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1401 E. Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Facility License: 141140
Caretypes Provided: Personal Care

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About Penn Home

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 167 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.

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Community Details

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Amenities Available

  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Onsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Beautician Onsite
  • Meals Provided
  • Vegetarian
  • Devotional Services Offsite
  • Religious Services: Catholic
  • Religious Services: Protestant
  • TV Lounge
  • Arts and crafts center
  • Outside patio garden
  • Library
  • Beauty Salon
  • Piano / Organ
  • Laundry service / drycleaning
  • Housekeeping provided
  • Reminiscence therapy


  • Visiting Nurse
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist
  • Homecare Onsite
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • Doctor on Call
  • Visiting Speech Therapist
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Nurses on Staff
  • ADL Assistance
  • Full time activity director
  • Medical Director: MD
  • Medical Director: Nurse Practitioner
  • Medication care managers / Medication Technicians
  • IADL Assistance

Other Services

  • Special Diets: Low / No Sugar
  • Vegan options
  • Special Diets: Low / No sodium
  • Guest meals
  • Property Convenient to Busline
  • Full Tubs
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers


  • Allowed Outdoors
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We Love Helping Families Find the Right Senior Care

"My Grandmother is very happy there, and even has a 'boyfriend'!  She is 98, he is 81 - and they sit together and hold hands. She said, 'Why didn't you send me here earlier?  This is a great place for people like me, we have so much fun here, we play bingo and have arts and crafts!'

I believe she has forgotten that she never wanted to leave her home, and how much of a fight she put up when we wanted her to move.  Again, we are thankful that it all worked out and she is now happy and able to socialize again."

Kristin W., Found Personal Care in Allentown, PA

"It's been a whirlwind over the past 2 months, but finally mom is finally in her name home. She's only been there about 3 weeks but has already made many friends and seems to have adapted beautifully. She is happy and thanks me almost every day for finding such a wonderful place for her to live. You were a tremendous help as we are all new to the area and didn't have a clue as to the type of living facility that would best be suited for mom."

Ann P., Found Personal Care in Bethlehem, PA

Community Reviews

A Wonderful Non-Profit Assisted Living Facility!

reviewed on: 9/15/2016 by Melissa S.

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 ... more...

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