St. Martha Villa

490 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335

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About the community St. Martha Villa

At St. Martha Villa, we provide the conveniences and care of senior living in a Catholic faith-centered environment. Our higher purpose-built community provides safety and security, as every facet of the community is designed to cater to the specialized needs of senior residents. With our welcoming, well-manicured, and beautiful grounds, along with our convenient services, you are sure to feel at home here. Contact an advisor today and see what we can do for you.

Community Amenities and Services

We pride ourselves on offering multiple levels of care so residents can age in place with everything they need. You will find that daily mass is easy to attend in our on-site chapel. In our restaurant-inspired dining room we serve nutritious meals, where we can create specialized means for specific dietary restrictions. We have scheduled activities and entertainment, and a variety of personal services that we offer to residents. You will also have access to an array of support services from qualified and professional staff of caregivers. Services include incontinence care for bladder-related and bowel-related symptoms.

Living Options and Amenities

Our community offers many styles of private and semi-private units. Wheelchair-accessible bathrooms offer wheelchair-accessible showers. Units offer private patios and emergency call services. Our complex...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living
Senior apartments

Pricing for St. Martha Villa

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at St. Martha Villa

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
Occupational therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Café or bistro

Recreational areas

Fitness center
Game room
Golf course or putting green
Piano or organ


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Art classes

Reviews for St. Martha Villa


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April 19, 2021
Beth S - Child of resident/client
Concerned - please read before your loved one moves in!

This facility is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The quality of the food is poor. My mother's heat and a/c never functioned properly. Frequently fire alarms going off in the middle of the night. Some staff members are amazing and kind; others are mean and rude. Turnover is very high as noted by the many job signs out front. Covid precaution protocols are not enforced. Information that is given to residents and their families regarding Covid at the facility is inaccurate. For instance, my mom personally requested a Covid test on [date removed] because she was feeling poorly. The result came back positive. She continued to decline. I requested that the facility send an ambulance to take her to the hospital on [date removed]. The weekly newsletter that came out on [date removed] stated that one staff member and one resident had tested positive and that both were asymptomatic and recovering in place. Totally inaccurate. My mother died on [date removed].

April 6, 2021
Karen D - Child of resident/client
Perfect for mom

We chose St. Martha Villa because she wanted a studio apartment, the fact that it is a medicaid facility, and she did not have to pay a big up front fee. They have a variety of apartment sizes, the studio she is in is perfect for her and her dog. She really enjoys the meals here and I would recommend them to others looking.

August 11, 2020
Curtis - Loved one of resident/client
Caring and loving staff

We chose this community because of the hospice care agreement, if you run out of money you will not get kicked out. My dad has nothing bad to say about the food there. The rooms are very spacious and nicely laid out. The staff is loving and caring. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone who is looking.

June 16, 2020
Curtis Jurgens - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
St. Martha Villa

They have done an incredible job with regard to the Covid-19 pandemic and have had zero cases. They took very early action to close the place down. They keep the community pretty clean, although it could be a little better. The staff is very friendly and they consistently keep the same care givers with my father so he can get to know them better. He seems to really like them and seems to be happy. They have done a good job with my father's care. he does not participate in the activities at the community and they do seem to try to engage him, but it does not seem like he is involved at all. They are pretty expensive, but compared to other communities in the area, his apartment is pretty nice.

October 12, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Lovely facility. Everything about it was appealing, clean, welcoming, safe. I liked the open seating for breakfast and lunch, felt more like what you would do at home.

October 9, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Not a good experience.

I would not recommend this facility to anyone. I have worked in the health care field for a long time and never seen anything like this facility. No assistance for those that had difficulty at meal time.. My sister and I helped open drinks when the residents would ask for help because there was no one around to assist. My mom's room always had towels and wash clothes laying on the floor in her bathroom when I would visit. Ambulation is not encouraged by staff. My mom did not like it she continued to say they are too busy not enough help. When I came to get my mom to take her home her room had dirty towels on the floor nothing packed up started to pack her stuff up then I explained to them when a person is being discharged the staff usually has them packed up. The young lady then offered to help. This is not a healthy environment for your loved one really. My siblings and others that visited my mom all said the same thing I observed. Looking back when they asked me if I would like her to get in home therapy or a facility it would be best to do in home. Would not recommend this facility. Hope this helps someone else.

September 5, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

We really felt very comfortable here! [Name removed] was lovely, very knowledgeable in Alzheimer's care & quietly proud of this community. My husband really listened & was pleased to see the majority of residents upright like his dad. They do not have a gym here, but we could have Rover transport dad to his Y & back. They also offer a caregiver to accompany me when taking dad to an appt if needed. Very pleased.

July 16, 2019
Cassandra Hess - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Worst Place Ever

I don't recommend this place to anyone. My mom had to go here for three weeks. The food was terrible and they give portion sizes for a toddler, such as three fish sticks, a tablespoon of mixed veggies and a tablespoon of macaroni salad. The staff there is very rude and lazy. There was only one nice nurse I saw the whole three weeks my mom was there and her name was [name removed] and we only got the chance to see her twice. They didn't change my mom's bedding no matter how many times we asked, it was like we were asking for too much. My mom's bandage for her leg needed to be changed every other day and of course that didn't get done either, every time we asked a nurse about it, their reply was 'we will check into it' and then it never got done. I asked the night nurse to change my mom's bandage last night and instead of him saying sure no problem, the continues to tell me how he is not there every night and he has no idea when my mom's bandage should be changed. I said well you have notes in her chart that explains what needs to be done but he truly did not care and my mom's bandage did not get changed last night either. The dirty towels and wash clothes were never taken out of my mom's room, I had to do it! I had to bring my mom food, I had to give my mom a shower. The staff did nothing at all. All they did was sit around and talk with each other. Last night instead of taking care of the sick patients that can't vend for themselves, they were talking about which acholic they like, such as fire ball vs rum and coke, not professional at all! I was leaving my mom last night and the patient across from her asked me for help with pulling his legs out so he could be comfortable and turn off his light and shut his door because they nurses were too lazy to help the poor man that couldn't get out of his bed. They give the poor patients tap water that tastes like chlorine. I told a lady that was doing a survey onsite about all this and she said she will look into but of course nothing ever got done. It's sad that I had to keep my mom there but this was the only facility her insurance would cover. I'm so glad my mom's last day in this junk yard is tomorrow! Don't ever take a loved one here because they will not be taking care of.

June 26, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community
HIghly recommend

We toured this facility as a walk in and was greeted with genuine enthusiasm and graciousness. The facility was clean and the residents appeared to enjoy their living space. Social spaces are abundant and cater to the requests of the residents. We did not stay for a meal; however, the dining room was very spacious and clean. We are pursuing admission to this facility for my parents. Nice job!!

Response from St. Martha Villa

July 18, 2018

We are so glad you had such a positive experience with us. We Truly strive to provide top quality care in a warm and loving environment! We will surely pass on your kind words to our dedicated team!

May 28, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Highly Recommend!

The staff and administration have been extremely professional and caring. Initially, we chose Martha Villa because of their reputation, flexibility and options for independent care, personal care, long term care and short term rehabilitation. Over time, we have personally gotten to know the staff and the nurses. Everyone has gone above and beyond our expectations with their care and support of our parents. They are in contact with us regarding any concerns and changes in our parents health. On the flip side, they are open to suggestions, as they have implemented with the food services. We are confident that we have made the correct choice for our parents care. The apartments are spacious and neatly appointed with the elderly in mind. The facility is clean and neat and in a lovely setting. It is wonderful to see the residents outside socializing on the porch and in the courtyard. We highly recommend this as a next step for your parent/s.

May 18, 2018
Anonymous - Resident/client
Wonderful facility

A warm and caring facility. Staff are pleasant and seem to enjoy their jobs. Clean and organized. Would recommend to anyone looking for independent living or personal care services

May 2, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Unhappy daughter

[name and date removed] Very disappointed in this facility. Or a facility who doesn’t get involved with family matters they sure jumped into this The POA Does not have legal paper work to make all decisions and facility is not allow our mother to make her own decisions when she is quite capabile making her own decisions they stripped her from all out side communication including her call bell when POA took vacation they call police on her daughter when she comes to visit she isn’t even allowed to speak to her attorney mean while this poor lady needs medical help wants a second opinion from her previous doctors so sad how unchristian like this facility is to allow this. The food is awful. The front desk was rude the 2 nurses were caring but not allowed to get involved . They are over medicating when 2 nurses say she needs medical help and nothing is being done for it there charges are way to high for the care they are giving they don’t tell you they are no longer part of the arch diocese of Philadelphia it saddens me my mother is being care for at the end of her life poor food poor care poor staff who doesn’t check paperwork no compassion only after money look pass all the Christian symbols because this facility is just straight not good all away around

April 6, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community
Wonderful facility

Absolutely a wonderful facility. The staff are cheerful and always willing to help. The amenities offered are consistent with the needs of the older population. I would recommend to anyone!!

March 6, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Very homey

A very nice place to be. Staff are friendly and courteous, nurses are always available. There is always an activity happening and daily rosary is a plus! Place is very clean and homey. Would recommend.

March 6, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community
A well run Community

This facility is a very nice, clean place. The staff are friendly, personable and easy to talk to. We found this facility to be a quality place for our folks. They offer both independent living as well as the ability to transfer to personal care. The nurses are great!! We would recommend this facility to everyone!

February 14, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Toured the facility and found it to be clean, pleasant and all the staff were very friendly. Amenities are abundant and dining appears to be quite organized.

January 16, 2018
Friendly, comfortable place to live

Even though this facility is no longer owned by the [Removed] of Philadelphia, they still genuinely care about their residents and their quality of living. It is a very nice place, very comfortable and friendly. I would recommend this facility to anyone.

January 9, 2018
Anonymous - Industry reviewer
Awesome Facility

This facility is a very nice, clean, friendly facility. The front desk receptionist is always helpful and the staff's priorities are always resident driven. Everyone works as a team, and although there are several complaints regarding food, overall it is quite palatable. Nursing staff are amazing. Nothing is ever too much for them to handle. I would recommend this facility to everyone!!!

Response from St. Martha Villa

February 26, 2018

We are so glad you had such a positive St Martha experience. Top quality care in a warm and loving environment is our #1 priority. We will gladly pass on your kind words to our dedicated team!

August 1, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
No longer a good place

This community was sold by the Archdiocese and no one told the residents it was sold. Things have declined since then. The food is terrible. It is like cardboard and they use ketchup for tomato sauce. The staff are wonderful and do everything they can. The residents are really nice. The staff are not happy with these changes. The community use to be a good place and was taken care of. The community is not as clean. They are supposed to clean the apartment once a week and they are not doing this.

Response from St. Martha Villa

August 31, 2017

We are sorry that you had a negative experience. The care of our residents is our #1 priority. We would truly appreciate if you can please reach out to us at [removed] so that we can discuss your comments and ways that we can further improve the services we provide.

June 11, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

Excellent facility. Friendly and professional caregivers. Meal preparation could use better organization, though. Memory Support Unit is well-runned, especially by [Removed].

Response from St. Martha Villa

August 29, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words! At St. Martha Center we strive to provide our residents with quality care in a warm and loving atmosphere. We will be sure to share your warm words with our staff!

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St. Martha Villa has received an average review rating of 3.7 based on 27 reviews. See all reviews.

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