Good care home management requires that you not only have qualified, skilled workers but that you have the most appropriate equipment available. Cleanliness is vital to aid in infection control programs while patient care equipment, ranging from cutlery to eat with to wet wipes and dry wipes help ensure that the patients enjoy a high standard of care and enjoy a good quality of living while under the care of the home.
Patient care is obviously important to the care home. Personal items such as soap and shampoo, as well as other toiletries and personal items can be difficult for patients to get hold of. Paper tableware and disposable cutlery and crockery is easier to work with. Catering equipment, which not only includes serving items and products but also thermometers and probes to help ensure the safety of residents and the quality of food.
Infection control requires rigorous cleaning, sterilising, and the adoption of control techniques by all members of the team. From the cleaners and care staff to cooks and eve visitors, you should employ best practices to help ensure that infections are not spread from person to person or from object to person. Items like hand cleaners and sanitisers can be placed in rooms while masks and headwear can be worn at appropriate times and for very specific protection.
Housekeeping is not only a part of infection control but can also be considered a part of providing a high standard of care and it will help you promote your home to prospective residents and their families. Dirty floors and grimy walls can be very off putting to family members and to anybody that chooses to visit the home and look around. A good standard of cleaning will help ensure that this does not become a problem.
Bigger equipment for care homes may include items like wheelchairs and accessories, beds, chairs, and items to help prevent and overcome pressure sores. Commodes, chairs, and toilet assistance products, as well as sharps disposal bins and other items that may be used in both nursing and care homes should all be considered essential purchases for your requirements.