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Geriatric Inpatient Care

When older adults are hospitalized, they have needs related to aging in addition to the medical conditions that require inpatient attention. Our geriatrics expertise provides exceptional services to seniors receiving care in a hospital stay.

These facilities and programs include:

  • Older Adult Specialty Unit
    Environment designed for seniors, staffed by geriatric care professionals
  • Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
    Upholds physical and cognitive functioning during hospitalization
  • Geriatric Fracture Program
    Quick admission and skilled treatment
  • Therapeutic Walker Program
    Regular walks with staff for hospital patients
  • Geropsychiatric Services
    Inpatient mental health care
  • Geriatric Assessments
    Medical and psycho-social evaluation for inpatients

Quality of Geriatric Inpatient Care

Abington Memorial Hospital was named a NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders) hospital for our high level of excellence in geriatric nursing care. Research shows that older inpatients do better in hospitals when they are cared for by nurses certified in gerontology.

Our commitment to quality in senior health has won attention. U.S. News and World Reports awarded us a commendation in geriatrics. The national Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) honored us as a HELP Center of Excellence.

Schedule a Geriatric Assessment or Contact the Muller Institute for Senior Health

215-481-2571

215-481-2837

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