Clean Surfaces Combat Emerging Threat in Senior Living

The CDC says Candida auris (C. auris) is an emerging, multidrug resistant fungus that has been linked to outbreaks in healthcare facilities, including nursing homes. This potentially deadly fungus has become a major concern in healthcare facilities around the world.  It can spread rapidly from person to person and can survive on surfaces for weeks, making it challenging to control its spread. Prevention via truly cleanable surfaces is powerful and potentially lifesaving. 

How owners/operators can fight back

Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable to C. auris infections due to their underlying medical conditions, weakened immune systems, and frequent exposure to healthcare facilities. Nursing homes have become a major source of outbreaks, with multiple facilities reporting cases of the fungus in recent months. To fight this emerging threat, first make sure surfaces are dependable when it comes to disinfecting and daily cleaning.

Why choose Kwalu

Kwalu furniture is made from a unique material that has been clinically proven to inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi on its surfaces. This material is and has been shown to be effective against a wide range of pathogens, including C. auris. By using Kwalu furniture in healthcare facilities, the growth and transmission of the fungus can be disrupted. Additionally, Kwalu furniture is easy to clean and disinfect, which is essential in preventing the spread of C. auris. The furniture’s non-porous surface makes it difficult for pathogens to penetrate, and it can be easily cleaned with standard hospital disinfectants.

Cleaner furniture surfaces promote better quality of life in senior living

Kwalu furniture is certified SCS Indoor Air Advantage Gold, which in short, means this furniture supports a healthy indoor environment. Overall, the use of Kwalu furniture in healthcare facilities can help disrupt the transmission of C. auris and other pathogens, creating a safer and more hygienic environment for patients and healthcare workers.

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