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Simpson House

2101 Belmont Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

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Judy B - Resident/client
Happy to be here

We love this community. This is an older community but it is kept up nice. They have activities like fitness work outs, chapel service, bible study and spiritual growth. They also have a couple movies offered a week, a Thursday social , arts and crafts, as well as van shopping trips. You can also join communities as much as you want to and be a part of different pieces of the community. ... Read more

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About the community Simpson House

Simpson House is conveniently located at the corner of Belmont and Monument Avenues and overlooks beautiful Fairmont Park. Simpson House was founded in 1865 to attend to the needs of older persons in the community after the Civil War. This unbroken chain of caring exists today as we provide a unique and reputable tradition of commitment, care and affordability. Simpson House is a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community). We offer Independent Living and Personal Care residences, while also providing Skilled Nursing options, including on-site rehabilitation, in our Flanagan building.

Walk through the front door and you will immediately sense the friendliness and welcoming spirit that makes Simpson House a very special place. A close-knit community of independent seniors, we take great pride in the fact that each new resident immediately feels a part of the Simpson House 'family.'

Simpson House is America's oldest retirement community historically related to the United Methodist Church. Among Philadelphia, PA's retirement communities, our name is trusted for comfort and care.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted Living
Assisted Living
Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care
Memory Care
Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living
Independent Living
Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Simpson House is a community within Simpson Senior Services properties.

Pricing for Simpson House

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Amenities at Simpson House

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice Available On-Site

Meals & Dining

Meals Provided
Guest Meals
Restaurant Style Dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair Accessible Showers
Bath Tubs
Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
Wi-Fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander Guard or Similar System Available
Secured Community
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
Private Bath
Main Street Shops


Grocery Shopping and Errands
Laundry Service / Drycleaning


Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and Crafts Center
Billiards Lounge
Fitness Center

On-site dining options

Bar or Pub
Café or Bistro


Devotional Activities On-Site
Protestant Services
Catholic Services
Jewish Services

Reviews for Simpson House


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October 29, 2021
Judy B - Resident/client
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Happy to be here

We love this community. This is an older community but it is kept up nice. They have activities like fitness work outs, chapel service, bible study and spiritual growth. They also have a couple movies offered a week, a Thursday social , arts and crafts, as well as van shopping trips. You can also join communities as much as you want to and be a part of different pieces of the community.

April 22, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
My review of SImpson House

We chose Simpson House because it is the one my mothers liked. It was closest to where she had been living and she wanted to stay in the main general area. The apartment sizes here are not bad, she has a small apartment with a separate bedroom and she likes that. The staff is very friendly, but they are not always very responsive. We could not physically help her move in and it took 8 months for them to get her internet working despite us calling them. When she first moved in she had to quarantine for 2 weeks and they sometimes forgot to bring her her meals. But overall I would recommend to others looking, my mom is happy here.

March 16, 2021
Elisabeth C - Resident/client
A Happy resident

My experience at Simpson House has exceeded my expectations. After four months of residency, I can really say nothing negative. It is extremely welcoming, and has a huge variety of activities from which one can choose. It is very clean, food choices are varied, plentiful, well prepared, and ingredients are fresh. Amenities include a chapel, movie theater, hair salon, exercise equipment, social rooms, large library, and many more. Health services are on site and a van takes you free of charge to local grocery stores. I heartily advise people looking for senior living to check out Simpson House.

March 15, 2021
JOAN B - Resident/client
Glad we chose Cornerstone at Simpson House

We moved from Center City Phila. 3 years ago and we made a good choice: spacious 2 bedroom 2 baths apartment, large living room, and balcony overlooking Fairmont Park. Important to me is the easy access to Center City via public tranportation or company Van. Neigbors have shared similar expriences (selling homes, moving, having new "neighbors," adjusting to communal living and dining). as well as March lockdown re Covid 19 have brought us all closer together. Staff and Management take excellent care of us, especially re Covid: facilities sanitized often; group activities & visitors cancelled; vaccinations (both shots) provided here! Available health care onsite and maybe our lessening ability to care for ourselves will make this move to Simpson House (Cornerstone bldg.) the absolutely right one for the [name removed].

March 12, 2021
Elisabeth - Resident/client
A very happy camper

After four months of residency I can only state that my experience here at Simpson House has exceeded my greatest expectations. The atmosphere among fellow residents and staff is excellent, warm and welcoming. There is really no need to leave the facility for there is everything from hair care ,to gym facilities, a small theater, numerous common areas a very large magnificent library, and more than I can mention. There is also a free van service taking us out to various shopping areas on a weekly basis and also available For a reasonable fee,for trips to the airport or Center city etc. The food is varied and of good Quality using mostly fresh ingredients. I heartily recommend people looking for independent living going forward into skilled care or rehab to check out Simpson House.

September 22, 2020
George - Resident/client
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Historic and Caring Home

I needed a safe place for my loved one. They are very caring and conscience of the residents on the memory care floor. There are plenty of activities. The community has a gym, dining room, and the community is near a park. The community provides great activities for memory care residents.

September 18, 2020
A. Henry Tawyea - Toured community
A sad Ending

In September2019 we contracted for an apt at Simpson House. We were told verbally and in writing that our deposit and improvement costs would be refunded in full if we decided to cancel. We had planned to sell our home first but they assured us that every penny would be refunded. When the COVID-19 appeared they extended our move in date 90 days hoping that the pandemic would be over. It wasn’t and in June 2020 we canceled the contract. We had invested $5152.60 in improvements which they refused to refund us. The sales staff and Director were extremely accommodating while we were in contract. They were gracious and responsive to our questions and concerns. As soon as the cancellation was signed they did not respond to any texts or phone messages asking for our refund. Now we have no choice but to litigate in order to receive our rightful due that they acknowledged verbally and in writing. It is very sad. We were thrilled to make Simpson House our new home. But we now know truly how poorly Simpson House’s Representitives respect senior needs. Please be wary of the sales staff’s presentation and be sure everything they say is committed to paper as we did.

February 12, 2019
Linda Nelson - Toured community
The best rehab in the city of Philadelphia

I give Simpson House Rehab a five-star on all categories all the service that they provide the atmosphere that will make you want to go to rehab and feel comfortable staying as long as you need away from your family I think all of the staff from the nursing housekeeping and dietary social worker for all the help and pleasant this why I stayed there

October 17, 2017
Friend of Simpson
Almost Sensational at Simpson

Simpson House historic and beautiful .Park setting is charming. Safety and privacy need improvement. Clean and quiet. Many wonderful people live and work there.

October 17, 2017
anonymous - Toured community
Almost Awesome

Pretty landscaping. Park style setting and grand architecture make a stunning first impression. Under the beauty there are serious issues with safety and security both in house and throughout the outside property. Lights, cameras and 21st century security systems and procedures throughout would be helpful. Major emphasis is placed on a new building that is in process of being constructed. Lots of very nice residents. Lots of positives , room for improvement as well.

December 13, 2016
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Super Super Staff!

Everything has been going so well. They are very fantastic and everyone knows everyone by name. They have really bent over backwards for us. They have been so accommodating and helping get my mother in law transitioned. We are very, very pleased with everything here. We love the community porch that they have for the residents to enjoy.

August 25, 2016
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
We Enjoyed The Tour

We got a great experience here. It is a very, very nice place and it is clean. I noticed the residents are in their late 80's to 90's. This was for a mature crowd but my dad is more independent. Overall, it was great and I actually would consider them but this is not the right fit for my dad's care.

February 19, 2016
Rich Margulies - Loved one of resident/client
Not good very moderate to severe dementias, especially any level of perceived aggressive behaviors.

They were not equipped in staff (training/numbers) to handle any irregular or episodic aggressive behaviors associated with Alzheimer's Dementia, even in the memory care wing. They were too quick to take my mom out personal care and migrate her into skilled care after 1 1/2 days of her move in, which, I thought was way too soon. If I would have known that there threshold to these sporadic behaviors was this thin, I would have never put my mom here in the first place. The activities were good, well run and regular and the overall nursing staff was friendly, but they clearly are only tolerant of very narrow niched behaviors associated with any of the dementias.

July 6, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Wonderful place!

Simpson House is a wonderful place, I'd give them 5s across the board! The staff is wonderful, the facility is beautiful and clean, and they take great care of the residents. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

June 29, 2015
anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very nice place

I have had experience in the past with this community, and I think they do a very good job overall. It was a nice looking. well kept facility, and they did an excellent job looking after my loved one. Definitely somewhere I would recommend being worth a look for families searching for care in the area.

April 10, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
The exterior building is un...

The exterior building is unique but undergoing construction. The staff pleasant but the 'hospital smell' was not appealing. The entry cost is unacceptable and monthly cost beyond our budget. Location is to far.

January 2, 2014
G. A. - Toured community
History and Charm and Care

I loved the old stone exterior. It looks like a castle. Living apartments are upgraded with new kitchens. They provide the level of progressive care I will need going forward. The library is beautiful!

December 29, 2013
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
On a scale of one to 10 may...

On a scale of one to 10 maybe a 5. Long hallways, very dreary, old, and very small rooms with small showers. People seems nice and I'm sure the level of care is decent.

December 22, 2012
A Place For Mom Customer - Toured community
Verified Review
I really like this facility, I like t...

I really like this facility, I like the setting and I appeared nice and clean. The rooms were nice and not too small. I felt at ease while I was there and the admissions staff were very accomodating.

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Simpson House has received an average review rating of 3.9 based on 19 reviews. See all reviews.

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