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 study goal was to learn about the feeling of being at “home” among residents of old age homes under MOLSA’s (The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services) supervision and about the factors that contribute to this feeling. An additional goal was to examine a tool to measure the experience of home and determine whether it can be used routinely by MOLSA.
The evaluation had two main goals: 1. Formative evaluation: To design a tool for use by the centers (intake questionnaire), to characterize the target population, to examine organizational aspects of implementation of the program, and todesign measures for ongoing evaluation. The goal in this respect was to help to design the program and build tools to be used in the future 2. Summary evaluation: To examine satisfaction with the program and its perceived contribution for family members and the elderly person and for the municipal social service system.
The various restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have limited interpersonal relations in terms of physical meetings and posed unique difficulties and challenges for the government and the authorities, among other things, in the provision and inspection of social services. After a protracted period of crisis, the government and authorities will face the […]
The study goal was to learn from the implementation of the pilot program and gain insights in order to help prepare for more extensive recruitment and training of foreign nursing aides in the future under the terms of bilateral agreements.The study goal was to learn from the implementation of the pilot program and gain insights in order to help prepare for more extensive recruitment and training of foreign nursing aides in the future under the terms of bilateral agreements.