1Department of Human Services, Yezreel Academic College, Israel
2Department of Gerontology, Ben Gurion University in the Negev, Israel
3Department of Gerontology & Center for Research & Study of Aging, The University of Haifa, Israel
*Corresponding author: Ariela Lowenstein, Department of Gerontology & Center for Research & Study of Aging, The University of Haifa, Yezreel Academic College, Haifa, Israel, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: January 31, 2018; Published: March 07, 2018
ISSN: 2578-0093Volume2 Issue3
SIsrael, as many other countries, must cope with issues that arise from demographic changes that are expressed both in the size and composition of the population. One of the prominent changes is in the age-structure of the society, which is especially influenced by the ageing of the population. Israel’s population consists of 12.8% Jewish elders and 4.4% Arab elders. However, the proportion of disabled Jewish elders is 16% compared with 31% among Arab elders . Disability leads to loss of independence, increases consumption of health services, and raises the cost of medical treatments.