- Credit: Fred Froese
Caring for those who care for some of our most vulnerable residents
The Lituf program is designed to support caregivers of people with dementia.
After assessing the dementia patient and main caregiver’s needs, a treatment plan is developed for the caregiver and other relevant family members to equip them with practical tools to cope with dementia and information about other services available in the community. The program offers six 90-minute counselling sessions and follow-up telephone sessions.
Lituf is designed to:
- Support people with dementia so that they can remain at home with caregivers rather than moving to an institution.
- Reduce the emotional burden for caregivers and improve their capabilities to care for the person with dementia.
- Improve caregivers’ preparedness and ability to manage crisis situations, thereby reducing the incidence of abuse and neglect.
The program has served some 260 families since it was initiated in 2016 and feedback has been very positive.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment to continue and expand the Lituf program for caregivers of people with dementia living in the city.
Requested donation (over three years): $105,000