Mr Yosef Meystel
Yosef Meystel is a philanthropist with a deep commitment to the Illinois Jewish community, affiliated with a number of companies in and around Chicago. He holds an MBA from Indiana University South Bend. He began his career as an assistant administrator at Brightview Care Center in Chicago before going on to direct a 150-employee nursing home in Lincolnwood.
Meystel is the president of Aperion Care, a company running more than 40 nursing homes in Indiana and Illinois. Yosef Meystel didn’t only supervise the establishment of all 24 nursing homes across the Midwest, but he also organized all human resource and finance operations for each of the centers. With nearly two decades of experience in residential administration, Yosef Meystel possesses experience assisting people with finding homes for their loved ones.
In addition to leading Aperion Care, Yosef Meystel participates in multiple community organizations and public programs. He affiliates with the Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov, an elementary school for early childhood Jewish learning. The center is a member of the Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago. He belongs to the Agudath Israel of Illinois as well, and The Chicago Center for Torah and Chesed, a synagogue offering education, holiday celebrations, community involvement, and more.
Aging is a natural and irreversible physiological process, which varies from one individual to another. The process begins with birth and lasts until death. As an individual develops, so does the old one. These are two processes that take place simultaneously. A person can be increasingly wiser and mature, and at the same time more vulnerable and closer to death. Aging involves four processes: chronological aging, biological aging, psychological aging and social aging.
• Chronological aging is defined based on the number of years past the birth of a person.
• Biological aging refers to physical changes that slow down physical abilities and lead to a decline in organism's function over time.
• Psychological aging involves changes that relate to emotional processes, cognitive abilities, adaptability, perception, and personality traits.
• Social aging refers to changes in the roles and relationships of the individual / s of the old society in which they live.
There are different theories about aging, but Meystel reports on Bloomberg that it is scientifically proven that chronological aging is not the same as biological aging, which means that every human being is different. There is no possibility of influencing chronology from an individual perspective, but other aging processes depend greatly on the person, lifestyle, environmental impacts, genetic predispositions and other factors.
The nature of aging can be seen through primary and secondary aging. Primary or physiological aging is common and represents a physiologically-expected process that is determined by internal, biological factors that are inevitable and are the result of the ripening or flow of time. Secondary aging represents pathological aging, refers to progressive, irreversible damage and changes that are the result of external factors, including disease, environmental effects and behavior.
The concept of aging causes two basic negative connotations. One is decay, i.e. weakening, and the other is age. It is the last developmental period in the lifetime of the individual, which is defined according to the chronological age (after 65 years of age), according to social roles or status (retirement), or according to the functional status (degree of ability). Old age represents a period that is present in the development of an individual, regardless of gender, race or economic status and is defined by years of life. According to the Aperion Care, the old age comes after 65 years of age. According to Yosef Meystel criteria, the age is divided into three periods: the earlier age of 65-74, the middle age of 75 -84, the deep age of 85 years and over.