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Yad Sarah? Sure, everybody knows: That's where you can borrow wheelchairs and crutches. But, Yad Sarah is not just about lending medical equipment.

Yad Sarah? Sure, everybody knows: That's where you can borrow wheelchairs and crutches. But, Yad Sarah is not just about lending medical equipment. To illustrate, director of Home and Community Services Anat Ben Zaken presents the story of one family. M had retired at 67 to join her 72-year-old husband for what was supposed to be their shared golden age after so many years of hard and meaningful work. However the dream was abruptly cut off when her husband suffered a debilitating stroke, which left him with functional limitations, requiring both physical and emotional care. M.'s routine became all about supporting her husband, leaving little time or energy to attend to her own needs.. Many issues emerged that needed solutions. What was she to do if her husband fell at night? Can she connect to Yad Sarah's emergency call center? Where can she get a bathtub that fits the special needs of her husband? What about her husbands legal rights? What are they entitled to from the Ministry of Health? Will she be able to handle all these new challenges? Is there support for this devoted wife whose strength diminishes with each passing day? All of these questions have clear answers at Yad Sarah. Yad Sarah's Emergency Alarm Response System is low in price and easy to use. Better yet, it offers an instant response from the professionally trained volunteers at Yad Sarah's Call Center, 24/7. Yad Sarah's newest innovation is a pendant worn around the patient's neck that alerts the Call Center immediately in the case of a fall, with no need to even push a button for help.Everything that is needed to care for a loved one at home can be borrowed from Yad Sarah, however the organization provides the patients and their caregivers with much more than physical equipment. Experts at the Exhibition and Guidance Centers located at larger branches can demonstrate equipment and explain how to make the home or office environment user friendly and comfortable for someone adjusting to a new physical reality. Information about patient's rights is also available at the centers.No less important are the myriad services available through the Department of Home and Community Services. Emotional support for all members of the family - patients as well as caregivers - is also on offer at Yad Sarah. Home visits to people who are housebound, day rehabilitation centers offering exciting activities, and support groups and activities for caregivers coping with the day to day care of a loved one are all available at Yad Sarah.Wheelchairs? Certainly, but Yad Sarah is so much more than just wheelchairs!

First in Israel: Emergency Medical Center Staffed by Specialists
The Frenkel Emergency Medical Center Opens in Jerusalem

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Yad Sarah and Tikvah4Parkinson
Yad Sarah News talks to Devorah (Debbie) Shapiro, the force behind the new treatment program for Parkinson's patients at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem

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Third Graders Collect 500 Coins for Yad Sarah
The children wanted to help others less fortunate

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A Day at Yad Sarah
Chanukah is over and winter is upon us, but at Yad Sarah it is business as usual. See photo gallery above. Read more...

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Giving Stays in the Family
Elisheva Printz, lending director of the Jerusalem region, writes about Yad Sarah's newest branch in Kiryat Ye'arim (Telz- Stone) under the direction of the Felheimer family. * The family is continuing its own tradition as well as that of Yad Sarah's, and has established a local branch in their home * Photography: David Rothner *

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Hagit Yasu Gives Back
Customers who come to the Yad Sarah branch in Sderot are surprised to see Hagit Yasu sitting in front of one of the computers. (pictured) Hagit is well known as the winner of the "Kochav Nolad" program six years ago and received lots of publicity following the win.

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Where Does a Family from Oklahoma Turn When They Need Help in a Medical Emergency? Why, to Yad Sarah, Of Course!

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How Yad Sarah Built a Wheelchair Especially for Me
David Rothner talks about Yad Sarah’s special role in the rehabilitation of Shai Ben Israel, a victim of the latest wave of terror

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Our Young People Also Give Back
Thanks to Shmuel Friedman, a high school student who has been volunteering at Yad Sarah's Givataim branch this summer. Helping out in the computer department,Shmuel also helps people carry borrowed equipment to their cars. We wish him the best of luck in his studies next year at a Jerusalem yeshiva. To volunteer, please call *6444

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Beit Safafa: Amina Aliyan speaks the Yad Sarah language
YS site reporter Sumiya Al Nabari talks with the director of the Jerusalem Beit Safafa branch

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When Music Became Therapy
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, describes how as the music played, the patient with Parkinson's stopped shaking * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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Our Mobile Dental Clinics Go National
Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski: There will be no elderly person unable to eat due to neglected dental treatment * Thanks to the assistance of the Helmsley Foundation, the dedicated staff of the Yad Sarah Mobile Dental Clinic will offer dental treatment to the homebound in every area of the country.

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The Yad Sarah Experience: Join our team of volunteer guides

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Yad Sarah is Now Part of the Fun in Jerusalem Family
When Fun in Jerusalem owner and creator Joanna Shebson was looking for a venue to host her family event, she chose Yad Sarah and became a fan

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