Choosing the right senior care option can feel like an insurmountable challenge. However, for many folks in and around Princeton, WV, the choice is clear. Princeton Health Care Center has a reputation for compassion and competence. That reputation has been painstakingly built over the course of three decades, and as we approach our fortieth anniversary we are justifiably proud of the fact that we’ve given families and their loved ones the peace of mind that comes only with the highest standard of care.
Princeton Health Care Center admitted its first resident to its 120-bed facility in June 1981. At that time, our skilled nursing facility was owned by Princeton Memorial Hospital Company, an affiliate of Princeton Community Hospital (PCH). In 1989, Princeton Health Care Center designated 60 beds to a dementia care unit. This unit was the first of its kind in West Virginia and is still the largest and longest-serving dementia care unit in the state. In 2005, Princeton Health Care Center received Medicare certification, in addition to its previous West Virginia Medicaid certification, for all beds. During 2009, Princeton Memorial Hospital Company changed its name to Princeton Memorial Company, to reduce confusion with PCH, and became directly affiliated with the City of Princeton.
The vital care you or your loved one needs is largely provided on-site.
- Long-term care is at the heart of all we do; in and through this we address the therapeutic and daily needs of you or your loved one
- Physical therapy and occupational therapy build strength, dexterity, and mental acuity, while also helping seniors maintain their independence and happiness
- Speech therapy aids in recovery and rehabilitation after surgery, injury, or medical treatments that interfere with speech and swallowing
- Physician services are provided by our on-staff medical director and complement of skilled staff
- Social services are offered via social workers who assist and advocate for our residents
- Intravenous therapy allows for frequent and precise dosing of critical medications
- Nutritional consultants plan nutritious and delicious meals tailored to individual residents’ needs
- Pain management addresses pain at the source as part of our aim to preserve our residents’ psychological and physical well-being
- Respiratory care encompasses both diagnostics and treatment options for common respiratory ailments
- Wound management addresses complex and hard-to-heal wounds in order to restore health and function
- Hospice care that assists the transition from curing to caring, with a focus on the resident’s dignity, as well as their and their family’s emotional and spiritual well-being
An active life is a happy, fulfilling life. In addition to daily social activities and exercise, we hold special events for our residents. These include:
- An annual Thanksgiving luncheon
- Visits from Santa at Christmas
- Monthly spring and summer picnics for residents and their visitors
- Cultural performances at local arts venues
- Community outings for shopping, dining, sports, and fairs
- Second Wind Dreams, which fulfills residents’ activity-related wishes in conjunction with volunteers and Princeton Health Care Center staff; these dreams have been as simple as a new set of dentures, family reunions, motorcycle rides, beach vacations, or being reunited with long-lost relatives
Choosing the Right Senior Care Facility
At Princeton Health Care Center, our approach to resident care is like a chain, or a complex net, where many practitioners bring their disciplines and expertise to bear on our residents’ needs. From activities to patient care, we approach and care for our residents as individuals, tailoring everything we do with the aim of improving quality of life and well-being. If you’re trying to find the right senior care facility for yourself or someone you love, please reach out to us to see how we can help.