Nursing homes and assisted living facilities cater to residents for extended periods. The level of care provided in these facilities isn’t normally as complex as the services of a hospital, but biohazardous waste is still unavoidable. Your choice and means for waste disposal and processing needs to be efficient and cost-effective. With WESSCO’s heavy-duty compactors and balers, you get both for your nursing home facility.
Medical Waste Management at Nursing Homes
Although a nursing home is essentially an apartment complex for the elderly and the disabled, waste disposal is different from regular waste disposal at home, from the equipment to the process. A used needle at home, for example, may just be carefully wrapped and separated. But the same sharp item will be treated with extra care and processed with the right waste management equipment in a nursing home.
Consider the different types of medical waste that nursing homes should manage:
The people living at your nursing home have different conditions. Some residents arrange short-term stays for rehabilitation after an illness, injury, or surgery. Most residents stay longer for personal care and medication monitoring. But all centers will deal with medical waste that is manageable mostly through segregation.
Much of the waste produced in nursing homes go to a landfill, but make sure to segregate potentially hazardous waste. Your nursing home will also need the right waste management equipment; a commercial compactor for example, will ensure safer and more cost-effective disposal.
In addition to the segregation of compacted waste, consider opening a recycling program. This waste stream further cuts down waste disposal costs. It also raises your facility’s environmental credentials.
Why Choose WESSCO?
Our compactors and balers are well-equipped for the waste disposal and recycling demands in nursing homes. Invest in WESSCO equipment for compacted waste that improves the overall appearance of your facility. Compacted waste also reduces trash pickups, reducing your operational expenses.
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