Senior Research Scholar, Aging Team (Family Group)
Senior research scholar, Aging Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Ayelet Berg-Warman has worked at MJB since 1994. Her primary research areas are: the evaluation of needs and programs for older adults. Her studies address the prevention and treatment of elder abuse and neglect in the community and in institutions; active aging; supportive communities; the evaluation of programs in old-age homes and their effect on the quality of care. In recent years, she has also investigated the needs of aging LGBTs, the responses they receive from the health and welfare systems, and the attitude of Israeli society towards them. She has also participated in numerous international conference, representing Israel at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on the topic of active aging.
Ayelet holds a BA in economics and statistics and an MBA in business administration, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a PhD in data systems from Tel Aviv University.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7380.
Oral Health and the Use of Dental Services by Older Adults Age 65+ in Israel
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.
Support Groups for Family Caregivers of Elders with Disabilities: Evaluation Study
In light of increasing awareness of the importance of the role of family members in caring for the elderly, the impact of this on them (such as overload and harming their quality of life) and the need to develop appropriate programs for them, the National Insurance Institute launched an experimental program. In the program, 77 short-term support groups were held throughout Israel which gave the participants support and information.
Evaluation of a Project to Prevent and Treat Elder Abuse and Neglect in the Urban Sector
In recent years, many programs have been developed in Israel and abroad to combat elder abuse, which is recognized as a significant social problem. The current study examined a groundbreaking program designed to reduce elder abuse and neglect.
Protection of the Elderly in the Rural Sector
This study examined a unique pilot program designed to reduce situations of elder abuse and neglect. The program was implemented in the social service departments of two regional councils and was supported by the National Insurance Institute's Fund for Demonstration Projects in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs.
Food Security in Israel in 2003 and Its Implications for Patterns of Nutrition
This study is the first to provide national estimates of the prevalence and severity of food insecurity in Israel, and to examine the implications of food insecurity for actual patterns of consumption and consumption of nutrients.
Data Use in Major Governmental Decisions Related to National Health Insurance
The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute is carrying out a multi-year study of the role that data and research have played in key governmental decisions related to the implementation of the National Health Insurance (NHI) law since its inception in January, 1995.
Use of the Central Bureau of Statistics’ Health Survey in Decisionmaking in the Health System
The analysis presented in this report is part of a multi-year study of the role of data and research in significant government decisionmaking related to implementation of the National Health Insurance Law.
Gaps between Low Income and Middle to High Income Individuals following the Implementation of the National Health Insurance Law, 1995-1997
One of the main goals of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Law was to make Israel’s health services system more equitable. Although low income groups are now more attractive to health plans than they were in the past, it is not clear whether NHI provides enough of an incentive for insurers to seek them out or, […]
Shnoor, Y., & Berg-Warman, A. (2019). Needs of the aging LGBT community in israel. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1-16, doi:10.1177/0091415019844452
Berg-Warman, A., Zusman, S. P. & Sasson, A. (2016). Dental Treatment needs of Vulnerable Elderly in Israel – Data from ‘Smile again’ project. Gerontology & Geriatrics, 43(1), 93-104. (in Hebrew).
Alon, S., & Berg-Warman, A. (2014). Treatment and prevention of elder abuse and neglect: Where knowledge and practice meet – A model for intervention to prevent and treat elder abuse in Israel. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 26(2), 150-171. doi:10.1080/08946566.2013.784087
Berg-Warman, A., Bentur, N., Brodsky, J. & Berkman, P. (2013). Predictors of Institutionalization of Older People – the Role of the Health Services. Gerontology & Geriatrics, 40(4), 13-28.
Berg-Warman, A., & Brodsky, J. (2006). The supportive community: A new concept for enhancing the quality of life of elderly living in the community. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 18(2), 69-83. doi:10.1300/J031v18n02_05
Goldwag, R., Berg, A., Yuval, D., & Benbassat, J. (2002). Predictors of patient dissatisfaction with emergency care. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 4(8), 603-606.
Berg, A., Horev, T., & Zusman, S. P. (2001). Patient satisfaction, quality indicators and utilization of dental services in Israel. Harefuah, 140(12), 1151-1155. (in Hebrew).
Berg, A., Yuval, D., Ivancovsky, M., Zalcberg, S., Dubani, A., & Benbassat, J. (2001). Patient perception of involvement in medical care during labor and delivery. The Israel Medical Association Journal, 3(5), 352-356.
Bentur, N., Gross, R., & Berg, A. (1998). Screening tests for early detecting breast cancer in women in Israel–Performance rates and patient characteristics. Harefuah, 134(6), 425-428. (in Hebrew).
Bentur, N., Berg, A., Gross, R., & Chinitz, D. (1998). Health system reform and the elderly: The case of Israel. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 10(2), 85-104.
Berg, A., & Yuval, D. (1998). What has happened to patient satisfaction with the care in general hospitals in the years from 1993-1995? Harefuah, 134(5), 348-351. (in Hebrew).
Gross, R., Feldman, D., Rabinowitz, Y., Greenstein, M., & Berg, A. (1998). Characteristics of adults with emotional distress in Israel – Patterns of mental health services used. Harefuah, 134(5), 341-348. (in Hebrew).
Carmeli, E., Ladani, R., Berg-Warman, A., Resnizki, S., & Brodesky, J. (2019). Family caregivers: Taking part in treatment cycle. In Shafran-Tikva, S., Shemet, S., Weiss, Y.(Eds), Partnership in Healthcare, (pp. 38-48). Jerusalem: Academon. (in Hebrew).
Berg-Warman, A. (2015). Handbook for Implementing Support Groups for Family Caregivers of Elders Living in the Community. Funds for Services Development 3. Jerusalem: National Insurance Institute, Research & Planning Administration,(in Hebrew).