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.
LTC laundry operations handle thousands of items each week; operations have to be right-sized to protect linens and machines — and the bottom line
Long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers are not required to dispose of contaminated linen as "regulated waste," the Occupational Safety and Health Administration clarified in a recent letter.
Maytag® Commercial Laundry has added Nick Ubago to its international sales team. Ubago will be responsible for U.S.-based export accounts, along with Caribbean, Central and South American customers, the company said.
Laundry and housekeeping personnel are on the front lines when it comes to safeguarding long-term care residents' health, cleanliness and quality of life.
The Poly-Trux 72N bulk laundry truck features a secure net design.
Providers must keep caregiving environments impeccably clean — removing bugs and germs (both seen and unseen) and other threatening elements
Green Seal recently announced the publication of GS-51, a new standard designed specifically to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products for institutional and industrial settings.
The Textile Rental Services Association of America recently began a "hygienically clean certification program." The certification process verifies that cleaned textiles meet hygiene standards appropriate for any type of business that uses garments, linens, towels, floor mats, mops or other professionally laundered items. "Managers in many types of workplaces are becoming more conscientious about the sanitation of their processes. They want to be more confident that they are taking every step possible to prevent human illness in their facilities and their customers'. TRSA's Hygienically Clean certifications help achieve this objective by ensuring textile products laundered for businesses meet key disinfection criteria," said Joseph Ricci, the organization's president and CEO.
Authorities in Tennessee are on the lookout for a prison inmate who escaped while working at a nursing home laundry facility Sunday, officials said.
Maytag Commercial Laundry recently hosted 22 service technicians at its on-premises laundry (OPL) Factory Service School. This additional training took place at the company's facility in St. Joseph, MI. The five-day event gave participants more effective tools for troubleshooting and performing repairs. "Downtime in a facility's laundry operations is a costly inconvenience, and our training equips attendees with the knowledge and experience necessary to diagnose and resolve a situation quickly," said Robert Small, the firm's global commercial laundry service manager.
There are several ways to save costs through laundry operations. Investing in new technology and performing regular machine maintenance are a good start
Nursing homes are handling linens better than ever before with increasingly sophisticated equipment and practices.
Laundry services present an opportunity to increase resident satisfaction. For that reason alone, they're worth re-evaluating