As part of bolstering their cleaning procedures and upgrading their facility to promote safety, Circle of Care Skilled Nursing Facility in Salem, OH, implements UV-C disinfection systems to promote better health at the facility.

UV-C is a special wavelength of ultraviolet light that destroys or inactivates bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mold without harsh chemicals. UV-C disinfection has been used in waste processing facilities and air conditioner units for decades and has become the gold standard to disinfect hospitals in recent years. R-Zero is a biosafety company working to make the same UV-C disinfection technology used by hospitals accessible to smaller healthcare units such as Skilled Nursing Facilities. The R-Zero Arc is a mobile hospital-grade UV unit that can be easily moved around the facility to kill airborne and surface pathogens. Arc is proven to destroy 99.99% of pathogens (including those that cause Human Coronavirus) in just 7 minutes.

The facility uses a REME-HALO air purifier for indoor air quality, which helps purify the central air conditioning system. Designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risks by reducing odors and air pollutants, the REME HALO in-duct air purifier is the best solution for whole building air purification. Circle of Care has 8 REME-HALOS strategically placed throughout our building. Invented to recreate nature’s process of purifying the air, it’s like bringing fresh outdoor air inside without ever having to open windows. The REME-HALO is proactive and sends ionized oxidizers into the room to destroy the pollutants at the source before they can reach residents, staff, and visitors.

Circle of Care Skilled Nursing is proud to have these new advanced infection prevention measures as part of many innovations to promote long-term care residents’ health and safety.