Abramson Center Medical Adult Day Care Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Project Description

Building Alternatives to Nursing Homes:

Throughout its 138-year history, the Abramson Center for Jewish Life (Abramson) has provided long-term institutional care for the frail, elderly Jewish Community in the Philadelphia region. In order to continue to meet the needs of a changing senior population, The Medical Adult Day Center (The Center) will provide a vital link for older adults who lack resources, and who have complex medical needs to Age in Place.

The project will provide services to seniors, their families, and to the community, at little or no cost. Abramson is working in collaboration with Federation Housing, Inc. (FHI) to establish The Center. FHI's low-income senior housing initiatives are located in Northeast Philadelphia, an area with the highest population of older adults in the city. The Center will occupy a previously underutilized space on the first floor of a senior apartment building on an FHI campus.

The Center creates a residential environment through evidenced based design strategies, incorporating a transitional design style and elements of nature with innovative technology to support the Abramson Method of Care. Daily living routines, socialization and educationally based activities will be incorporated into the programming through a centrally located activity kitchen, and a variety of activity rooms. The facility will include a medical suite, which will provide services to meet the individual medical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of older adults in need of specialized care, to remain healthy and maintain independence.

For more information about the Abramson Center :http://www.abramsoncenter.org/

Timeline
The Center was completed and opened November 2013.