Leading infection control company and franchisor, Bio-Rite has launched The Good Care Home Guide. thegoodcarehomeguide.com is a new online directory of UK Care Homes, designed to enable people to assess and review the quality of care offered, in a more transparent way.
“Deciding on the most appropriate care for a loved one requires careful and detailed consideration,” confirms Alan Wright, managing director of Bio-Rite. “We wanted to help make that decision process a little easier by providing a single location to source information about our UK care homes.
“One aspect which people may not immediately be aware of when researching care homes is the level of infection control and prevention procedures in place,” continues Wright. “This is an area where Bio-Rite as a group has more than 40 years’ experience. We regularly visit care homes and hospitals and can confirm there is a significant degree of variation between institutions.
“When it comes to the elderly, who are some of our most vulnerable patients, a ‘wipe over’ of used care equipment simply will not properly control the threat of common pathogens such as MRSA, C.Difficile or Norovirus,” confirms Wright. “Therefore, we will also be giving a stamp of approval to care homes called: Bio-Rite Protect, which will clearly indicate to the public where effective infection controls, which comply with guidelines, have been implemented.”
Bio-Rite is one of the few companies in the UK that is able to offer a leading-edge range of decontamination solutions to ensure an infection-free healthcare environment for the benefit of patients, providing services to the NHS, local authority and care and nursing homes nationwide. Bio-Rite is a member of the National Care Association and staff and franchisees are also members of the Infection Prevention Society (IPS).