Managing infections – don’t forget about the indoor air in your care home

Managing infections – don’t forget about the indoor air in your care home

As winter takes hold and energy costs rise, it is tempting to try and keep residents warm and fuel
costs down by hunkering down until the weather gets warmer. But keeping all the windows and
doors shut may not be the best idea: homes need ventilation, whether our own or in care homes.

This article published on the Skills for Care guidance pages with input from Breathing City network members Prof. Cath Noakes and Prof. Tim Sharpe explains how, when and why to get ventilation right and limit infection risks in care settings.

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