Residential care centers for persons with intellectual disability in Israel. Trends in the number of children 1999-2008

Joav Merrick, Isack Kandel, Meir Lotan, Shoshana Aspler, Brian Seth Fuchs, Mohammed Morad

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Abstract

In 1998, a questionnaire was developed by the Health Services, Office of the Medical Director at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services. This questionnaire was aimed to assess, on a yearly basis, the health of the residents with intellectual disability and the services provided to them by specific residential care centers within Israel. The present study was conducted to examine trends in the number of children with intellectual disability in residential care centers in Israel during 1999-2008. We demonstrated a clear downward trend with regard to the percent of children living in residential care facilities, from 18.1 % of the total population in 1999 to 12.8% in 2008.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2011

Keywords

  • Children
  • Intellectual disability
  • Israel
  • Long-term care
  • Residential care

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