Retirement homes: air polluted on all sides
Senior living facilities are unique and perhaps one of the most difficult types of places to manage because there are so many sources of pollution and because the issue is of the utmost importance. As this is a medical environment, strict hygiene is required, mainly through the use of many chemical cleaning products. The residents of these places are extremely fragile, often suffering from various illnesses. Under these conditions, many things can affect their health and well-being, air pollution being one of them.
Many visitors arrive each day, bringing with them a source of pollution in the form of added germs, viruses and allergens. For residents, care providers and visitors, managing odours is crucial to comfort and again, it is not always easy in these confined spaces. Everything occurs in the same place, creating a mixture of displeasing smells from things such as meals in the common room, incontinence and unpleasant smells linked to sick or dying residents.
In this context, even with highly effective ventilation, air pollution is rampant and the risk of localised cross-infections is high. Invisible and insidious, particulate matter has a short-term impact on all these vulnerable residents and a long-term impact on all the senior living facilities staff members.
Opening windows keeps the air circulating, but it can quickly bother residents and never really solves the problem of pollution and odours. If not treated immediately, they usually end up literally permeating the premises, affecting the well-being of residents and visitors.
The professional air purifier to rescue senior living facilities
As previously mentioned, senior living facilities are closed settings that are difficult to manage, given the permanent presence of frail, elderly people. However, installing professional air purifiers in resident rooms and communal areas can quickly and discreetly sanitise the environment without causing any nuisances.
The device absorbs the air, and with it the particulate matter (PM 2.5), allergens, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), gases, moulds, viruses, bacteria and odours it contains. Filter layers and specific air treatment technologies are able to remove 99.9% of these pollutants. A perfectly pure, clean and pleasant air is diffused from the purifier by gentle ventilation to the four corners of the room, even over larger surface areas.