Research Associate, Aging Team (Family Group)
Research associate, Aging Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Ile Kermel Schiffman has worked at MJB since 2019. Her main research areas are: advance care planning, elder autonomy, coping with dementia, and family caregivers. Having worked as a research coordinator at the University of Haifa, she has considerable experience in the performance of quantitative research in all its stages.
Ile holds a BA in Sociology and Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MA in gerontology from the University of Haifa, and PhD in aging studies from the University of Haifa.
She can be contacted at [email protected] or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.
Telecare Services for Older Adults in Israel
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.
Durable Power of Attorney for Older Adults and People with Cognitive Decline: Examining the Implementation of Amendment 18 to the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law
The objective of the research was to examine the implementation of Amendment 18 to the Legal Capacity and Guardianship Law and the contribution of durable POAs to the older adults and to people with cognitive decline.
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.
Natapov, L., Berg-Warman, A., Kermel Schiffman, I., & Zusman, S. P. (2022). Dental Services Utilization by over 65 Years Old in Israel in 2020. OBM Geriatrics, 6(4), 1-13. doi.org/10.21926/obm.geriatr.2204212
Schiffman, I. K., & Gavriel‐Fried, B. (2022). Aging Successfully, but Still Vulnerable: Late Life Experiences of Older Adults who have Recovered from Alcohol Use Disorder. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. doi.org/10.1002/gps.5807
Berg-Warman, A., Schiffman, I. K., Zusman, S. P., & Natapov, L. (2021). Oral health of the 65+ age group in Israel-2020. Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 10, 58. doi.org/10.1186/s13584-021-00494-6
Kermel Schiffman, I., & Werner, P. (2020). Willingness of family caregivers of people with dementia to undertake Advance Care Planning: Examining an extended model of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Dementia, 1471301220922761
Kermel-Schiffman, I., & Werner, P. (2020). Beliefs of Israeli Family Caregivers of People with Dementia toward Advance Care Planning. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 6, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/15524256.2020.1745729
AboJabel H., Kermel-Schiffman I. & Werner P. (2020). The Arabic and Hebrew versions of the Caregiving Ambivalence Scale (CAS): Examining its reliability, validity, and correlates among Israeli caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 1-7. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1715341
Werner P. & Kermel-Schiffman I. (2019). Nursing home staff members’ attitudes regarding Advance Care Planning: Relationships with different types of knowledge. Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, 31(11), 1675-1683. doi: 10.1007/s40520-019-01398-x
Werner P. & Kermel-Schiffman I. (2019). Attitudes and completion of advance care planning: Assessing the contribution of health beliefs about Alzheimer’s disease among Israeli laypersons. Palliative & Supportive Care, 17(6), 655-661. doi: 10.1017/ S1478951519000336
Werner P. & Kermel-Schiffman I. (2018). Exposure to a national multimedia Alzheimer’s disease awareness campaign: Assessing stigmatic beliefs towards persons with the disease. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 33(2), e336-e342. doi: 10.1002/gps.4814
Kermel-Schiffman I. & Werner P. (2017). Knowledge regarding Advance Care Planning: A Systematic Review. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 73, 133-142. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2017.07.012
Werner P., Kermel-Schiffman I., David D. & AboJabel H. (2017). Newspaper coverage of Alzheimer’s disease: Comparing online newspapers in Hebrew and Arabic across time. Dementia. 18(4), 1554-1567. doi: 10.1177/1471301217717062
Kermel-Schiffman I. (2014). Social clubs for the elderly in Israel: Unique places for leisure. In M. J. Leitner and S. Leitner (Eds.), Israeli life and leisure in the 21st century, (pp. 287-289). Urbana, IL: Sagamore.