Mission: The American Committee for Melabev helps provide funding for Melabev day care centers, home care programs and related services for older adults with Alzheimer's symptoms and their families.
Results: Melabev day care centers and a home care program enances their quality of life and sense of well being. Our professional staff offers paliative activities for those at the end of life. We offer the family caregivers models for caregivers, guidance, counseling and support. Our Institute for Studies in Aging (Geriatric Institute) offers accredited courses for professionals in the field of eldercare regardless of their place of work.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500 older adults in our day care center and home care programs.
A good friend of mine who had a stroke in the US was not responding to therapy and wasting away here in the states. He moved to Israel to be near one of his chidren and was urged to go to Melabev for some stimulation.
He is now a totally different person. He has come out of his shell and is functioning to his total capacity. He looks forward to going to Melabev in Bet Shemesh each day and is now, in his own way, helping others at the facility.