Research Analyst, Aging Team (Family Group)
Research analyst, Aging Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Yafit Cohen has worked at MJB since 2017. Her primary research areas are: home care for the elderly, formal caregivers, the geriatric workforce, and informal caregivers, such as family members. In addition, she focuses on the experience of long-term nursing caregivers and explores the elements that contribute to quality. She also studies how the increased demand for home care has impacted on the occupational status of caregiving.
Yafit holds a BA in social work and an MA in Non-Profit and Community Organization Management, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in addition to a PhD in social work from the Hebrew University. Her doctorate was on the subject Israeli caregivers providing home care for the elderly and focused on emotional and gender aspects of home nursing care.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 972-2-655-7431.
The Ezer Mizion Center for Younger Dementia Patients: A Formative Evaluation Study
The objective of this research was to examine the needs of younger dementia patients in a variety of areas of life and the solutions provided to them by the center from their own and their family members’ perspectives.
The Project to Reduce and Cope with Feelings of Loneliness among Older Adults
The study had three main goals: 1. To examine the contribution of each program implemented in a locality to the older adults participating (the individual level); 2. To examine each program’s contribution to further addressing the issue of loneliness in every locality where it was conducted (the field level); 3. To formulate insights and recommendations about the programs to reduce loneliness (the policy level).
The Professional Status of Social Workers: International Review
The current report is a review of the milestones in the development of social work as a profession in Israel. It examines the status of social workers from an international perspective, comparing selected aspects including legal status and institutional governance; the establishment of professional agencies and the granting of authority; professional certification including training; conditions of employment – recruitment, positions, terms of employment, and remuneration; the social worker's image in the eyes of the public and clients; violence and safety.
Finkelstein, A., Resnizky, S., Cohen, Y., Garber, R., Kannai, R., Katz, Y., & Avni, O. (2022). Promoting advance care planning (ACP) in community health clinics in Israel: Perceptions of older adults with pro-ACP attitudes and their family physicians. Palliative and Supportive Care, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S1478951521001942