Clean& Simple Cleanliness linked to quality of senior care efficiently. One thing consumers don’t have more of is time, so products that simplify the cleaning routine and allow for people to get back to living their lives are highly valued. In one simple step, Rust-Oleum NeverWet Outdoor Fabric helps protect and preserve outdoor clothing, shoes and furniture against moisture. Do-it-yourselfers can keep outdoor items dry, clean and protected. NeverWet Outdoor Fabric can repel water from a variety of textiles including polyester, poly/cotton blends, canvas, leather and suede. This solvent-based technology is breathable and provides a clear finish that won’t change the feel or appearance of treated items, such as jackets, gloves, shoes, boots, patio furniture cushions, camping gear, backpacks and umbrellas. MWV supplied the Mixor MP trigger sprayer for the product. After one of the most challenging winters in recorded history, homeowners will be dealing with an array of cracks and crevices around their homes. Many of them will be using aerosol sealants to make repairs, and Home Armor Flexible Sealer can help. It was developed to provide a spray-on coating that is airtight, waterproof and designed to last for years. Its formulation helps assure that it won’t drip, sag, chip, crack or peel as it bonds to all types of metal, wood, plastic, brick, concrete, PVC and more. The product is suitable for gutters, downspouts, roofs, unpressurized pipes, shingles, skylights, windows, chimneys, flashing and all areas of the home vulnerable to the weather. It remains flexible and resists leaking in both normal and extremely cold temperatures. Flexible Sealer is available in black (15oz) and clear (14oz). Looking after pets… The pet industry is projected to grow by 4% annually through 2018, according to MultiBriefs.com. The number of households owning pets is expected to continue to increase along with an increase in discretionary income as the economic recovery takes hold. These two factors combined will continue to bolster the demand for premium pet care products, food and services. An IBISWorld report estimates that the average rate of pet ownership will increase at 2.2% annually. According to studies by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), in 1998 about 51 million U.S. households owned at least one pet, and by 2005 that number had reached 69 million. The most recent APPA study, the 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, estimates 82.5 million consumers, or 68% of U.S. households, are now pet owners. While the U.S. and the UK have long been the leaders of the world pet market, other countries are emerging as global pet industry forces, particularly Russia, Japan, Vietnam and in Latin America, especially Brazil and Mexico. New on the pet care market is Poop-Freeze, a specially formulated aerosol freeze spray that, upon contact, forms a frosty film on dog, cat or bird poop to harden the surface for easy pick-up. Safe to use both on carpet and vegetation, the product is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use and safe for both humans and pets when used as directed. The packaging is supplied by Spray Products. 16 Spray September 2014 continued on p. 37 New public opinion survey results, announced in conjunction with the Assisted Living Federation of America’s (ALFA) 2014 Conference & Exposition, revealed that those selecting a senior living community for themselves or a loved one place a high priority on cleanliness, healthy and convenient food options and hotel-like amenities. With an estimated 70% of people who reach age 65 needing some form of long-term support, Ecolab Inc. recently commissioned a survey of 400 people involved in selecting senior living communities to determine how these decisions are made, the factors that influence them and the expectations for services and amenities offered. “Choosing a community for a loved one is highly emotional. In fact, more than half of the respondents reported that this was one of the most emotional decisions they’ve ever made,” said Leah Larson, Director of Long Term Care Marketing for Ecolab’s Institutional business. “With 10,000 people turning 65 years old in the U.S. today, and every day until the year 2029, exponentially more people will make these important decisions each day.” Ninety-three percent of respondents agreed when asked, “If a community isn’t clean, it suggests to me that the staff might not take good care of the residents.” Moreover, 96% ranked “cleanliness” as important or extremely important when choosing a senior living community; women are twice as likely as men to say cleanliness is their top priority. “This research confirmed what we intuitively know to be true. First impressions count, especially when it comes to cleanliness,” said Larson, who added that cleaning a resident’s room is similar in process to cleaning a hotel room, but more challenging in that special consideration must be given to the presence of residents and their personal belongings. In addition, a focus on infection prevention is of higher importance due to potentially compromised immune systems.
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