By 2035, the population of older adults in Israel is projected to increase by almost 80%. This growth will require Israeli society to make appropriate adjustments to its social policies and services to meet the health care, social, and economic needs of older adults and their families.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented a further, special challenge to the older adult population, which has been defined as an at-risk population. The studies in our 2021 research program will include a special focus on the COVID-19 crisis as MJB's Research Team on Aging continues to make a significant contribution to national efforts to develop effective policies and services to address these challenges.
In this document, we present insights and recommendations that will assist older adults of Ethiopian origin in coping with the effects of the current emergency as well as with future challenges.
The objectives of the research were: 1. Characterize the situation of older adults of Ethiopian origin in various aspects (health and functioning, loneliness and meaning in their lives, housing, and employment) 2. Characterize and map their service consumption and identify barriers to the use of services and unmet needs 3. Examine potential solutions for overcoming the barriers and unmet needs
The Objectives of this study were: 1. Characterize the population of primary informal caregivers – those whose care is intensive and ongoing and are the main target audience for developing services, as opposed to secondary informal caregivers. 2. Examine the unique characteristics of primary informal caregivers who care for people with disabilities, as opposed to those who care for older adults. 3. Understand the relationship between caring for a person who needs care due to illness or disability and the primary informal caregiver’s situation in a variety of life areas, including education, employment, financial status, emotional states, support networks, etc. This, by presenting a life area status report for main informal caregivers caring for people with disabilities, as opposed to those caring for older adults and those not providing care to another person.
The study’s main objective is to examine the perceptions of the NPs regarding the contribution of NPs to the health system and the potential development of their role in palliative and geriatric care. The study’s secondary objectives are as follows: Examine the unique contribution of NPs specializing in palliative and geriatric care to the healthcare system and assess their contribution to the community (or the setting where their contribution may be optimal); Examine the state of the art in the world with regard to the work of NPs in these areas, including the settings where they are employed, their roles, and their authorities; Examine how it would be most appropriate to develop the roles of NPs in these areas in community care settings, from the perspectives of both healthcare policymakers and the nurses in the field.