The Senior Care Line, a free Main Line Health resource for seniors, their families, friends and caregivers, is now broadly available to the community and was recently featured in an “Art of Aging” segment on 6ABC. The program began as a pilot program at Riddle Hospital last year.
“The program consists of a telephone line and email address available to older people, their caregivers or anyone with questions about services available throughout Main Line Health or in the community,” said Brian Duke, director of senior services, Main Line Health. “Clarice Grant, an experienced social worker, helps older people and their families identify needs, provides information on services or resources available, and makes connections when needed with services throughout Main Line Health or in the community.”
This service is also available for Main Line Health employees and physicians as a resource to use in both their professional—assisting their patients and families in both the inpatient and outpatient setting—and personal lives as caregivers for older persons.
“A lot of callers are looking for transportation assistance, respite care, nursing home placements, (and) how to set up a living will or medical directive,” Grant told 6ABC. “I try very hard to get what they need and try to help them meet that need even if it’s out of our System.”
The Senior Care Line can be reached by calling 484.580.1234, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or by email at email@example.com.