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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

Complete guide to nursing homes
About Senior Apartments

Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Find 385 Nursing Homes Facilities near Philadelphia, PA

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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Philadelphia nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Philadelphia, PA may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Philadelphia or another care type is right for you. Browse 385 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Philadelphia.

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Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley

6300 Greene St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

4.1
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Less than 10 miles from the urban vitality of Center City and located within the historically and culturally rich enclave of Northwest Philadelphia, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley offers personal care services in private accommodations within a beautiful, historic building. A complete range...

The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

495 E Abington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

3.7
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in historic Chestnut Hill, you'll find a senior living community, providing personal care and memory care, like none other. Housed in a beautiful stone mansion (built in 1865 & owned by the president of the Franklin Institute) moments of joy are experienced, explored, and celebrated. ...

Atria Center City

150 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

3.8
(41 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Since 2007, Atria Center City has served the families of Philadelphia. With a continuing commitment to quality, the community is undergoing an extensive renovation to enhance beauty and functionality. Once complete, residents will enjoy a host of exciting new spaces and amenities, including...

Deer Meadows Retirement Community

8301 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19152

3.6
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Deer Meadows Retirement Community (DMRC) offers the perfect combination for today's seniors -- active, independent living in a safe, caring environment. Enjoy freedom and comfort in our beautiful new luxury apartments while staying fit in our wellness center. Rest in the confidence that you or...

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The Watermark at Logan Square East

2 Franklin Town Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103

3.8
(28 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why we created a community filled with choice. Great restaurants, brain and body fitness courses, fantastic events, a state-of-the-art...

Paul's Run

9896 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115

3.9
(27 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

At Paul's Run, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet. We love...

Simpson House

2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

3.9
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Simpson House is conveniently located at the corner of Belmont and Monument Avenues and overlooks beautiful Fairmont Park. Simpson House was founded in 1865 to attend to the needs of older persons in the community after the Civil War. This unbroken chain of caring exists today as we provide a...

Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme

7040 Oxford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111

4.2
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Wesley Enhanced Living, Burholme provides highly individualized state-of-the-art services and exceptional care to residents. Our community has undergone a multimillion dollar makeover, including completely re-designed studio and 1 bedroom suites with kitchenettes and spacious bathrooms. Our...

Hayes Manor Retirement Residence

2210 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

3.4
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Hayes Manor is a licensed non- profit, non -sectarian independent and personal care home, located in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. We are an old Victorian building, nestled on 10 acres, next to the Bala Golf Club. We are located just a few blocks away from City Line Avenue. We have...

Oakwood Residence

2109 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115

3.5
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Situated in the far North East part of Philadelphia and near to Lower Bucks and Eastern Montgomery counties; Oakwood Residence is located off of US1/Roosevelt Blvd and close to many major arteries. Our friendly atmosphere and passion for care, contributes to the personal independence, choices,...

McCallum Assisted Life

7141 McCallum Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119

3.1
(10 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

McCallum Assisted Living is a personal care facility dedicated to assisting residents with physical, mental and emotional needs.  Skilled staff provides continuous personal care.

Holy Redeemer Lafayette

8580 Verree Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19111

4.0
(2 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio

Roxborough Home For Women

601 Leverington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

4.5
(1 review)

Studio

The mission of Roxborough Home for Women is to provide superior personal care services in a nurturing, caring, and homelike environment. Our belief is that such surroundings create a lifestyle in which each woman's dignity is respected and her individuality is valued; a lifestyle that preserves...

Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park

8401 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19152

4.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack Park is a new senior living community located in Philadelphia, PA, one of the US's largest cities with over 1.5 million people. Residents can enjoy great activities like going out to restaurants, going shopping and running their errands, or they can relax in the...

Vine Street Manor

230 N. 65th St., Philadelphia, PA 19139

(0 review)

1 Bed, Semi-Private

Lorelton

2200 West 4th Street, Wilmington, DE 19805

4.6
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Winner Best Assisted Living 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019! Offering Assisted Living as well as Memory Care. The Lorelton is truly unique. Privately owned by a local foundation not a corporation. Not-for-Profit and affordable. The Lorelton is considered to be in 'the Suburbs' of the city. Conveniently...

The Watermark at Bellingham

1615 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380

4.1
(84 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Bellingham is a senior living community offering independent living, personal care and memory care services to seniors We also offer skilled nursing care at Parklane which is located on our campus. Centered around a quaint 18th century farm, Bellingham retirement community offers a variety of...

Woodbridge Place Senior Living

1191 Rapps Dam Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

4.2
(81 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Woodbridge Place, A Woodbine Senior Living Community, located in the quaint area of Phoenixville, PA is here to help families looking for a community that enhances the quality of life to the residents they serve.They say you can't go back BUT if your family is looking for a community that offers...

Traditions of Lansdale

1800 Walnut St, Lansdale, PA 19446

4.5
(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Traditions of Lansdale: Caring for those who cared for us.Knowing your loved one will have the things that matter for health and security makes the decision to seek personal care a whole lot easier for the entire family.Traditions has individualized personal care that goes beyond the basics to...

South Mountain Memory Care

201 S. 7th St., Emmaus, PA 18049

4.9
(68 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

South Mountain Memory Care was built on the “Small House” concept. This concept has been found to be most the most successful environment for those with memory issues in that it creates a sense of home, confidence of surroundings, and ultimately happiness with residents.Research indicates that...

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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
Complete guide to nursing homes

Services for seniors in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Transportation

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Senior activities

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Philadelphia is not car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to rely on public transportation. Transit options in Philadelphia include The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), which offers comprehensive bus, subway, and commuter rail systems all throughout the city. Seniors may receive fare discounts. Philadelphia also has robust biking infrastructure and is ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the country.

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Health care

Philadelphia offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Reading Hospital and Lancaster General Hospital.

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Senior activities

As one of the oldest cities in the U.S., Philadelphia is filled with rich history and vibrant culture. The city hosts many renowned historic sites closely tied to the Revolutionary War and the nation’s founding. Senior history buffs will delight in the numerous walking and bus tours that showcase Philadelphia’s iconic sites, and the multitude of nearby senior centers provide a wide variety of senior-friendly entertainment options.

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Learn More About Nursing Homes in Philadelphia, PA

Nursing homes in Philadelphia are a place of residence that provides a variety of services that are coordinated to meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of people with physical or mental disabilities. In most cases, nursing home residents require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs).

Cost of Nursing Homes in Philadelphia, PA

According to Genworth, the median cost for a nursing home in the Philadelphia area is about $10,463 per month.

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Cost of Living

Like most other major East Coast cities, living in Philadelphia can be considerably more expensive than the average U.S. destination. The cost of living is rated over ten points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
111 100 $890 19.8% spend over 30% of their income on rent $147,636 $40,649 The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Hospitals

There are 23 general hospitals in the city that provide emergency care and other medical services. The top hospitals in Philadelphia include:

Weather and Climate

Philadelphia has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with snowy winters and muggy summers. On average, the humidity level for Philadelphia is roughly 65%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of September at about 68%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
78°F 90°F (July) 64°F (July) 37°F 49°F (December) 26°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
59 (Moderate) 76 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (August) 13”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Philadelphia County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
82.3% 15.3% 2.4%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
5,637,884 1,580,863 4,547 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.25%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 24% 10% 5% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
34% 27% 11%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
7.2% 42.3% 14.5% 0.4% <1% 34.6% 3%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
63,219 31 9

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
11% 60% 16% 26% 6% 5%

Philadelphia is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As one of the oldest cities in the nation, Philadelphia is filled with rich history and vibrant culture. There are many popular historic sights in the city which are closely tied to the Revolutionary War and the founding of the United States of America. Top sightseeing spots include the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. The Museum of the American Revolution also contains many historical artifacts and documents related to the American Revolution. Movie lovers might recognize the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art which were made famous by Sylvester Stallone in the film “Rocky.” There are many walking and bus tours in the city that can show you all the historic and iconic sights that you may wish to see. For shopping there is the Reading Terminal Market which has stalls brimming with fresh flowers and produce. Sports fans can catch a Phillies baseball game at the iconic Citizens Bank Stadium. The Philadelphia Zoo and the Philadelphia Magic Gardens offer fun sightseeing for the whole family.

Transportation

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority or Septa offers comprehensive bus, subway, and commuter-rail systems all throughout the city. Septa is consistently ranked as one of the best transit systems in the country. Philadelphia is also ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the United States.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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Atria Lafayette Hill, Springfield Crossings and Woodland Creek Memory Care Community are the top rated nursing homes near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See full list of communities.

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