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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 21, 2022
Philadelphia suburb Drexel Hill has a population of slightly under 30,000 citizens, 14.5% of whom are aged 65 and over. The area’s low crime rate and easy access to Philadelphia make it attractive to retirees who want the relative safety of small-town living without sacrificing the amount and quality of the urban amenities of a major city.
Delaware County Memorial Hospital is a 100-bed facility that provides Drexel Hill residents with primary and specialty care. Additionally, Philadelphia is less than 30 minutes away and has world-class medical facilities such as the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, which has been ranked as one of the top hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Assisted living facility residents in Drexel Hill and other suburbs of Philadelphia pay a monthly average of $5,685, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. This is more than $1,000 higher than the national average of $4,500 and over $1,500 higher than Pennsylvania’s statewide median.
We’ve put together a list of our top 10 favorite assisted living facilities around Drexel Hill. Keep reading for more information and to see if any are right for you.
Atria Center City
We like the wide range of on-site lifestyle amenities at Atria Center City. Residents can meet friends in the cocktail lounge before watching a film at the on-site theater or enjoying a gourmet-quality dinner in the facility's restaurant-style dining room. Alternatively, they can visit the pub or bistro for a quick snack or ask the concierge to arrange for transportation for an evening out. Floor plans are also varied and range from studios to two-bedroom units. Apartments are pet-friendly, wired for cable and internet, and equipped with emergency call systems.
- On-site Shabbat service
- Spacious rooftop deck
Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
Situated just 10 miles from downtown Philadelphia, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley was built in 1904 by Quakers and exhibits rich Pennsylvania history in its architectural detailing and original antiques. Surrounded by a wooded area teeming with birds and other local wildlife, residents can commune with nature right outside the facility's front door. Accommodations are pet-friendly and include studio, one- and two-bedroom units and companion suites. Each unit is equipped with cable, Wi-Fi, kitchens or kitchenettes and emergency call systems.
- On-site pharmacy
- Psychiatric care available
Sunrise of Granite Run
Sunrise of Granite Run is conveniently located just off U.S. Highway 1 and directly across the street from Granite Run Mall. Trained staff is on-site at all times, and residents receive monthly wellness visits by a licensed nurse. We included this facility on our list because of its innovative use of technology, which includes a health records app that's designed to promote a high level of individualized care. There is also a family engagement app for family and friends where they can see videos and photos of their senior loved ones as well as view the facility's menus, activity calendar and announcements.
- All-day dining
- Spanish and English spoken by staff
What we like best about The Quadrangle is the variety of outdoor amenities, such as the tennis court, six-hole golf course, putting green, spacious patio and garden areas that include a scenic pond. There is also a croquet green and a place to pitch horseshoes. Residents can grow their favorite flowers, herbs and vegetables in the on-site greenhouse or in their own community garden plot. There is a swimming pool and a separate hydrotherapy pool indoors.
- On-site bank
- On-site wellness center
Symphony Square has pet-friendly studio, one- and two-bedroom units with large windows, full private baths, kitchenettes and individual climate controls, and each unit is wired for landline telephones. The resident capacity of 50 makes Symphony Square worthy of our list, as it is a good option for those who tend to feel lost in a crowd yet still appreciate being able to make friends with a variety of people.
- Aromatherapy available
- Multiple dining venues
Truewood by Merrill at Glen Riddle
Floor plans at Truewood by Merrill at Glen Riddle include pet-friendly studios and companion suites with large closets, plenty of natural lighting, and kitchens or kitchenettes. Residents can access on-site services such as physical therapy and medication management, and there is an on-site nurse on staff. There is also an on-site salon/barbershop, a TV room, a library and a private party space where residents can entertain family and friends. Respite care is also available at this facility.
- Guests welcome at mealtimes
- Guest parking available
Sunrise of Newtown Square
Residents of Sunrise of Newtown Square have access to a variety of daily activities designed to promote whole-person health. Physical fitness sessions are available for all ability levels and preferences, and lifelong learning opportunities help keep minds sharp and engaged. As a faith-based community, Sunrise strives to meet the spiritual needs of each resident. Those with larger pets will appreciate that this facility has no size or weight limits for furry friends. Additionally, this facility has several community pets that have been adopted from local shelters, making it a good choice for those who love animals but don't want the responsibility of a full-time pet.
- On-site Sunday mass
- Weekly movie nights
Sunrise of Haverford
Sunrise of Haverford is situated on the Philadelphia Main Line and offers easy access to Lankenau Hospital. We included it on our list due to the open concept of the facility's dining plan, which allows residents to dine on their own schedule rather than adhering to set mealtimes. Our favorite parts of this facility, however, is the wraparound porch with comfortable seating areas and tables as well as the flower-filled secret garden, where residents can relax while appreciating nature's beauty, enjoy an al fresco snack or beverage with other residents or gather with visiting family and friends.
- Scheduled transportation available
- Personal laundry and linen service
Wesley Enhanced Living
What impressed us about Wesley Enhanced Living was the choice of dining options available to residents. The elegant fireside dining room is the main dining area and serves three meals per day during scheduled hours, while the on-site bistro features a wide selection of casual fare. We also like that each apartment is equipped with its own washer and dryer. Additionally, this pet-friendly facility has plenty of walking trails and outdoor seating areas, including a gazebo and landscaped courtyard.
- Fitness center with pool
- On-site pub
The Residence at Bala Cynwyd
The Residence at Bala Cynwyd is located several blocks off of I-76, offering convenient access for visiting family and friends and easy accessibility to Bala Cynwyd community amenities such as banks, pharmacies and medical centers. Nurses are on-site 24 hours a day, and residents receive assistance with medication management, bathing, dressing and routine grooming. Accommodations include studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments and can be furnished if necessary.
- Small pets welcome
- Respite care available