When it comes to protecting health in long-term care facilities, nurses and housekeepers really are a team. They must continuously work together to ensure the health and cleanliness of the facility. Their success will help prevent the spread of disease, a serious problem in any facility, but especially in one inhabited by older people.
The administrators of long-term care facilities likely know that historically, the professional cleaning industry has been slow to change. Many of the same cleaning machines and products are marketed year after year.