The children of ADI are the greatest teachers I’ve ever had. They have taught me to smile, to give, to love,  and to appreciate life to the fullest!

Frequently Asked QuestionS aBOUT ADI

By advancing ability, ADI empowers Israel’s most vulnerable individuals – children, adolescents and young adults with severe disabilities – to live a full and fulfilling lives, and reach their greatest lifetime potentials.

ADI is also reimagining rehabilitation, providing cutting edge therapeutic and recovery services to individuals needing inpatient and outpatient care following an accident or health event at the Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Rehabilitation Medical Center at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran, the first-ever rehabilitation hospital in Israel’s south.

ADI offers a framework for life – from infancy and childhood through adulthood – including a wide range of age-appropriate programs that emphasize ability and inclusivity, in a medically safe environment.

ADI adapts modern technologies and innovative programming to meet the specialized needs of its residents.

ADI places great emphasis on family support, community awareness, equity and integration of people with disabilities in all areas of society.

ADI provides its residents and special education students with the specialized services they need to grow and thrive, its rehabilitation patients with the treatments and therapies they need to heal and return to their lives, and the community at large with tangible opportunities for encountering disability, raising awareness and promoting acceptance.

ADI’s annual operating budget is approximately US$ 52,169,000.

The Israeli government provides nearly 70% of that sum, and another 20% is covered by Israeli HMOs.

The remainder is raised by ADI from foundations and individual donors around the world.

These figures do not include capital development programs.

Cost of care per resident depends on the child’s diagnosis and individualized treatment plan.

On average, the monthly costs for a supportive care resident are $5,300, while the monthly costs for a highly dependent resident are $8,000.

ADI must fundraise $150 monthly for each supportive care resident, and $2,000 for each high-dependent resident.

While government funding covers the bulk of ADI’s operating expenses, ADI is determined to provide more intensive therapy and medical services than are funded by the relevant government ministries. This is especially important considering that our children have multiple severe disabilities that require a more intensive therapy program than are typically allotted by the government. 

ADI also provides a higher ratio of caregivers per resident to give our residents the individualized quality care they require.

Other projects funded by ADI include various innovative rehabilitative programs, inclusive outings and custom-designed therapy equipment.

All donations to ADI are recognized as tax-deductible in Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, the Netherlands and Germany.

Parents and families are actively encouraged to visit ADI whenever they want – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and to be personally involved in their child’s development. ADI offers counseling services and support to families, and our social workers work as liaisons between family members and staff.

ADI also runs numerous family-oriented events throughout the year at which parents and siblings can enjoy their child’s company in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Legally, ADI does not accept residents on its own. All ADI residents must be Israeli citizens, and they are referred to ADI by Israel’s Ministry of Welfare (Misrad HaRevacha).

The procedure begins when the family of a child with complex disabilities contacts the Ministry of Welfare, who meets with the family to decide which framework would be the best fit for the child and his or her needs.

If you are making Aliyah, many Aliyah assistance organizations can help with cutting the “red tape” and speeding up the process even before you arrive in Israel.

ADI’s centers are affiliated with major medical centers throughout Israel including: Sheba Tel HaShomer, Shaarei Tzedek, Hadassah Mount Scopus, and Soroka medical centers.  Senior staff and pediatric specialists at all major hospitals enable ADI to provide its residents and special education students with the highest level and latest methods of care on a daily basis and in situations where medical complications arise.

Additionally, the Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Rehabilitation Medical Center at ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran works in close conjunction with village medical and therapeutic staff for the benefit of all rehabilitation patients.

At ADI, children with complex medical conditions are able to live in a warm, familial environment that is completely different from a hospital setting. Their caregivers and nurses remain the same familiar faces, their rooms are decorated and designed like a home, and care is given with love in an individualized manner.

In addition, daily life continues in a positive, nurturing routine. Children who would otherwise be lying in a hospital bed are able to attend school, receive therapy and participate in daily social activity while receiving the complex medical care they require.

The Negev offers space, freedom and a sense of well-being that cannot be duplicated in crowded urban areas. This is a tremendous advantage for adults with severe disabilities.

Furthermore, the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran village provides a solution to the tremendous shortage of paramedical, therapeutic and special education services in the Negev region, offering quality services to the entire Negev population through its special education school, rehabilitation daycare centers, kindergartens, outpatient clinics and therapeutic frameworks.

ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran’s presence in the Negev contributes significantly to the economic growth of the entire region, offering over 500 employment opportunities in a large variety of fields.

The urgent need for quality inpatient rehabilitation services in the Negev was widely recognized by the State of Israel, especially following the various operations in nearby Gaza during recent years. 

The government decided to take advantage of ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran’s rehabilitation experience and supported the expansion of the village’s in-patient rehabilitative wing into a full-service rehabilitation hospital.  Furthermore, ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran’s existing infrastructure of therapeutic facilities, skilled professionals and ongoing collaborations for rehabilitation advancement research with institutes of higher education across Israel and around the world made it an optimal choice for the establishment of the Harvey and Gloria Kaylie Rehabilitation Medical Center, southern Israel’s first-ever Rehabilitation Hospital. 

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