Cathedral Village

(866) 653-9337

600 E Cathedral Rd Ofc, PHILADELPHIA, PA


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Continued Care Community

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  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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10/26/2017  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

My husband was recently in Bishop White Lodge for two weeks. We took him out of there because his condition seemed to become worse. He was in major pain due to sciatica. They did not give his meds on time. In fact, one day my son and I were in there from 9:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and was not given any medication. I finally asked the nurse at 6:00 when he was supposed to get his meds. She said every six hours and that it was on his records that he received them at 10:15 a.m. That was a lie because we were in his room at that time and he never received them. Also, a physical therapist took him to the therapy room one day and closed the door and left him sit in the wheelchair for 1/2 hour and did nothing with him. Their were other things that were not done in order for him to be rehabilitated. Since we put him in another facility he has progressed so much in just a few days that we are hopeful he will be home in a short time.

him. She then took him back to his room. After two weeks, I finally got to speak to the doctor who said he had no idea my husband was still in such intense pain.

05/03/2013  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Please read the review in US News

Response: If your considering moving to cathedral village I hope you like cinder blocks. you'll see them when you drive onto the parking lot,and on the exterior of Bishop White Lodge,on the main entrance,the four walls in each apartment are cinder blocks,the library,classrooms,dining rooms,and all the hallways.So if you really like cinder blocks this is the place to live.The other place that has the same cinder blocks everywhere is a prison.A better choice would be The Hill at Whitemarsh.

Response: cathedral village can be a wonderful place to retire to they have some current problems just view the signs outside the facility. Additionally, if you inspect apartments in the 600 section make sure you inquire about what has been done about the mold problems in some of those apartment. Several thousand dollars a month to rent and apartment with four cinder block walls just seems out of time. The Hill at Whitemarsh should also be on your list.

Response: When my mother lived at cathedral village she really didn't like all those cinder block especially in her apartment that cost her lots of money to rent. She also didn't like that when she left her apartment that she had to walk long distances in the outdoors. It was difficult for her especially in the hot summer and cold winter to always be in the elements whenever she traveled from her apartment to other locations through out the facillty. You should consider this if your thinking of moving to cathedral village.

Response: Bishop White Lodge has come under so many complaints and state viloations over the years for patient abuse and safety viloations that they closed a entire floor eliminating 50 rooms previously used for sick residents and converted them to assistant living quarters. You may what to consider this if you thinking of moving to cathedral village.

Response: I live at Cathedral Village and want to report that many of the residents are not happy with the decision to cut employees wages and benefits as well as how they eliminated the entire dining staff some of whom worked for over 20 years. We know that most of the departments are understaffed especially CNA's,housekeepers and maintenance. These employees complain to us all the time.For these reasons I can not recommend Cathedral Village as a place to retire. Yours Truly Mary Wilson

Response: After interviewing at Cathedral Village,Masonic Village,and the Hill at Whitemarsh I was impressed with all three.The deal breaker at Cathedral Village was not the cinder blocks rather a friend and current resident informed us that many residents are not happy with so many unrented apartments not to menion the 5% increase yearly in their rent. They believe since the passing of the previous President CV just can't offer what other retirement communties offer not to mention CV is currently under protest by a Union as the signs outside on ridge ave indicate. The board/resident council has done nothing to improve conditions and has not made any changes in upper management where many of the problems seen to have started.Most of the employees are not happy with low wages/benefits and complain to residents frequently.Therfore I will not move to Cathedral Village. Best Wishes, Thomas Cuff

Response: Thinking of moving to cathedral village but are concerned about all those UNION PROTEST SIGNS. Not only is CV against hiring Union Contractors they also are against Union representation for the employees. Appearently, the board/resident council just don't care about the job security of the employees. Employees wages/benefits were cut and job security at best is questionable as CV is an "AT WILL" employer. The Senior Vice President is a great example why CV would be treated equally if represented by a Union. Many of the employees the S.V.P. fired did not recieve DUE PROCESS under the company policy for termination. No Union would stand for that!! Taking income and food out of the mouths of employees and their families without Due Process indicates a lack of concern from the highest levels. In one department alone the S.V.P. fired between 7 & 10 employees. Many of them without Due Process. The signage out side the entrance reads "SHAME ON YOU CATHEDRAL VILLAGE" in some small way that is a tribute to those fired employees. You might want to consider other options like the Hill at Whitemarsh. God Bless the S.V.P.


12/08/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Before taking your loved one to Cathedral Village, please read the news release by the Dept of Justice. This investigation revolved around the treatment of my wife. Be careful!!

Response: I just read the Dept of Justice article, and now I know why my Mother did not survive at Cathedral Village. I believe now that all she told me was happening. And I think we all know!Thank god, someone is finally listening, the State never listened to my complaints, this place needs supervision, from the outside!!!!!!

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Cathedral Village is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 148 beds based in Philadelphia, PA. At last check, the facility had 107 residents indicating that it is 72% occupied which is less than average within the state of Pennsylvania. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident and family counseling services.
This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Cathedral Village, was 4 stars, which is a better rating than 82% of nursing homes in Pennsylvania. Important to note that this facility has recently improved and has gone from 2 stars to 4 stars.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Cathedral Village with other senior care providers in Pennsylvania. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is lower than average. The most recent health inspection was on 08/02/2012.
To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

08/26/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I am one of the charge nurses that work at Cathedral Village and compared to some of the other places I have been with, I am impressed with how the employees at CV take the time to accommidate to all their resident.

Response: Are you impressed with Mrs Vernicks care?

05/05/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

My grandmother stayed here for a couple of years and we always had enjoyable experiences and I did not notice any signs of alleged abuse or discrimination. The other residents all seemed to have a great time and the staff was helpful and courteous at all times. I would definitely recommend Cathedral Village for other families who are considering long term care for their loved ones!

08/12/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Our mother entered CV as a rehab patient following a fall she took in her home at age 93. The rehab was good considering the facilities they had (not extenisve). She was in Bishop White Lodge long term care facility. She was in the facility for 1 yr/4 mos and moved from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor. We found the help to be surprisingly disinterested in her care, so had to hire personal caregivers. The family was not permitted to dine with her in the BWL dining rooms. In spite of constant visits by family members and the support of personal caregivers, the CV staff continued to stress having her sit by the nurses' station and watch TV so they could "keep an eye on her." They provided no stimulation for her and often had her sit by herself with nothing to read or nothing to do. The situation was intolerable; however, because of her inability to walk, the family could not care for her at home. Her condition deteriorated from the time she arrived until her death 16 months later. We cannot comment on their assisted living facilities or their independent living facilities, but for long term care, consider other options.

Response: I found the same problems that you mentioned regarding my Mothers care during her rehab(which is poor to say the best) family members should be allowed to eat in dining room,rather than eating with strangers. When my Mother did not feel well enough to eat, she was often forced to go to the dining room anyway. She would call me late at night to tell me she was left in front of the nurses station for long periods of time, when she just wanted to go to her room. To me, the 2nd floor staff was never engaging with her, and at times I feel she was spoken to in a rude manner. shame when you are that age and get no respect. Her condition became so bad, which amazed me because when she entered BW her health was good, slight stroke. Please look at other options for your loved one.

Description of Cathedral Village in PHILADELPHIA, PA

Number of Beds : 148

Offering nursing home and continuing care services, Cathedral Village gives you a variety of services and amenities in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Part independent living, part assisted living, and part skilled nursing home, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) offers a tiered approach to the aging process. CCRC accommodates seniors' changing needs as they age, offering all levels of services, support, and housing. Typically, short-term rehab and memory care services are offered as well. Residents move to a continuing care Community when they are active and independent. As they begin to age, and want more assistance, they don't have to look for a new home. The next level of care is ready for them right in their own community. Having familiarity with the facility and the staff makes the change more comfortable. CCRCs offer many lifestyle programs such as educational, recreational, and social events and activities. For those with serious chronic health issues or critical disabilities, nursing care provides seniors with knowledgeable, intensive assistance. A skilled staff and licensed nurses provide 24/7 health care when needed as well as assistance with the activities of daily living, including grooming, dressing, and help with using the bathroom. Most residents share a room, with healthy meals provided in a central dining room. An activity director coordinates an activity and events plan to encourage mental, physical, and social health. Cathedral Village helps seniors find the worry-free lifestyle they want. In this community, seniors have complete nursing home and continuing care services as well as a friendly, supportive community. Continuing retirement care is dedicated to making the phases of the aging process as smooth, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible. It achieves this through offering long-term, comprehensive assistance, from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care. A nursing home is for those who cannot be cared for at home but who do not need hospital care. Call today and discover how Cathedral Village is the perfect fit for seniors requiring nursing home and continuing care services.



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Demographic Profile for PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19001


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
40.5 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

10% Above
Cost of Food
Equal to
15% Above
2% Above

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
31.1 / 100
Water Quality
1 / 100
Superfund Sites
10 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes