My father lived in Beit Tovei Ha’ir for just over 4 years. This was his first and only choice of where to live when he made Aliya at the age of 91 and he had no regrets. It’s the staff of Beit Tovei that makes all the difference. From the very first day, we were always greeted with warm smiles, and from day one he always felt the personal attention. If he were to miss a minyan in the morning, there was always someone going up to check on him to make sure he was alright.
During his last few months, as he was slowing down, the nursing and medical staff were always on top of things – knowing when to suggest he needs a hospital and knowing when he could do just as well (or better) at home. Over the last month of his life, I was in constant touch with both Ashira and Shosh, in order to determine the best route to take.
We paid for the extra nursing service run by Shosh. Even though she only worked officially 2 days a week, she took a personal interest in my father (and in all her patients) and was available to me 24/7. It was in her merit that my father got to spend his last days and weeks in the comfort of his home in Beit Tovei Ha’ir, as opposed to being hospitalized, and I was able to be with him up to and thru the end. We both saw his deterioration, but she was able to inform me about how close the end actually was. This allowed all my children to have one last successful visit with my father, when he actually knew and recognized that they were all there. This is what he lived for – to see his family. And thanks mainly to Shosh and Ashira, he got to enjoy all of us right up until the end.
I was very happy with both the staff of doctors and nurses employed by Beit Tovei. This made my life a lot easier, knowing the care he could get there without having to shlep him out to see his own doctor. In conclusion, I just wanted to give my personal thank you to you and the entire staff of Beit Tovei Ha’ir who, simply said, gave my father the zechut of living out his life’s dream of living in Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh.