Rights of the Elderly
Author: Yisrael Doron
January 26, 2006
Ten percent of the Israel’s residents are elderly (65 +) and the rate of increase in the population is twice that of the general population.
The rate of increase of those over age 75 is even faster. At the same time, the natural population growth has slowed which increases the rate of aging of Israeli society. Despite the aging of Israeli society, Israel is still a relatively young society compared to European countries where the percent of the elderly is between 15 and 20 percent of the population.
This work examines the legislative aspect of services for the elderly and the interface between local and national services for this population.
This paper is available in Hebrew only.