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Nursing law – understand and know what you deserve

What exactly is “nursing law”?

In 1988, the Nursing Law was enacted, which allows for the provision of personal care services to people who have difficulty functioning in their home and thus helps them continue to live at home. People found eligible receive Social Security nursing benefits. The nursing benefits includes a variety of services, which are designed to help daily routine, household management and provide relief to the family of the elderly.

Who is entitled to receive a nursing benefit?

In order to obtain eligibility for nursing benefit, several conditions should be held:

  • Be a resident of Israel
  • A 67-year-old man or a 60-65 woman depending on retirement age
  • In urgent need for another person’s help in performing essential and basic actions in daily life, or needs home care for their safety and safety sake in general
  • Residential – The benefit applicant must live at home, in a hostel or sheltered housing, approved by Social Security as housing in which the benefit of nursing law can be obtained.
  • A patient who lives in an old age home is entitled to the nursing law services in an old age home in some departments in an old age home. You can continue receiving the nursing law benefits that were at your home or submit a new request and receive care services from the Shay-siud in the old age home.
  • Revenue – Elderly’s total income is a consideration in determining eligibility for benefit and its scope.
  • An elderly person is entitled to receive nursing benefits, provided he/she does not receive any other allowance from Social Security for personal services (such as Special Services). There is no reason not to receive the benefits even when receiving long -term care insurance benefits from various health funds.

What is the process to determine eligibility?

  • Application – The family submits to the National Insurance Institute for the nursing law compliance. The application is submitted in writing combined with medical documents and income certificates (see how to apply for the nursing benefit).
  • Coordination of a visit by an assessor at the elderly’s home – Evaluation on behalf of Social Security by a paramedical professional (nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, communication clinician). Sometimes a phone call will be held with the patient and his or her family.
  • Assessment of dependence of the elderly person for the purpose of examining his functional state – Estimation of the dependence is transferred to the National Insurance Institute for the purpose of making a decision whether he is entitled to the nursing law benefits (see what are the criteria examined in the assessment process).
  • Determining the treatment plan – If eligible and approved, a Nursing Plan is determined by the Social Security Department.
  • The patient’s income examinations whether it is an individual or a couple. Social Security looks at income of all parties in determining the eligibility for nursing aid.

What are the criteria examined in the assessment process?

In the assessment test, the elderly’s degree of need is examined in the following areas:

  • Mobility and movement indoors
  • Bathing
  • Clothing
  • Controlling of urine and feces
  • Eating
  • Supervision
  • Mental and emotional status

What nursing aid can you get?…

The Nursing Reform has become effective from 1/11/2018

The summary:

  1. Moving from 3 levels to 6 levels of aid
  2. Increasing the number of weekly service units at high levels of need
  3. Changing the score per individual, eligibility levels and service units
  4. Expanding the possibility of choosing or incorporating a financial aid + services in order to allow the insured to take advantage of the benefits for additional needs besides the services provided by Social Security

90 -year -olds with 6 points in Social Security dependence are entitled to nursing benefit in level 4

Single and Blind individuals: entitled to a nursing benefit and will receive a second level benefit, 10 units

Extra points for a single individual

  1. individual with 2 dependent points will receive 0.5 point extra and can receive level nursing benefit 1
  2. individual with 2.5 score and up will receive 1.5 points in addition

Holocaust survivors: will receive an additional 9 hours a week from level 4 and up – from 6.5 score

Discounts:

Those who have so far received 6 points will receive:

  1. Discount in water bill from level 3 and up – from score 5
  2. Electrical discount – will receive eligible from level 5 and up – from score 8

As well as 90-year-olds who received a 6.5-7.5 score

Addition of service units for Israeli employee employers: A 3-4 hours will be provided at 3-6 levels for those who do not employ a foreign worker the supplement is not dependent on the absence of the drug or hanging the drug.

How do you get the benefit?

Once the elderly person is entitled to a nursing benefit, the company’s representative and caregiver will arrive at his home to coordinate a treatment plan for him. Social Security pays directly to the nursing company, which employs the employee and pays all the costs of his salary.

The entitled beneficiary will receive the service approved for them at no charge.

What types of help can you get as a part of the nursing aid? What are the home care services?

  • Personal care and supervision: help with bathing, assistance with at home and outside mobility, dressing assistance, eating, incontinence assistance and shaving.
  • Treatment of the elderly environment: light cleaning, laundry and ironing, shopping, cooking, bringing medication.
  • Additional Services: It is possible to convert the treatment hours, or some of them, in other services, such as: visiting a day for elderly or products such as absorbent products, panic button, meals, laundry services.

How to apply for nursing benefit? And things that are important to know

  • You can get the forms in all Social Security branches as well as the Social Security website at www.btl.gov.il
  • Please add to the claim the medical evaluation done by the patient’s physician and a statement of any income of the patient
  • It is important to elaborate about the functional limitations of the elderly and their family state (Appraisers, living away from his children, etc.). As for Alzheimer’s patients, it is advisable to also receive a diagnosis by a Psycho -Geriatric doctor from a public Institution
  • The nursing aid forms must be submitted to the National Insurance Institute close to the applicant’s residential area
  • Applicants aged 90 and over can request a dependency test from a geriatric doctor working in a public institution, instead of an inspection test on behalf of Social Security
  • Social Security undertakes to respond to the application within 60 days of receipt
  • If the case of rejection there is a possibility to appeal to the National Insurance Institute

Need immediate assistance and has not yet completed the eligibility process?

Contact Shay-siud and receive a professional response. Often the elderly and their family are in need for immediate care and assistance.

Shay-siud will immediately send you a professional who will review the elderly condition. For those who are found to be suitable for immediate assistance, Shay-siud provides a caregiver that will accompany the elderly until the forms process is completed and receive a Social Security response.

A little confusing?

Shay-siud accompanies you closely from the time you contact us.

A social worker of the company comes for a home visit, updates the family about the full rights of the elderly person living in the community and helps receiving these rights. The company’s caregiver arrives immediately in parallel with the beginning of the various entitlements process.

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