Princeton Health Care Center (PHCC) is a Not for Profit, Skilled Nursing Facility. We are licensed to provide care to 120 residents and employ 164 dedicated team members. Our team continues to strive to be transparent with our residents, staff and our community throughout the Covid Pandemic.
Our team has continually monitored the rate of community spread Covid cases. Based on the increased rate of infections within our community, our team decided to suspend visitation on 10-21-20, as a precautionary measure. On 10-27-20 the decision was made to halt communal dining, also as a precautionary measure. We have continued throughout the Covid Pandemic to follow CDC guidelines and in fact have exceeded many of their recommendations. Our team has continued to utilize PPE including N-95 masks and eye protection.
Princeton Health Care Center currently has zero residents or employees with active Covid. The last case of Covid involving a resident or patient of Princeton Health Care Center was in August of 2020. Employees who had previously tested positive have recovered and returned to work, per CDC guidelines.
Biweekly testing of employees continues. Residents are tested weekly. In the event that anyone becomes symptomatic, immediate testing is completed and additional interventions are initiated.
Routine visitation remains suspended at this time. We continue to encourage loved ones to remain connected with our residents through phone calls, Skype video calls, window visits, cards and letters. We understand that additional visitation guidelines may soon be released by state health officials. Our team will communicate any changes as they occur.
Our residents and employees had the opportunity to receive the Covid-19 vaccinations on 12-17-20. The clinic was successful as we vaccinated 194 individuals. Some staff members reported minor, short term side effects which are common following any vaccine. There was no serious reaction or effects reported by employees or residents.
On 1-7-21 PHCC did a second Covid vaccine clinic. During the clinic our team administered 212 doses. Individuals that previously received their first vaccine completed the required Covid-19 vaccine series. There were several other individuals which received their first of the two vaccine doses that are needed to complete the Covid-19 vaccination series. Our PHCC team will be conducting a third vaccination clinic on or around 1-28-21.
There are currently many nursing homes in our County and state with COVID-19 outbreaks. Please pray for them, our residents and employees as we continue to fight this battle!
Stay well and God Bless!
Stefanie Compton, RN, BSHA, NHA