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Geriatric/Older Adult Addictions

  • The only dedicated addiction recovery program for seniors in the region.

    Einstein's Geriatric Community Intensive Outpatient Program, also called the Senior Recovery Track, is designed for older adults with alcohol or chemical dependency problems in addition to psychiatric illness. Up to 17 percent of older adult patients have substance abuse problems, according to research.

    Patients have several options depending on their level of acuity, including outpatient treatment.


    A combination of medication management and counseling is used to address both “chemical imbalances” and crucial life events that may have triggered the behavioral health issue. Treatment typically takes six months to complete.

    Treatment issues are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, after which a determination is made about the type and appropriate level of care. Each patient’s level of care is reassessed throughout the course of treatment, which may include:

    • Inpatient psychiatric care
    • Detox treatment for medical conditions

    Senior Recovery Track utilizes many treatment modalities to help patients recover, including:

    • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation
    • Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) - to treat dysfunctional behaviors, emotions and thoughts in a goal-oriented manner for a wide variety of disorders
    • Individual and group psychotherapy
    • Family meetings
    • Health education
    • Leisure planning
    • Medication management
    • Participation in 12-step programs
    • Psychoeducation - understanding addiction, relapse prevention, anger management, etc.
    • Social service intervention
    • Stress management
    • Wellness activities


    Germantown Community Health Services
    Suite 136
    One Penn Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

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    Accreditation & Partnerships

    Joint commission gold seal


    • Department of Health (DOH)
    • Department of Public Welfare (DPW)
    • Division of Drug and Alcohol Program Licensure (DDAPL)
    • Bureau of Drug and Alcohol (BDAP)

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