Therapeutic Walker Program
Older adults can lose up to five percent of their muscle mass every day while hospitalized, due to inactivity. That can reduce physical functionality and affect long-term good health.
The solution: Keep moving…even during inpatient care!
Walking is a great way to regain and maintain physical functioning. Through this special program at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health, patients can schedule a walk with a trained staff member.
You’re eligible if you are age 65 or older and can do any of these:
- Walk independently
- Walk with one-person assistance
- Walk with an assistive device (walker/cane)
To request a walk, call 215-481-7534.
Patients, family members, nurses or doctors may make the request. Leave patient’s name, room number and the date/time preferred for the walk. Messages are returned within 24 hours during business hours. Walks are available Monday through Friday.