Yad L'Tomech was established to serve as a support center for those who serve as primary caregivers for elderly or ill family members.
- These family members are the primary caregivers and manage a variety of issues for their loved one (including medications and rehabilitation equipment; emotional difficulties; employment and income; leisure time; claiming relevant rights and entitlements from government agencies and nursing companies; and more).
- As a result of the difficulties and prolonged hardships, family caregivers may feel physical and emotional overload and burnout, which may lead to illness, depression or even a breakdown.
- To avoid these types of situations, Yad L'Tomech helps family caregivers, allowing them to better cope with the complexities and difficulties of their roles.
- The center works in close cooperation with various community organizations including municipal social services, health plans, hospitals and other organizations.
- The center was established as a joint initiative of Yad Sarah, Reut and Eshel.
- The service is provided by professional volunteers.
Target audience and Prerequisites
- Family members who have taken on the role of being the primary caregiver for a sick or elderly loved one.
Services Provided at the Center
- Offering a sympathetic ear, needs assessment, and building a personalized assistance plan for every caregiver.
- Support groups for those caring for a spouse, those caring for a spouse with dementia, for parents caring for children and for children caring for their parents.
- Brief workshops provide information and tools, as well as impart skills to the middle generation (those acting as caregivers for their parents).
- Seminars, workshops and lectures on a variety of relevant topics.
- "Personal guidance" - A personal connection with a volunteer focusing on the primary caregiver in order to create a personal, positive and supportive space.
- "Time Out Club" - A social club for primary caregivers.
- Referral and guidance for services available in the community, as well as help claiming rights.
- Hotline - Support for urgent cases during hours when the center is closed.
How to Receive This Service
- Those interested in receiving the service should call *6444 (ext. 5), or 02-6444676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- The service is provided in the following branches:
- Jerusalem: Herzl Blvd 124, Sun. - Mon. 09:00-12:00, Tel: 02-6444676
- Rishon Lezion: Givati Street 7, Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00-13:00, Tel: 03-954334
- Beer Sheva: Shaul Hamelech 2a, Tel: 08-9112013
- Modiin: Mota Gur 23, Sun. 10:00-12:00, Mon. and Wed. 17:30-19:00, Tel: 072-2442636
- Kfar Saba: Nitzanim 12, Tel: 09-7796873/4, Roni 052-2563987
- Ashdod: Kibbutz Galiyot 7, Tel:08-9172176, Miriam 050-8426292
- Kiryat Shmoneh: Hanasi 29, Tel: 04-6940480
- The service is free of charge.
- Yad L'Tomech - Support Center for Family Caregivers on the Reut-Eshel website
- Yad L'Tomech on the Yad Sarah website
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.