Future Needs of Survivors

Estimated Holocaust Survivors Eligible for Supplemental Homecare, Based on Current Level of Service in November 2007 – Projection


Source: Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, Holocaust Survivors in Israel: Population Estimates and Utilization of Services for Nursing Care at Home, Table 7, June 22, 2008

The chart presents the estimated number of Nazi victims eligible for the maximum benefit under Israel’s Community Long-Term Care Insurance Law (according to the 2003 criteria) through 2022 as projected in 2007. To be eligible for the enlarged benefit, one must meet a certain national standard of disability (categorized as 50%). These individuals currently receive 5.5 hours of homecare per week from the Israeli National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) and an additional 9 hours of homecare per week from Claims Conference funding via the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust victims in Israel. Although the total number of Nazi victims in Israel is declining, the percentage of those who are disabled is grow­ing. The projection shows that the caseload in 2022 will be approximately 77% of the caseload of 2007. There will clearly be an extensive and continuing need for homecare for disabled Nazi victims through 2022 and beyond.