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5.0
Penn Home review
Penn Home is an older community but its very good and the people there were very nice, and it was kept pretty clean. The care services were good, however the food was average. There wasn't a huge variety of food to chose from, but they did have a couple of different dishes. The rooms were

About the facility
Penn Home

Nestled in the heart of the Fishtown neighborhood in Philadelphia, Penn Home offers assisted living for those 60 years and older. With more than 160 years of service, this historic nonprofit community seeks to provide affordable housing options to older adults in the local area. Penn Home’s walkable, urban location offers access to a variety of big-city resources in Philly.

Take a stroll in the neighborhood to easily access coffee shops and restaurants. Located within minutes of the Norris St. and Gaul St. bus stop, this location plugs you right into the robust public transit system of Philly. Rest easy knowing that Penn Home is located less than 10 miles from the world-renowned Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Eligible veterans may seek medical resources through the Philadelphia Veteran Affairs Medical Center, which is also less than 10 miles away.

Spend your free time shopping at the nearby Port Richmond Shopping Center, or enjoy the splendor of nature at the Penn Treaty Park where you can overlook the scenic Delaware River and watch ships pass through. Enjoy works of art from Asia, America, and Europe in more than 200 galleries in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As always, spend time exploring the...

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Senior living options offered

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Amenities
at Penn Home

Healthcare Services

  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Medication Management
  • Incontinence Care
  • Diabetic Care
  • Memory Care
  • Non-Ambulatory Care

Meals & Dining

  • No Sugar
  • Vegan
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Vegetarian
  • Guest Meals
  • Meals Provided

Room Amenities

  • Ground Floor Units
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Air Conditioned
  • Bath Tubs
  • Kitchenette

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

  • Property Convenient to Public Transit

Common areas

  • Library
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Beauty Salon
  • TV Lounge

Recreational areas

  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Piano or Organ

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Beautician

Languages spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Activities

  • Community Service Programs
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Activities On-site
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Birthday Parties
  • Art Classes
  • Holiday Parties
  • Trivia Games
  • Wii Bowling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Reminiscence Programs
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Catholic Services
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Stretching Classes
  • Protestant Services

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A Place for Mom has scored Penn Home with 0 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 0 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Penn Home has 10 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.6 out of 5.
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Paul Vettraino - Family/friend
Assisted Living
October 1, 2020
5.0
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Penn Home review
Penn Home is an older community but its very good and the people there were very nice, and it was kept pretty clean. The care services were good, however the food was average. There wasn't a huge variety of food to chose from, but they did have a couple of different dishes. The rooms were older and dated, but everything worked and was clean. They had bathrooms and showers in every room.
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5
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5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Fred Weiss - Family/friend
Assisted Living
May 11, 2020
5.0
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My mom's new home
Penn House has a number of positive aspects. The location is ideal and is in a quiet neighborhood in town, the facility is small which allows for a much different experience, and there are beautiful gardens and walking paths for the residents to enjoy which is unusual being in an urban environment. The staff are so personable, with a nice and warm feeling, which makes me feel confident about my mom living there. Another unique feature is that it is a historic building, and at 92, my mom really enjoys that feeling. The building is decorated like a museum which is very pleasing to her and to me. Overall, the food is good and the dining area is warm and inviting like a restaurant.
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5
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5
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5
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anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
February 12, 2020
4.0
Really clean and great place.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
Melissa L. Stager - Family/friend
Assisted Living
October 17, 2017
5.0
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.
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Melissa S. - Family/friend
Assisted Living
September 15, 2016
5.0
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.
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anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
June 13, 2016
5.0
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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.
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anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
January 16, 2016
4.0
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Great value
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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Rose - Toured community
Assisted Living
November 11, 2015
3.5
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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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anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
March 24, 2015
5.0
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 thank you.
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Value for Cost
5
Care Services
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Anonymous - Toured community
Assisted Living
May 7, 2014
4.0
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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 .
Cleanliness
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Care Services
4
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