Assisted Living Cleaning
Custodial crews encounter specific challenges that are peculiar to particular cleaning jobs. Of the different cleaning tasks available, tackling assisted living like hospitals, senior citizens’ care homes, and children care facilities are the most tricky. The reason for this is that the risk of cross-contamination is high, and this is particularly true of senior living in nursing facilities because of their susceptibility to illness.
To help prevent the spread of germs and diseases in a nursing home, custodial crews use specialized techniques and tools in removing contaminated soils. Unlike in other types of cleaning services, infection control is the focus when maintaining an assisted living facility because, much like children, senior citizens need special care to protect them from harmful bacteria’s and germs due to their weakened immune system.
As a professional cleaning outfit, we have compiled below some precautionary steps and procedures that you need to take when cleaning an assisted living facility.
Prevention of Cross-Contamination
Like we stated earlier, the focus of assisted living cleaning is the prevention of germs, bacterias, and diseases from spreading through contamination. It is for this reason that cleaning science experts do not use tools such as rags and mops to wipe soil or shrub the floor because of how easy it is to spread germs through them. The appropriate tools to use in nursing homes and assisted living centers are no-touch cleaning devices built for focused soil removal.
Cleaning experts know that wiping floors with mops spread germs and bacteria’s from restrooms to other areas. So, instead of using rags and mops, it is advisable to use spray-and-vac cleaning tools for focused removal of soil, dirt, and grimes in nursing homes to avoid the occurrence of cross-contamination of germs, bacteria, and diseases from one area to the other.
You can also use different towels or facial wipes or even baby wipes to remove soil from specific areas, but please be mindful not to reuse the same wipe in another section.
Focus on Individual Sections
When choosing a cleaning crew to undertake the job of tidying up high-risk zones like hospitals, nursing homes, and other assisted living facilities, you should try and find out the technique they use in executing the job. Some assisted living cleaning service often makes the terrible mistake of using the same glove to clean different sections of the facility. Indulging in this is unprofessional because germs and bacteria transfer is likely to occur when the same gloves and personal-protective-equipment (PPE) is worn from one cleaning section to the other without sterilization.
Professional custodial crews know that it is wrong to wear the same PPE between cleaning duties in assisted living facilities without sterilizing them. It is equally advisable for crew members to the clean-up process from the least dirty areas to the dirtier section.
To maintain a high hygiene level, cleaning crews and custodians must not reuse mop water or wiping towels in different sections of the facility because this increases the risk of germ and bacteria transfer.
Prevention of Air Pollution and Contamination
When removing or emptying the trash, special care should be taken not to allow the air inside the bin bag to be released. The appropriate thing to do is to tie up the trash bag so as not to release the gas inside into the air, which can spread diseases.
Why Hire Us?
Because we understand the numerous challenges involved in maintaining the hygienic standard of assisted living centers, we use No-Touch cleaning systems to vacuum and remove soil, dirt, and grime without endangering the patients