Among the Nation's Best for Geriatrics
U.S. News has named Jefferson among the best hospitals in the nation for Geriatric Medicine.
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Jefferson has long been a leader in geriatric medicine, which specifically addresses the unique care needs of older adults. Our doctors are both family physicians and geriatricians who see patients 55 years old and up.
Our Geriatric Medicine leadership has also been recognized by the American Geriatrics Soiciety (AGS) and named president of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP).
Special Programs for Older Adults
Make an appointment for one of our special programs by calling 215-955-7190.
Geriatric Assessment Program
On the first, second, fourth and fifth Monday afternoons of the month, we see patients for a comprehensive evaluation that includes addressing issues like memory loss, dementia or other complex issues. Patients should be prepared for a 3-hour appointment. Please bring all medications and a family member or close friend.
Mini-Geriatric Assessment Program
On Wednesday afternoons, we conduct this mini assessment that lasts 1 hour and is meant to focus on one to two specific concerns.
Falls Prevention Program
On the third Monday afternoon of the month, fall assessments are available for a comprehensive evaluation of an older adult who has fallen or is at high risk for falling. This appointment lasts for approximately 3 hours.