Police say the woman answer a knock on her door on the 800 block of Moro Avenue around 7:00 p.m. when a man with butcher knife forced his way inside and knocked her to the floor.
The suspect went through her purse and stole an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the home on foot.
The woman was rushed to Aria Hospital Torresdale Division where she is listed in stable condition.
Her 61-year-old husband was at home at the time but was uninjured.
Police do not believe the couple was targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.