Among the Nation's Best for Geriatrics
U.S. News has named Jefferson among the best hospitals in the nation for Geriatric Medicine.
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 Society (AGS) and named president of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP).
As of March 31, 2020, the office for Geriatric Medicine has temporarily been relocated to:
833 Walnut Street, Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Special Programs for Older Adults
Make an appointment for one of our special programs by calling 215-955-6664.
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.
Healthy Aging Program
Join the Jefferson Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care for a free workshop series for older adults.
Jefferson Health Recognized for Participation in National Movement to Improve Care for Older Adults
Jefferson Health is participating in Age-Friendly Health Systems, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in partnership with the American Hospital Association? (AHA) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). As part of the initiative, Jefferson Health is implementing a set of evidence-based interventions designed to improve care for older patients known as the "4Ms" – What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility. Jefferson Health now joins more than 100 health systems working to make care for older adults even more tailored to patients’ goals and preferences and consistently of high-quality. Click here to learn more>
Make An Appointment with a Geriatrician
For additional information or to schedule a visit, please make an appointment online below or call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669).