The National Insurance Institute is at your side during your life, from birth to advanced age, granting you a variety of social rights adapted to changing life situations.
The National Insurance Institute is responsible for the social security of Israeli residents.
Its primary mission is to ensure means of subsistence for those unable to earn their living.
The National Insurance Institute collects insurance contributions from all residents according to their social background and status, and pays benefits to those entitled. Hence, the income of economically established groups is transferred to weak and vulnerable groups and, thereby, the National Insurance Institute contributes to a more equitable distribution of national income and the reduction of dimensions of poverty. Further information...
Supporting an elderly person is often challenging, but in these times of angst and uncertainty, supporting an elderly individual belonging to the population at risk to incur a disease with the most severe symptoms, might be even more challenging. Therefore, we wish to offer you a number of tools to cope with the situation in accordance with the different needs you and your caregivers may have. Families are not alike, each family is a whole world of memories, experiences, strengths and needs, so that there isn't a single way or recommendation adapted to all. Although no one knows your elderly relative better than you do, we might able to give you new or more adequate guidelines and principles of action and coping:
In a situation of uncertainty, it is important to legitimate emotions of fear, anxiety, confusion and mood swings. Try to be patient toward the unusual reactions and behaviors of the elderly relative.
See that the elderly person and other members of the family act as much as possible according to the guidelines.
To consult guidelines, click here.
The media covers events that may increase pressure and anxiety. Keep low quota of news watching, and report them to your elderly relative in a measured and balanced way.
Under pressure, you need to be a model for your family members but are not supposed to be completely immune.
It is allowed and advisable to let them know to you are concerned too, keep your strengths as much as possible and be indulgent with yourself.
Use digital means such as telephone, WhatsApp or videoconference to keep the contact and support. Besides, encourage other family members and grand-children to call the elderly by those means.
We may experience anxiety and confusion. It is therefore important to keep a routine and try to schedule a support and care program for each scenario.
Keep in constant touch with the elderly relative, use digital means such as telephone, WhatsApp or videoconference to keep the contact and support. Besides, encourage other family members and grand-children to call the elderly by those means.
Don't forget the salaried caregivers and check up on them, and on your family members.