Introduction:

Elderly people who are blind or visually impaired and who live in nursing homes, are eligible to receive rehabilitative services from the centers for vision rehabilitation.
Additionally, they are eligible to receive within the nursing home rehabilitative services,in order to facilitate their integration into community life.


Elderly people whom are blind and visually impaired and living in nursing homes are eligible to receive rehabilitative training.

  • Rehabilitative services provided to the seniors include:
    • Examination by an optometrist
    • Recommendations on the use of specific visual aids
    • Borrowing visual aids and training on how to use them
    • Library services specially suited for the blind
    • Individual and group sessions with a psychologist/ social worker on the topic of accepting the limitation

Who is eligible?

  • Elderly people who are blind or visually impaired and live in a nursing home.

How to Claim It?

  • Those interested in claiming this right should contact a low vision rehabilitation center.

Listing of Low Vision Rehabilitation Centers

  • Tel Aviv: David Hahami St. 10 (The Center for the Blind Building)
Tel: 03-6880523, 03-6880560, Fax: 03-6875696, Email: l.vision@blinds.org.il
  • Haifa: Migdal Or Avraham Danino St. 4, Kiryat Chaim
Tel: 077-7721333, Fax: 077-7721321, Email: info@midgalor.org.il
Tel: 02-6232895, Fax: 02-6257552, Email:michaelson@hadassah.org.il

Please Note

  • In addition to rehabilitative services, seniors residing in a nursing home are eligible to receive rehabilitative training,in order to facilitate their integration into community life.

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