No one is immune to the effects of the coronavirus, but adults over the age of 65, especially those with chronic health conditions, are even more vulnerable. Because Princeton Health Care Center prioritizes the wellbeing of our residents over all other conveniences, we have temporarily closed our long-term care facility to visitors. We know that this is disappointing for both residents and their families. So we are filling our days with activities to combat loneliness and keep residents busy and connected to one another and our skilled nursing care staff.
Here are just a few of the things our residents will be doing during the shelter in place orders:
Video conference calls: We know how difficult it is to be away from your loved ones during such an uncertain time, and we are doing everything we can to help our residents to maintain their connections to spouses, children, grandchildren, and friends. Physical visits are prohibited at this time, but video conference calls allow for face-to-face interaction in real time. Families are encouraged to contact us to arrange for these calls.
Bingo! This favorite activity of resorts and cruise ships all over the world is a great way to pass the time at our skilled nursing care facility. Bingo is a game that is full of suspense but requires no previous experience of skill. Our residents are able to play from their doorways to maintain social distancing and to see who the lucky winner will be; it is always anyone’s game!
Talent shows and contests: Our residents came to us from many different backgrounds and walks of life, and they possess a wide array of knowledge and experiences. We may not be able to attend some of our regularly scheduled outings, but we can still enjoy special events such as talent shows and contests. The stakes are not high as the focus is on fun, but we still love to cheer each other on and see what wonderful things our residents have in store for us. There are always surprises!
Crafts projects: At Princeton Health Care Center, we love to see our residents infuse their rooms with their own personalities! We are combining our regular craft projects with a little bit of spring decorating, creating items to spruce up bedrooms and common spaces. We can’t wait to show them to you during your video conference or next in-person visit!
Social distancing can be lonely for many, especially during uncertain times. Our tight-knit community serves as a lifeline for some of the most vulnerable residents, keeping them safe but full of hope with anticipation of sunny days ahead! Call us today to learn how your loved ones can join us.