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Hygiene services for elderly care

With high levels of close interaction between residents and members of staff and the sharing of resources, care homes are susceptible to the risk of cross-contamination. Pathogens can spread easily to other residents and cause outbreaks in any care setting, while visitors could inadvertently introduce new pathogens to the environment, thereby increasing the risk of infection.

A simple, consistent and effective approach to infection prevention and control is required. Initial provides integrated hygiene solutions that safeguard the health and wellbeing of residents and staff in care homes. Our award-winning range of products for hand hygiene, cubicle hygiene, air care and waste management will protect staff and the residents they care for.

Hygiene in care homes to safeguard our vulnerable elderly

Cleanliness is crucial in care homes, but there are many hotspots that can increase the spread of germs, such as door handles, furniture, shared equipment, bathrooms and communal areas.

For residents with increased susceptibility to infections due to old age, weak immune systems and underlying health issues, combating the spread of germs is vital. A cleaning regime and sterilisation of equipment, surfaces and floors are essential.

We can help implement proper hand-hygiene practices for staff, residents and visitors and introduce necessary measures to reduce exposure to pathogens in communal areas and across your facility.

Reception and entrances

High-traffic areas are susceptible to germs entering the facility via contaminated door handles, furniture and doormats.

Resident rooms

A potential breeding ground for harmful bacteria, residents’ rooms need high levels of hygiene to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents.


Germs can spread quickly in kitchen and communal dining areas via dirty surfaces, equipment and germs in the air.

Communal areas

Social events enhance the mental wellbeing of residents. If these areas aren’t clean, it can lead to the fast spread of germs and sickness.

Staff and carers

With correct facilities in place and by following proper hand hygiene procedures, staff and carers can help stop the spread of viruses to their residents.


All surfaces and touchpoints in washrooms need to be cleaned to a high standard to reduce the risk of contamination.

Hygiene solutions to ensure quality of life and wellbeing in elderly care

Initial provides a range of innovative, industry-leading, hygiene solutions that cover surface hygiene, hand hygiene and air care to help ensure residents, family visitors and staff stay healthy and protected.

The Initial service promise

Everyday, local teams of Initial service technicians deliver efficient, discreet hygiene services to commercial customers in over 40 countries worldwide. With flexible serviced contracts tailored specifically to your business needs, Initial takes pride in delivering the highest levels of service, innovative solutions and professional customer care.

We will install and maintain your hygiene solutions, manage consumables and sanitary waste whilst ensuring compliance with all local legislation and environmental regulations.

1. On-site hygiene survey

We carry out a survey of your business premises, discuss your concerns and make recommendations specific to your needs.

  • Local, expert hygiene surveyors
  • Calls returned within 24 hours (Mon-Fri)
  • Appointment at a time of your convenience

2. Tailored hygiene solutions

We work with you to develop a hygiene program bespoke to your business needs.

  • Award winning hygiene products
  • Quick, discreet installation with minimal disruption to your business
  • In compliance with all hygiene and environmental regulations

3. Professional service

Our local team of service technicians will attend scheduled visits for ongoing maintenance.

  • Quality assurance that your hygiene solutions are in good order
  • 48 hour issue resolution
  • Proof of service made available online
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