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Bill would affect pay, scheduling for some nursing home housekeeping staff

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Nursing homes could face more stringent scheduling requirements for housekeeping workers and might be on the hook to compensate them for last-minute shift changes under a bill proposed in both houses of Congress.

Cleanliness is linked to care

Cleanliness is linked to care

With an estimated 70% of people who reach age 65 needing some form of long-term care service, senior living communities will find it increasingly important to learn about and develop solutions for the unique cleaning and sanitizing challenges, starting with residents' rooms.

Ask the care expert ... about gait belts and infection control

Ask the care expert ... about gait belts and infection control

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We use gait belts at my building. We assign a gait belt to an aide who uses them the entire shift. Do you think with all of the infection prevention techniques we should change our policy?

Providers struggling to find adequate cleaners to battle Acinetobacter baumannii bug

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A new study of provider practices found that multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii was found in hospital rooms even after they were cleaned, according to a study in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

New cleaner is versatile, eco-friendly

New cleaner is versatile, eco-friendly

Oil Eater Original cleaner is formulated to quickly clean blood, serum, stool, dirt and grime on floors, walls and other areas and will not harm skin.

Breaches of basic infection control practices — why?

Breaches of basic infection control practices — why?

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Basic infection prevention and control isn't rocket science. It is essentially following some general guidelines. Some of them pretty simplistic. Not too hard right? You would think, but ...

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