Resources for Seniors
In addition to our programs and services for older adults, these Abington – Jefferson Health resources may be helpful for seniors, their families and caregivers:
Caregivers Resource Room
In this special room, patients, family members and the community can explore senior-related information to find answers and guidance.
Material offered covers a wide range of subjects. Visitors will find articles, details on community resources and benefit program information, as well as counseling and computer access.
Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Suite 403 of the Price Medical Office Building, Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health. To learn more, call 215-481-2837.
Healthcare Advance Directive
By filling out this document, you give directions about your future health care and who should make medical decisions for you if a situation arises where you may be unable to speak for yourself.
After completing an Advance Directive (also called a “living will”):
- Keep the original signed and dated document where you keep personal documents
- Tell a family member or friend where you have stored it
- Give a copy to your physician, decision-maker and substitute decision-maker
- Review this document occasionally, adding the date and your initials to show that your wishes are current
A pocket-sized advance directive is available free by calling The Muller Institute for Senior Health at 215-481-2571
Patients with no other means of transportation may use the van service for outpatient diagnostics and treatment. The copay varies, depending on the distance traveled. Pick up must be within a ten-mile radius of the location of service.
Van trips are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays.
To arrange a ride, please call 215-481-4845
. Reservations must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Cancellations calls are also requested within 24 hours of your scheduled pick up.
Apprise – Free Health Insurance Counseling
Counselors are available for individual, private discussions to answer your questions about Medicare benefits, supplements, Part D and managed care health insurance options. Appointments are available Mondays and Wednesdays and are held in the offices of the Muller Institute, Room 403, Price Building, Abington Hospital.
This program is for Pennsylvania residents age 60 and over.
Please call 215-481-5740 to make an appointment.