Penn Foundation, Inc. in Sellersville, PA

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(4 of 5)
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807 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960

Penn Foundation, Inc. Philosophy

The Penn Foundation’s Behavioral Health Services Recovery Center provides inpatient and outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services to adults struggling with addiction. The Penn Foundation specializes in the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, offering exceptional support for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and more. Therapeutic services provided include individual, group, and family counseling, family programming, and holistic recreational activities such as yoga, volleyball, and aerobics. Medically supervised inpatient detoxification is provided as needed.

Areas of Specialization

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

  • Outpatient
    Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.

Facility Highlights

Family Education

Sober Life Skills Development

Aerobics

Meet the Staff

Wayne A. Mugrauer, MPA

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Christopher Squillaro, DO

Medical Director

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ABOUT PENN FOUNDATION, INC.

Located on a 30-acre campus in rural Pennsylvania, 40 miles north of Philadelphia, Penn Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual disability treatment and support for children, adolescents, and adults. The center’s substance abuse treatment consists of detox, inpatient treatment, and outpatient care, as well as intervention services; the center is particularly known for its dual diagnosis programming. Priority treatment is given to pregnant women.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

The center is guided by the fundamental belief that family plays an important role in treatment. The Penn Foundation also highly recommends that its substance abuse clients participate in 12-step meetings.

During detox, clients sleep on a dedicated detox unit, receiving medical care as well as treatment for any co-occurring mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder.

Inpatient/residential care is designed for individuals aged 18+. It consists of individual, group, and family counseling, and family education, along with recreational activities such as yoga, volleyball, and aerobics.

Outpatient care uses the same treatment modalities as the residential program, and aims to foster lifestyle changes in clients. Treatment is offered at a variety of intensities: there’s a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient counseling. The PHP requires attendance for 30 hours a week, on weekdays, and the IOP meets for up to nine hours a week, in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

Family consultations are available to help families who have identified a loved one struggling with addiction, but who don’t yet know what to do about it, and a free family education program is held every Sunday.

Children (ages nine to 12) who live in the presence of addiction are eligible to enroll in a free, overnight weekend camp called Camp Mariposa, where they can share their experiences in a safe space while also learning problem-solving and self-care strategies.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff, however, the eight individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it an average rating of 3.88 out of five stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The center has 16 detox beds and 39 inpatient/residential beds. Pictures published on the facility’s website show simple, office-like decor, with a canteen and a common area with armchairs. The eight individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s cleanliness gave it an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars, and the seven individuals polled on its exercise and leisure offerings gave them a 3.57-star average.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of the nine alumni reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date, seven were positive, one mixed, and one negative. The seven alumni polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave it average ratings of 4.29 stars, 3.57 stars, and 3.14 stars respectively for its family participation, counseling options, and holistic offerings.

In their comments, alumni repeatedly described the center as clean and well-maintained, and praised the staff. “Caring employees, clean facility and good food,” Gina wrote in a representative review, and Jenny described the staff as “very kind and friendly.” Individual praise was given to the center’s small size and personalized care, dual diagnosis programming, and aftercare provisions, and E.W. wrote: “Played a part in saving my life.”

In the few notes of criticism, a single client described the center as a scam. Others offered more gentle complaints, about small meals, insufficient time to rest, and a lack of holistic offerings.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave mostly negative feedback. “80% of employees don’t care they treat addicted people with no respect what so ever,” L.M. wrote, giving the center four stars for its family participation, counseling options, and holistic offerings, but one star for its staff’s level of training and experience, and indicating that they would not recommend the facility.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The single staffer polled by Rehabs.com to date would not recommend this facility. Though they gave the center five stars for its honesty and its willingness to put clients’ interests first, they indicated that they had some concerns about the quality of the center’s care — upon which they did not elaborate. “Better facilities exsist,” they wrote.

FINANCING

There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs, however, the eight individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it an average rating of 3.88 out of five stars.

Updated February 2017

Published on March 2017

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I really wanted help! I left without being " rehabilitated " as they say! 🤔

Overall, great facility. Smaller population compared to other facilities I've been to in the Philadelphia region. Very clean, awesome staff. Set me up with aftercare at Good Friends Inc. (halfway house), which my state funded insurance covered for 90 days. Played a part in saving my life. I'd recommend it to anyone. I've been clean for 9 months. I would love to go back there to thank the staff. My only two complaints: [1]Some meals (not all meals) are the size of a McDonald's Kid's Meal. [2]Crazy amount of groups and lectures in the daily schedule which resulted in not enough time to rest.

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I believe there trying to do the best .80% of employees don't care they treat addicted people with no respect what so ever and before they are ready to help those I'll people they need to learn on how to do their job and how to talk to people with respect.addict or not .somebody needs to check their records. They need help before they attempt to help addicted people

Penn foundation seller ville is a rip along with the Dr. Two staff members don't care issue mess that don't work and bill ins. The director is a scammer . This is the first time I refused payment, A complaint against the director and staff 2015 local congressman's office.

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Caring employees, clean facility and good food. Clients are there sometimes unwillingly and are bad influences to others. Nice facility, comfortable and helpful. I've been clean for over a year.

Therapists, employees, well maintained. Men and women are to close.I think penn foundation was a great facility. They were strict but it was a good thing.

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Good People, Made it easy to get off my addiction

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Good program needs better holistic offering

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Always someone to talk to. If I was to go back I would only like to go back to this one they are very kind and friendly

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Small facility, personalized care. Dual-Diagnosis facility, with DRA meeting nearby. I would recommend this facility to anyone, particularly to someone with co-occurring disorder(s).

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Got me through a very rough time. A few people in the staff were hard to get along with. I m glad I went there and will never forget my experience

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