About

Just Like Home

Whitemarsh House first began treating individuals with psychiatric illnesses in 1977. By the mid 1980’s, we were one of the first programs in the state of Pennsylvania to begin working with individuals with brain injury.

The Whitemarsh House mission is to provide a fully accredited, comprehensive rehabilitation and community integration program for residents living with traumatic brain injury, acquired brain injury, cerebral aneurysm, stroke, brain tumor, mental health diagnoses and/or other neurological conditions. Our programs are designed to be person-centered, flexible and supportive of every care need for all residents. Our goal is to provide our resident community with a therapeutic, home-like environment. Each resident joins a team of therapists and clinicians to develop, implement, monitor and review their own individualized treatment program. At Whitemarsh House, we remain ever mindful of an individuals’ capability to meet his or her expressed goals by carefully considering each person’s strengths, needs and preferences with utmost respect.

Each resident’s needs are meticulously assessed from which a personalized care plan is developed, consistently implemented and carefully monitored. Appropriate training is given in life skills, vocational training, behavior management and recreation.

The Residences

Whitemarsh House is located in a charming residential neighborhood in Flourtown, Pennsylvania. The main campus is adjacent to Chestnut Hill and just minutes away from Philadelphia. With a variety of shops and restaurants only a short walk away, residents enjoy going to the movies, getting coffee or lunch, attending religious services, and delight in the pleasure of buying clothing and other readily available items. Our residents are part of the surrounding community.

Whitemarsh House’s is a beautiful 200 year old, three-story stone Victorian house with many attractive qualities, rarely seen in newer construction. Here you will find a striking oak entryway and lobby with a sweeping wooden staircase to the upper floors. The spacious front parlor is similarly appointed with an open floor plan overlooking the wraparound porch. The dining room is splashed with afternoon sunlight coming above and through the open wooded park to the west. A few minutes away, Whitemarsh House offers a suite of apartments.

Residents’ rooms are fully furnished and can be private or shared. Consistent with the rest of the house, rooms are beautifully appointed with high ceilings and generous windows. Each room has its’ own private bathroom. Linens and towels are provided for all residents.