‘As Israel’s population ages, Israelis need to change their perspectives towards elderly’

October 12, 2014 21:32

It is crucial that in the coming years the government and Israeli society change their perspectives towards the elderly, Doron Raz, head of the Long-Term Care Providers Association of Israel recently told The Jerusalem Post.

The Association, comprised of 17 of the largest care giving providers in the country, provides long-term care services for some 160,000 elderly in their homes.

According to a report released by the Central Bureau of Statistics for International Day of Older Persons earlier this month, there are some 866,000 people over the age of 65 living in Israel, comprising 10.6 percent of the population.

The findings further indicated there are some 485,000 women and around 380,000 men over the age of 65 with nearly half of this population group, some 46%, over the age of 75.

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