Elderly people whom are blind and visually impaired and living in nursing homes are eligible to receive rehabilitative training with the intention of integrating them into society and their local community.
- Among other things, the rehabilitative training includes:
- Learning special techniques that enable mobility and basic navigation in their area and along fixed routes (for example from home to the health clinic or synagogue)
- Learning Braille
- Learning how to best perform a variety of daily activities (like using a telephone)
- Crafts projects that help develop motor skills and provide efficient use of leisure time
- The training enables optimal integration into various social activities at the nursing home, and helps participants function independently.
Who is Eligible?
- Elderly people who are blind or visually impaired and live in a nursing home.
How to Claim It?
- Those who are interested should contact the social services office in their place of residence.
- In addition to rehabilitative services, elderly who live in nursing homes are eligible to receive within the nursing home visual rehabilitative services, through the centers for rehabilitation of vision impairment.
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- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.