As seniors deal with isolation, and loneliness, due to the COVID-19, and visitation restrictions of loved ones, multiple nursing homes and assisted living facilities are making sure they remain on the frontlines around the clock to ease the minds of the elderly.
The Havens at Princeton has been allowing those who have loved ones at their facility use technology to face chat, and visit through the windows.
"We would just like everyone to know that we are taking great care of everyone. We are here for them whether it's to sit and chat, whether it's to help them make a phone call, and whether it's to just be there for them, and meet all of their needs. We encourage people to call and talk with them to come by and visit through the windows, from the front door, and just send them their love," Executive Director, of Havens at Princeton, Tonya Gerber said.
Earlier this month, Governor Jim Justice ordered all nursing home residents and staff statewide to be tested for COVID-19. According to Gerber, the Havens at Princeton does not require mandatory testing because they are an assisted living operation. However the facility does perform screenings on each shift.