Telemedicine is a great option for caring for geriatric populations in Israel. Over the years, we’ve had many clients who care for their older, dependent parents. Take our clients, the A family. Mrs. A has been caring for her elderly, frail father for many years. With no other family in Israel, it is up to her to manage the medical appointments, the full-time aide, the basic care (food, hygiene), and any emergencies that arise. This responsibility is an honor for her to have, and she does it well… but it has prevented her from having family vacations with her own husband and children for years.
The “sandwich generation”, or the people who are still raising families and also care for aging parents, often feel torn by their dual responsibilities. In this case, Mrs. A contacted EMA Care and through our telemedicine/ ER coverage services, she was able to find the security she needs to be able to go on a well-deserved vacation a few times a year.
Besides people in the sandwich generation, there are tens of thousands of older, English-speaking adults in Israel who continue to have language barriers, difficulty managing their care, lack of support system in Israel, and lack of advocacy during a medical crisis. Many old adults do not have children in Israel, or their children do not have the time or capability to provide the level of care and support they need.
EMA Care’s telemedicine and ER support program takes care of these needs by being available 24/7 to assist anyone with urgent medical concerns. Our easy to use App, powered by our partner OneTapCare, helps English-speaking residents evaluate their health concerns and speak to a medical professional 24/7/365. If an emergency occurs, the app has a button for “Call an Ambulance” to make it easy for people to get help. In the event of an ER visit, the EMA care team will send a professional health advocate to assist in the ER with advocacy – so patients get the support they need in communicating with doctors, nurses, and family members. The EMA Care program is both affordable and accessible for all English-speaking older adults.
In addition to our geriatric telemedicine program, EMA Care we can provide assistance for older adults who need accompaniment them to medical appointments and hospital visits. Our interdisciplinary team can help make sure you have the care you need, when you need it.
EMA Care has a well-established 24/7 telemedicine/ER services program which has managed thousands of people to date. This service is ideal for tourists, gap year students, and English-speaking residents in Israel.
Emergency Room Advocacy Service
EMA Care on-call 24/7 Telemedicine/ER Service is revolutionizing healthcare for older adults, residents, students, & tourists in Israel.
My son went to Israel for a year requiring infusion every 6-8 weeks. It was very stressful at times to coordinate getting his meds sent to Israel, scheduling appointments, and having to worry about him going on his own. Then a friend told me about EMA Care. EMA Care was truly amazing.
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The obstacles of interfacing with the health care system here is daunting, especially at a time when one is going through an acute or chronic condition that is protracted and complicated. Often one doesn’t know whom to turn to or where to go,...
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We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing gift you have given us over this Pesach- the gift of having you with us!!!!
We have NEVER felt more comfortable, calm, and at ease than we did these past 10 days. Your warmth, professionalism, kindness, and care shown through in all that you did.
My children are so grateful that they were able to be with you this Pesach. You made sure that they were so well looked after and they felt so at ease and...
When our son was injured in a car accident during his yeshiva year in Israel, he had to start navigating the medical system on his own. But once we contacted Dr. Eliana Aaron at EMA Care (www.HealthCareIsrael.com), she immediately flew into action. Dr. Aaron accompanied our son in the ER and made sure he and we knew at every step exactly what was done and what needed to be done, especially important for someone who suffered a concussion and...
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He actually seems much calmer than he has been in a long time and he is very happy with what the EMA Care staff has done so far.
You provide an amazing service and I feel very fortunate to have you on board.
“EMA” Care is so fitting a name for Dr. Eliana Aaron’s exceptional gap year concierge health care service. Dr. Aaron is not only an incredible health care professional; she is also an “Ema Extraordinaire” in every sense of the word. My child had a range of medical needs while abroad, some anticipated and others not, and she was there for him (and me) – even in the middle of the night, -- always calm, reassuring, thinking out of the box, getting him to the appropriate medical professionals...