Sabar Health Ltd. was established in 2005. The company serves as the largest home hospital service in Israel and is considered the largest physician-based home hospital in the world, caring for about 700 patients at any point in time and about 4000 patients yearly. Sabar is continuously growing as there are no expansion boundaries and an endless need. Sabar Health’s care is offered nation-wide, to patients of all sectors, ethnic groups, religion and age groups. The unique model allows for patients and families to receive the services free of charge as costs are fully covered by the four national health funds. Dr. Sabar, the founder and chief medical officer is regarded as a national and international opinion leader in areas of palliative care, hospice services and home hospitalization in general.

Sabar health has a number of active home hospital wards:
• Home hospice ward
• Home rehabilitation ward: neurologic, orthopedic, de-conditioning
• Home Geriatric care ward
• Home chronic disease management ward
• Home complex wound treatment ward
• Home acute care ward
• Home psychiatry ward

Sabar Health’s professional staff is of 320 personnel, is meticulously recruited, trained and continuously monitored for medical excellence. Each patient is assigned a multi-disciplinary team of professionals that are available and on-call  24/7/365. The teams work is coordinated using a custom-made, cloud-based, electronic medical record system enabling full synchronization of the patient’s medical records.


Health care services around the world have to adapt to the changing needs of growing and aging population. Extensive international research has demonstrated that caring for elderly in their homes has both medical and economical benefits (Caplan et al. 2012; shepperd et al. 2009; Macintryre et al. 2002).  Enabling the patient to stay at home, in his natural environment, with his family, will enhance faster recovery without risking complications such as infection, malnutrition, loneliness, disorientation that may occur whilst being hospitalized (Krumholz et al. 2013). It is believed that home based health care services will reduce hospitalization days, cut health care costs, lower the overload in hospital wards and also encourage development of the medical industry to support home diagnosis and care.



We do everything possible to help people receive the medical care they are entitled to, in their natural environment – at home.

Dignity, and Compassion

We are attentive to the needs of the patients and their families in the holistic aspects of their wellbeing


We aspire to do what is best for our patients, families and the Sabar staff, through continuous listening and learning


We are available to our patients and families 24/7/365, nation-wide


We believe that transparency is a central value in building a professional relationship based on trust and respect

Team Work

We believe that fully coordinated holistic medical care provides a sense of security


Home hospitalization means a multi-disciplinary designated team that visits the patients on a regular and as need basis with 24/7/365 availability.

The teams compromises of doctors, nurse’s, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, speech therapists and dieticians. Each patient will be assigned a designated team and a case manager in accordance with diagnosis and needs, resulting in a tailored treatment plan.

We have seamless transfer of information and medical records via our proprietary electronic data system. A community and hospital liaison team connects Sabar Health with hospitals and health funds to enable continuum of care. As a nationwide service, we provide care to patients who live in all geographic regions, including densely populated urban centers and isolated communities located hours from populated hubs. Patients vary greatly across economic, religious and educational backgrounds. This challenge is met by a very culturally sensitive and diverse team.


•  Raise public and professional awareness
• Assist in utilization of rights from health funds and government bodies
• Provide multi-disciplinary care training to professionals in hospitals, medical and nursing schools and health funds
• Consult to the ministry of health, and other official bodies, on the issues of home based care and strategic health care planning


Home hospitalization requires a firm infrastructure that entails professional know-how and expertise, operational capabilities and supporting technology. Sabar Health has the proven ability and capacity to establish home hospitalization services based on the vast experience and knowledge accumulated throughout the years.

Sabar health offers a full tool package including:

Professional know-how and expertise – In addition to the excellent medical care given, the home setting requires additional specific know-how.

Specific professional training – training of staff to care for the relevant patient groups in a home setting. Training is performed both by personal guidance and mentorship as well as by a structured educational program in groups.

Working procedures – a major characteristic of home hospitalization is that the staff perform independent visits but still work as a team. Well establish working routines such as strict documentation procedures, bi-weekly team meetings, monthly regional meeting etc. are a must for proper treatment and synchronization of the multi-disciplinary staff members.

Treatment protocols for various conditions

Service specifications adapted for different patient groups including type of staff needed; visiting frequencies, on-call arrangements etc.

Recruitments and assignment of appropriate staff

Escalation model – mechanism to ensure professional support and correct handling of challenging cases within the staff and between the staff and the medical management team

Operational capabilities – huge organizational challenges are involved when caring for patients who live far and apart.

Staffing of a professional team to each patient –multiple parameters are taken into consideration when appointing a team to a patient. Such parameters include: availability of staff, geographic location, patient needs etc. Correct staffing is crucial for resource optimization.

Patient support center – 24/7 operating support center

Back office support – managing all practicalities: needs of the staff in form of: paper work, car arrangements, coordination of referrals, creating files to all the patients in the computerized system etc.

continuum of care – the flow of information between the different treating entities is crucial; hospital – home – community.


Computerized system – custom made cloud-based electronic medical records system, enabling the staff to access the information from anywhere and any time by their company tablets or smart phones

Monitoring technologies (Telemedicine) – integrated medical device system, monitoring patients vital signs, identifying patterns of possible deterioration and alarms in cases where any anomalous patterns are registered and reporting to the staff.

Multi-disciplinary designated team
doctors, nurses, social workers
Multi-disciplinary rehabilitation teams
doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and dieticians
Nation wide coverage
All sectors, ethnic, religious and age groups
Full medical continuity with the HMO's
Online transfer of information
Case Manager
Liasion between patient family and team members