Established in 1989, the division provides nursing and rehabilitation services. Staff includes certified caregivers, practical and registered nurses, social workers, doctors, mentors, escorts for the handicapped, paramedics, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Staff members include locals as well as foreign workers who are employed under a Ministry of Commerce and Industry permit, assisting the elderly, adults and children, disabled or functionally, mentally or cognitively handicapped.
The division operates under the Nursing Insurance Law in the form of professional support services, mentoring services, supplementary studies, medical insurance and private services.
Tigbur’s nursing and rehabilitation services are offered in tandem with the National Insurance Institute, Social Welfare, Defense Ministry, Health Ministry, HMOs, Insurance companies and various NGOs (such as Holocaust Survivors Fund and the Fund for Caring for the Sheltered). Tigbur also runs a health and welfare college, assists the Ministry of Welfare with supervising old-age homes and assuring hospital privacy. It also operates and manages sheltered communities for the elderly and handicapped, as well as a senior citizens’ home and a nursing hospital.
Supportive Sheltered Communities – Since 2004, Tigbur has been operating and managing 30 “Supportive Communities” throughout Israel. The “Supportive Community” program is a joint effort between the Ministry of Welfare, Eshel Israel, JDC Israel, the welfare departments at the local authorities and NGO’s throughout Israel. Their goal is improve the elderly or handicapped patients’ quality of life and to provide a basket of services that contributes to their welfare at home and within the community.