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Essential Facility Care + Supplies Tips for Senior Living

Essential Facility Care + Supplies Tips for Senior Living

Senior living facilities create a sense of community and social connection for older adults, providing them with a supportive environment where they can thrive in their later years. Central to the mission of these facilities is the provision of clean, healthy, safe, sustainable, and productive living space for residents. Achieving this goal requires meticulous attention to facility care supplies and maintenance practices. Let's dive into why these elements are vital for the well-being and satisfaction of residents.

First and foremost, maintaining a hygienic home is key to promoting the health and safety of seniors residing in these centers. Elderly individuals often have compromised immune systems, making them more susceptible to infections and illnesses. By ensuring the availability of facility care supplies such as surface cleaners + disinfectants, hand soaps + sanitizers, air purifiers, and personal protective equipment, staff can uphold rigorous sanitation standards that help prevent the spread of germs and pathogens.

A clean and well-maintained environment contributes to the overall health and quality of life of residents. Living in a clutter-free, organized space fosters a sense of calmness and tranquility, which is particularly beneficial for seniors dealing with cognitive impairments or sensory sensitivities. Facility maintenance techniques, including regular cleaning schedules, pest control measures, and landscaping services create an atmosphere that promotes comfort and serenity for residents to enjoy.

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In addition to promoting health and wellness, facility care supplies and maintenance efforts play a pivotal role in fostering sustainability within senior living centers. Adopting cleaning products that have Ecolabels and certifications certified by organizations such as Green Seal1, UL ECOLOGO2, and EPA Safer Choice3, and which meet facility maintenance criteria as described by the Green Guide for Healthcare4, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)5, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)6, and Fitwel7 can help to create a healthier and safer living environment for residents and their guests. Also, implementing energy-efficient systems and incorporating sustainable strategies such as waste diversion and water conservation initiatives add to environmental stewardship and can reduce ecological footprint. By embracing sustainable principles, senior living facilities show their commitment to responsible resource management and contribute to a healthier planet for future generations.

A clean space enhances the productivity and efficiency of staff members, enabling them to deliver superior care and support to residents. Adequate facility care supplies streamline operational processes, allowing staff to focus their time and energy on attending to the diverse needs of residents. By investing in modern cleaning equipment, technology, and infrastructure upgrades, senior living centers can optimize their resources and maximize the delivery of essential services, ultimately improving the overall resident experience.

Beyond the practical considerations, preserving a clean, healthy, and sustainable living environment upholds the dignity and respect of senior residents. Every individual deserves to reside in a place that is well-maintained, aesthetically pleasing, and conducive to personal fulfillment. By prioritizing facility care supplies and maintenance, senior living centers demonstrate their commitment to creating a positive environment where residents can thrive.

At BradyPLUS, we are proud to offer our Essential 8 (E8): Total Senior Living Facility Care Supplies + Support. This program was created by our industry experts to provide you and your senior living facility with custom and comprehensive solutions. To get started, we’ve identified 8 key facility care solution areas where we can assist:

A custodian cleaning and disinfecting surface


Clean surfaces and disinfected touchpoints achieved safely and efficiently with a well-trained staff.

A custodian vacuuming the carpet


Clean, bright, protected, and safe floors and carpets achieved safely and efficiently with a well-trained staff.

Cleaning the air purifier

Indoor Air Quality

Clean indoor air quality achieved safely and efficiently with a well-trained staff.

A person washing hands with soap

Personal Care

Hand hygiene and other products used for personal hygiene to contribute to building occupant health.

an image of waste diversion system


Managing flow of waste materials to be removed and disposed of from the facility safely and efficiently with a well-trained staff.

A maintenance manager installing light fixture


Installing items that are permanently attached or affixed to the building to assist with facility care functions.

A custodian mopping floor with cleaning cart and wet floor sign

Functional Supplies

Incorporating task specific items that help to complete other applicable job functions.

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Essential 8 consulting and expertise to improve processes and contribute to continuous improvement.

We then apply these Essential 8 steps to 8 essential spaces to focus on within each senior living facility to help you achieve your facility care goals:

ISO map addressing 8 touchpoints in facility for clean

The importance of facility care supplies and maintenance in senior living centers cannot be overstated. By prioritizing cleanliness, sustainability, and efficiency, senior living centers can create environments that empower residents to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. Investing in facility care supplies and maintenance is not only a practical necessity but also a profound expression of compassion and dedication. 

BradyPLUS is committed to going above and beyond to deliver more. We succeed by helping our Senior Living Services clients achieve their own operating objectives by providing specialized supplies + support. Contact us today to discover how our Essential 8 program can serve you and your facility. 

1. Green Seal certifications
2. EcoLogo Certification Program
3. EPA Safer Choice
4. Green Guide for Healthcare
5. U.S. Green Building Council
6. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)
7. Fitwel Certification


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