AALTCN and P&G announce skin survey results
A majority of long-term care professionals surveyed said laundry care products that are gentle on skin is important to both them and their residents' comfort, according to a “Gentle on Skin” poll from P&G Professional and the American Association for Long Term Care Nursing.
Around two-thirds of respondents said they would wash their own family's clothes in their facility's laundry system and the majority said that residents are more comfortable when they are familiar with a brand. P&G creates Tide Professional, which is meant to prevent fiber damage and promote softness for sensitive skin.
“Alkaline detergents are often corrosive, can cause safety concerns in handling among employees and cause linens to retain mineral encrustation, creating stiff, rough feeling fabrics,” said Arturo Pimentel, products research section head for P&G Professional.
Wakefield Research assisted in the development of the survey of AALTCN membership.