Why is an Effective Cleaning Program Important in Long-Term Care Facilities?

Risk of infection is one of the top concerns of people with loved ones in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Long-term care residents, employees, and visitors are in close proximity, which raises the potential risk of the spread of germs and infection – specifically influenza, norovirus, C. diff, and MRSA are common and contagious.

Another challenge long-term care facilities face is odor control. Incontinence is common, which means not only restrooms but also resident rooms, mattresses, common areas, hallways, and seating need to be properly cleaned and maintained.

Infection control is a significant challenge in long-term care facilities. However, an effective cleaning and maintenance program will maximize its overall cleanliness and comfort.

Insight® Long-Term Care Cleaning and Maintenance Program

The Insight Long-Term Care Cleaning and Maintenance Program incorporates multi-purpose products that reduce labor, easy-to-follow procedures, and the resources you need to clean and maintain a long-term care facility.

Our program includes training for:

General cleaning and disinfecting

Restroom and shower cleaning

Resident room cleaning

Alzheimer's Related Dementia (A.R.D.) isolation room cleaning

Odor control

Carpet care

Hard floor care (routine, interim, and restorative)

Product safety

Superior,
Patented,
Green Products

Cleaner, Healthier Long-Term Care Facility
Improved Odor Control

Our Program Benefits

Standardized
Procedures

Improved Productivity
Reduced Labor
Reduced Product Waste/Costs

Comprehensive
Training Program

  • In-Service Training
  • Ongoing Technical Assistance
  • Customer Support
  • Reduced Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
  • Healthier Residents, Staff, and Visitors
  • Resident and Visitor Satisfaction

Buckeye Hard Floor Care Program

Floors are one of the first things people see when they walk into your long-term care facility. The best way to maintain your floors is using superior products that require less labor through utilizing an effective hard floor care program. In most long-term care facilities,

90%

of a floor maintenance budget is spent on labor*.

90 Percent Graphic

The Buckeye Floor Care Program is built on procedures that follow cleaning best practices. We use the highest quality products, which have been proven to increase efficiency, produce excellent results, and save you money.

*Frumkin, Howard. Geller, Robert. Rubin, I. Leslie. Nodvin, Janice. Safe and Healthy School Environments, Oxford University Press, 2006. Print.

No matter what floor type, equipment, or maintenance needs you have, we will help you customize the most successful floor care program for your long-term care facility.

Floor Finishes

Floor finish protects your floors from highly abrasive soils, produces high gloss shine, and extends the life of floors. Our floor finishes are formulated with proprietary technology that never yellows or powders.

Floor Strippers

Our butyl-free floor strippers are formulated with patented Liquescent® technology to remove floor finish in one application without harsh odor.

Floor Cleaners

Maintaining your floors is effective and efficient with our non-foaming floor cleaners that don’t attack floor finish.

Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) state that hand hygiene helps stop the spread of germs to others, making it one of the most important steps in preventing illness. This is especially important in long-term care facilities for the overall health of patients, employees, and visitors. Hand hygiene noncompliance is a major cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), but it's also one of the easiest practices to improve in your facility.

Symmetry understands the importance of hand hygiene acceptance and manufactures products that people want to use in a reliable dispensing system. Symmetry dispensers have large sight wi ndows for checking product levels, are available with hidden locks or keyed. Additionally, every dispenser may be customized with your logo, message, and color.

The Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program also offers customizable education, awareness, and behavioral modification tools to help you maximize hand hygiene practices in your long-term care facility. These tools include wall charts, posters, placards and signs.

Symmetry Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Wash

Symmetry Antimicrobial Lotion Soap

Symmetry Foaming Hand Sanitizer

Symmetry Gel Hand Sanitizer

Symmetry Hair, Hand and Body Foaming Wash

Symmetry Hair, Hand and Body Wash

Test and Evaluate Products in Your Facility

We provide the dispensers, hand hygiene products, and surveying tools.

Then participants test and evaluate our products against other hand hygiene programs.

For more information, contact a Symmetry representative.

Schedule a Try & Buy

Eco® Proportioning Program

The Buckeye Eco Proportioning Program offers push-button proportioning for ease of use, making it virtually automatic to properly dilute your cleaning products. The Eco proportioning units, packaging and chemistry are economical, ecologically friendly, reliable, simple to use and designed for your long-term care facility to achieve maximum return on your investment. You can customize the Eco program considering your long-term care facility's space, how many products you will dilute, cost, and whether or not your products need additional security.

Eco Glass Cleaner HD E12/S12
Eco Multi-Purpose Glass Cleaner E13
Eco One-Step Disinfectant E22/S22
Eco Neutral Disinfectant E23/S23
Eco Floor Cleaner E33/S33
Eco Odor Eliminator E41