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Hospice is a philosophy of care for people with serious and progressive illnesses, such as heart disease, lung disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Hospice care focuses on symptom relief and quality of life, rather than curing illness. Most people choose to receive hospice care in their homes; however, sometimes a patient needs more care than can be managed at home, or symptoms require more intense management than a family caregiver can provide. When this occurs, patients can choose to receive care in our inpatient hospice unit.

Our hospice unit is designed exclusively for acute hospice care. Our goal is to offer a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere where people at the end of life can spend time with family and friends while our experienced team provides exceptional care.

Accommodations and Amenities

Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse

rittenhouse-6 Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse offers private, state-of-the-art patient rooms with views of the Center City, Philadelphia skyline. Our family-focused facility offers superb accommodations and amenities, including:

  • 24/7 visiting hours for adults and children
  • Special arrangements for visiting pets
  • Dining area with full kitchen
  • Media and library center with Internet access
  • Meditation room
  • Private restrooms and bathing facilities
  • Private consultation area
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