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Inpatient Geropsychiatry Program

Our hospital-based geriatric mental health care includes short-term, intensive therapy focused on the special needs of older adults.

Patients admitted to the recently updated Behavioral Health Unit at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health receive care in a safe and secure environment, with private and semi-private rooms.

Comprehensive medical treatment for senior inpatients includes:

  • Complete evaluation
  • Clinical investigation of the cause of confusion and depression
  • Psychiatric supervision and medication
  • Individual psychotherapy daily with a geropsychiatrist or primary therapist

Other features:

  • Creative arts and recreation therapy, with special track for those with cognitive impairments, including dementia
  • Exercise and leisure games
  • Pet therapy
  • Coping skills sessions
  • Group therapy
  • Spirituality group and more

Geriatric social workers are available to patients and families for consultation regarding post-discharge placement.

For more information or 24-hour admissions, call 215-481-2525.

For more information:

Inpatient Geropsychiatry Program