"Health Passport" - A Health-Maintenance Program for the Elderly in the Community: Evaluation Study

By Netta Bentur, Daniella Citron, Svetlana Chekhmir, John Lemberger, Liora Valinsky, Yosefa Ben-Moshe

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, 2008

To enhance the proactive involvement of elders living in the community in maintaining their health and to increase their family physicians' knowledge and awareness of the subject, ESHEL and Maccabi Healthcare Services initiated an experimental program called "Health Passport". The program included elements relating to health maintenance for the elderly: flu inoculations; testing and treatment for hypertension; vision and hearing tests; diet and physical exercise; and fall prevention counseling. During the experimental program, which lasted three years, the elderly came for regular, scheduled check-ups with their family physicians to monitor their state of health. The program also included lectures, participation in discussion groups about correct behavior regarding various aspects of the program, participation for three months in a physical exercise group, and early detection tests for vision and hearing disorders. The physicians participating in the program attended lectures and received instructive written materials throughout the period the program was implemented.

Topic: Medical Care, Health and Healing, Aging, Elderly

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Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Bentur, Netta. Citron, Daniella. Chekhmir, Svetlana. Lemberger, John. Valinsky, Liora. Ben-Moshe, Yosefa. "Health Passport" - A Health-Maintenance Program for the Elderly in the Community: Evaluation Study. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2008: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13482


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