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Our History

Since 1866, we have dedicated ourselves to serving our community’s most vulnerable citizens: the aged. We have spent a decade and a half providing seniors in Pennsylvania with enlightened care, companionship, unique living environments, educational and cultural enrichment, and a continuous connection to their Jewish heritage.

Here is a timeline of our proud history, from our beginnings as part of the Jewish Hospital Association, to our growth as the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, a primer nursing home and geriatric research center, to our current evolution as a provider of a full-continuum of senior care services.

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The History of Abramson Senior Care


Our very first residents move into the Home for Aged and Infirm Israelites of the Jewish Hospital Association at 56th and Haverford Avenues.


Organization becomes the Philadelphia Geriatric Center (PGC).


The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life officially accepts its first residents in October.


Our Abramson Hospice program begins serving residents on the Horsham campus and expands to the community at large in 2008.


We open the first phase of Birnhak Transitional Care.


Abramson Home Care begins providing healthcare and homemaker services to seniors in the comfort of their own homes.


Abramson Care Advisors begins, offering seniors a free, 24/7 telephonic senior care information and referral source.


We open the second phase of Birnhak Transitional Care.


Abramson Dialysis Center, an eight-chair joint venture with Fresenius Medical Care and Delaware Valley Nephrology & Hypertension Associates, opens to serve both residents and community patients.


Abramson Medical Adult Day Services opens in Northeast Philadelphia. It provides seniors with daytime medical, therapeutic, and recreational programming in a safe, cheerful environment.


As the first and only such facility in the Greater Philadelphia area to focus on geriatric care management, the Edna Young Gordon Healthy Brain and Memory Center opens in Bryn Mawr. As an extension of our focus on personalized, community-based care, the Center supports the needs of individuals suffering from memory loss and provides guidance for their families and caregivers.