Spring Mill is one of the Presby’s Inspired Life family of communities, with a tradition of exceptional living experiences. Founded over 60 years ago, Presby’s Inspired Life is a non-denominational, faith-based, not-for-profit organization that provides quality housing and long-term care for older adults in and around Philadelphia. Today, more than 3,000 residents live in more than 30 communities across greater Philadelphia, including Spring Mill. Presby’s dedication to creating high-quality communities for people 62 and better, and 60 plus years of successful cost management, have earned its communities multiple awards — including Spring Mill’s award for 2018 Best Personal Care Community in Montgomery County — an honor it has received seven years in a row.
The serene Spring Mill community is nestled in the woodlands of Lafayette Hill, just west of Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill and conveniently close to many area historical and cultural sites, including Boathouse Row, the Act II Playhouse and the Morris Arboretum. This welcoming community offers a range of living environments, including residential living, personal care and memory support.
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Philadelphia has always been a champion of freedom. At Presby, we strive to keep its spirit alive. After more than 60 years of growth, discovery and innovation, our nonprofit organization provides exceptional living experiences on over 30 beautiful campuses to more than 3,000 people aged 62 and better, across the economic spectrum.
[Music] president inspired life is unique in so many ways it's mission that speaks to providing exceptional services for older people without exception captures it's best to be exceptional is to know that I have exhausted every Avenue in order to get the job done we ought to be great every day but when you're exceptional you choose to make that step above great food to go further I want to be someone who stands out someone who makes a difference someone who is memorable being exceptional here is being able to provide individualized care it's not the same for the same person that's next to you I mean mouths email each I mean on the rehab unit we have patients that are in their 50s 70s 60s and we really try our best to make it individualized that's the press piece model is that we go and we do above and more everybody has that same mindset they have a hard service it's the people that work for pres B's and the ministry itself they have the heart for this ministry that care about older adults and that's really what makes pres be different I come here to make a difference in the people's lives and I say for their family as well as the resident I'm part of something bigger you know it's not just that we're serving older adults it's that we are serving a diverse group I was living with my mom and my brother and they both passed off one of the security that I wasn't alone by myself the place that I was living it was on that safe I found this place clean and peaceful it's quiet peaceful I haven't had to work for anything since I've been here it's been the best move I could have made [Music] I'm a very independent person after losing my husband I knew that this was what I needed to do and I had to make that known to my children that I wasn't running away from them this is just what I needed I was in a homeless shelter I go up to the Veterans Center up the street you know I've been going there for a while you know because I am a service veteran I just stopped in one day and asked for an application some months passed and lo and behold they called that was the day I swear I floated back to the facility that a big old grin on my face matter I think we all want this to be the best place that it can be and it takes the work of everybody it's about the people that live there and the fact that we can provide them very nice living accommodations no matter what their income level is and there's a heart for making sure that they're safe and making sure that they're cared for but a couple of Care program it's a unique program is a wonderful program where the residents will get a gift card and they are able to buy vegetables and fruits that they were never able to afford before the friendship fund is a fund that helps people who've outlived their finances we care about our neighbors and we're glad to reach out to our neighbors never knowing whether it might be us that needs it my doctor had suggested to me that I needed an adjustable bed somebody said you know well why don't you inquire about the compassionate care and I gave it into the office and I got money to put towards a bed which was fabulous so I hear about the program I can not tell you how grateful I feel when they send me that chicken I was able to pay whatever I need [Music] this is one big family it's people that make us comfortable we have some young people working in it's like having your grandchildren around so that you feel at home when people get here they want to be here they don't want to go anywhere else there's such a great need for senior affordable housing in our communities when I see a shovel going into the ground to build a housing unit for those who can't afford perhaps to stay in their neighborhoods and allow them an opportunity to stay part of the vibrant community that meant so much to them for so many years that excites me about the future seniors of this neighborhood have done so much for us and this is why they deserve to live comfortably and securely in their retirement I know the sense of community that exists and I'm glad that the folks who will have the chance to live here won't have to sacrifice that in their later years while we're engaged in a ribbon cutting for a dedication service I'm really impressed how presby engages the residents now they're part of that community and they engage them and you look at values of faith and integrity and honesty they're words that are important to us but they're words in action it also recognizes that we're making a significant investment that real investment of individuals in serving others but also that real investment of pres B's inspired life to make sure that it transforms and supports older people every day [Music] you