Aged care

We saw during Covid-19 how aged care homes are amongst the most vulnerable places during an infectious disease outbreak.

Additional care must be taken with cleaning protocols as many residents have underlying health conditions, such as COPD, asthma, and other diseases.

In aged care facilities, germs can be spread through airborne means, direct contact (hands) and contaminated surfaces, as well as in the food and water.

Surfaces that can become easily contaminated include chairs, counters, TVs, doorknobs, lift controls, check-in desks, exam tables, trays, equipment, bedrails, help buttons, curtains, etc.