Infection Prevention and Control Solutions for Homeless Shelters

Homeless shelters play a critical role in communities, providing warm, secure places for men, women, and families in need. Due to the significant risk of transmission, extra care is needed to prevent and manage the spread of influenza, coronavirus, SARS, and other airborne pathogens. Trusted by organizations throughout the U.S. and around the globe, AeroMed® Technologies has developed advanced infection prevention and control (IPC) solutions to help make homeless shelters safer with healthier environments for occupants and staff.

Fostering Safer Community Housing

As a place of refuge, homeless shelters pose complex challenges in preserving the health and wellness of occupants and staff. From limited access to healthcare systems to poor living conditions, homeless populations are exposed to many communicable diseases for a variety of reasons. AeroMed® Technologies offers innovative solutions for maintaining clean air quality throughout homeless facilities, suitable for areas including:

  • Check-in/waiting areas
  • Kitchens
  • Dining rooms
  • Sleeping areas
  • Restrooms

To create an IPC program that addresses the diverse needs within your shelter, our team starts by performing a comprehensive site assessment. We review the layout of your facility, occupancy level, risks associated with the populations you serve, and other critical factors. This preliminary assessment helps us develop the most effective IPC strategy possible that best suits the needs of your facility.

Homeless shelter living space with multiple germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) light fixtures

IPC Solutions for Homeless Shelters​

Our IPC solutions are backed by over 30 years of airborne pathogen control engineering and experience and developed in conjunction with healthcare providers, scientific researchers, and more. We strive to provide strategies tailored to the unique needs of the industries we serve and maintain compliance with the governmental regulations, codes, and guidelines in place. Our solutions include the following:

  • Upper-room germicidal ultraviolet (UR GUV) fixtures: Designed to minimize the concentration of infectious particles within a space, upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) helps prevent bacteria and viruses from reproducing and causing infection. As potentially infectious microbes are carried into the upper room, they’re inactivated by UR GUV fixtures. Our UR GUV luminaries produce industry-leading UV-C light output that delivers air cleaning benefits comparable to some of the most efficient ventilation systems on the market.
  • HEPA air purifiers: Using HEPA filtration materials, our air purification devices trap and eliminate 99.97% of all particles 0.3 microns and larger to help maintain a healthier environment. Extremely small pathogens are kept contained so they cannot escape and recirculate throughout the shelter. From ducted and ceiling, to portable HEPA air purifiers, many models offer options for negative pressure applications and all include MERV-rated pre-filters for efficient performance.

If your homeless shelter requires additional features beyond standard configurations, connect with our team of experienced technicians. We can work with you to determine the best possible strategy for your facility. Many of our IPC solutions can be modified to meet the most critical needs of your shelter and the vulnerable populations you serve.

Promoting Safety from Within

With a longstanding reputation for excellence, AeroMed® Technologies proudly engineers IPC solutions and intervention strategies to help keep people safe. Not only does our team ensure every device is properly installed, but we also ensure they’re certified and optimized for effective performance. Our HEPA filtration air purifiers and UR GUV fixtures are developed to align with the guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and meet all relevant electrical safety standards.

Partnering with AeroMed® Technologies means creating a safer environment for all. With integrity, exceptional service, and cutting-edge engineering leading the way, we’ve crafted sound solutions that help prevent the spread of disease across multiple industries. For more information about the airborne infectious disease control and prevention strategies we offer, contact us today.

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