The Long-Term Care Insurance Law in Israel: Present and Future

Esther Iecovich

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Aging in place is a core component of the policy on aging in Israel. This was well expressed in the Long-Term Care Insurance law enacted in 1986 and implemented in 1988. Under the law, disabled persons can receive in-kind home- and community-based services to enable frail older adults to age in place and to complement or supplement the care provided primarily by family caregivers who are legally responsible for caregiving of their elderly family members. This article presents the main principles of the law and reviews the amendments that this law has undergone during the past 22 years. Finally, some core issues and dilemmas are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-92
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Aging and Social Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Israel
  • aging in place
  • frail older adults
  • long-term care insurance law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Gerontology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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