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400 N Walnut St
West Chester, PA 19380-2434
(484) 760-6300
Fax: (610) 696-1627
Services Offered:
Assisted Living, Home Care
THE HICKMAN serves Chester County, PA
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    The Hickman, an independent and assisted living community for older adults, has been quietly and consistently providing excellent care to the residents of Chester County and the surrounding area for over a century. Founded by two Quaker women in 1891, The Hickman is conveniently located in the heart of historic West Chester, within walking distance of necessities such as banks, physicians’ offices and the post office. Also within walking distance are various art galleries, restaurants and shops. Our program of supportive services designed to enhance each person’s independence and well being is provided in a comfortable, gracious atmosphere.
    All genders welcome
    Age 62 and over
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided for eight (8) or less hours per day
    No licensed physician care provided
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Self-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Staff certifications and training:
    Resident Care Aides undergo full background clearance and adhere to ongoing clinical training as per Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare (DPW) guidelines. Staffing ratios also satisfy DPW guidelines.
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    Pet Types Allowed
    Smoking accommodations are provided
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    Security staff on premises
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Access to public transportation
    Transportation provided by facility
    Resident parking
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Full-service kitchen
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private telephone line
    Walk-in shower
    Opened in:
    This facility is a residential home
    Number of residents: 70
    Dietary Options
    Ethnic meals
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Vegetarian meals
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Clubhouse or meeting rooms
    Computer and internet access
    Designated family visiting area
    Gym and/or fitness center
    Guest dining
    Guest lodging
    Laundry room(s)
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    Billiards or pool room
    Sauna and/or whirlpool
    TV, media room, or theater
    Other recreational activities:
    See website for full activity schedule
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Private funds
    Buy-in fee required
    Buy-in fee amount: $3000
    Pet deposit required
    Pet deposit amount: $250
    PA Personal Care Home
    License No. 140930
    Issued by Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
    PA Home Care Agency/Registry
    Issued by Pennsylvania Department of Health
    PA Assisted Living Residence
    Issued by Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
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