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The Hearth at Drexel

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238 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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Everyone at The Hearth at Drexel community has been very attentive to our loved ones needs. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to other families.

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The Hearth at Drexel

“What a lovely spot this was for my mom! She had a very comfortable apartment there with friends, good food, and the nursing services she needed for the last part of her life. The Hearth truly became her home.” - Tina

Upon arrival, prospective residents and visitors will remark on the beautiful, modern, colonial-style home at The Hearth at Drexel. Located in the heart of Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, our senior community was established to serve our aging community seeking assisted living and memory care in an environment of sophisticated luxury and highly personalized services. For more than 100 years, we’ve built a reputation for providing quality, comfort, and security at our home. With essential services and amenities, a professional care staff, and a stately facility, residents of The Hearth can surely age with grace.

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania is an endearing town that offers an array of activities and attractions for residents and their visiting loved ones to enjoy. Whether it be watching exclusive films at Bryn Mawr Film Institute, picking up produce at Ardmore Farmers Market, or playing tennis at Narberth Tennis Club, there’s always a delightful experience to make in Bala Cynwyd.

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The Hearth at Drexel
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238 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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Active promotion

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Pet friendly

Yes

Pet friendly

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Pet friendly

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Pet friendly

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Care types offered

2

Assisted Living, Memory Care

Care types offered

2

Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Assisted Living, Memory Care

Care types offered

2

Assisted Living, Memory Care

Amenities
at The Hearth at Drexel

Healthcare Services

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

Meals & Dining

  • Gluten-free
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Guest Meals
  • No Sugar
  • Pureed Meals
  • Professional Chef
  • International Cuisine
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Vegan
  • Anytime Dining
  • Meals Provided
  • Special Dining Programs
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Room Service

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioned
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Bath Tubs
  • Kitchenette
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
  • Garden View

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

  • Property Convenient to Public Transit
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Transportation at Cost
  • Resident Parking Available

Pets

  • Cats Allowed
  • Weight Limit (lbs)
  • Dogs Allowed

Common areas

  • Beauty Salon
  • TV Lounge
  • Central Fireplace
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Butterfly garden / Hummingbird garden
  • Private Bath
  • Barber Shop
  • Library
  • Meeting Room

Recreational areas

  • Game Room
  • Movie or Theater Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Piano or Organ
  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Raised Garden Beds

Services

  • Grocery Shopping and Errands
  • Beautician
  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Activities

  • Dances
  • Art Classes
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Bridge Club
  • Men's Club
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Protestant Services
  • Gardening Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Live Well Programs
  • Cards / Pinochle Club
  • Sensory-based Programs
  • Bible Study Group
  • Reminiscence Programs
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Resident Band or Musicians
  • Visiting Chaplain or Priest
  • Karaoke
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Happy Hour
  • Book Club
  • Current Events Club
  • Jewish Services
  • Birthday Parties
  • Walking Club
  • Cooking Classes
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Activities Off-site
  • Activities On-site
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Trivia Games
  • Catholic Services
  • Stretching Classes
  • Light Therapy Programs
  • Visiting Rabbi
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Quilting or Sewing Club
  • Holiday Parties
  • Qi Gong
  • Other Religious Services
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Forever Fit
  • Tai Chi
  • Wine Tasting
  • Christian Services
  • Community Service Programs
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Wii Bowling

Reviews

for The Hearth at Drexel

7.8Review score12 reviews
7.8
Review score
12 reviews
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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A Place for Mom has scored The Hearth at Drexel with 7.8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 3 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Hearth at Drexel has 12 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.4 out of 5.
Overall Rating
4.4
Cleanliness
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Care Services
4.3
Staff
4.7
Meals & Dining
4.0
Activities
4.5
Value for Cost
4.2
A Place for Mom has scored The Hearth at Drexel with 7.8 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 3 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, The Hearth at Drexel has 12 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.4 out of 5.
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6.3
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Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
February 15, 2024
3.0
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Hearth at Drexel
My parents haven't done any activity, but maybe there are some, I'm a distance away. I have only visited 3 times. My dad hates the food but that might just be him It does seem very clean. I guess if I knew better the cost I could make a better or more informed decision on that. I don't see anything harmful, but also don't see any kind of library or other entertainment there at least in their area.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
4
Care Services
3
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
2
Value for Cost
2
Anonymous - Family/friend
Assisted Living
November 3, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
Friendly and caring staff
Everyone at The Hearth at Drexel community has been very attentive to our loved ones needs. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would recommend this community to other families.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Janet - Family/friend
Memory Care
November 21, 2022
5.0
Excellent Memory Care
My mother lived in the memory care unit from September to November, 2022. The Hearth management was extremely professional and skilled. The care team was outstanding. They treated the residents with gentleness and respect. The care team are well-trained and committed to doing their jobs. At other places, the care team are on their cell phones and ignore the residents. My mother moved to The Hearth from a senior facility in Haverford and The Hearth provided much more attentive care, more engaging activities, and much higher-quality food. It is clean and in good repair. Overall, they cared for my mom very well even though she passed away just a few months after moving in. I'm glad I moved her even for the brief time. She received excellent care at The Hearth.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Ray - Toured community
Assisted Living
January 25, 2022
5.0
Verified Review
My Tour Experience at The Hearth At Drexel
Very nice community and staff.
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
February 3, 2020
2.5
Some good things, caregiving severely lacking
This review is for the memory care community, and I should start by pointing out that it is important to evaluate a facility based on the specific needs of your loved one. In hindsight, this was not a good place for my parent who was very warm and loving and needed a lot of human contact. They are not able to effectively provide that here. The facility is beautiful. The activities director is fabulous and really worked with us to accommodate our parent’s interests. But the most important part of a care community is the caregiving staff who takes care of the residents 80% of the time. In this area, the Hearth fails. They are understaffed and apparently don’t pay enough to get top quality caregivers. It is normal to find residents parked in front of the tv with caregivers on their phones not taking the opportunity to interact with or engage the residents who need it. It is unusual to find the caregivers smiling or being warm and kind. They manage the residents as opposed to really caring for them and engaging with them. This really hurt my parent, and I’m confident it shortened their life. Another concern is that care records and plans are not fully computerized which, in our case led to medication errors and inconsistent care. Sadly, there are not many better choices...I can honestly say we looked at them all. In my opinion, the best approach if your loved one can’t stay at home, is to plan to augment a facility with some private care...especially in the evenings and at night.
Cleanliness
2.5
Friendliness
2.5
Value for Cost
2.5
Care Services
2.5
Activities
2.5
Tina - Family/friend
Memory Care
March 4, 2019
5.0
love this place!
What a lovely spot this was for my mom! She had a very comfortable apartment there with friends, good food, and the nursing services she needed for the last part of her life. The Hearth truly became her home.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
October 5, 2017
4.0
After several months of marketing to us, the "assessment" was completed, and concluded that the Hearth could not assure the safety of my parents in their setting. This came as a bit of a surprise.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
anonymous - Resident/client
Memory Care
September 26, 2017
4.0
Verified Review
I Needed More
I found out that this community was not a bad place but it was not giving me the extra care I needed. I went in there thinking I would get more care. I could not get the care I needed.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
anonymous - Toured community
Memory Care
August 8, 2017
5.0
Verified Review
It was a nice tour
The staff gave a wonderful tour of the community. They were very friendly and knowledgeable and it was very nice there. We just felt that it was a bit smaller than what my parents were looking for and the pricing was also a little high.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
August 4, 2017
4.0
Verified Review
Beautifully Landscaped
We visited quite a few communities and this one was the best fit for my parents. The facility is relatively new only a couple of years old it is well maintained very clean. The staff is wonderful very friendly to the residents and their families. My parents go down to the dining area to eat meals and the food is wonderful. The community offers quite a bit of thing to do however my parents are the type of people to participate.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
July 24, 2017
5.0
Verified Review
Excellent Care
My mom was very happy at this community.The staff was very nice and the community was clean and beautiful. We like the menu of the healthy meals. They had activities that she enjoyed. We would recommend this community for the great care and value.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Memory Care
March 30, 2017
5.0
Verified Review
The Hearth at Drexel
The Hearth at Drexel is a first rate operation. I sensed a level of confident professionalism when scouting out assisted living facilities which was in distinct contrast with some of the more "hard sell" experiences elsewhere. The Hearth benefits from its quiet location, its historically certified central mansion, and its attractive units for its residents. In design and execution it is a choice selection.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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