We are grateful to have received a Kettler Ping Pong table from the Table Tennis Charity Foundation. The foundation believes that anyone can play and it helps to “Cross Train Your Brian”. That statement was proven true Thursday, October 29 when our new table was delivered and the fun began right away! We had residents play who had not played in thirty years and one who never played. In just a few short minutes, one could see improvements in ability.
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Beth Sholom Village’s occupational and physical therapists are trained in helping each patient lead life as independently as possible.
Occupational therapists can help stroke survivors regain their strength to again engage in daily activities. Because a stroke may cause temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, a person who has suffered a stroke may have difficulty caring for himself or herself, such as in bathing, dressing, and managing a household or a job. Stroke can affect a person’s vision, memory, speech, and muscle strength, as well as his or her ability to drive a car safely and engage in daily activities. Our goal is to get residents back to performing their normal daily activities at as high a level as possible.
Local orthopedic surgeons regularly refer their hip and knee patients to Beth Sholom Village.
Our highly trained physical therapists are primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities, and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.
Paint Night is all the rage!
We have all seen advertisements for Paint Night with friends at restaurants or local bars. Our activity team thought, “why not here?” The Terrace living room was set up with a dozen easels and lots of paints! Emily Basto, who regularly instructs residents in various art mediums, walked the class through painting beautiful landscapes. The wine was enjoyed, and great art was made!
Volunteer of the Year!
Ingrid Silverman has been named the 2015 Adult Volunteer of the Year by the Virginia Health Care Association (VHCA). Over the past 33 years, Ingrid Silverman has spent nearly 10,000 hours volunteering at Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach. She began volunteering there in 1982 by routinely volunteering three days a week with her beloved husband, David. Although Ingrid’s volunteer regimen slowed down a bit 20 years ago when she suffered a stroke, which impaired her speech, eyesight, and balance, she didn’t stop volunteering. When asked how she does it, Ingrid has always replied, “How can you not do what you love?”
Ingrid, at 87 years old, is known for her cheery smile and warm greetings and has always been drawn to residents with cognitive difficulties. She spends a great deal of time on the specialized memory care unit taking residents for strolls, helping them with feeding and providing loving, compassionate companionship.
“She has made Beth Sholom Village her home and cared for our residents like family,” remarked Allison Whiteman, Beth Sholom’s activities director. Staff and residents alike look forward to having Ingrid in the building.
“I am humbled by Ingrid’s dedication to volunteering over all these years. She is truly an example to each of us about how to care for the most vulnerable among us,” said Keith Hare, President and CEO of VHCA. Mrs. Silverman was recognized at the annual VHCA/VCAL Awards Banquet, held this year in Hampton on September 30.
The Terrace is an outstanding assisted living center that includes 70 apartments with several floor plans to accommodate residents who enjoy assisted living.
Licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants are on duty around the clock. All residents may utilize the Rose Frances and Bernard Glasser Health and Wellness Center at Beth Sholom Home.
The Assisted Living Center has several activity centers, including a ceramics studio with kiln and a fine arts studio.
The library has a fireplace and large print books, as well as computers, printers, and high-speed networks.
A resident has varied options for enjoying meals. Three kosher meals are served each day, and every resident has access to our Club Room, open 24 hours with snacks and beverages.
The Terrace-Assisted Living – Floor Plans
The Sholom unit exists to offer those residents with advanced Alzheimer’s/Dementia a safe and comforting environment with reasonable stimulation and reassurance in order to maintain each resident’s self esteem. Our staff is empathetic and provides professional care for both our residents and their family member’s peace of mind.
The Home is a 120-bed facility for both skilled and long-term care. Private and semi-private rooms are available.
The Home has an Alzheimer’s unit with activities directed to the special needs of the Alzheimer’s resident.
Every resident receives round-the-clock care and three kosher meals per day. Assistance with dressing, feeding, and transferring is always available. Daily activities are scheduled around the patient’s ability and desires. We offer everything from Bingo to movies and manicures. The Home also has a beauty shop for resident use and is available by appointment.
Generations Home Health provides in-home, skilled medical care designed to competently meet important needs of our neighbors. Whether you are recovering from illness or injury, managing a chronic disease, or caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, Generations has the multi-disciplinary team that can ensure you achieve optimal health outcomes while in the comfort of your own home.
Learn more by calling us at 757-822-6991 and 1-866-205-0045 – or – by visiting our website www.genhhs.com today.