I am a retired clinical therapist from the East Coast. I’m madly in love with my husband and was very concerned about admitting him to Princeton Place after reading the reviews. UNFAIR CHARACTERIZATION! My husband has Parkinson’s disease from being a firefighter at 9/11. His medication has affected his mental status and the disease has ravaged his body. I phoned in advance of his admittance to discuss my husband’s special needs. The Administrator Marj Stevenson made every accommodation and more. I specifically dealt with Supervisor Philip and Renee and Benedette from Nursing Staff who continued to make my husband feel safe and cared for in all aspects. To my relief and admiration. Princeton Place is not aesthetically the Ritz but doesn’t need to be if the staff are kind, caring, and good at what they do. The population they serve is largely indigent… You don’t get steak dinners for free. What resources they have are fine and what really matters is who is caring about my loved one in my absence. I talked to several staff members ranging from New hires to almost 10 years..all are compassionate.
I am a current employee of Princeton Place and have worked here going on 20 years this year. I have worked in many different capacities over my tenure. I’ll be honest, when I first walked into these doors- 20 years ago, 17 years old, I did not have intentions of making a career out of this. But something in you just changes; or at least that is the case for me. The residents that choose to call our facility home become part of our family, you see them everyday-sometimes more than your own family, when they are happy-you are happy, when they are sad-you are sad for them, it’s seeing the smiles on the residents faces, it’s listening to their stories from their lives- and sharing your story with them. There is just something very HUMAN about it all. Healthcare is not for everyone, and there are a lot of people who do not understand the ins and outs, and the everyday situations that are involved with doing it- it’s not always “black and white”. It is true, our building is not the “prettiest”, but in my experience, pretty does not always mean that it’s better. I just wish people would take a moment to see what I see. Thank you for taking a moment to read my review, I just wanted to share my “why” for choosing to come to this facility each and everyday.
I got to meet the new administrator and new director of the facility. Wow, what a blessing they will be to the patients and staff! Princeton Place is a great place to be. I met staff there that have worked there for over 30 years! It truly is a family at Princeton!