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Offsite laundry is a big help for assisted living facilities
August 13, 2020 at 4:00 AM
assisted living residents need help with laundry services

Assisted Living Facilities in Boston and surrounding areas have been hit particularly hard with Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19).

Boston Laundry Inc. provides several off-site laundry solutions for assisted living facilities so that caretakers can focus on their many other duties.

While frontline workers are doing their absolute best to keep residents comfortable and safe, there are still more ways to support assisted living facilities workers. Off-site laundry is a great way to safely and effectively handle laundering clothing, linens, and towels.

Here’s how off-site laundry can alleviate strain on assisted living facilities workers, and support residents during the pandemic.

  • Easily launder linens and gowns per CDC recommendations.

With new CDC protocols in place, laundering linens and gowns can take more time than before. The additional time it takes to replace linens for each resident could be used for other important tasks. With off-site laundry services, facilities can send linens and gowns to be laundered with a 48-hour turnaround.

  • Clean personal laundry for ill residents.

When a resident tests positive for COVID-19, all of their personal items must be laundered per CDC recommendations. This helps prevent the spread of the virus and possible cross-contamination. While necessary, this process is time-consuming and costly. But when handled by an offsite laundry provider like Boston Laundry Inc., residents are able to have their personal items picked up and cleaned at our facilities quickly and effectively. This allows caretakers to focus on caring for residents’ health instead of worrying about proper laundry care.

  • Decrease the likelihood of gatherings at laundry facilities.

Assisted living facilities provide residents with laundry rooms, so they can wash and fold clothes at their leisure. However, with social distancing rules in place, residents are less likely to use these facilities. If you provide residents with offsite wash and fold services, they can have their clothes laundered with peace of mind.

  • Reduce the workload for frontline workers.

Frontline caretakers can feel overwhelmed and stressed by the many new protocols set by the CDC. By investing in offsite laundry services, caretakers will be able to manage their workload more easily. They will be able to prioritize tasks more effectively and provide residents with better quality care.

Ultimately, we know that assisted living facilities face a lot of challenges even when there isn’t a pandemic. The current climate can make things very difficult for the elderly in many ways.

That’s why Boston Laundry Inc. is proud to provide caretakers and residents with an easy solution for any and all laundry needs.

Contact us today to request a customized quote, or ask any questions you may have. We’re looking forward to working with you!