Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and senior living communities can benefit from healthy levels of humidification to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19, protecting staff and residents – many of whom are among our most vulnerable population.
In addition to combating viral infections, senior living community residents can benefit in other ways from healthy levels of indoor humidity.
The presence of viral and bacterial infections puts a huge burden on nursing homes and assisted living facilities in terms of the cost of care because the facility is effectively responsible for the cost of treatment if a patient acquired an infection during their stay.
The staff of senior living communities must also be protected from infection. They are unable to care for elderly residents if they are ill and it is important to control the cost of staff absenteeism.