Hygiene is an extremely important consideration in the design and operation of aged care facilities. When our loved ones transition to an assisted living facility, we often factor in aspects such as comfort, care, and, of course, their overall health and wellbeing.
Now more than ever, hygiene really matters, especially in healthcare and aged care facilities. An Electrolux barrier laundry system is the best defence against the spread of micro-organisms and cross infections through residents’ laundry.
The Star of the Sea Retirement Village is a state-of-the-art aged care residence in Torquay, Victoria, situated amongst over 240km of stunning coastline.
Residents of the retirement village enjoy independent living whilst taking advantage of the resort-style facilities and community environment. The residents also have the benefit of the very best laundry system to meet their needs – with safety and convenience.
During a recent tour of the Star of the Sea Retirement Village at its superb coastal location, resident services manager Andrew Venosta explained, “One of the fundamental principles of the laundry service operations in residential aged care is to ensure minimisation and minimised risk of cross infection.”
“Everything we do here at Star of the Sea is about the residents in their home, their lifestyle and their quality of life at the end of the day.”
Andrew explained that they needed to be able to launder the residents’ clothing and also do it well so that the clothes could be returned at an acceptable standard. “We like our residents to be happy and looking good and feeling good about how they appear, so we need a laundry that enables us to achieve that.”
However, the usage of the barrier laundry system doesn’t just stop at laundering clothing. The facility also utilises its Electrolux barrier washer’s versatility to launder dining sheets, napkins, bed linen, cleaning cloths, mop heads and more.
“Electrolux were brought into the project right at the beginning because they have the expertise and we invited them to come and provide us with a scope and a brief for our laundry requirements. I would recommend the Electrolux machinery, it’s simple to use, it has had minimal maintenance and it’s well supported by the service aspects of the company,” Andrew explained.
When it comes to hygiene control, Electrolux recognises that there is no room for compromise. Which is why aged care residences such as the Star of the Sea Retirement Village trust Electrolux barrier washers to get the job done safely and efficiently.
As the global expert in linen hygiene, Electrolux Professional offers the broadest range of solutions and best program flexibility on the market.
Everything is developed in close cooperation with global hygiene experts to ensure your laundry and hygiene needs are met. To find out more about building a sustainable business with Electrolux Professional, take a look at our full range of commercial laundry equipment.