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.