J. Mandelson

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This paper describes the design of a distributed system built using Java that supports peer-to-peer communication among processes spread across a network. We identify the requirements of a software layer that supports distributed computing, and we propose a design that meets those requirements. Our primary concerns are (1) the identification, specification,(More)
Studies have shown that some elderly persons who suffer decline in activities of daily living (ADL) functioning experience an improvement. This phenomenon has been examined mainly among elderly persons in the community using summary ADL indices. This article examines functional improvement among 2,527 residents of institutions for semi-independent and frail(More)
This article describes actual UI prevalence and quality of care at Israeli LTC institutions for the elderly. The analysis is based on current regulatory data on 14,406 residents at 196 residential homes, and 8,278 patients at 159 hospitals for the chronically ill. It includes a calculation of summary indices of quality, the percentage of institutions with(More)
In 1992, Israel's Services for the Aged identified private institutions for the elderly operating illegally, which are notorious for poor quality. This article presents the findings of screening visits in 97 "pirate" institutions, as part of a plan to improve surveillance, and evaluates the outcomes as a measure of the effectiveness of intervention.(More)
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