Introduction:

Someone considered to be mentally frail (חולה תשוש נפש) is an individual suffering from cognitive decline including memory problems; and/or problems related to self-orientation with regard to time/location; and/or apathy/behavioral disorders that are liable to endanger him/herself
The emphasis in this definition is on the cognitive state of the individual, as someone who is mentally frail may be completely independent functionally without any special physical problems

Someone considered to be mentally frail (חולה תשוש נפש) is an individual suffering from cognitive decline including memory problems; and/or problems related to self-orientation with regard to time/location; and/or apathy/behavioral disorders that are liable to endanger him/herself.

  • The emphasis in this definition is on the cognitive state of the individual, as someone who is mentally frail may be completely independent functionally without any special physical problems.
Example
A 78 year old man who does not know the day or time, does not remember the names of his family members and despite the fact that he is capable of eating on his own, he does not initiate preparing food on his own.

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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