Are you bringing an elderly parent or loved one to live in Israel? 
Are you struggling trying to navigate senior care and benefits in Israel?

Israel is a wonderful place for seniors, but the Aliyah process can be complex and overwhelming.

We are here to help!

Our dedicated Aliyah Specialist will provide your family with personalized guidance every step of the way, whether helping your parents prepare to leave their home, managing the Aliyah process, or arranging for medical or home care in Israel. You can count on our experience and guidance, both before and after the move.

Pre-Aliyah financial review to consider estimated cost of living for various living arrangements in your desired geographical area.



Pre-Aliyah review of home country insurance policies (life, long-term care, etc.) to understand their applicability in Israel.



Pre-Aliyah review of prescription medication and assistance in transferring prescriptions to Israel.



Assistance in organizing required documents and completing the Aliyah application process with Nefesh B’Nefesh, the Jewish Agency, additional relevant agencies.



Assistance with securing an appropriate living arrangement, including accompanying your family to tour senior residence facilities (”diyur moogan”) or nursing homes (“bet avot”), and helping to ask the right questions and understand costs.



Assistance with setting up your loved one's new home to ensure maximum safety, such as appropriate doorknobs and lighting switches, secured rugs, stair and bath railings, good lighting, emergency call buttons.



Assistance obtaining specialized medical or safety products and accessories.



Assistance with finding qualified and legal part-time and full-time caregivers, including important information and guidance on hiring an Israeli or foreign caregiver.



Assistance choosing a “Kupah” (health care service) and support in securing a primary care physician as well as referrals to qualified health care specialists.



Referrals to qualified financial and legal advisers, assistance in establishing Israeli financial accounts, and guidance on legal documents such as wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney.



Guidance on benefits that may be available through Bituach Leumi (National Insurance) and Misrad Habriut (Ministry of Health), and assistance in registering and interfacing with all government agencies.



Referrals for community-based support including intellectual, social and volunteer opportunities.



Assistance in end-of-life matters such as hospice, spiritual counseling and burial.



B’Lev Shalem Aliyah Services are managed by Avigail Buiumsohn, MSW.
Avigail has over 20 years of working with older adults in Israel, most recently as the Aliyah Specialist for Retirees at Nefesh B’Nefesh. Past positions include Director of a Day Care Center for the Elderly, and a Social Worker at the Maccabi Rehabilitation Center at Tel Hashomer Hospital.
Avigail has extensive knowledge regarding the Israeli healthcare and social welfare system, and is fluent in Hebrew and English. She holds a BA in Psychology from SUNY at Albany and an MSW from Yeshiva University. For more information regarding supporting older Olim, both before and after Aliyah, please reach out to Avigail at
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