This section details the rights to which Alzheimer’s disease patients are entitled:
Section Table of Contents
Rights to receive services at the health plans (kupot cholim) for Alzheimer’s patients
Ceiling for co-payments on medications for the chronically ill
National Insurance (Bituach Leumi) rights
Financial benefits – income tax, municipal tax, telephone, purchasing tax
Informed consent for Alzheimer’s patients and recommendations proposed by the Knesset Research Department in 2002
Hospitalization in institutions
Section 1 – Rights to Receive Services at the Health Plans
Providing medications for the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients – Click here to view a Ministry of Health notice from August 17, 2000 regarding the providing of medications for the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients (Hebrew).
Rehabilitation equipment, devices and appliances
Section 2 – Co-Payment Ceiling for Medications
Alzheimer’s patients are chronically ill and it is their responsibility to ensure that they are considered as such by their health plan. Being defined as chronically ill is primarily important because it entitles the insured to pay less for medications, up to the ceiling which changes every year. Currently, the payment ceiling is 265 NIS per month. Click here to download a Ministry of Health notice regarding an update in payments for health services and medications.
Section 3 – National Insurance Rights
– Anyone who is ill and above the age of 18 is entitled to submit a disability claim to the National Insurance Institute.
The disability rating is defined in proportion to the medical problem, its severity or complications connected to it. Attention must be paid to the existence of complications which raise the disability rating, even if they are not treated on a daily basis.
If the claimant has been defined as at least 40% medically disabled and he/she lost the ability to earn a living, either fully or partially, he/she will be eligible for a disability allowance from the National Insurance Institute.
Click here to see more information about general National Insurance and disability rights.
Section 4 – Financial Benefits – Income Tax, Municipal Tax, Telephone, Purchasing Tax
Click here for detailed information regarding financial benefits related to Income Tax, Municipal Tax, telephone, Purchasing Tax.
Section 5 – Informed consent for Alzheimer’s patients and recommendations proposed by the Knesset Research Department in 2002
Click here for information regarding informed consent for Alzheimer’s patients and recommendations regarding the different aspects related to the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients as concluded by the Knesset Research Department (Hebrew).
Section 6 – Hospitalization of the Mentally Frail in Institutions
Contact the Ministry of Health for instructions regarding the hospitalization of the elderly in nursing homes/institutions for the mentally frail.
Section 7 – Non-Profit Organizations for Alzheimer’s Patients
Click here for a list of non-profit organizations for Alzheimer’s patients (Hebrew).
Translated by The Shira Pransky Project