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Our Top 5 Care Home Essentials
Posted by Sarah Heys on
All Care Homes should provide a welcoming, comforting and relaxed environment for residents. There are so many factors to consider when sourcing products for a care home, patients physical needs such as mobility issues or dementia need to be addressed. When creating a place which feels like home, it’s important to provide comfort, familiarity and a peaceful environment at all times.
Gailarde are a fast expanding company who both import and manufacture. We supply an extensive range of bedding, pillows & duvets, towels, mattress protection, keep dry bedding protection, table linen and curtains. Gailarde are one of the largest manufacturers and importers of inherently flame retardant, Gardtex ® linen. Here are our top five most popular products for the Care Home Sector.
FR Linen – Single Flat Sheet, come in a range of colours.
Duvet Cover Bag Style 240 thread count Satin Stripe – for higher end nursing homes, hotel quality linen (used regularly by Westgate Healthcare, one of our care and nursing home customers)
Our Linen can be washed at 71 degrees for thermal disinfection. In care home environments, hygiene is one of the most crucial aspects that must be taken into account when choosing products, as infection control in care homes is a vital part of providing quality care and is something taken very seriously by the Care Quality Commission.
Almost every care home is on a tight budget, which is why when it comes to purchasing new bedding for your care home; it helps to make sure you are maximising value for money whilst ensuring that FR and safety standards are met. Our most popular Duvet & Pillow choices for Care Homes are as follows:
Gard Pillow – NHS approved, with welded seams for higher durability, flame retardant
Gardvent Duvet 9 Tog Single – flame retardant, waterproof, wipe clean
FR Duvet 10.5 Tog Single – flame retardant, with a cotton cover
As well as creating a space that is warm, hospitable and of course comfortable, it is also essential to take hygiene and infection control into account. Anywhere that a large crowd of individuals live is going to be a source for bacteria, which is why selecting safe, Care Home approved Bedding is so important in the general maintenance of a happy, healthy Care Home.