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 objectives of the research were to examine the pattern of dental care utilization among the elderly over the first three years of the reform and to learn about the health plans’ preparation for providing dental services for senior citizens as part of the reform.
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute has conducted a formative evaluation study to assess the helpline’s ability to reach out and contribute to the relevant target population. Namely, to assess the degree to which it meets the needs of the patients and their families in routine and emergency situations and helps them cope with the illness symptoms.
The overarching goal of the research was to examine the use of technology, in general, and of medical technologies, in particular, by older adults as well as their attitudes about the use of such technologies.
The goals of this study were: (1) to identify and map the telecare services in Israel; (2) to identify the strategies used in Israel to promote the telecare services; (3) to identify challenges and barriers to the use of telecare services; (4) to present options for the large-scale deployment of telecare services in Greece, based on the Israeli experience.