Tuesday June 24, 2014
Welcome to the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life’s new website!
This is a very exciting time here at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life! We are fast becoming the premier comprehensive senior services agency in the Greater Philadelphia area, proudly providing care on our campus in Horsham and out in the community. To better assist and educate those that we serve, our new website is designed to help seniors and their families easily navigate information about our many different care options, including home care, short term rehabilitation and medical adult day services.
We are also delighted to introduce our new blog. In this section, you will find educational material to aid seniors, their family members and other caregivers - providing information they need to age with choice.
Working at the Abramson Center, we often receive questions from our family members who have been asked to advise their friends who are facing decisions about caring for an elderly loved one. These questions have inspired us to develop Healthy Education seminars to provide information about the resources available to help guide you and your friends through aging issues and concerns. Of course, your advice should not in any way replace the role of a physician or healthcare advisor. Helpful knowledge and tips to share with your friends may include:
- Various resources in your area, including short term rehab facilities and home care companies.
- Types of questions to ask physicians.
- Encourage them to ask for advice and help from friends. Remind them that they are not on an island alone.
- Recommend telephonic advisory services like Care Advisors at 215-371-3400 or toll free at 1-888-340-0080, or trusted web sites like www.medicare.gov.
- Suggest that they consider joining a caregiver support group.
- Just listen. This is very important to a friend who is feeling overwhelmed.
Remember that it is important to be a good friend during difficult times. You can’t make decisions for your friend, but you can be there to offer advice when asked. It is helpful to be informed for both you and your friends.
Thank you for reading our first blog. We will be featuring new educational blog bi-monthly.
Stay healthy and age with choice!