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.
The objective of this research was to examine the needs of younger dementia patients in a variety of areas of life and the solutions provided to them by the center from their own and their family members’ perspectives.
The objective of this research was to examine the degree to which the objectives of the pilot program were achieved according to success indicators defined in its logical model with reference to the three focal areas: individual, community, and local organizations.
The goals of this this study were: to assess the household expenses caused by long-term nursing care for a member of the household, focusing on caregiver costs; to assess the financial harm caused to rejectees due to the means test; to examine whether the income-based eligibility or non-eligibility for LTCI services correlates with the scope of services utilized by frail elders or with a pattern of utilization of nursing services.
The goal of this study was to characterize the pension system in Israel, discuss its advantages and disadvantages, and propose policy tools that would improve the services offered in response to the needs of the elderly while taking into account the budget limitations within which the pension system operates.