Dear Residents and Family Members:

As the nation embraces a new norm of shelter in place, I wanted to bring you up to date on how the team here at Beth Sholom is responding to the challenge. We are now in day 11 of our Campus Wide Lockout to All Visitors. I’m proud to report that to date, not a single resident has been diagnosed with the coronavirus which tells us we are on the right path. Our screening procedures and efforts to limit access are having a positive impact on our facility. That means we need to remain as diligent as possible to reduce the risk for our patients and our staff. Please know that the ability to care for you loved ones requires a dedicated and healthy staff. The less we can expose each of them to the risks of coronavirus, the better we can serve your family members.

We know the steps we have taken to protect our residents are very difficult for many families. The desire to be with loved ones during uncertain times is strong, and we want you to know that we understand your concerns. Our leadership team and staff are here to answer any questions you may have and to offer comfort in knowing that we are doing our very best to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care they deserve. We are willing to set up video chats if you want to check in (you will find scheduling information on our website) and of course a call to a loved one is always appreciated. In an age when letter writing is out of fashion, may we encourage you to put your heart felt words on paper and to send it in. You would be amazed how it can lift the spirits of our residents.

I want to thank each of you for the patience and understanding you have shown to our staff. We have come to realize that caring and understanding are two of the best practices to overcome any obstacle.

To stay informed, please continue to check our information line at 804-421-5141, and our website for updates, www.bethsholomliving.org . If you would like to receive updates by email, contact us at communications@bslcc.org and provide your name, the name of your loved one and the building where they reside.

Please be safe and follow the CDC guidance of social distancing and frequent handwashing and self-isolation as much as possible.

Thank you,
Morris S. Funk
President and Chief Executive Officer