TIMELY UPDATES ON COVID-19

 

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Update, February 26, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remains our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
We currently have no COVID-19 positive Residents, and no COVID positive staff. Regular testing will
continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The
nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.
We are now able to schedule indoor visits with our residents. These visits will take place in a designated
area unless your loved one is in a private room where the visit would be allowed. Visits are limited to
one hour, only two visitors at once with the resident and must be scheduled in advance. Visitor
appointments can be made with our social worker, Grecy Macaro who can be reached at 609-924-9000
ext. 206 or via email @ gmacaro@princetoncarecenter.com. Since we are limited on how many visits
we can allow, appointments are on a first come, first serve basis.
Visitors can visit with our residents only if the resident is asymptomatic and COVID-19 negative or
COVID-19 recovered. Visitors will need to sign informed consent forms and agree to a Rapid COVID-19
test or provide a negative COVID-19 result that was done within three days of the visit.
Please be aware that if there is a confirmed case of COVID -19 in the facility for either resident or staff,
all scheduled indoor visits will have to be cancelled for 14 days. If the NJDOH COVID-19 Activity Level
Index (CALI) is HIGH, all scheduled indoor visits will be cancelled as well.
We can also schedule window visits on the first floor. These visits will be scheduled on a first come/ first
basis. Please contact our activities director, Susan Hill at s.hill@princetoncarecenter.com for more
details.
We can also now allow packages to be dropped off at the facility at the reception desk between the
hours of 8:30am to 8:30pm.
Next week, we will be starting communal dining and activities in small groups. This will be same process
as was done prior (see reopening plan on our website). We hope this will increase our resident’s overall
quality of life.
We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 03/3/21 at 3pm. This gives us the opportunity to
give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of
time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09
I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and
your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to
motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, February 24, 2021

I wanted to update everyone on the status of indoor visits at Princeton Care Center.

We are now able to schedule indoor visits with our residents. These visits will take place in a designated area unless your loved one is in a private room where the visit would be allowed. Visits are limited to one hour, only two visitors at once with the resident, and must be scheduled in advance. Visitor appointments can be made with our social worker, Grecy Macaro who can be reached at 609-924-9000 ext. 206 or via email @ gmacaro@princetoncarecenter.com. Since we are limited on how many visits we can allow, appointments are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Visitors can visit with our residents only if the resident is asymptomatic and COVID-19 negative or COVID-19 recovered. Visitors will need to sign informed consent forms and agree to a Rapid COVID-19 test or provide a negative COVID-19 result that was done within three days of the visit.

Please be aware that if there is a confirmed case of COVID -19 in the facility, all scheduled indoor visits will have to be canceled for 14 days. If the NJDOH COVID-19 Activity Level Index is HIGH, all scheduled indoor visits will be canceled as well.

We can also now allow packages to be dropped off at the facility at the reception desk between the hours of 8:30am to 8:30pm.
We hope that these visits will add to the overall quality of life for our residents.

Thank you very much,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, February 20, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We currently have no COVID-19 positive Residents, and our 1 positive staff member was cleared to return to work this week, leaving no COVID positive staff. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

PCC is currently in Phase 0. Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits are canceled for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents. End-of-Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue. You will be made aware of where the visit will take place inside the facility when your visit is scheduled with the Social worker.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents.

As we move closer to qualifying for Phase 1, I wanted to discuss the next step in reopening the facility. As I stated earlier, we are currently in PHASE 0. After 28 Covid-19 free days, we will be out of outbreak status and we can reapply to move to PHASE 1 once again. The estimated 28th COVID free day is March 5th. On that date, if everything goes well, I can submit the proper information to the Department of Health and once we get approval, we can move to Phase 1.

In Phase 1 we can:

Allow packages to be dropped off at the facility, including laundry if the family

chooses to do so.

2. We can allow visits through the window on the first floor and then once its warmer

we can go back to having scheduled visits outside.

3. We can have limited communal meals and limited group activities for the residents.

I have been asked if the limitations will change since the majority of our residents have been vaccinated with the two step COVID-19 vaccine. The DOH has not issued any orders changing regulations for facilities who have received the vaccine.

The 3rd and final COVID-19 19 vaccine clinic was held on Tuesday, February 16th. There are no reports of significant side effects to date.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 02/24/21 at 3pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, February 12, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remains our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We currently have no COVID positive residents in our facility. We have one COVID positive staff member, who is in quarantine at home per CDC guidelines. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

PCC is currently in Phase 0. Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits are cancelled for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents. End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue. You will be made aware of where the visit will take place inside the facility when your visit is scheduled with the Social worker.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions as we move closer qualifying for Phase One.

The 3rd COVID vaccination clinic is tentatively scheduled for February 16th, 2021 10am to 4pm. This will be the final clinic. We will update you of any changes.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 02/17/21 at 3pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, February 8, 2021

Hope everyone is doing well,

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our facility and ensure we are taking all the precautionary measures to avoid any risks. I wanted to update everyone on the status of COVID at the facility. From last week’s employee testing, we received the test result which showed that one of our staff has tested positive. The staff member was notified of the positive COVID test, is asymptomatic, and will quarantine as per CDC guidelines. We currently have one COVID-19 positive staff member. We have 0 COVID positive residents at the facility.

 

Thank you.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, February 5, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We currently have no COVID-positive residents in our facility. Our one COVID positive staff member was cleared to return to work, leaving no COVID positive staff. I wanted to thank the staff for all their hard work and dedication. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

PCC is currently in Phase 0.  Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are canceling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents.  End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue. You will be made aware of where the visit will take place inside the facility when your visit is scheduled with the Social worker.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions as we move closer to qualifying for Phase one.

The 3rd COVID vaccination clinic is tentatively scheduled for February 16th, 2021 10 am to 4 pm. This will be the final clinic. We will update you of any changes.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 02/10/21 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

 I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 31, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
I am pleased to tell you that our last COVID positive resident was discharged from isolation today 01-31-
2021, leaving no COVID positive residents in the facility. I wanted to thank the staff for all their hard
work and dedication. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set
by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family
member has a positive result.
We currently have one COVID-19 positive staff members, who are out on quarantine and is asymptomatic.
PCC is currently in Phase 0. Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are
canceling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will
continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents. End of Life Visits,
Compassionate Care Visits and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue. You will be made aware of
where the visit will take place inside the facility when your visit is scheduled with the Social worker.
We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for
all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these
restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being

persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions
after the current outbreak is resolved.
The second COVID vaccine clinic was held on January 26th, 2021, and proceeded proficiently. So far, we
have had no significant concerns from staff or residents regarding side effects.
The 3rd clinic date is tentatively scheduled for February 16th, 2021 10 am to 4 pm. We will update you on
any changes.
We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 02/03/21 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to
give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of
time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09
I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and
your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to
motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.
Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

Update, January 24, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We currently have four COVID-19 positive residents in the facility. Fortunately, two of our residents were discharged from our COVID-19 unit and are doing well. All others are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID-19 units as per CDC guidelines. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

From last week’s employee testing, we received the test result which showed that one more of our staff has tested positive. The staff member was notified of the positive COVID test, is asymptomatic, and will quarantine as per CDC guidelines. We currently have two COVID-19 positive staff members, which includes the one new positive COVID -19 staff member. who are out on quarantine and are asymptomatic.

PCC is currently in Phase 0. Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are canceling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents. End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions after the current outbreak is resolved.

The second Covid-19 vaccine clinic is scheduled for January the 26th 10 am to 4 pm for residents and staff. Residents and staff who received the first dose of the vaccine prior will receive the 2nd dose. To date, we have no residents requiring the first dose. However, we have staff who require the 1st dose. Residents will be monitored closely post-vaccine administration for symptoms. We have medication readily available for anaphylactic treatment if needed.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 1/27/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 19, 2021

Hope everyone is doing well,

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and ensure we are taking all the precautionary measures to avoid any risks.

I wanted to update everyone on the status of COVID-19 at the facility. Based on testing conducted this week, one more of our residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, two of our residents were discharged from our COVID-19 unit and are doing well. We currently have six COVID-19 positive residents which include the one new COVID-19 positive resident. All current COVID-19 positive residents are asymptomatic. The resident’s families and their physicians were notified of the positive COVID-19 tests.

We have one COVID-19 positive staff member who is still out on quarantine and is asymptomatic.

Thank you.

 

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

Update, January 19, 2021

Hope everyone is doing well,

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and ensure we are taking all the precautionary measures to avoid any risks.

I wanted to update everyone on the status of COVID-19 at the facility. Based on testing conducted last week, three more of our residents have tested positive for COVID-19. We currently have 7 COVID-19 positive residents which include the three new COVID-19 positive residents. All current COVID-19 positive residents are asymptomatic. The resident’s families and their physicians were notified of the positive COVID-19 tests.

 

One staff member that was tested last week is positive for COVID-19 and is out on quarantine.

 

Thank you.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 17, 2021

Hope everyone is doing well,

 

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and ensure we are taking all the precautionary measures to avoid any risks.

I wanted to update everyone on the status of COVID-19 at the facility. We conducted testing for residents on 1/11/2021 and we received the test result on 1/17/2021 which showed that one more

of our residents has tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, 13 of our residents were discharged from our COVID-19 unit and are doing well. We currently have four COVID-19 positive residents

which include the one new positive COVID-19 positive resident. The resident’s family and their physicians were notified of the positive COVID-19 test.

One more staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is out on quarantine. One staff member was cleared to return to work, leaving one COVID-19 positive staff member.

Thank you.

 

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 15, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We currently have sixteen COVID-19 positive residents. One of the COVID-19 positive residents was hospitalized on 1/14/2021. All others are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID-19 units as per CDC guidelines. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result. We have one COVID-19 positive staff member out on quarantine.

PCC is currently in Phase 0. Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are canceling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents. End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions after the current outbreak is resolved.

We have received the date for the next COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic which will be held on January 26, 2021, from 10 am to 3 pm. The 2nd dose of the vaccine will be administered to all residents and staff who received the 1st dose of the vaccine. The 1st dose will be made available for those who did not receive the 1st dose of the vaccine. The third vaccine clinic date will be on February 16th from 10 am to 4 pm and will be the final clinic.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 1/20/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season. I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 14, 2021

Hope everyone is doing well,

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and ensuring we are taking all the precautionary measures to avoid any risks.

I wanted to update everyone on the status of COVID-19 at the facility. We conducted testing for residents on 1/11/2021 and we received the test result on 1/13/2021 which showed that two more of our residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, one of our residents has passed away. We currently have seventeen COVID-19 positive residents which include two new positive covid residents. The resident’s families and their physicians were notified of the positive COVID-19 tests.

We have one COVID-19 positive staff member out on quarantine.

Thank you.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 13, 2021

I wanted to update everyone on the status of COVID-19 at the facility. We currently have sixteen COVID-19 positive residents. One COVID-19 positive resident was readmitted from the hospital, while two COVID-19 positive residents were cleared from isolation. Unfortunately, two of our residents have passed away. Two of our COVID-19 staff were cleared to return to work, leaving one COVID-19 positive staff member out on quarantine.

Some family members have requested a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document to answer questions about COVID-19 care at our facility. I will be sending out this document shortly. 

Thank you.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 8, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We conducted testing for residents on 1/6/2021 and we received the test result on 1/8/2021 which showed that three more of our residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The resident’s families and their physicians were notified of the positive COVID-19 test. Three of our COVID -19 positive residents are displaying mild symptoms while the rest are asymptomatic. All are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID-19 units as per CDC guidelines. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

We currently have nineteen COVID-19 positive residents.  One of our COVID-19 positive staff was cleared to return to work on 1/4/2021. One of our staff members tested positive on 1/8/2021 via rapid testing.  Currently, we have three COVID-19 positive staff members.  They are quarantined at home following CDC guidelines. Due to the number of new positive cases, we have designated the 1st floor as a second COVID-19 unit, along with the unit on the 2nd floor.

PCC is currently in Phase 0.  Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are canceling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents.  End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions after the current outbreak is resolved.

On 1/5/2021, we had our first COVID-19 Vaccine clinic. The first dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine was administered to consenting residents and staff at our facility. I had previously announced a tentative date for the second clinic as February 16, 2021. However, we have contacted CVS pharmacy for confirmation since the date of February 16th is not within the guidelines of when the vaccine is recommended for the second dose to be administered. We will update you when we receive communication about an earlier date.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 1/13/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season.  I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

Update, January 7, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

The last weekly testing for residents was on 1/4/2021 and we received the test result on 1/6/2021 which showed that ten more of our residents have tested positive for COVID-19. One of our COVID-19 positive residents was discharged to the hospital on 1/6/21. The resident’s families and their physicians were notified of the positive COVID-19 test. Three residents are displaying mild symptoms while the rest are asymptomatic. All are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID-19 units as per CDC guidelines. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

We currently have sixteen COVID-19 positive residents.  One of our COVID-19 staff was cleared to return to work on 1/4/2021, leaving two COVID-19 positive staff members out on quarantine. Due to the number of new positive cases, we have designated the 1st floor as a second COVID-19 unit, along with the unit on the 2nd floor.

PCC is currently in Phase 0.  Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are canceling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents.  End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions after the current outbreak is resolved.

On 1/5/2021, we had our first COVID-19 Vaccine clinic. The first dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine was administered to consenting residents and staff at our facility. I had previously announced a tentative date for the second clinic as February 16, 2021. However, CVS pharmacy has communicated that the clinic will be moved to an earlier date. I will update everyone when the new date is announced.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 1/13/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season.  I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, January 6, 2021

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

The last weekly testing for residents was on 1/4/2021 and we received the test result on 1/6/2021 which showed that four of our residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The resident’s families were notified of the positive COVID-19 test. All residents are asymptomatic and are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID-19 unit as per CDC guidelines. Those residents who were in contact with those residents who have tested positive were tested via the rapid test. The other residents were tested this week with no positive results. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result. We are in the process of doing contact tracing.

We currently have seven COVID-19 positive residents. One of our COVID-19 positive residents was discharged earlier this week. One of our COVID-19 positive staff was cleared to return to work. 1/4/2021, leaving two COVID-19 positive staff members who are still out on quarantine. PCC is currently in Phase 0. Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are canceling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents. End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions after the current outbreak is resolved.

On 1/5/2021, we had our first COVID-19 Vaccine clinic. The first dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine was administered to consenting residents and staff at our facility. The date for the second COVID-19 Vaccine clinic is tentatively scheduled for February 16, 2021.

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season. I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 31, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remains our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

The last weekly testing was on 12-28-2020 and we received the test result on 12-31-2020 which showed that two of our residents tested positive for COVID. The resident’s families were notified of the positive COVID test. Both residents are asymptomatic and are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID unit as per CDC guidelines. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

We currently have three COVID positive staff and four COVID positive residents. PCC is currently in Phase 0. Due to the increase in COVID positive residents in the facility, we are cancelling Indoor Resident/Family Window Visits for the time being. The activities department will continue to accommodate requests for Skype/ZOOM calls for our residents. End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue.

We also need to restrict dropping off packages (including food deliveries and laundry) to the facility for all residents. No deliveries will be accepted at the facility for the time being. I understand that these restrictions are a hardship for our residents. However, our experiences have shown that by being persistent we are able to curb the spread of COVID to our residents. We will reassess these restrictions after the current outbreak is resolved.

The Covid-19 Vaccine will be administered to consenting residents and staff onsite at Princeton Care Center.

The date for Clinic #1 is January 5, 2021.

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Clinic Site: 3rd Floor Cafe

Dates for Clinics #2 and #3 to be announced.

Process:

Clinic #1: 1st dose of vaccine to be administered to Residents and staff.

Clinic #2: 2nd dose will be administered to all residents and staff who received the 1st dose of the vaccine. The 1st dose will be made available for those who did not receive the 1st dose of the vaccine.

Clinic #3: 2nd dose of the vaccine will be administered to all consenting staff and residents who received the 1st dose of the vaccine during clinics #1 and #2. This will be the final clinic date.

Participants will receive a vaccine 8 minutes apart and will be required to wait for observation 15 minutes after the dose. The clinic will be setup on the 3rd floor to provide for Social Distancing.

Participants:

a. Will be required to wear a face mask.

b. All will have their temperature check prior to the vaccine.

c. Area will be sanitized in between vaccination.

Facility staff will be present to assist the immunizer from CVS pharmacy.

Residents will be closely assessed/monitored after receiving the vaccine for 48 hours by a nurse.

Family members have requested the Director of Nursing and the Assistance Director of Nursing’s email address. They are jsmall@princetoncarecenter.com, bjha@princetoncarecentercom. Our social worker Grecy Macaro’s email address is gmacaro@princetoncarecenter.com .

You can look at additional resources at:

https://www.omnicare.com/covid-19-vaccine-resource

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 1/6/2021 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09s

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season. I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 30, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remains our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

The last weekly testing was on 11-30-2020 and we received the test result on 12-3-2020 which showed that two of our residents tested positive for COVID. The resident’s families were notified of the positive COVID test. Both residents are asymptomatic and are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID unit as per CDC guidelines. The other residents were tested this week with no positive results. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

The Covid-19 Vaccine will be administered to consenting residents and staff onsite at Princeton Care Center.

The date for Clinic #1 is January 5, 2021.

Hours: 10am to 4pm

Clinic Site: 3rd Floor Cafe

Dates for Clinics #2 and #3 to be announced.

Process:

Clinic #1: Initial dose of Vaccine to be administered to Residents and staff.

Clinic #2: 2nd dose will be administered to all residents and staff who received the 1st dose of the vaccine.

The 1st dose will be made available for those who did not receive the 1st dose of the vaccine.

Clinic #3: 2nd dose of the Vaccine will be administered to all consenting staff and residents who

received the vaccine during clinics #1 and #2. This will be the final clinic date.

Participants will receive a vaccine 8 minutes apart and will be required to wait for observation 15 minutes after the dose.

Clinic will be set up on the 3rd floor to provide for Social Distancing.

Participants:

a. Will be required to wear a face mask.

b. All will have their temperature check prior to the vaccine.

c. Area will be sanitized in between vaccination.

Facility staff will be present to assist the immunizer from CVS pharmacy.

Residents will be closely assessed/monitored after receiving the vaccine for 48 hours by a nurse.

Some of you requested the Director of nursing and the assistant director of nursing email address. jsmall@princetoncarecenter.com, bjha@princetoncarecentercom, or to our social worker Grecy Macaro at gmacaro@princetoncarecenter.com .

You can look at additional resources at:

https://www.omnicare.com/covid-19-vaccine-resource

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season. I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 29, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
From the weekly testing on 12/23/2020, we received the test result on 12/29/2020 which showed that
one of our staff has tested positive. The staff member was notified of the positive COVID test, is
asymptomatic, and will quarantine as per CDC guidelines. All residents were tested last week with no
positive results. Weekly testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by
the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member
has a positive result. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care
Giver Visits are allowed to continue, along with limited group activities and meals.
We received confirmation for the first COVID vaccine dose to be administered on 1/5/2021 for
residents and staff. The vaccine will be administered in the facility by the CVS pharmacy. You will receive
another update shortly detailing the process.
I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your
kind words and encouragement sustain us during this challenging time. We remain hyper-vigilant and
will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 25, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
From the weekly testing on 12/23/2020, we received the test result on 12/25/2020 which showed that
one of our staff has tested positive. The staff member was notified of the positive COVID test, is
asymptomatic, and will quarantine as per CDC guidelines. All residents were tested last week with no
positive results. Weekly testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by
the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member
has a positive result. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care
Giver Visits are allowed to continue, along with limited group activities and meals.
We received confirmation for the first COVID vaccine dose to be administered on 1/5/2021 for
residents and staff. The vaccine will be administered in the facility by CVS pharmacy. You will receive
another update next week detailing the process.
I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your
kind words and encouragement sustain us during this challenging time. We remain hyper-vigilant and
will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.
Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

Update, December 23, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We have been conducting weekly COVID tests on our staff. The last weekly testing was on 12-17-2020 and we received the test result on 12-21-2020 which showed that one of our staff has tested positive for COVID. The staff member was notified of the positive COVID test, is asymptomatic, and will quarantine as per CDC guidelines. All residents were tested last week with no positive results. Weekly testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue, along with limited group activities and meals.

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone and your kind words and encouragement sustain us during this challenging time. We remain hyper-vigilant and will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.

All the best

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 18, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

As of 12/14/20, we have concluded with Rapid COVID Testing as mandated by Executive Order 20-033. This order mandated Princeton Care Center to administer scheduled Rapid COVID tests to our staff, visitors and residents who leave the facility. We have resumed weekly testing for residents and staff and will continue the screening process for visitors following the guidelines set by the Department of Health.

Our two long term care COVID positive residents completed their quarantine and have transferred back to their regular rooms. I wanted to thank our staff for their hard work, dedication, and determination to keep our residents safe and healthy.

We admitted two COVID-positive residents this week. The residents tested positive outside of our facility and need to complete 6 more days of quarantine at our facility. The residents are asymptomatic and are quarantining in our separate COVID unit. The other residents were tested this week with no positive results. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

PCC is now in Phase 0. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue. However, due to the positive residents, we are canceling the limited communal meals and activities until further notice.

In order to proceed back to Phase One, we need to be COVID free for 28 days, along with the following, which we are prepared for;

That we have an Outbreak plan in place that meets the guidelines set by the DOH.

That we have a proper PPE stockpile.

That we meet the guidelines for having an Infection Control Officer in the facility.

And that we are compliant with testing and reporting protocols

Starting this week, we are offering visits that will be held via telephone in front of the window to the left of the main entrance. An area has been created for that purpose and will ensure that visits can continue safely as the weather turns colder. Visits will continue to be scheduled on a first-come/ first basis. Please contact our activities director, Susan Hill, at s.hill@princetoncarecenter.com for more details.

The Department of Health issued new Guidance for Holiday Visitation. The DOH strongly recommends against families taking residents out of facilities for holiday celebration events or gatherings. The CDC has reported that a significant driver of the recent case increases is small family gatherings, and they recommend that individuals at increased risk for severe illness from COVID avoid in-person gatherings with individuals with whom they don’t live.

If a family insists on taking a resident home for a gathering, the resident must quarantine in the facility for 14 days upon return. If the resident has a private room, they are allowed to quarantine in that room. If the resident has a roommate, then that resident must quarantine in a separate room. Our policy states that if you are planning to take a resident out of the facility, you must make the reservation with Grecy Macaro 36 hours before the resident leaves the facility. These accommodations are based on whether we have a separate room available when the resident returns to the facility. If a resident leaves without a reservation, the resident may not be guaranteed readmittance to the facility at the end of the visit.

I strongly recommend that you do not take a resident home for a visit. It seems like a great risk. However, if you do, we will do our best to accommodate. You can contact Grecy Macaro for more information.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 12/23/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season. I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 16, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
I wanted to update everyone on the status of our COVID unit. Our two long term care COVID positive
residents completed their quarantine and will be transferred back to their regular rooms today. I wanted
to thank our staff for their hard work, dedication, and determination to keep our residents safe and
healthy.
We admitted two COVID-positive residents this week. The residents tested positive outside of our facility
and need to complete 6 more days of quarantine at our facility. The residents are asymptomatic and are
quarantining in our separate COVID unit.
We currently have no COVID positive staff. We continue to test our residents and staff per Department
of Health guidelines. You will be contacted by our staff only if your family member has a positive result.
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season. I am grateful for your understanding and
continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement
sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an
exceptional quality of life for our residents.
Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

Update, December 14, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

This weekend, Princeton Care Center’s enrollment application for the COVID-19 Vaccine was approved.
We have partnered with CVS pharmacy to distribute the COVID-19 Vaccine at our facility. The vaccine
will be made available our residents, staff and to a limited number of our staff’s family members. At this
time, taking the vaccine is at will and not mandatory. The vaccine is free of charge although you are
required to sign a consent form and give insurance information in order to receive the vaccine. Our staff
will be contacting the responsible parties of our residents Final protocols have not been issued and all
information is subject to change. I will send updated as more information becomes available.

Thank you very much.
Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 11, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

As per Executive Order 20-033 (please see attached) we are continuing with the Rapid COVID Testing. This order mandated Princeton Care Center to administer scheduled Rapid COVID tests to our staff, visitors, and residents who leave the facility. This order is in effect until 12/14/20. If you are scheduled for indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits, you must be tested before entering the building. Please speak to Grecy Macaro for details. Once we have concluded the rapid testing on 12-14-2020 we will resume weekly testing for residents and staff and will continue the screening process for visitors following the guidelines set by the Department of Health.   

Currently, we are monitoring those two residents who are in quarantine as a result of their positive COVID test from the week of 12-03-20. The resident’s families were notified of the positive COVID test and are kept up to date on the resident’s condition. Both residents continue to be asymptomatic and are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID unit as per CDC guidelines. The other residents were tested this week with no positive results. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

PCC is now in Phase 0. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue. However, due to the positive residents, we are canceling the limited communal meals and activities until further notice.

In order to proceed back to Phase One, we need to be COVID free for 28 days, along with the following, which we are prepared for;

That we have an Outbreak plan in place that meets the guidelines set by the DOH.

That we have a proper PPE stockpile.

That we meet the guidelines for having an Infection Control Officer in the facility.

And that we are compliant with testing and reporting protocols

Starting this week, we are offering visits that will be held via telephone in front of the window to the left of the main entrance.  An area has been created for that purpose and will ensure that visits can continue safely as the weather turns colder. Visits will continue to be scheduled on a first-come/ first basis. Please contact our activities director, Susan Hill, at s.hill@princetoncarecenter.com for more details.

The Department of Health issued new Guidance for Holiday Visitation. The DOH strongly recommends against families taking residents out of facilities for holiday celebration events or gatherings. The CDC has reported that a significant driver of the recent case increases is small family gatherings, and they recommend that individuals at increased risk for severe illness from COVID avoid in-person gatherings with individuals with whom they don’t live.

If a family insists on taking a resident home for a gathering, the resident must quarantine in the facility for 14 days upon return. If the resident has a private room, they are allowed to quarantine in that room. If the resident has a roommate, then that resident must be quarantined in a separate room. Our policy states that if you are planning to take a resident out of the facility, you must make the reservation with Grecy Macaro 36 hours before the resident leaves the facility. These accommodations are based on whether we have a separate room available when the resident returns to the facility. If a resident leaves without a reservation, the resident may not be guaranteed readmittance to the facility at the end of the visit.

I strongly recommend that you do not take a resident home for a visit. It seems like a great risk. However, if you do, we will do our best to accommodate. You can contact Grecy Macaro for more information.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 12/16/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.  I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update, December 4, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

This week we received Executive Order 20-033 (please see attached). This order mandated Princeton Care Center to give scheduled Rapid COVID tests to our staff, visitors, and residents who leave the facility. This order is in effect until 12/14/20. If you are scheduled for indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits, you must be tested before entering the building. Please speak to Grecy Macaro for details. Once we have concluded the rapid testing on 12-14-2020 we will resume weekly testing. 

The last weekly testing was on 11-30-2020 and we received the test result on 12-3-2020 which showed that one of our residents tested positive for COVID.  On 12-03-20 because of the Rapid COVID tests, another resident tested positive. The resident’s families were notified of the positive COVID test. Both residents are asymptomatic and are currently in quarantine in our separate COVID unit as per CDC guidelines. The other residents were tested this week with no positive results. Regular testing will continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result.

PCC is now in Phase 0. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue. However, due to the positive residents, we are canceling the limited communal meals and activities until further notice.

In order to proceed back to Phase One, we need to be COVID free for 28 days, along with the following, which we are prepared for;

That we have an Outbreak plan in place that meets the guidelines set by the DOH.

That we have a proper PPE stockpile.

That we meet the guidelines for having an Infection Control Officer in the facility. 

And that we are compliant with testing and reporting protocols

Starting this week, we are offering visits that will be held via telephone in front of the window to the left of the main entrance.  An area has been created for that purpose and will ensure that visits can continue safely as the weather turns colder. Visits will continue to be scheduled on a first-come/ first basis. Please contact our activities director, Susan Hill, at s.hill@princetoncarecenter.com for more details.

The Department of Health issued new Guidance for Holiday Visitation. The DOH strongly recommends against families taking residents out of facilities for holiday celebration events or gatherings. The CDC has reported that a significant driver of the recent case increases is small family gatherings, and they recommend that individuals at increased risk for severe illness from COVID avoid in-person gatherings with individuals with whom they don’t live.

If a family insists on taking a resident home for a gathering, the resident must quarantine in the facility for 14 days upon return. If the resident has a private room, they are allowed to quarantine in that room. If the resident has a roommate, then that resident must be quarantined in a separate room. Our policy states that if you are planning to take a resident out of the facility, you must make the reservation with Grecy Macaro 36 hours before the resident leaves the facility. These accommodations are based on whether we have a separate room available when the resident returns to the facility. If a resident leaves without a reservation, the resident may not be guaranteed readmittance to the facility at the end of the visit.

I strongly recommend that you do not take a resident home for a visit. It seems like a great risk. However, if you do, we will do our best to accommodate. You can contact Grecy Macaro for more information.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 12/9/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday season.  I am grateful for your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

Update- November 27, 2020

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remains our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

 

This week, on 11/19, we were inspected by the Department of Health. They focused on our infection control program and our responses to COVID. I am proud to tell you that we were found to be compliant with all regulations and no deficiencies were issued. I would like to thank the staff at Princeton Care Center for all their hard work and dedication. I am honored to lead such an amazing group of employees. As we have come through this demanding experience, our team members are expressing a strong sense of pride and purpose for rising to the occasion and working together to keep our residents safe during such a challenging time.

 

We have been conducting weekly testing on our staff.  We have no further positive staff case since 11-11-2020. Residents who were tested this week as of today’s communication results received are all negative and residents remain asymptomatic. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result. The residents will continue to be tested weekly until we reach twenty-eight COVID-free days.

 

Due to the positive staff member that tested 11-11-2020, PCC is now in Phase 0. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue, along with limited group activities and meals.

In order to proceed back to Phase One, we need to be COVID free for 28 days, along with the following, which we are prepared for;

That we have an Outbreak plan in place that meets the guidelines set by the DOH.

That we have proper PPE stockpile.

That we meet the guidelines for having an Infection Control Officer in the facility.

And that we are compliant with testing and reporting protocols.

 

The Department of Health issued new Guidance for Holiday Visitation. The DOH strongly recommends against families taking residents out of facilities for holiday celebration events or gatherings. The CDC has reported that a significant driver of the recent case increases is small family gatherings and they recommend that individuals at increases risk for severe illness from COVID avoid in-person gatherings with individuals with whom they don’t live. If a family insists on taking a resident home for a gathering, the resident must quarantine in the facility for 14 days. If the resident has a private room, they can quarantine in that room. If the resident has a roommate, then that resident must quarantine in a separate room. Our policy states that if you are planning to take a resident out of the facility, you must make the reservation with to Grecy Macaro 36 hours before the resident leaves the facility. These accommodations are on based on whether we have a separate room available when the resident comes back. If a resident leaves the facility without a reservation, the resident may not be guaranteed readmittance to the facility at the end of the visit.

 

I strongly recommend that you do not take a resident home for a visit. It seems like a great risk. However, if you do, we will do our best to accommodate. You can contact Grecy Macaro for more information.

As the weather turns colder, we continue to assess our Outdoor Visitation Program. We are developing a visitation area on the first floor where the resident and visitor can meet safely, with the resident remaining inside, while the visitor remains stays outside. I will update everyone shortly as we complete this arrangement.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 12/2/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

Passcode: U4DHY1

Meeting ID: 810 8460 7605

 

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

 

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

November 20, 2020 — Update

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
This week, on 11/19, we were inspected by the Department of Health. They focused on our infection
control program and our responses to COVID. I am proud to tell you that we were found to be compliant
with all regulations and no deficiencies were issued (please see attached). I would like to thank the staff
at Princeton Care Center for all of their hard work and dedication. I am honored to lead such an amazing
group of employees. As we’ve come through this demanding experience, our team members are
expressing a strong sense of pride and purpose for rising to the occasion and working together to keep
our residents safe during such a challenging time.
We have been conducting weekly testing on our staff. We have no further positive staff case since 11-
11-2020. Residents who were tested this week as of today’s communication results received are all
negative and residents remain asymptomatic. The nursing department will contact you immediately if
your family member has a positive result. The residents will continue to be tested weekly until we reach
twenty-eight COVID-free days.
Due to the positive staff member that tested 11-11-2020, PCC is now in Phase 0. Outdoor and indoor
End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue,
along with limited group activities and meals.
In order to proceed back to Phase One, we need to be COVID free for 28 days, along with the following,
which we are prepared for;
That we have an Outbreak plan in place that meets the guidelines set by the DOH.
That we have proper PPE stockpile.
That we meet the guidelines for having an Infection Control Officer in the facility.
And that we are compliant with testing and reporting protocols
The Department of Health issued new Guidance for Holiday Visitation. The DOH strongly recommends
against families taking residents out of facilities for holiday celebration events or gatherings. The CDC
has reported that a significant driver of the recent case increases is small family gatherings and they
recommend that individuals at increases risk for severe illness from COVID avoid in-person gatherings
with individuals with whom they don’t live.
If a family insists on taking a resident home for a gathering, the resident must quarantine in the facility
for 14 days. If the resident has a private room, they are allowed to quarantine in that room. If the
resident has a roommate, then that resident must quarantine in a separate room. Our policy states that if
you are planning to take a resident out of the facility, you must make the reservation with to Greicy
Macaro 36 hours before the resident leaves the facility. These accommodations are based on

whether we have a separate room available when the resident comes back. If a resident leaves without
a reservation, the resident may not be guaranteed readmittance to the facility at the end of the visit.
I strongly recommend that you do not take a resident home for a visit. It seems like a great risk.
However, if you do, we will do our best to accommodate. You can contact Grecy Macaro for more
information.
As the weather turns colder, we continue to assess our Outdoor Visitation Program. We are developing
a visitation area on the first floor where the resident and visitor can meet safely, with the resident
remaining inside, while the visitor remains stays outside. I will update everyone shortly as we complete this
arrangement.
We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 11/25/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity
to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of
time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone and your
kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us
as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

 

November 15, 2020 — Update

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff
remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our
healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the
State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures
proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious
disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

We have been conducting weekly COVID tests on our staff. The last weekly testing was on 11-11-2020
and we received the test result on 11-15-2020 which showed that one of our staff has tested positive for
COVID. The staff member was notified of the positive COVID test, is asymptomatic, and will quarantine as
per CDC guidelines. All residents were tested last week with no positive results. Weekly testing will
continue for staff and residents according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. The
nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result. Outdoor
and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to
continue, along with limited group activities and meals.

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone and your
kind words and encouragement sustain us during this challenging time. We remain hyper-vigilant and
will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

November 20, 2020 — Update

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

On 10/29/20 we conducted our weekly COVID test for our staff. On 11/2/20 we received the result that one of our staff has tested positive for COVID. The staff member is asymptomatic and has completed their quarantine according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health.

All residents who have had contact with the positive employee have been tested. I am pleased to announce that the results of the test show that these residents are COVID negative. The residents will continue to be tested weekly until we reach twenty-eight COVID-free days. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result. I would like to thank the staff at Princeton Care Center for all their hard work and dedication. I am honored to lead such an amazing group of employees. As we have come through this demanding experience, our team members are expressing a strong sense of pride and purpose for rising to the occasion and working together to keep our residents safe during such a challenging time.

As a result of this positive staff member, PCC is now in Phase 0. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue, along with limited group activities and meals.

In order to proceed back to Phase One, we need to be COVID free for 28 days, along with the following, which we are prepared for;

That we have an Outbreak plan in place that meets the guidelines set by the DOH

That we have a proper PPE stockpile

That we meet the guidelines for having an Infection Control Officer in the facility

And that we are compliant with testing and reporting protocols.

We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 11/18/20 at 3 pm. This gives us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

Meeting ID: 810 8460 7605
Passcode: U4DHY1

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

November 6, 2020 — Update

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

On 10/29/20 we conducted our weekly COVID test for our staff. On 11/2/20 we received the result that one of our staff has tested positive for COVID. The staff member is asymptomatic and will quarantine according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health.

All residents who have had contact with positive employees have been tested. I am pleased to announce that the results of the test show that these residents are COVID negative. I would like to thank the staff at Princeton Care Center for all of their hard work and dedication. I am honored to lead such an amazing group of employees. As we’ve come through this demanding experience, our team members are expressing a strong sense of pride and purpose for rising to the occasion and working together to keep our residents safe during such a challenging time. 

As a result of this positive staff member, PCC is now in Phase 0. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits are allowed to continue, along with limited group activities and meals.

In order to proceed back to Phase One, we need to be COVID free for 28 days, along with the following, which we are prepared for;

That we have an Outbreak plan in place that meets the guidelines set by the DOH

That we have a proper PPE stockpile

That we meet the guidelines for having an Infection Control Officer in the facility 

And that we are compliant with testing and reporting protocols.

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone and your kind words and encouragement sustained us during the most difficult days and continue to motivate us as we work to provide an exceptional quality of life for our residents.

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

November 2, 2020 — Update

As we manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and health of our residents and staff remain our top priority. From the beginning of this health crisis, our actions have been guided by our healthcare professionals and medical director, in compliance with mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the State and local departments of Health. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

 

On 10/29/20 we conducted our weekly COVID test for our staff. On 11/2/20 we received the result that one of our staff members in the Physical Therapy Department has tested positive for COVID. The staff member is asymptomatic and will quarantine at home according to the guidelines set by the Department of Health. As a result of this positive case, PCC is now in Phase 0. No residents are currently symptomatic, however, all residents who have had contact with the positive employee will be tested. The nursing department will contact you immediately if your family member has a positive result. Outdoor and indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits can continue, along with limited group activities and meals.

 

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. This is a difficult time for everyone, and your kind words and encouragement sustain us during this challenging time. We remain hyper-vigilant and will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

 

October 30, 2020 — Update

The safety and well-being of our residents and staff is of utmost importance. At Princeton Care Center, we carefully review all federal and state guidance on an ongoing basis as we continue to learn more about the nature of COVID-19 transmission. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

One of the directives from NJDOH is to update our website with COVID-19 updates and pertinent information pertaining to any emergency response situations within the facility. Please visit our website at www.princetoncarecenter.com where you will notice the new “COVID-19” tab. Click on the tab and discover all the useful, necessary, and mandated information that has been provided.

This past week we held our third Facility Information Forum, giving us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 11/4/20 at 3pm. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084607605?pwd=dFFaa09NUG9WK0cyZnp3OEsxRVZ4UT09

Meeting ID: 810 8460 7605
Passcode: U4DHY1

On 10/21, we received an updated version of Executive Order NO. 20-0261. The update redefines the qualifications for indoor End of Life Visits, Compassionate Care Visits, and Essential Care Giver Visits. We will continue to assess and review our residents and see if they would benefit from these visits and we will contact you to see if you are interested. If you feel your family member would qualify for one of these visits, you can contact our Social Worker, Grecy Macaro, to discuss.  The visitor will be screened for illness, they will use PPE and they will be instructed on proper infection control procedures. The visitor and resident will have to practice social distancing and remain six feet apart during all visits. The visiting area will be sanitized after each visit. The purpose of the visit is to spend time with the resident; therefore, you cannot spend time talking to the staff, interaction is solely with the resident.  The visitor needs to advance from the entrance of the building, where they will be screened, and will then be directed to the resident’s room if the resident is in a private or the designated visiting area.

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. We know this is a difficult time for everyone.  We remain hyper-vigilant and will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

October 23, 2020 — Update

The safety and well-being of our residents and staff are of utmost importance. At Princeton Care Center, we carefully review all federal and state guidance on an ongoing basis as we continue to learn more about the nature of COVID-19 transmission. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

One of the directives from NJDOH is to update our website with COVID-19 updates and pertinent information pertaining to any emergency response situations within the facility. Please visit our website at www.princetoncarecenter.com where you will notice the new “COVID-19” tab. Click on the tab and discover all the useful, necessary, and mandated information that has been provided.

This past week we held our second Facility Information Forum, giving us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 10/28/20 at 3 pm. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM. The forum can be accessed through the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/81084607605?occurrence=1609963200000
Meeting ID: 810 8460 7605

Passcode: U4DHY1

This week, on 10/21, we received an updated version of Executive Order NO. 20-0261. We are revising our Policies and Procedures concerning indoor visitation appointments. I will send you an update next week to apprise you of the changes.

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. We know this is a difficult time for everyone.  We remain hyper-vigilant and will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.

All the best,

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

 

October 16, 2020 — Update

The safety and well-being of our residents and staff are of utmost importance. At Princeton Care Center, we carefully review all federal and state guidance on an ongoing basis as we continue to learn more about the nature of COVID-19 transmission. We have implemented safety and preventative measures proactively throughout every department, are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control procedures, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.

One of the directives from NJDOH is to update our website with COVID-19 updates and pertinent information pertaining to any emergency response situations within the facility. Please visit our website at www.princetoncarecenter.com where you will notice the new “COVID-19” tab. Click on the tab and discover all the useful, necessary, and mandated information that has been provided.

 This week we held our first Facility Information Forum, giving us the opportunity to give updates and answer questions about happenings at the facility. We are holding the next Facility Information Forum on 10/21/20 at 3 pm. You can email questions ahead of time to PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM.

As our staff prepares for advancement to further phases of reopening, I am trying to gauge how many visitors are interested in “in building visits”. Please email me at PCCINFO728@GMAIL.COM and tell me if you plan on scheduling visits in the facility when we are given permission to do so.

I appreciate your understanding and continued support. We know this is a difficult time for everyone.  We remain hyper-vigilant and will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.

All the best

Ezra Bogner, LNHA

October 8, 2020 — Update

Princeton Care Center believes that keeping everyone informed and updated is important. Regular communication builds trust. As we respond to the coronavirus pandemic, there is information that is important for residents and families to know.  We are pleased to announce that we are accepting new admissions into our facility and working on a plan to the “Road Back”. 

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has recently issued guidelines for the reopening of Long-Term Facilities.  Our team is working diligently on reviewing the guidelines and developing policies and procedures to adhere to each directive to advance to the next phase.

Currently, Princeton Care Center is at phase one which compares to most facilities. During this phase, Princeton Care Center is permitted to conduct outdoor, indoor end-of-life, and essential caregiver/compassion visitation. 

  • Outdoor Visitation- In-person scheduled visitation in a designated outdoor visitation space. To schedule outdoor visit contact s.hill@princetoncarecenter.com.
  • End-of-life Visitation- A resident receiving hospice care or a resident whose health is rapidly declining and not on hospice. To schedule End-of-Life visit contact gmacaro@princetoncarecenter.com.
  • Essential Caregiver/ Compassion Care – A resident who was living with their family before recently being admitted to Princeton Care Center. The sudden change in environment and lack of family could be a traumatic experience for a loved one. Allowing a visit from a family member in this situation would be consistent with the intent “compassion care situations.”  To schedule Essential Caregiver/ Compassion Care contact gmacaro@princetoncarecenter.com.

All visitations are conducted as safely as possible and require infection control practices, hand washing, and appropriate PPE in accordance with CDC and NJDOH guidelines.  All visitors must comply with the guidelines.

Also, in phase one, which is the most exciting, residents are returning to limited communal dining and small group activities with social distancing at reduced capacity, and essential medical personnel is permitted to enter. Essential personnel is categorized as physicians, laboratory, x-ray technicians.

We are striving to move forward through the phases and will be updating you as we receive approvals from the NJDOH to proceed to the next phase.  Princeton Care Center is confident with our plan to ensure that all residents, families, and staff safety and needs are met. Our Administrator is in constant contact with the Princeton Local Department of Health and the NJDOH to ensure timely and accurate information is provided. Below you will find a link to Princeton’s Outbreak Response Plan.  These documents convey the process of what is planned and what to expect when we reopen with the focus of reducing the spread of infection and addressing residents’ needs. We understand how important this is to everyone and appreciate your patience as we are working forward to the “Road Back”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]

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