The Hickman

Offers Assisted Living, Independent Living, and Memory Care

8 Reviews
400 North Walnut Street, West Chester, PA 19380
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Assisted Living Reviews for The Hickman

June 18, 2013

By Barbara34

I visited this facility

The Hickman was close to where my parents live. Very caring individuals, they took time to talk and listen to what I have to say, and also offered suggestions. The rooms were very nice even though it was an older building. They had a couple of rooms available that time, but they could not hold them for my mom.

April 13, 2012

By cheights3

I visited this facility

My grandparents have lived in this assisted living facility for about the last three years. Although one has since passed away upon arriving due to natural causes my other grandparent has happily lived there since arriving. The Hickman offers personal apartments for all of its residents which includes dining for all meals and monitoring of its residents in case any problems occur. Along with checkups and meals The Hickman also offers activities and events for the residents to stay active and meet more people in the facility which promotes a much friendlier atmosphere. In case any of the retired residents become injured or sick there is a separate wing of the facility to cater to these individuals with nurses checking up on them making sure their needs are met. The Hickman has been great to my grandparents since they have moved in. I believe that it would be a positive experience for anyone seeking an assisted living facility and I would recommend it.
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Questions about The Hickman

What ongoing training does the staff receive in dementia care?

Monthly training specific to dementia care.

What programs or activities does The Hickman offer to enrich residents' well-being?

Daily exercise classes, onsite PT/OT with Bayada, care is close at hand when needed, live life at your own pace, vibrant, varied programming each day, healthy meals made from scratch, comfortable suites, sunny porches and inviting spaces for relaxing or socializing, pampering at the salon, everything you need for convenient daily living is provided.

What places are near The Hickman or within walking distance for assisted living residents to enjoy?

The Hickman is a short walk to West Chester Meeting and Friends School. West Chester University, award winning health systems, historic sites, nature trails, restaurants, theaters and specialty boutiques are close by.

What transportation services does The Hickman offer to assisted living residents?

Transportation provided to doctors appointments, shopping trips and dining out.

What makes the chef or dining program at The Hickman exceptional? What kind of menu can assisted living residents expect?

We are starting our own vegetable and herb garden. Meals are made from scratch daily.

What safety features or security measures does The Hickman offer to assisted living residents?

Emergency call pendants with fall detection. 24/7 staffing.

How does The Hickman keep residents' families informed about their loved ones?

Community software is currently being implemented.

If The Hickman accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

Yes! We love animals but the resident must be able to care for their pet.

What ongoing senior care training does the staff receive?

Monthly training for all staff.

How many staffers are on duty in the daytime and overnight?

6 during the day and evening. 2 over night with additional support a walkie talkie call away.

What safety features or security measures does The Hickman provide to protect residents who wander?

We have a secure memory care neighborhood. First available to current residents.

What programs or activities does The Hickman offer to keep residents engaged? How does the staff engage residents' long-term memories?

Our memory care neighborhood has activities all day long!

Who assesses residents' health and cognitive functioning? How often is that assessment repeated?

Program Manager, care staff and floor LPN.

Describe the neighborhood around The Hickman. Is it located in a residential neighborhood, a business district, a rural setting, or other type of locale?

Tree lined neighborhood. The secure memory care garden faces an elementary school playground and has its own walking patch and raised gardens.

Is The Hickman affiliated with a hospital if more care is needed?

No, but we are a few blocks away from Chester County Hospital and other award health care systems.

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Services and Amenities of The Hickman


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4740/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $4740/month
  • Memory Care Starting At: $6240/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Offer Companion Suites.
  • Studio Apartments


  • Resident Capacity: 125
  • Pets: Small Pets Allowed.


  • State Licenses: 140930
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About The Hickman

The Hickman is located on a beautiful campus and is within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, the YMCA, the downtown area, and the university. Our environment is warm and home-like and our residents become family.

  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Laundry for Linens and Personal Items
  • Parking for Residents
  • Wifi, Cable, Phone Included
  • Kitchenette Option
  • Salon
  • Library
  • Arts and Crafts Studio
  • Pottery Kiln
  • Exercise Room
  • Outdoor Space
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Spacious Grounds for Walking
  • Gift Shop
  • Intergenerational Activities
  • Music
  • Games
  • Exercise Classes
  • Lectures and Discussions
  • Monthly Happy Hour
  • Book Club
  • Activity Groups
  • Card Groups
  • Offsite Events, Trips, Shopping
  • Religious Services
  • 2 Music Therapists on Staff
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Visiting Physicians
  • Mobile Labs
  • Pet Friendly
  • Respite Available

What Makes Us Special

The Hickman is a nonprofit personal care community that provides excellent care in a homelike environment. Founded in 1891, we are a small privately-run Quaker community with residents from varied backgrounds and religious affiliations.

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