By 2035, Israel’s elderly population is projected to increase by almost 80%, a growth that will challenge Israeli society to make appropriate adjustments to its social policies and services to meet the health care, social, and economic needs of this population and their families. MJB’s Research Team on Aging contributes significantly to national efforts to develop effective policies and services to address these challenges.
The goals of this study were to learn about the oral health of individuals aged 65+ in Israel, to assess the extent of use of dental services, to examine the level of satisfaction with the services, and to identify the main barriers to their use.
The goals of the study were to examine the contribution of spiritual care to bereaved families and to monitor the program’s assimilation at the help centers.
The study had three main goals: 1. To examine the contribution of each program implemented in a locality to the older adults participating (the individual level); 2. To examine each program’s contribution to further addressing the issue of loneliness in every locality where it was conducted (the field level); 3. To formulate insights and recommendations about the programs to reduce loneliness (the policy level).
That the elderly are particularly vulnerable to the pandemic is clearly indicated by the mortality figures for COVID-19. According to UN data, the mortality rate among the 80+ population is five times that of the worldwide average, as of April 26, 2020 (United Nations, May 2020). Israel’s 65+ population at the end of 2018 totaled […]