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Inglis House

Admissions Information

Admission Criteria 

Inglis House offers long-term care for adults (age 18 and older) with severe physical disabilities while providing them with a variety of social, recreational and educational opportunities.

Download the Inglis House application materials (PDF will open in new window)

To be considered for admission to Inglis House, a prospective resident must:

  • Meets skilled nursing facility eligibility requirements 

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Primary diagnosis of neuromuscular or musculoskeletal condition resulting in significant loss of physical function

  • Depend on a wheelchair for mobility

  • Able to benefit from activities and social programs 

  • Have an effective treatment plan /protocol for behavioral disorders (if any)

  • Have intellectual or developmental disability only as a secondary diagnosis

Inglis House does not accept prospective residents who:

  • Smoke
  • Are ventilator dependent
  • Have a dangerous criminal background

Payment forms accepted:

  • Private Pay
  • ConventionalMedicare  
  • Medical Assistance
  • Other insurances with approval from insurance company

Services available at Inglis House include:

  • Long-term care with around-the-clock nursing and physician services
  • Wellness Services (Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies, etc. )
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Wound management, treatment & prevention
  • On-site specialty physician clinics (physiatry, optometry, podiatry, etc.)
  • Adapted Technology assessments & training
  • Wheelchair repair shop

Social, recreational and educational programming:

  • Therapeutic recreational programs
  • Resident computer lab with full-time certified staff to assist with skills’ assessment and training
  • Lifelong learning program including associates’ and bachelor’s degree programs through Community College of Philadelphia and Neumann University
  • Support groups and special interest discussion groups
  • Planned trips
  • Full-time chaplain and spiritual programming for all faiths
  • Social services



Who may make a referral?

We accept referrals from hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living/personal cares, family/support people and prospective residents. Anyone can make a referral. 

Who should I refer?

The individuals that benefit most from living in our community are those with: multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other similar diagnoses. 

What other information do I need to know before making a referral?

Inglis is a wheelchair community. Everyone that calls Inglis home uses a wheelchair for mobility. We look for prospective residents that will benefit from the extensive programming offered and will become active members. Inglis House does not accept any smokers.

What needs to be done before someone can move in and call Inglis home?

There is an application process that must be completed. It would be unusual for a hospital to make a referral and have the applicant move-in at discharge from the hospital. We work with each applicant to make the process as easy as possible.

What is involved in an application?

We have a medical and a financial application. We also ask for supporting documentation to go along with the application. Our admissions office will explain the process and assist you along the way.

Download the Inglis House application materials (PDF will open in new window)

How do I make a referral?

If you need an application (see link above) or have questions, please call 215-581-0776 and speak with our Admissions team.  The application can be e-mailed to, faxed or mailed.

You can fax completed applications and supporting documentation to 215-878-4657.