Beit Ofarim a national program
Ofarim program is a community based framework characterized by its intensive supervision and operating in two different complexes, while each of them contains two beautiful villas.
Complex A provides a high level security and intensive supervision to meet the needs of its residents experiencing difficulties in everyday functioning as well as emotional disorders.
Complex B provides high degree of independence combined with daily supervision to meet the needs of its residents characterized by high level functioning and emotional disorders.
The aims of the program:
To provide a unique rehabilitation framework for adults suffering from functioning difficulties resulting from decline in cognitive abilities combined with personality and organic disorders characterized by challenging behavior.
The first three months after the reception is the time for close observation and information collection from various social organizations in order to build a rehabilitation treatment program to meet the resident's needs and match his/her abilities.
The services offered to the residents:
Beit Ofarim program is a rehabilitation framework specially designed to suit the needs of its residents beginning with encouraging the primary ADL functioning, such as personal hygiene, bed making, dressing properly and so on, and more advanced skills, like using the community services.
Employment as continued functioning: preparation for employment within the voluntary military service, integration in sheltered workshops, supported employment and integration into free market. The program offers a variety of cultural and social leisure activities on the hostel territory and outside of it. Activities include integration in a social club in Ashdod. Leisure activities in Ofarim include a wide range of classes both within the program and in the community center. The residents go on day trips and fun days out, and once year for a few days
As part of the program, socialsexual education activities take place given by a third party (individually and in groups, according to a personal treatment plan adapted to each resident). In addition, there are treatment groups for focusing on interpersonal relations and communication, community integration and acquisition of the norms of behavior accepted in a society. Furthermore, there is a variety of workshops on various topics, such as the use of the community services as much as possible, developing primary and secondary ADL skills, as well as academic skills practice and more. The residents are guided by the program psychiatrist when needed.
The rehabilitation social worker sends the material to the local placement committee and the latter hands it over to the director of the program. After receiving of the material, a program representative will contact the community social worker to call an admission committee meeting. The committee meeting is attended by: the community social worker, the resident and the parents and/or guardian of the resident, and any other relevant
person involved in subsequent treatment.