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Market Segment Manager, Senior Living and Behavioral Mental Health
Senior care communities, although healthcare environments, are residential in nature and the residents who live there need to feel safe and secure. It doesn’t matter if it is a new building or a renovation, a community should be designed to support the health and wellbeing of those that live and work there. This presentation will explore how buildings, specifically interior finishes, impact the people inside them by reviewing factors in the built environment that influence human health and well-being. We will review the research done by leading academic organizations such as Harvard with regards to the source and behavior of microbes, bacteria and viruses. Special attention will be directed to the role different types of surfaces play in infection control and what makes some floors and walls more hygienic than others. Lastly, we will break down the silos between residential and commercial healthcare design in order to provide solutions in our built environment that create safe, secure and healthy places to live and work!
Learn how buildings impact the people inside them by reviewing the factors in the built environment that influence human health and well-being.
Learn about the sources of microbes and the importance of an increased focus on hygiene in all public and private spaces.
Review the potential dangers of over-reliance on antimicrobial additives to compensate for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting routines.
Discuss the role different types of surfaces and detailing play not only in infection prevention and control but also the general health of our indoor environments.