Keeping Senior Living Facilities Healthy and Clean

Canadians are living increasingly longer lives which means that senior living facilities are welcoming larger numbers of seniors into their buildings. Operating a healthy senior living facility is therefore not only beneficial for your business but helps optimize health care workers who are flooded with patients who acquire healthcare associate infections (HAI) resulting in an estimate of $1 billion each year. Protecting your facility does not only mean maintaining its infrastructure but also necessarily includes protecting those who reside within [...]

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The Importance of Clean

Maintaining a Clean Environment is Vital There’s a reason why every generation is subjected to the same dreaded “clean your room” maternal slogan: cleanliness matters! In fact, maintaining a clean environment is vital to ensuring full productivity, health, safety, sustainability, reputation, and overall success in all aspects of our lives. Pre-assessment A great place to start when evaluating your buildings cleanliness is to take proactive strategies and use methods that provide an accurate evaluation of the level of cleanliness in your [...]

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PREVENTING SLIPS AND FALLS

Winter is here! With slush-covered boots, salt, snow, calcium and dirt are quickly invading our facilities! An ice storm brings in the New Year and, the better part of 2015, for most of us, has been spent by avoiding ice-rink sidewalks on our slippery commutes. With so much focus on not tripping over on our way to work, it’s easy to forget the hazards that await us upon our arrival. In fact, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety [...]

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FLU SEASON IS HERE!

H3N2 is the flu strain of the year, meeting its predicted expectations of causing infection rates to rise. In fact, by the end of 2014, 166 outbreaks were reported in 8 provinces, 122 of which were in long term care facilities. This has caused overcrowding for some emergency rooms. With numbers still on the rise, what can we do to prevent contracting the contagious virus while health officials cope with this new strain? Simple preventative measures such as practicing [...]

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2015 Industry Trends

2015 Industry Trends 2014 had its share of disconcerting health and wellness headlines, need I mention Ebola? With predictions of what lies ahead in 2015, how can we best prepare ourselves for the upcoming year in order to be able to forge some 2015 memories without getting bogged down in concerns for our wellbeing? Using preventative versus reactive measures is at the heart of taking your health and wellness, and that of those around you, into your own hands! Personal Hygiene [...]

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