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A Century of Experience In Senior Living Secures Your Future

The Hearth at Drexel draws on deep roots as a senior care and assisted living provider for greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The former Mary J. Drexel Home served the personal care and skilled nursing needs of senior residents on the Main Line for more than 100 years. We’ve transformed this historic mansion into four homelike “households” with a total of 80 residents. The philosophy of long-term care has shifted to a resident-directed household model that encourages people to remain independent as long as possible.

The Hearth is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide Assisted Living care. Professional nursing staff is on-site 24/7. We’re your trusted option for memory support, nursing and palliative care.

Residents benefit from continuity of care:


A strong foundation of caring, deep Lutheran roots


For more than 100 years, the Mary J. Drexel Home had a well-earned reputation for quality, comfort and security on the Main Line in suburban Philadelphia. Now we’ve undergone a top-to-bottom renovation that includes a restoration of the historic mansion at the heart of our community.

In 1888, John D. Lankenau established the Mary J. Drexel Home for the Aged in memory of his wife. An immigrant from Germany, he is said to be one of the greatest Lutheran laymen in nineteenth century America.

Liberty Lutheran is excited about bringing this innovative service to the community and continuing the tradition of excellence started by John D. Lankenau nearly 150 years ago. In December 2013, Liberty changed the name to The Hearth at Drexel.

Friendly faces at your service always

People you know, and who know you

Each household has its own staff, people you’ll come to know well and who are carefully selected and specially trained. They understand that your life revolves around your choices, not some rigid schedule. You can count on them for matters large or small. They work hard to make you feel perfectly at home.

Meet Our Team Members!

Dana Guyton , Executive Director of The Hearth at Drexel in Montgomery Cty, PA

Dana Guyton, Executive Director

To contact Dana Guyton:
The Hearth at Drexel
238 Belmont Ave.
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

Kylie Hood, Sales and Marketing Director at the Hearth At Drexel -Senior Retirement Community on Philadelphia's Main Line

Kylie Hood, Director of Sales & Marketing

To contact Kylie Hood:
The Hearth at Drexel
238 Belmont Ave.
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

photo of Jessica Buck, Director of Community life at The Hearth at Drexel, a senior retirement community in Bala Cynwyd PA

Jessica Buck, Director of Community Life

To contact Jessica Buck:
The Hearth at Drexel
238 Belmont Ave.
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

Photo of Pastor Ghislaine Cotnoir, director of Pastoral Care at The Hearth at Drexel , a senior community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Ghislaine Cotnoir, Director of Pastoral Care

To contact Pastor Ghislaine Cotnoir:
The Hearth at Drexel
238 Belmont Ave.
Bala Cynwyd PA 19004

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Residents benefit from continuity of care.

  • Consistent staff assignments deepen personal relationships between caregivers and residents
  • There is reduced staff turnover
  • Our staff’s positive attitude helps residents eat better, become more active and enjoy life more

Please call Kylie Hood, Director of Sales & Marketing 610-771-1282