Air quality is more fundamental than ever in care homes: Covid-19 has brought to light an awareness that was gradually maturing.
Sanitised environments where the air is safe and constantly regenerated are essential both to prevent the spread of airborne diseases and to make therapies more effective.
For the first time in 40 years, Exposanità will talk about precisely that, the relationship between air quality and quality of life in the buildings that have suffered most from the spread of Covid 19, the care homes.
What you will find in this article:
Il respiro dell’organizzazione felice (The happy breathing organization): ECM accredited event at Exposanità
The event dedicated to this theme is entitled il respiro dell’organizzazione felice (the happy breathing organization): air quality for the well-being of residents, professionals and families, during and after Covid and it will present the most advanced studies and experiences in the area of neuroscience and organizational culture. It is possible, by paying attention to indoor air quality, not only to increase safety and quality of life, but also to create an impact on the molecules of happiness. It is therefore possible and necessary to create internal improvement projects that create care and individual and organizational well-being.
The event, which will be held on Thursday 12th May, has obtained 3 ECM credits and is aimed at professionals who, for various reasons (health, educational, preventive), deal with care homes.
Attention: places are limited.
The event is organized by Medi k with the non-conditioning contribution of Jonix
The consequences of indoor pollution for care home residents
We will be at Exposanità with our sanitisation systems developed for community and care buildings, which allow a discreet, safe and effective tool for residents, visitors and staff in care facilities to breathe clean air free of pollutants and pathogens, with a significant benefit on the state of well-being, the quality of care, therapies and preventing bad air.
Indoors some pollutants can reach concentrations that are 2 to 5 times higher than outside, with a relevant biological impact even at low concentrations for long periods of exposure, in particular for people such as the elderly with a fragile immune system.
The issue is urgent, as the recent Covid-19 epidemic has pinpointed, also because, as highlighted by a recent European study (GERIE) conducted on 600 elderly people in 50 nursing homes, only 19% of the structures had an adequate ventilation system. In the GERIE study, a significant relationship was illustrated between exposure to internal chemical pollutants even at moderate concentrations and respiratory problems in the elderly, who are the most at risk of suffering from respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pneumonia and tuberculosis, as well as cardiovascular disease, compared to other age groups.
Prevention, resource optimisation and increased well-being: the advantages of environmental sanitisation
A healthy environment, constantly sanitised is immediately noticed, at the first breath, because the air, activated by Jonix Non-Thermal Plasma Technology, is light and smells clean, giving an overall feeling of greater well-being.
Guarantees hygiene and deep cleaning: our devices sanitise air and surfaces, eliminate odours, break down viruses, allergens, bacteria and all volatile pollutants due to the presence of people, brought from outside or emitted by furnishings and cleaning products.
Increase resident comfort: Jonix devices improve space comfort, help prevent airborne diseases (including Covid-19*) and relieve symptoms related to respiratory problems (asthma, allergies). In sanitised environments, the physiological functions of the organism and night rest also improve.
It helps saving on energy costs: Jonix devices have a low consumption and allow you to constantly keep the air clean and light, without creating thermal imbalances. They are also perfectly compatible with heating and air conditioning.
Prevents sick leave: sanitising environments prevents infections, improves the health of spaces and increases the well-being of staff by contributing to the protection and promotion of health in the workplace.
It increases the overall value and trust from the family members in the homes where their loved ones live, it also helps to convey the quality of care and attention to people.