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Best of Chester County 2023 Winners Badge

The Hickman Voted Best Assisted Living Facility

The Hickman extends sincere thanks to Chester County for honoring us with The Daily Local News Best of Chester County Reader’s Choice Award for Assisted Living Facility. We’re truly grateful!

Welcome to The Hickman

Senior Living Community in West Chester, PA

Nestled in the heart of West Chester, PA, The Hickman is a personal care home offering a harmonious blend of historical charm and contemporary comfort in our non-profit senior living community, with over a century of dedication to compassionate care. True to our Quaker roots, we provide an affordable, serene retirement experience that sets the pace for excellence in personal care. When You’re Here, You’re Home.

Why The Hickman is Home

The Hickman is more than just a residence; it’s a nurturing environment where every aspect of well-being is catered to with excellent services and amenities. Residents relish the comfort of chef-prepared meals, personal care, and a vibrant array of activities that keep the mind, body, and spirit engaged. Our community thrives on connection, offering multigenerational programs, cultural events, and a range of wellness and exercise options. Every day is a celebration of healthy, active, and community-centered living.

More than 130 Years of Experience

Founded by Quakers Sally Sharpless and Lydia Hall in 1891, The Hickman has evolved from a home for indigent, single, older women to a diverse personal care community focused on individualized attention. Rooted in Quaker values and recognizing” That of God in everyone,” The Hickman offers older adults the opportunity to enjoy a productive life and to explore the richness of all life’s possibilities with a supportive and inclusive environment.

Award-Winning Organization

At The Hickman, excellence is our hallmark, and we are proud to be recognized as an industry leader in senior care. Our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care and support for our residents has earned us numerous accolades and distinctions.

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Congratulations to Tina Wright (3rd from the right), our 2022/2023 All-Star HAEP Apprentice of the Year! She is pictured here with fellow award recipients at the awards ceremony.

Discover Vibrant Senior Living

Residents savor a lifestyle that seamlessly weaves the comfort of tradition with the excitement of modern living. Our community offers a tapestry of cultural, recreational, and social activities, fostering a vibrant life filled with joy and exploration. From intergenerational programs to a diverse calendar of events, every day is an invitation to connect, grow, and relish the richness of life.

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Unmatched Location

Tucked away in the tranquil neighborhood of Quaker Hill, The Hickman offers a serene retreat that’s just a stone’s throw from the vibrant downtown of West Chester, PA, providing convenient access to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, award-winning restaurants, theaters, and specialty boutiques.




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Our Amazing Facility

The Hickman stands as a hallmark of exceptional senior living, where the architectural grace of the historic Hickman Building harmonizes with the modern elegance of the Anna T. Jeanes Building. Together, they create a distinctively designed, comfortable home. The beautiful grounds and gardens offer a peaceful haven, while the interiors are thoughtfully designed with a blend of practicality and style. You’re home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is The Right Time to Consider a Move to a
Personal Care Community?

The best time to think about a personal care community is while you are still active and wish to continue an independent, healthy life. The relief of the burdens of home ownership and chores of everyday life opens up worlds of possibilities for enjoying community activities and experiencing new outlets for growth.

What Distinguishes The Hickman From Other
Senior Living Communities?

The Hickman has been a part of the Borough of West Chester for more than one hundred years. We are situated on a beautiful park-like campus, within walking distance of the heart of town. Our environment is uniquely gracious, warm, and home-like. Our Quaker heritage ensures the highest level of caring commitment to our residents, and our involvement within the greater community allows for vibrant interaction.

Are There Available Options as I Need More Care?

The Hickman Resident Services Department is available to provide personal care and assistance tailored to each individual. Residents are assessed prior to admission, 30 days post admission and then every 6 months thereafter, or sooner, if a significant improvement or decline in activities of daily living is noted.

Do I Need to be a Quaker to Live at The Hickman?

No, while The Hickman was founded by Quakers many years ago, our residents come from varied backgrounds and religious affiliations. We continue to operate the community under Quaker principles and are committed to providing a welcoming and caring atmosphere for all.

How Can I Schedule a Tour of The Hickman?

Simply contact our Admissions Office, and they will gladly assist you in scheduling a personalized tour. It will be our pleasure to show you our lovely community! To arrange your visit, don’t hesitate to contact our Admissions Specialist, Renee Adams, at 484-760-6401 or via email at

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