Protecting The Health Of Senior Living Residents
The Seabury Senior Living community, Bloomfield, Connecticut, turned to Excel Dryer with a problem. They needed a safe, hygienic hand drying solution for their residents and staff after disappointing results with hand dryer models from two other manufacturers. With Excel's original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryers, Seabury found their hygienic solution.
Richard Heath, Seabury's CEO, emphasizes the community's need for good hand hygiene when he says, "It's important that we have good infection control here at Seabury and throughout our healthcare system."
The touchless, sensor-activated design of the XLERATOR eliminates common touchpoints of contagion in Seabury's restrooms. Leading public health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), state that proper hand hygiene is the best defense against the spread of germs and viruses.
The CDC and WHO agree that proper hand hygiene consists of thoroughly washing and completely drying hands. The XLERATOR is proven to dry hands completely in eight seconds, per the Global UL Environment Product Category Rule testing standards. This is crucial for Seabury and their residents, as completely dry hands are far less likely to transmit germs than damp or wet hands.
XLERATOR's high-speed, hands-under design also avoids the bacteria-laden pools of water that collect in trough-style dryers. In addition, XLERATOR offers a complete line of options that further boost the hygienic restroom experience. Its HEPA Filtration System has been proven in independent testing by LMS Technologies to remove 99.999 percent of viruses from the airstream. The HEPA system is also the only one in the industry with a removable, washable prefilter for more convenient restroom maintenance and longer filter life. Stainless steel Antimicrobial Wall Guards protect the restroom against water droplets from wet hands, while also inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
With the XLERATOR, Seabury doesn't have to deal with the mess and expense of paper towels. They save time and money by cutting out the ordering and restocking of paper towels.
"With the XLERATORs, I believe the restrooms are more hygienic because you don't have the soiled paper laying around on the floor or counters," says Heath.
Seabury not only installed XLERATORs in the restrooms of their assisted living and independent living wings, they're also located in the health clinic and skilled nursing areas, where hand hygiene is the highest priority. With XLERATOR as Seabury's hygienic hand drying solution, residents there can go about fulfilling the center's motto — "Get Busy Living."
With these hygienic features and its ease of use, XLERATOR gets Seabury's nod of approval. "I would definitely recommend other healthcare facilities and continuing care retirement communities use the XLERATOR," says Heath.