A nursing home should be a safe place for all who live and work there. As we age, our immune systems weaken which makes us more vulnerable to infections and illness so being cautious about infection risk is important. Unfortunately, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious diseases because of the close proximity of residents and their underlying health conditions. For this reason, proper nursing home disinfection, including all surfaces and areas within the facility, is essential to preventing the spread of disease and protecting the health and well-being of residents and staff.
Individuals living in nursing homes are particularly susceptible to infection and illness and that is especially concerning because infections can quickly become life-threatening. Nursing homes must maintain strict cleaning and disinfection protocols in resident rooms as well as common spaces like dining rooms, kitchens, restrooms, lobbies, etc. And, while daily cleaning and disinfection are important, bleach and disinfecting cleaners are often not enough to combat today’s more virulent and resistant germs. Hiring a professional nursing home disinfection service can make all the difference when preventing the spread of infection and illness in a nursing home.
There is a BIG difference between a cleaning service and a professional disinfection service. When hiring a professional disinfection service for nursing homes, it is important that the service uses CDC and EPA-approved industrial-strength disinfectants. And, the process by which the service cleans and disinfects areas is also important. A reliable nursing home disinfecting service should use fully encapsulated personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as a full-face respirator mask throughout the entire disinfecting process. The service should also adhere to a stringent virus demobilization process for all of the equipment, trucks, and waste storage areas that they use. This ensures that the cleaning service does not bring any germs into a nursing home or spread any germs after leaving your facility.
The health and safety of your nursing home residents and staff is incredibly important. Stop the spread of disease and hire a professional disinfection company that can customize a cleaning and disinfection process to your nursing home needs and concerns.