This portal provides information about the assistance provided by the to seniors in need of assistance performing daily activities through the long term care benefit.

According to the The Long-Term Care Insurance Law, the Long-Term Care Benefit is given to people who have reached retirement age, live in the community (either in their own homes or in independent section of an assisted living center), and need help with daily activities (such as getting dressed, getting bathed, eating, mobility in the home, etc.), as well as elderly people who need supervision in order to prevent them from endangering themselves, or their surroundings (such as people with Alzheimer's disease). There is an option to receive the benefit with a combination of services and a monetary pension.

You can find a list of organisations and companies that provide long term care services in local areas and their contact information via the National Insurance Institute website.

Warning
The Long-Term Care Benefit Reform - November 2018
  • In November 2018 the first stage of the Long-Term Care Benefit Reform came into effect (in the coming years additional stages will take effect).
  • The reform includes a division into a larger number of eligibility levels (benefit level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 instead of long term care benefit A, B, or C), as well as changes in the conditions of eligibility to hire an Israeli care-giver, changes in the calculation of points for independents and more.
  • Those eligible for a long-term care benefit before November 2018 are automatically eligible for the higher of the 2 levels of eligibility relative to the level of dependency according to the new or old law.
  • For more information see Long-term care benefit updates - November 2018.

Aid organizations

Government agencies

Government Agency Website Rights and Areas of Responsibility
*6050 hotlines - The National Insurance Institute Senior Citizens' Rights on the National Insurance Institute's website. Rights to various allowances given based on age and economic situation.
*9696 hotline - The National Insurance Institute's Call Center for Senior Citizen Counseling Services Senior Citizens' Rights on the National Insurance Institute's website. Free aid provided through counseling services for senior citizens and the call center for senior citizens and their families.
*8840 Ministry for Social Equality - Hotline for Public Inquiries Ministry for Social Equality website The *8840 hotline run by the Ministry for Social Equality gives the elderly a central address to direct all of their questions, provide information regarding rights, services and benefits entitled to the elderly. It also helps them actualize these rights.
Segula Unit - Hotline to help senior citizens in the hospital The Ministry for Social Equality A health hotline for senior citizens, to assist them and their families know their rights during the period of hospitalization.
The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services

Shil - Citizens Advice Service hotline - 118

Senior Citizens on the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services website Funding of Nursing Homes for independent and frail seniors. Various services are also provided within the community.
The Ministry of Health

*5400 "Kol HaBriut" Ministry of Health Hotline

Senior Health on the Ministry of Health website. Health Insurance and assistance for those suffering from age related health problems.
*5442 The Ministry of Housing and Construction Call Center The Ministry of Construction and Housing website Housing Assistance and Problem Solving for Senior Citizens

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