Resources for Seniors
In addition to our programs and services for older adults, these Abington 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, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the ground floor of the Dixon Building, Abington Memorial Hospital. 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 needing transportation to Abington Memorial Hospital for outpatient diagnostics and treatment may use the van service, for a nominal charge of $3 each way. Pick up must be within an eight-mile radius of the hospital.
Van trips are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.