The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

495 E Abington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

About the community

Nestled in historic Chestnut Hill inside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you'll find our welcoming community. We provide assisted living services like personal care and memory care, all within our beautiful, stone mansion that is positively rich with history. Built in 1865, we’re formerly owned by the president of the Franklin Institute. Here, we’re accustomed to celebrating life and welcome you to experience moments of joy, new friendships, and continuous exploration.

Our sunlit spaces, filled with wingback chairs, tiered chandeliers, and Tudor-style elements, enable residents to feel pampered in a cozy, home-like environment. Walking paths braided throughout our grounds allow residents the opportunity to exercise, enjoy the sunshine, or watch for famous Philadelphia bird species. Our community’s design is uncomplicated, providing all residents with a sense of peace and familiarity. We can’t wait to welcome you to The Terrace at Chestnut Hill, where a lifetime of happiness awaits.

Community Amenities and Services

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

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care

Pricing at The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

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

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Property convenient to public transit
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Movie or theater room
Piano or organ


Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Protestant services
Catholic services

Reviews of The Terrace at Chestnut Hill


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June 8, 2021
anonymous - Sibling of resident/client
An Ecellent Place for Caring

For our loved one, it seems to have worked out. It's always clean there, and the staff is pleasant. Our loved one has no complaints.

April 19, 2021
Gail S-S - Toured community
Our tour experience

They were awesome. I liked the way that it was set up. It was very clean and tidy. The people were courteous. The cost was a little bit higher here, but this was my first choice. My loved one knew people at a different place though, so she chose to go there.

March 30, 2021
anonymous - Spouse or partner of resident/client
Our experince with The Terrace

I would tell others that the administrative staff I worked with were excellent and very responsive. But the medical side of it, I did not think he got the quality of care that he needed while he was here. I do know they have new staff but it is taking time for them to rebuild what was lacking. I was not pleased with our experience but I would tell others to check it out and decide based on your loved ones needs are.

March 22, 2021
DI - Friend of resident/client
our experence for our father

The price is right and you get what you pay for. Communication is pretty good between the staff and the family and they do return calls quickly. I would recommend this community to others if the price is an issue for your family

October 1, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

[date removed] spoke with [name removed]. Personal care home - provide all meals, transportation, they have all activities - GENESIS is OT and PT provider. Visiting physicans, room cleaning once a week, outdoor space - big terrace, figure 8 walking space, green space, vegetable garden maybe coming, they have 24 hour a day care givers and medication technicians, if care staff not there they call 911, they are hiring 2nd nurse from 3-11 with goal of having 24 hour nursing down the road. They take trash every day and make bed like a hotel. $ 3400 per month up to $ 4400 per month. 5 levels of care $ 500 to $ 2300. She has to get her own cable TV set up. She has to get Comcast set up. have WIFI. 70 personal care apts. and 45 memory care side residents. 103 total apartments. Sides are separate usually.

August 26, 2020
Isaiah - Loved one of resident/client
Don't Let the Downstairs Fool You

The downstairs of the community was always clean, when you went upstairs it wasn't clean to the hallway wise. The residents' room wasn't clean. I found my mom with human feces on her, with a breakfast tray next to her. Everything is good, except for the memory care. You don't have any single room, and the community told me they could handle memory care. She is then put in a room with another person. Her stuff was with the other resident in the room. The price went up, and there was no place for family in the room. The room always smelled like urine because of the roommate. When my mom had a TV because the beds had to be side by side, and my mom couldn't see it. The rooms were small. The staff was overworked, and had more rooms than they could cover.

September 25, 2019
Carla Cooper - Toured community
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.

July 4, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

I liked the small community for my mom. Less confusing for her. Like that some of the staff had longevity there.

June 6, 2019
Barbara/CareCoordinator - Loved one of resident/client
A Memory Care Worth Taking a Look At

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

Response from The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

June 17, 2019

Barbara, thank you for your review. We take great pride in our staff who help ensure that each resident has the best experience.

May 12, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

Nice place including staff.Modern and clean

Response from The Terrace at Chestnut Hill

June 13, 2019

Thank you for your review. We take great pride in our staff who help ensure that each resident has the best experience possible.

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