The Philadelphia Protestant Home

6401 Martins Mill Rd Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania, 19111

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Type of Senior Living

  • Home Health and Hospice
  • Independent Living
  • Nursing Home
  • Respite / Short-Term Care
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • At-Home Care


The Philadelphia Protestant Home

The Philadelphia Protestant Home, a vibrant retirement community, provides lifelong access to a full continuum of services. We focus on all aspects of senior living so our residents can enjoy an engaging lifestyle that provides comfort, quality care, affordability, and entertainment.

For more than 130 years, we have been a prominent Philadelphia retirement community and have been named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in the country. Our retirement community offers all the opportunities of a vibrant active lifestyle but also provides unique levels of care if the time comes that you need extra help. Whether with Independent Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care or other Senior Living services – you and your family have the confidence of knowing that your needs will be addressed.

PPH assures those who call our community home are valued and supported, every day, and in every way – just like family!

Independent Living

PPH is a comfortable and affordable senior community in Northeast Philadelphia. Our senior independent living apartments are conveniently located in the Lawndale section of Philadelphia, minutes away from the culture, arts and delicious restaurants throughout the city. Come visit us to see why we are one of the best independent living communities in Philadelphia.

What is Independent Living?

Independent living is a senior living option for active seniors who require little to no assistance. Our Philadelphia independent living residents are able to live on their own and take care of themselves while enjoying the services, amenities and security of a retirement community. While residents in independent living apartments don’t usually need assistance, they have peace of mind knowing they have access to higher levels of care should their care needs change in the future. At PPH, our independent living residents have priority to switch over to personal care, memory care, or skilled nursing over the outside community.

Independent Living at PPH

Gone are the many headaches of home ownership, while many of the pleasant aspects of independence remain. Our Philadelphia independent living community provides maintenance-free living options with relaxation, security, things to do and places to go! We have a busy schedule of activities and events both here at PPH and around the Philadelphia community promoting an active lifestyle. Our Philadelphia senior community has many social events, activities, clubs and trips throughout the year. Some of our services and amenities include:

•    Beauty Salon & Barber Services
•    Housekeeping services
•    On-site banking, gift shop, pharmacy and convenience store
•    Craft and activity rooms, ice cream parlor, shuffleboard, billiards room, outdoor walking path
•    Arts, Culture, & Education (ACE) Center and Gardens with library and art studio
•    Wellness & Aquatics Center with heated pool and bowling alley
•    and more!

Memory Care

PPH provides residential memory care in Philadelphia, PA. Our memory care unit, The Chapters Program, provides specialized care to seniors living with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions that impact memory. Take a tour of PPH to learn more about The Chapters Program and see what makes our memory care facility one of the best.

What is Memory Care?

Memory care is a specialized type of care offered to seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other types of memory impairment. Memory care residents are often confused and have a tendency to wander. Our Philadelphia memory care facility is designed to address the individual needs of those in need of dementia care, Alzheimer’s care, or other disorders related to memory loss in a residential setting.  Our memory care unit is architecturally designed to accommodate resident’s needs. Our staff are trained to serve and recognize the physical, social and spiritual needs of our residents with structured programs emphasizing self-dignity are designed to enhance overall quality of life.

Memory Care Services and Amenities

The Chapters program at PPH provides a safe and secure living environment designed with meaningful activities to enrich resident’s lives. Our Certified Dementia Activity Coordinator strategically puts together a memory care calendar filled with events and activities specifically planned to boost our resident’s confidence, and help provide them with a sense of purpose. Some of our memory care activities include trivia, word games, stretching activities, musical activities and much more. You can rest assured your loved ones are receiving the best quality of care when they become part of our PPH Family. The Chapters program also has a range of community services and amenities, along with some services and amenities unique to our Philadelphia memory care facility.

•    Secured living environment
•    Increased staff-to-resident ratio
•    Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and mobility
•    Nursing personnel on-site
•    Specially designed recreational activities
•    Monthly support group meetings for families
•    Outdoor, screened porch
•    and more!

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

Pathways Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at PPH provides a holistic approach to senior living care by a dedicated team of professionals who evaluate residents’ nursing, psycho-social, emotional, medical and spiritual needs. We are proud that our Philadelphia nursing home has been rated Best Nursing Home by US News & World report six years in a row. We also have a five-star rating from

What is Short Term Rehabilitation?

Short-term rehabilitation helps residents recover from a hospital stay. It provides individualized rehabilitation and nursing therapy for accidents, strokes, hip fractures, joint replacement and other skilled nursing needs. Our goal is to build residents’ strength and skill levels, helping them adapt to new challenges as they progress through treatment toward the fullest and most independent life possible.

What is Long-Term Care Skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing provides seniors with 24-hour nursing care in a residential setting. Seniors needing a higher level of care services, such as tube feedings, or are ventilator dependent, would likely reside in the skilled nursing home. Additional services provided in skilled nursing communities include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, diabetes management, medication management, wound care, as well as social services.

Skilled Nursing at PPH

PPH is much different from other nursing homes in Philadelphia. We provide a beautiful and peaceful setting for providing the highest quality nursing care. A rehabilitation coordinator assists every resident through the continuum of care and into the community by assessing the resident’s level of care, communicating needs to families and coordinating discharge plans. The interdisciplinary team collaborates to ensure each resident is receiving the optimal level of nursing care while following the mission and values of PPH.

In Pathways, we believe individuals have healthcare needs that change over time. We provide compassionate care to help uplift long-term care residents so they can enjoy a high quality of life. Our facility is secure, the staff cheerful and the environment bright and stimulating. If you are searching for the best Philadelphia nursing home, Pathways is the best place for you. Our short-term rehabilitation and long term skilled nursing home offers therapeutic recreation, rotating activity calendars, as well as the services and amenities listed below.

•    Medicare and Medicaid certified
•    24-hour nursing care (RN/LPN)
•    Recreation Therapy programs provided by Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists
•    Professional gerontological nurse generalists
•    Certified Nursing Assistants
•    Gerontological-Psychiatric services
•    Restorative Care Program

Personal Care

We understand that every individual has unique needs – that’s why PPH pioneered a model of Personal Care that offers residents multiple levels of care. Each resident has a customized resident assessment and support plan tailored to their specific needs. If you are searching for a Philadelphia senior community, PPH’s Personal Care model is a great fit for you.

What is Personal Care?

Personal care provides assistance with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming and medication administration along with escorts to all life enrichment activities and meals. As with all senior living services provided at PPH, our staff is committed to ensuring you receive care, comfort and convenience. Our caring, trained and certified staff are on site 24/7 for your medical assurance.

Personal Care at PPH

At PPH, we offer personal care in both a residential senior community setting, as well as with short term respite care. Our Philadelphia personal care community provides a safe and secure environment, with plenty of opportunities to socialize.

The Webb Program is a 26-suite personal care facility for those who are able to demonstrate financial need. The Webb Pavilion offers private accommodations with powder rooms and all the high-quality services and care levels provided for conventional personal care residents.

Short Term Respite Care

At PPH, we offer respite care, short-term senior care in our Philadelphia personal care community. Our respite care community welcomes seniors need short term care after rehab. After therapy, respite care residents enjoy all the amenities offered to our permanent residents. Our Philadelphia respite care also offers short term care for seniors to provide caretakers rest. Families and caretakers can be assured their loved one is being cared for by our friendly, experienced staff while they are on vacation or enjoy a much-needed rest. Seniors who would like an opportunity to experience PPH for themselves before making a final decision about moving in are welcome to stay as part of our respite care program. Many respite care residents enjoy their stay so much they decide to make PPH their forever home.

Personal Care Services and Amenities

Our personal care community offers a full calendar of events, trips, clubs, things to do every day and a variety of services and amenities:

•    Private accommodations with powder room
•    Room equipped with 32-inch flat screen TV and mini-refrigerator
•    Cable, internet and phone service included
•    3 meals daily, waited-service in private dining rooms
•    Specialized life enrichment programs

Room Amenities
Private Rooms
Meals & Dining
Professional Chef
Dietary Accommodations
Property Amenities
  • On-Site Medical Staff
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • Salon / Barber
  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Transportation Services
  • Medication Management
  • Walking Paths
  • Security
  • Fitness Center
  • Gathering / Activity Spaces
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