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Filling a void.
Founded in 2012, United Hatzalah’s ‘Ten Kavod – Care with Dignity’ project is unique in its approach in that it provides a cost-free dependable holistic social and medical solution for Holocaust Survivors and the general elderly population living at home. Through weekly home visits by trained volunteers, the program ensures that day-to-day needs are met, improves the emotional state of service users by alleviating loneliness, assists with maximization of benefits and maintains and improves health conditions of elderly patients living at home.

The Ten Kavod project is currently offered in 22 towns and cities around the country – including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Elad, Herzliya and Ashkelon – where over 500 holocaust survivors and other elderly participants benefit from services by 400 trained volunteers, including weekly home visits, advice on social and financial benefits, medical checkups and access to our call-center staff.

The services provided by Ten Kavod are completely free to aid the elderly who are struggling financially. There are 190,000 holocaust survivors in Israel today, including 48,000 living below the poverty line, and 38,500 who report having to choose between food, medication and other necessities.

While various social welfare organizations provide home visits to elderly service users, Ten Kavod is the only project that combines social and medical aspects of care, providing preventative and holistic cost-free support to at-risk participants. United Hatzalah maintains a good relationship with local welfare and elderly care organizations, which, recognizing Ten Kavod’s unique contribution to patient care, refer a growing number of elderly service users to the program.In order to address the growing needs of holocaust survivors and elderly citizens in Israel, United Hatzalah must not only maintain and support its current Ten Kavod volunteers, but must expand its volunteer base to support the growing number of poor elders throughout Israel. Our goal is to reach an additional 600 at-risk elderly over the next three years, and thereby ensure the health and welfare of 1,000 project participants across Israel by the end of 2020.

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