Shoham Geriatric Medical Center, in collaboration with the Government Hospital Division of the Ministry of Health, invites you to join this open call for solutions that can address Pain in elderly populations.
Many elderly patients suffer from chronic pain as a result of chronic diseases, surgical operations, pressure sores and many other reasons. Pain can severely affect the quality of life of patients and their families. Current solutions for pain rely on the use of painkillers and opiates (narcotics), which cause unwanted side effects such as restlessness, delirium (a state of acute confusion), decreased level of consciousness and respiratory depression. Pain also has an adverse effect on caregivers, family members, and loved ones, who frequently experience mental burden and helplessness. Care providers and staff also experience a huge mental burden caused by the treatments they are required to give, as well as burnout.
Addressing pain without relying on medication will greatly improve the quality of life for healthy aging in older patients.
We are looking for innovative solutions to help address the following challenges:
Methods for early detection of onset of pain
Non-drug solutions for treatment of pain
Ways to effectively monitor treatment of pain
Effective methods for dealing with side-effects, particularly mental health aspects like Delirium
What we offer:
Shoham Geriatric Medical Center is open to research, observational studies, pilots and co-development.
Shoham Geriatric Medical Center is the only geriatric center in Israel covering the full spectrum of care for elderly patients. Shoham Geriatric Medical Center is offering access to KOLs, real data, fast-track Helsinki approval, and full support from internal personnel.
The Government Hospital Division of the Ministry of Health is offering the possibility of wider scale deployment to additional sites in Israel.
Who are we?
Shoham Geriatric Medical Center is the largest governmental geriatric center in Israel, and a recognized leader in the field of geriatrics. The center has a variety of active care wards - neurological rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, prolonged ventilation, subacute inpatient care, complex supportive geriatrics and chronic wards for mental exhaustion - all adapted to the unique needs of the elderly population.
Shoham has a multi-disciplinary professional team consisting of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, communication clinicians, nutritionists, and social works; all dedicated to the care of the elderly population.