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Housekeeping

Debby Davis

The finishing touch in floor care for LTC

Floor care is one of the most costly of cleaning tasks. While costs can vary, according to one study, 93% of the costs of floor care are labor related; only 7 percent apply to chemicals and supplies.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Another reason why clinicians shouldn’t underestimate housekeeping staff

Each time I visited a restroom during a routine site visit, I noticed a very pretty toilet-paper flower there. It was made of toilet paper and folded into a flower, including the stem. It was then sitting in an unused toilet paper roll to serve the purpose of the vase. It was such a clever and creative idea, I wanted to know who was behind this craft.

Passing the smell test

Passing the smell test

Birchwood Laboratories has introduced two new products that provide a sanitary solution for incontinence cleansing and management. B-SURE Perineal Wash and B-SURE Odor Eliminator are products help operators help communities look and smell fresh.

Tech toys

The nation’s top lawmakers are learning more about new monitoring, personal health record and brain fitness technologies for seniors during a special briefing and demonstration today.Senators from the Special Committee on Aging; the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and the Medical Technology Caucus are hosting the event to discuss and explore what type of support is needed to promote technological advances that can help our nation’s aging population.

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