Since "touchless" faucets became widely available in the late 1980s, they were believed to be an effective tool for combating the spread of infections. But a 2011 study published by Johns Hopkins University has raised questions.
Hot-water scalding comes when a person accidentally turns on the hot water and the pre-set temperature for the water heater is too high. As an administrator or caregiver at an assisted living facility, you may have seen first-hand what can happen if a senior accidentally turns on water that is too hot. Reducing injury can save both pain and suffering of residents and help facilities avoid potential litigation.
The Faucet Handle Safety Restraint Handle is meant to prevent seniors and children from burning their hands. The product attaches to the sink in less than a minute and offers peace of mind for home-based caregivers and those in assisted living, the company says.