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Tackling flu prevention

Tackling flu prevention

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As cold and flu season approaches, remember that you have the power to prevent outbreaks in your community.

First impressions count: Making wise investments

First impressions count: Making wise investments

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The baby boomer generation has been a transforming force on all sorts of institutions throughout their lives, and now with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, they're transforming the long-term care industry as well.

First impressions count: Setting the table for success

First impressions count: Setting the table for success

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In any foodservice operation, washing dishes is a necessary routine which does not get a lot of attention. Yet guests — in long-term care communities as in restaurants— consistently rate cleanliness of tableware as highly as they rank food quality and taste.

Infection prevention: A hard line of defense

Infection prevention: A hard line of defense

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You can't always keep the flu and other viruses out of your community, but you can take steps to help reduce their transmission. And precautions against flu and norovirus are believed to be effective against other similar viruses, including enterovirus, poliovirus and rhinovirus.

A practical guide for flu prevention

A practical guide for flu prevention

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An outbreak of the flu or other communicable disease undermines the confidence that families place in you. It can also impact your operations.

Creating good first impressions

Creating good first impressions

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Who doesn't like fresh clean linens and towels? And who isn't put off by stains, odors or other indications that they are not? That's how we all react at home, and it's a critical issue when folks are selecting a long-term care community which will become their new home.

High expectations for safe dining

High expectations for safe dining

Senior living communities should work with business partners and vendors to ensure they are not only offering quality dining options with a variety of food choices, but also providing clean, safe and comfortable dining experiences for their residents, families and staff.

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.

Ecolab releases cleanliness, resident care survey

Ecolab recently released a new survey that discusses impressions of a facility's cleanliness.