Long term care facilities choose Sustainability
Keeping your facility free of harmful pathogens is one of the top priorities of any long-term care facility. However, many of the harsh chemical cleaners often used can be harmful to vulnerable senior residents and staff. Cleaning high touch surfaces with chemicals leaves chemical residue that is absorbed into your skin, inhaled when you breathe, and can cause damage to many surfaces. To combat the dangers of harsh chemicals, Green Science Solutions offers a variety of sustainable and safer solutions for all surfaces. Some of our solutions include:
Sustainable Floor Coating to Reduce Slips and Falls
Many chemical cleaners are bad for floors. Residue on floors from cleaning chemicals causes them to be slippery, increasing slip and fall incidents and liability. Additionally, residue harbors dirt and other organic material which becomes food and housing for pathogens. Finally, chemicals damage a floor's finish, resulting in increased maintenance, including buffing and stripping, which lead to increased Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's) in the air. GSS chemical-free cleaners and high-performance, low maintenance floor coatings are the perfect solution for your hard-to-maintain floors.
Keep Residents Safe with Chemical Free Cleaning
GSS also offers a powerful alternative to chemical cleaners and sanitizers so that your facility can remove chemicals entirely from your cleaning process. Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO®) is a natural cleaner and sanitizer that is more powerful than chlorine beach. SAO leaves no residue, no odor, and is safe when applied to any surface. The SAO Dispenser is a simple and sustainable way to clean, sanitize and deodorize everyday surfaces. Our wall-mounted device produces Stabilized Aqueous Ozone (SAO®) on-demand using only cold tap water and oxygen from the air around it.
Shoe Sanitizers to Reduce HAIs
Another common issue is Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). HAIs are spread from room-to-room on the bottom of shoes worn by staff, residents, and visitors. Studies show that with nearly every step, disease-causing bacteria are being transferred from shoes to floor and vise-versa. In fact, Research has indicated that 96% of shoes had fecal bacteria on them. The transfer of bacteria from shoes to the floor is between 90% to 99% with every step. The GSS Shoe Sanitizing Station by PathO3gen Solutions kills bacteria in 8 seconds and reduces the spread of HAIs in healthcare environments.