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Respite Home for the Elderly: An Experiment in Community-Based Services in Israel

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Publication Date: January 1988

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Estelle Pleban; Zev Hymowitz

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 64:4

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: Elderly; Health; Social Services

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel

Abstract:

This article discusses a respite home in Jerusalem. This home is a short term community-based facility for elderly patients discharged from local hospitals who could not get immediate service and, because of lack of families to look after them, could not retum home.