The Hearth at Drexel

238 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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About the community 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.

Our Community

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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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing for The Hearth at Drexel

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

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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 The Hearth at Drexel

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
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
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room

On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi

Reviews for The Hearth at Drexel


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1-8 of 8 reviews
February 3, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

March 4, 2019
Tina - Loved one of resident/client
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.

October 5, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

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.

September 26, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
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.

August 8, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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.

August 4, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

July 24, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

March 30, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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.

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The Hearth at Drexel has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 8 reviews. See all reviews.

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