Simpson House

Simpson House

Philadelphia County, PA

Located in historic Philadelphia, close to beautiful Fairmount Park, is a not-for-profit retirement community that sets the bar higher. When you walk through our doors, you'll sense our welcoming spirit. We love showing families around, sharing updates on the construction of our new Independent Living expansion, The Cornerstone, and inviting visitors to experience theMore 

Quality of Care

Levels of Care

Simpson House offers 6 types of care: Assisted Living / Personal Care, and Memory Care, and Independent Living, and Short Term / Respite Care, and Skilled Nursing / Long Term Care, and Rehab.

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living / Personal Care
  • Memory Care
  • Short Term / Respite Care
  • Skilled Nursing / Long Term Care
  • Adult Day Care
  • Rehab
What are levels of care?

Levels of care refer to how much assistance a person needs with health management, as well as activities of daily living. Activities of daily living are tasks like dressing, taking a bath or shower, using the restroom, and eating.

Additional considerations include whether the individual can take prescription medications or manage chronic conditions independently, or whether some assistance from a caregiver is needed.

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Within this Community

To ensure that the care needs of you or your loved one are met if they change over time, Simpson House offers 2 communities: Personal Care at Simpson House, and Skilled Nursing at Simpson House.

License Status
Daily Staff Per Resident
Nurse On Site?
24 Hour Nurse On Site?
Secured Dementia Unit?
Memory Care Programs

Simpson House Contracts and Cost

Plan Types

No plan types found.

Benevolent Care

Benevolent Care
This community offers benevolent care.

Benevolent Care is the discounting of fees for current residents who have exhausted their assets. It is generally only available to residents who appeared likely to be able to cover the full cost of their care at the time of application. Communities which offer Benevolent Care typically guarantee that residents can stay in the community if they outlive their assets, dependent on endowment funds.

Living at Simpson House

Types of Units

Simpson House offers 2 types of units: One Bedroom Apt, and Two Bedroom Apt.

  • Private Room
  • Semi-Private Room
  • Studio
  • One Bedroom Apt
  • Two Bedroom Apt
  • Cottage
  • Townhouse


Simpson House offers 3 dining options: Casual Dining, and Formal Dining, and Pub.

  • Cafe
  • Restaurant Style
  • Buffet Style
  • Private Dining
  • Formal Dining
  • Casual Dining
  • Pub
  • Sunday Brunch

Religious Services


Eligibility & Pets

  • Pets allowed


    Art Classes
    Bank/Banking Services
    Convenience Store/Gift Shop
    Fitness Center
    Greenhouse/Gardening Space
    Nature/Walking Trails
    Performing Arts
    Salon/Beauty Shop
    Studio Space
    Transportation Services

About Company

For Profit/Nonprofit
Parent Organization
Year Opened

Reviews of Simpson House
Average rating from 5 reviews:

  • I feel it is necessary to leave a review regarding the therapy dept. I will speak openly and honestly about my experience working there with the hope that if somebody comes across this, they get a sense of where they are going/or sending a loved one. The therapy dept was run so disorganized and the DirectorMore 
    James McSweeney · 2 months ago
  • Worst experience ever ... more about getting the buy in $ and monthly rent than providing services and programs for residents ... it's fine if you are independent but the moment you need help...that's the problem...I felt totally taken advantage of after deciding that my loved one would move to SH..the transition from empathetic andMore 
    Lynn Harris · 11 months ago
  • Did not treat a friend well.
    Agnes Maderich · 4 months ago
  • So much that's positive. One area that must be improved is lighting and signage. First responders have a hard time finding the various buildings because almost nothing is in place to show them where to arrive. Even worse after dark. Please invest in our safety. Really off the grid. Beautiful and walkable grounds. Very nice community of goodMore 
    Carolyn Hopper · 2 years ago
  • The rehab facility has been renovated and looks nice, however, the overall service is horrendous. had to hire outside people bc the average response time is 22 mins.
    Carol Payne · a year ago