Support and solutions to help seniors find the care they need
As we get older we all desire to live as healthy and as independently as possible, and yet, adjusting to a new phase of life often requires support and guidance. Main Line Health is here to serve as your dedicated partner, offering access to an array of health care services and community-based resources. We are committed to serving seniors, their families and caregivers by providing free information and friendly assistance that meets your specific needs or preferences.
A great place to start is with our Art of Aging series with 6abc featuring health topics for seniors.
When a health care question or need arises, call our Senior Care Line:
Our licensed social workers can answer questions and connect callers with health care services and community organizations, including:
- Physician referrals and appointments
- Social and psychosocial support
- In-home care
- Senior day programs
- Educational and screening programs
Falls prevention programs
Each year, it is estimated that one in four adults, age 65 or older, is injured in a fall. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or head trauma.
Most falls are caused by a combination of risk factors including balance disorders, physical weakness, vision problems, and home hazards.
The good news is, balance disorders are often treatable, and many falls are preventable. At Main Line Health, we offer free classes for older adults and their families to learn about preventing falls.
Call 484.580.1234 today and find out why Main Line Health remains the gold standard in silver care. Our senior care representative can also provide information and help with access to primary care, inpatient, and post-acute care available at Main Line Health or in the community.
Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence
Paoli Hospital, part of Main Line Health, has been recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System – Committed to Care Excellence, an achievement that comes as part of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, a national movement to improve health care for older adults. The initiative is based on the 4Ms Framework for Age-Friendly Care, which is a series of practices that address four essential elements of care for older patients: What Matters, Mentation, Medication, and Mobility. The 4Ms Framework ensures healthcare professionals align care with each older adult's specific health goals and care preferences.
Age-Friendly Health Systems is 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).
Inpatient Care – NICHE-designated hospitals for quality of elder care
As part of our commitment to a superior care experience for seniors, their families and caregivers, five of our facilities—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr, Paoli, Riddle and Bryn Mawr Rehab hospitals—have received Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) designation. This nurse-led model, with a focus on patient- and family-centered care, addresses issues unique to older people with a commitment to improving care outcomes. Our care team, including nurses certified in gerontology, has special skills, training and sensitivity when it comes to elder care.
Main Line Health—simply superior care for seniors.
Art of Aging: More years vs. more healthy years
Who's responsible for keeping you healthy as you age? Main Line Health wants to be part of the answer. That's why we're providing seniors with meaningful choices so you can take charge of your own health. Good health isn't an accident. It's a choice we can all make. After all, it isn't about just living more years. It's about living more healthy years.
From information about balance problems and cancer screening to robotic cardiac surgery and recognizing the signs of stroke, our Art of Aging series is your source for health tips and information you can use.