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A Video to Warm the Heart
This moving video was screened at the annual event of the Friends of Yad Sarah in London and illustrates more than 40 years of activity - for the benefit of all Israelis. * In the video, veteran volunteer Vivian London speaks about her long association with Yad Sarah and the help that was there for her when she needed it * Photography and Editing: Simon Maurer * Research and Production: Benny Cohen, Public Relations
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Yad Sarah's mobile dental clinics bring both hope and dental services to people who can't come to the regular clinic

Shachar was born in the USA and lives in Jerusalem since making Aliya. Being quadriplegic, Shachar has mobility difficulties and hence is wheelchair-bound. His doctors were not optimistic regarding his life expectancy, but Shachar proved that with a powerful determination to cope and with the help of a loving mother – life wins. After Shachar contacted Yad Sarah's dental clinic (directed by Dr. Tamar Kretin-Gabay), the mobile unit team (consisting of a dentist and an assistant) visited him at home to check his teeth. They concluded that several extractions and fillings were needed in order to get his mouth back to a healthy condition. Throughout a full year of regular treatments, the team treated Shachar with great success. His mother recalls: "I was moved by the tenderness and love with which the dentists treated Shachar." Na'ama Bronski – see above photograph –administers the mobile dental clinic. "I watched Shachar re-connecting to hope after the full set of treatments. With this one mobile clinic and just one doctor, we reach about 20 patients per week. Recently we have extended the project to Be'er Sheva, where we need a vehicle, a dentist and the necessary equipment. The demand for the mobile clinic's services keeps increasing." Services to the homebound are being provided in several disciplines and is a basic component of the ground breaking, lifesaving Home Hospitalization Department. Of about 100,000 cases per year of contamination during hospitalization, there are 4000 fatalities. These facts were dubbed by the minister of health "a horrible disaster." A patient who is eager to leave the hospital as fast as possible for fear of contagious infections will find at Yad Sarah an array of services for home hospitalization: hospital beds, hoisting devices for lifting and moving an immobile patient, oxygen tanks and special chairs adapted to the patient's needs. YS teams transport whatever is needed to the patient's house and install it there. The Home Hospitalization Program allows the patient to heal and recuperate at home, with family. This unique service of Yad Sarah transports and installs whatever is needed without burdening the patient financially. Compared to 2014, the year 2015 marked an increase of 10% in lending such equipment; in the 103 YS branches throughout Israel, 361,000 supportive medical and rehabilitative devices were lent, among them 5360 electric beds and hoists for lifting the patients. In 2015, 490 new electric beds were purchased to answer the increasing demand of the Home Hospitalization Department. Of the NIS 4,700,000 budget for this program, 50% was allocated for purchasing new equipment. This turns Yad Sarah into the largest hospital in Israel regarding the number of patient beds. When publicized, the 2016 data will confirm once more that Yad Sarah never stops innovating, never stops introducing groundbreaking programs, never stops reaching out to people in need – all this with loving service and warm support. To watch the video clip made by volunteer Eli Cohen after interviewing Na'ama, please click here

 
 
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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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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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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As the Music Played, the Patient with Parkinson's Stopped Shaking
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, talks about a moment when music became therapy * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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