nursing home laundry

Laundry infection control made easy with Electrolux

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Centro-Residenziale-Al-Parco_01The Residential Center “Al Parco” in Verona, Italy started its activity in 1812 as an answer to the critical need for elderly care in the city. Continuously expanding over the years, it now boasts a total of 9 facilities throughout the area, offering a combined capacity of 700 beds, hospice and other services.

The mission of the Center is to provide the best assistance to the patients, fully respecting their privacy and dignity. The only way to do this efficiently is by placing the person at the center of attention, a commitment that begins first and foremost with the special care given to personal hygiene and to their personal effects.

For this reason, the Center chose the Electrolux Professional barrier laundry solution, in order to obtain full control of the disinfection of the residents’ garments ensuring the best results.

The new laundry offers a joint service for all 9 facilities. It is organized in two completely separate areas, one for loading the dirty laundry and the other for unloading the clean, washed laundry.  The two zones are divided by a glass wall for maximum lighting and visibility and separated by a “filter” zone which prevents the risk of bacterial contamination, guaranteeing a total sanitation process. This new layout not only ensures the correct flow of the operations of collecting, washing, drying and ironing but, above all, allows sorting of a huge amount of laundry in a short time.

Centro-Residenziale-Al-Parco_02Here are just a few of the reasons why they chose the high-tech solutions provided by Electrolux Professional:

Turnaround times were halved: washed items are returned to the guests in a shorter time;

The working environment of the operators was significantly improved: air intake/expulsion from the dryers is always external. This, in addition to the customized ventilation system, brought the ambient temperature to about 75°F with the possibility to also adjust the two areas independently;

Infection control and the prevention of cross-contamination. The Centre has full control over its linen hygiene:  Not only provides risk management, but peace of mind for the patient and families.

The Residential Center “Al Parco” is an exemplary story of innovation and determination in the pursuit of excellence.

Kløvningsten brings the community’s nursing home laundries under one roof.

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Klovningsten_01At Kløvningsten, both institutional textiles and private clothes are well taken care of. Run by the Sarpsborg community, Kløvningsten receives laundry from five long-term care homes, four residence homes and approximately 70 elderly living at home. Kløvningsten is able to process the laundry quickly and effectively thanks to the installation of six barrier washers and six dryers from Electrolux Professional Laundry Systems.

The idea came a few years ago. They started to plan a new large laundry installation as an alternative to each of the smaller care laundries in the community.

Jan-Erik Einarsen, Service explains why they chose Electrolux Professional:

We wanted to work with a supplier with a high level of knowledge who could deliver the solutions and products we needed. Local service and fast delivery of spare parts was also very important. That’s why we chose Electrolux Professional.

Just last year, Kløvningsten opened its doors to a new building and new machines. Today, with the same budget, they are able to wash and finish over 11,000 lbs more laundry per year!

Today, Kløvningsten employs 12 people sharing 6.5 positions within the company. The employees take pride in their jobs and do their utmost to supply top service and results. On average, 3,153 lbs. are washed daily, with the capacity to do much more as necessary.

The installation of the Electrolux Professional barrier washers divides the clean laundry from the soiled side by a plexiglass wall. This solution improves communication between the two sides making it more efficient for the staff.  Electrolux Professional barrier washers also stop the spread of infection and cross-contamination and provide superior risk management.

The Electrolux LKlovningsten_02aundry solutions installed:

  • 2 x WPB 4700H Pullman machines
  • 2 x WSB 4250H Barrier washers
  • 1 x WSB4500H Barrier washer
  • 1 x WB 4180H Pocket barrier
  • 1 x W4240H Washer
  • 3 x T4550 Dryers
  • 3 x T41200 Dryers (tilting)