spoke with the residents. My choice was further supported by the perfect record of the facility on the state website, and the value for the money. Mom has been here for almost ten months and we couldn't be happier. I am so glad a place like Penn Home exsists.
A Wonderful Non-Profit Assisted Living Facility!
This was an incredible place. During the tour the staff interacted with the residents, and everyone on staff seemed truly happy. The residents seem happy too! I moved mom there three weeks ago and she likes it. She keeps thanking me for finding it! A non-profit is totally the way to go if you want affordablity and excellence combined. We highly recommend this home.
My Father Is In Good Hands
Everything is going very well for my father here at this community. They are caring him very well and I'am pleased. It is a good looking community, they do a good job with keeping everything nice and clean. They have a great staff. They do offer nice activities for the residents. He is pleased with the food. I know he is safe and in good hands. This is a community I would recommend.
I am a huge fan of the great overall value we got for the money for care for our family members. I feel like it was reasonable and safe at the same time.
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A homey comfortable place for mom
This home is located in my mom's neighborhood and its interior is very similar to the interior of her house, making for a familiar transition. The care is all inclusive so there are no extra fees. I visited frequently for her first week in the home and found truly personal care for my mom. A bonus was that she knew 4 residents at the home. I am very pleased with the choice of Penn Home.
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Excellent...Excellent place. My brother and son were VERY impressed with everything that we saw and heard. We feel that my mother would be best at home here and we would no longer have to worry about her needs. I would definitely recommend Penn Home. T
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information packet is in th...
information packet is in the mail. (Mark} Parents live at facility Penn's Landing. Should have packet by Saturday .
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