Introduction:

Various organizations lend out medical and rehabilitation equipment to people with disabilities and the elderly
The equipment may be borrowed for free in exchange for a deposit which is held until the equipment is returned

There are a number of organizations in Israel that lend out medical and rehabilitation equipment to people with disabilities and those who have difficulty functioning on a daily basis.

  • The equipment is borrowed by presenting an ID card and leaving a deposit which is returned upon return of the equipment. Some equipment may be rented for various amounts of time or bought at subsidized cost.

Service Providers

Target audience and Prerequisites

  • Any resident with a permanent address and national ID card (teudat zehut) is eligible for the service.
  • Tourists are eligible to pay for the service.

How to Receive This Service

  • Those interested in borrowing equipment may contact relevant organizations throughout the country and have their national ID card (teudat zehut) and a deposit (cash or check) available.
  • Equipment may be borrowed in someone else's name in cases where the borrower is home-bound.

Please Note

  • Not all equipment is available to be borrowed immediately upon request (such as a lift or hospital bed), and it is therefore sometimes necessary to register on a waiting list.

Government Agencies

  • [[he:זיקנה והזדקנות/גורמי ממשל|Click here for a full list of government agencies responsible for issues related to old age and aging]
  • Main government agencies:
Government Agency Website Rights and Areas of Responsibility
*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.
*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
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
Equal Employment Opportunities Commission- 02-6662701 Equal Employment Opportunities Commission website] The commission responsible for enforcing equality in the workplace and for handling cases of prohibited discrimination.
The Population and Immigration Authority - *3450 Population and Immigration Authority website Treatment of foreign workers, responsible for giving permits for the employment of foreign workers, managing the financial deposits that employers of foreign workers are required to deposit, oversight of the entrance and exit of foreign workers into Israel, issuing a death certificate, and updating the Population authority.


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