Most elderly Israelis prefer to live independently in their own home. To age in place. In fact, many professionals maintain that remaining in the community helps increase one’s lifespan and its quality.
Family support plays a crucial role in the physical and mental health of the elderly. Without the support of the immediate family, many elderly people would have had to move into an institution.
Misgav Lakashish provides support services to bolster family members. Professionals help family members solve problems, work through concerns and points of friction. Family caregivers are encouraged to participate in our support groups to learn more about the physical and mental health issues facing their loved ones. They also gain tools for balancing their own lives, needs and limitations.
Support groups help caregivers. They are counseled in various professional fields by and in matters of logistics such as vacation days, and educational enrichment regarding cognitive and physical issues related to aging.