Princeton Nursing installs outside visiting station

Visitors at Princeton Nursing and Rehabilitation can see their loved ones face to face again. On Wednesday, the long-term living facility’s personnel installed an outside visiting station. Meetings are scheduled by appointment by calling 270-365-3541 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

A new outside visitation station is helping families see their loved ones face-to-face again at Princeton Nursing and Rehabilitation.

On Wednesday, the long-term living facility’s had three glass walls installed outside its front entrance door, enabling visits to commence again during ongoing social distancing guidelines.

“The turnout has been great,” activity director Mendi Gray said.

“We’ve had a wonderful response and families are enjoying spending time with their loved ones again,” Gray said. “Although we still have to control the environment.”

Meetings can be scheduled by calling 270-365-3541 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and asking for Gray.

On Thursday, a resident celebrated her birthday with visiting family members — a celebration that otherwise would have been a video chat.

It’s required for visitors to bring and wear a mask, but beyond guidelines visits can commence as normal.

Gray thanked maintenance director Jimmy Walker for the idea. Maintenance assistant Rick Robb helped Walker build it.

In early May, Gov. Andy Beshear’s office announced plans to test every nursing home resident and worker for the coronavirus. Tests will commence during the next several months at each of the state’s 286 facilities.