Nursing Homes

Humidification for Senior Living

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.

  • People with diabetes are more susceptible to developing infections, as high blood sugar levels can weaken their immune system defenses.
  • Bacteria and viruses can spread through urinary catheters used by immobile patients and attack patients through soft tissues exposed as bed sores or wounds.
  • A serious infection caused by a bacteria known as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can also spread from casual contact among residents and visitors. The infection threats have grown more serious with the spread of bacteria like this that are resistant to antibiotics.

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.

DriSteem makes it easy to design a humidification system that is just right for your application. These easy to use calculators and selection tools will help you get there quickly and easily.


makes it easy to specify and select DriSteem equipment. You can access your projects online anywhere, any time. You can go step-by-step through the sizing and selection process, or enter items in a nonlinear order.

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allows you to make a quick calculation of the humidification load for your application.

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