But anyone who questions whether NORC-SSPs make economic sense should look to Israel. The catalyst for its model, created by the nonprofit JDC-ESHEL and supported by the Israeli government and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, was simple research. With the elderly population soaring, the AJJDC compared the initial and annual costs of placing a senior in a nursing home with the costs of NORC services. The difference was dramatic: A nursing home spot for one senior required tens of thousands of dollars to build and maintain, while a NORC-SSP-style program — known in Israel as a “supportive community” — could be set up with a per-capita investment in the hundreds. Israel chose the vastly less expensive supportive community model over costly institutional care.
Supplier Product Identity Lot # % Asbestos by PLM % Asbestos by TEM Rio Tinto Minerals/Luzenac America Imperial 200 USP H10018 NAD NAD Rio Tinto Minerals/Luzenac America Imperial 250 USP H10018 NAD NAD Rio Tinto Minerals/Luzenac America Imperial 400 USP H06049-43 NAD NAD Rio Tinto Minerals/Luzenac America Olympic H USP H04018 NAD NAD Rio Tinto Minerals/Luzenac America Supreme H USP Lot 2 H09219-79 NAD NAD Rio Tinto Minerals/Luzenac America Supra H USP H10018 NAD NAD Rio Tinto Minerals/Luzenac America Suprafino H USP H6309-78 NAD NAD
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