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.
Family Research Group Leader and Director of the Engelberg Center for Children and Youth
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.
The study goals were to provide information to the program implementers, participating organizations, and JDCESHEL on the scale of this phenomenon and to examine the implementation of the program and the perceived contribution at both the organizational and individual levels.