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Community Caring for the Family Caregiver: The Development of a Video Outreach Program in Israel

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Publication Date: January 1986

Publisher(s): Conference of Jewish Communal Service (U.S.)

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 63:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Health (Health services for older people)

Keywords: World Jews; Health; Elderly

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


In Israel, as elsewhere, spouses and adult children caring for their frail aged are themselves "hidden patients," whose unique needs are largely overlooked by the human
serivces community. This article describes a video outreach project in Israel, intended to provide groups of family caregivers with the educational and supportive guidance needed to help them to cope more effectively with their burdens, and to alleviate feelings of alienation, powerlessness, and resentment.