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The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

495 E Abington Ave Philadelphia PA 19118
(877) 345-1716

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Located in historic Chestnut Hill, you'll find a senior living community, providing personal care and memory care, like none other. Housed in a beautiful stone mansion (built in 1865 & owned by the president of the Franklin Institute) moments of joy are experienced, explored, and celebrated. It's a place where seniors, with and without dementia-related illnesses, live rich, fulfilling lives in a comfortable, caring environment. Welcome to The Terrace at Chestnut Hill, where a lifetime of happiness awaits!

At The Terrace, we strive to ensure a comfortable, worry-free lifestyle for our residents and their families. You'll find a team of friendly, kind-hearted and dedicated staff, all ready to serve with the utmost care and help create memorable experiences for all to enjoy. Be enriched. Be inspired. Be WOW-ed.

What we offer:
- Concierge services
- A beautiful and spacious great room
- Restaurant-style dining, anytime
- Bistro
- Library
- Media room/Cyber Senior area
- On-site therapy and rehabilitation room
- Wellness center
- Pampering and relaxing salon
- Charming front porch with rocking chairs
- Beautiful back terrace, walking path, & garden
- And so much more!

Pricing at The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

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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.

Reviews of The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

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September 2019

Carla Cooper

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Mom is worse than when she arrived

Our mom came here in Feb 2019. She has dementia, but medication has helped her manage her behavior. She walked, talked and danced when she came in February. She was in Personal care, but enjoyed going to dances in Memory care. She started using a walker early April and then she fell later in April. She was first sent to the hospital and then to rehab. That's when we learned she suffered muscle weakness due to lactic acidosis because she laid on her side for a long time. In rehab she walked with a walker, but with someone behind her, as she feared falling again. She came back to personal care at the Terrace in early May, but we all agreed she needed to move to memory care for full care. New mgt took over mid June. Things started to go downhill. Staff not responding to phone calls, concerns, etc. Our mom shared a room, as this was all they had in memory care. Finally in early August she moved into her own room on a different floor. That's when the new floor's aide noticed she had a blister, covered with a band aid. We knew nothing about it. No real explanation given. Our mom became incontinent because she would call for bathroom assistance that didn't come in time. We would find urine drenched clothes in her hamper. Urine stained sheets on her bed. She doesn't even try to walk anymore, just stays in her wheelchair. On [date removed] my sister and I were both visiting. We assisted our mom to the bathroom and saw she had a bedsore. I went to get the nurse in charge and the memory care director. Both said they knew nothing about it. How can that be? Our mom has full care. Someone is bathing her, dressing her, changing depends. We called the new Director that day. When she finally called back she was defensive and rude. I waited until Friday for her to follow-up. She didn't, so I called again. She called back and had no info as to how this happened. Finally Wound Dr came that Monday and said she has a stage 2 bedsore. That blister we saw in August was stage 1. He had to debride the area and gave treatment instructions. This is so not a place to put your parent. Our mom went from walking and dancing, to a fall that left her scared to walk, then a bedsore, dirty linens and weight loss. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

June 2019


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A Memory Care Worth Taking a Look At

I see real efforts from the staff in Memory Care to address the residents' individual needs.

November 2018

Joan Branch

Review originally written on A Place For Mom

Not for individuals needing special care.

Mom went to the Terrace after coming off of rehab from a fall. Unfortunately after 3 months, she fell and spent 7 days at Chestnut Hill Hospital. They wound up not treating the fall but the multiple bed sores that had been allowed to increase and get worse while at the Terrace, one so bad it had to be operated on. Overall, the terrace is okay if your love one doesn't need special care.

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