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Adult Day Center Opens in Northeast

November 7, 2013
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At the opening of the Medical Adult Day Center of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life (from left) are Michael B. Steinberg, board chairman ; Carol A. Irvine, president and CEO; Eric Naftulin, executive director, Federation Housing Inc.; Sue Weiss, executive officer and chair of social services committee, Federation Housing Inc.; Holly Lange, president and CEO, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging; and Ronald L. Barth, president and CEO, LeadingAge PA.

The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life of Horsham Township has opened a 4,000-square-foot Medical Adult Day Center in the Northeast.

Located at the Arbor House (12003 Bustleton Avenue) on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus, the new center will avail itself of practices in place at the Horsham site as well as insights provided by the Polisher Research Institute.

“As fellow community members and care providers, we realized a serious need for affordable care alternatives, not only for the aging and increasingly frail population, but also for their caregivers,” said Carol Irvine, president and CEO of the Abramson Center. “Our goal was to create a safe haven for the senior community that seamlessly integrates top-notch medical services with a recreational and social environment to not only manage their chronic illnesses, but to keep them out of nursing homes and hospitals, and most importantly, provide a better overall quality of life.”

The new Northeast facility is open six days a week, 11 hours a day, providing social activities coordinated by a recreational therapist with clinical oversight by nurses, nurse practitioners and other health professionals. Physical therapy, medication management, meals and snacks, transportation and bathing support are available and tailored to each client’s individual needs.

Low-income seniors may utilize medical assistance benefits to pay for services.  Those who do not qualify for subsidies can pay on a sliding scale basis according to their financial need.

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