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Residents of nursing homes and medico-social facilities: a population sensitive to indoor air quality

Residents of nursing homes and medico-social facilities: a population sensitive to indoor air quality

In nursing homes and medico-social facilities, the risk of contamination between residents, carers and visitors is extremely high:

  • Air renewal is difficult in confined spaces where occupants are sensitive to draughts and temperature fluctuations.
  • Poor indoor air quality directly affects the already fragile pulmonary condition of the elderly[1].
  • Seasonal flu, coronavirus or bronchitis epidemics are a cause for concern for the residents, their families and your staff. The COVID 19 health crisis has had devastating effects in some nursing homes.

You bear a heavy responsibility for the protection of your residents and your staff.

[1] Geriatric study in Europe on health effects of air quality in nursing homes. – GERIE & No 2006343

 

1 Geriatric study in Europe on health effects of air quality in nursing homes. – GERIE & No 2006343

Invisible pollutants in your facility

Your residents spend most of their day indoors. Yet, indoor air is 8 to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air:

  • The use of disinfecting and cleaning products generates irritating chemical particle emissions.
  • Certain construction materials or items of furniture emit volatile organic compounds toxic to human health.
  • Dust mites can be found in soft furnishings such as curtains, rugs, carpets or fabric-covered armchairs.
  • The odours due to medicated treatments or incontinence can inconvenience residents and staff, as well as external visitors.
Invisible pollutants in your facility
You will soon be faced with strict legal obligations

You will soon be faced with strict legal obligations

From 1st January 2023, in your capacity as head of a sensitive public access building, you will be legally required to monitor Indoor Air Quality (Decree no. 2015-1926 of 30 December 2015). This also means taking the necessary steps if the authorised thresholds in terms of CO2, formaldehyde and benzene are exceeded. With airinspace’s CO2 and fine particle sensors, you can measure the pollutant concentration of your indoor air in real time. In addition, airinspace assisted living air purifiers help you improve the indoor air quality in your establishment.

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5 good reasons to choose an airinspace air purifier for your nursing home

As effective as in the hospital

● Hospital grade air purifiers
● 99.995% of viruses and bacteria suppressed with H14 HEPA filters
● Air renewed at least 5 times an hour
● Scientifically proven efficacy

Unobtrusive and flexible

● Limited footprint
● Low noise pollution
● Easily moved mobile unit mounted on wheels

Easy to install and maintain

● Plug & Play installation in 10 minutes without any work
● Filters changed within a few minutes, every 3 years, without any special precautions
● Used filters disposed of with other waste

User safety

● Mechanical filtration with no chemical release into the air
● No risk of overheating thanks to the absence of UV lamps
● No draughts created (in accordance with the official 0.4 m3/h recommendations)

Eco-friendly and economical

● Low power consumption: 34W for 1,000 m3/h
● Strength and durability (service life of the machines in excess of 8 years)
● Low maintenance cost

Protect the most vulnerable by suppressing the viruses and bacteria in the air

Protect the most vulnerable by suppressing the viruses and bacteria in the air

With the SARS-Cov-2 health crisis, controlling the spread of viruses has become a major issue for medico-social facilities. People with disabilities and senior citizens may find it difficult to comply with protective measures. With the HEPA 14 filters featured in airinspace’s professional assisted living air purifiers, you can be sure that 99.995% of the viruses, bacteria and germs in the air will be suppressed. You can therefore reduce the risk of airborne contamination in risk areas such as the activity room, the dining room or communal areas.

Reassure your carers

By continuously purifying the air in your establishment, you provide your staff with better working conditions.

  • As they are in permanent contact with the residents, your employees can work in a more relaxed manner without fear of cross-contamination.
  • They take comfort from your health measures and have more confidence in you.
  • Better indoor air quality helps increase effectiveness in the workplace and reduce sick leave.
Reassure your carers
Raise the profile of your facility with the “Purified air” label

Raise the profile of your facility with the “Purified air” label

When you install airinspace nursing home air purifiers on your premises, not only do you avoid the occurrence of an outbreak in your facility, you are also awarded airinspace’s “Purified air” label. Consequently, you promote your approach among the residents, their families and your staff. By opting for an air purifier equipped with an activated carbon prefilter, you can also get rid of unpleasant odours in the food area or the bedrooms. As a result, carers and residents feel more comfortable in their everyday life.

Support and services

Benefit from technical assistance for the use of your device:

  • Tailored recommendations from our experts
  • Installation and start-up tutorial included with your device
  • Filter or prefilter change alert system

For your specific needs, don’t hesitate to contact our specialists for on-demand intervention:

  • On-site audit
  • Initial training
  • Airborne surface disinfection operation
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Support and services

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