Elder Care Facilities Aren’t Complete Without Yamamoto Washers


Elder Care Facilities Aren’t Complete Without Yamamoto Washers

Elder Care Facilities Aren’t Complete Without Yamamoto Washers

As a manager of a nursing home or eldercare facility, you know keeping your building clean and free of contaminants is a constant battle. Whether contending with sick patients/residents or cleaning up after accidents that tend to happen in assisted living, there are any number of concerns that can impact the cleanliness of your facility. For such reasons, Yamamoto North America strives to do its part for nursing home facility managers, providing top-of-the-line laundry equipment designed to keep up with the demands of elder care.

Common Challenges in Care Facility Laundry Rooms

Yamamoto has seen countless problems that create cleanliness issues and contamination in elder care. Ensuring optimal hygiene standards are met while keeping up with the demand for clean linen is always an uphill battle for facility managers. As such, Yamamoto strives to create equipment that alleviates some of the challenges elder care centers face. Some of those challenges include:

Attending to a Variety of Unique Linen Products

Elder care facilities must manage a broad spectrum of linen products, each with unique care needs. This includes standard bedding and towels but extends to items like specialty mattresses, personal clothing, and various incontinence products. Also, elder care facilities often accommodate residents with allergies or sensitive skin, necessitating hypoallergenic detergents and fabric softeners. Catering to these diverse linen requirements underscores the complexity of the laundry operation and highlights the meticulous attention to detail needed to provide a comfortable and safe environment for older adults.

Hygiene and Infection Control

Infection control is a critical aspect of laundry in any healthcare setting, and elder care is no exception. The laundry must adhere to stringent standards to prevent the spread of infections, especially in facilities where residents may have compromised immune systems. Contaminated linens, towels, and clothing can be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, which is why proper handling, washing, and drying techniques are crucial. Moreover, laundry equipment used in these facilities must also be regularly maintained and cleaned to prevent the spread of germs and maintain a hygienic environment.

The Urge to Optimize Resources

With a growing elderly population, the need for elder care is increasing, amplifying the demand for laundry services. Optimizing resources, including energy, water, and labor, thus becomes an enormous challenge, especially when balancing it against needing a quick and efficient turnaround. Furthermore, the wear and tear on laundry machines due to continuous usage can lead to frequent breakdowns, disrupting the crucial flow of clean laundry. The resulting equipment downtime is detrimental to the care of residents and your facility’s bottom line.

How Do Yamamoto Machines Help?

As troublesome as these issues can be for elder care facility managers, they can be easily overcome with the right laundry equipment. Thankfully, Yamamoto equipment features everything your team needs to meet and exceed the laundry needs of your residents. You can guarantee immaculate linen produced quickly with dual soft-mount suspension, steam injection, and more. As such, some of our laundry machines’ best features include:

A large industrial washer used for elder care facilities across the United States
  • Precise Controls
    • While unique linen products require different washing techniques and chemicals to be applied, our washers are easily adaptable. With programmable controls and many pre-programmed cycles that might already match what you need, you can set our washers to the perfect settings for a variety of linen products. From heavily soiled bedsheets to the delicate material in your residents’ clothing, there’s nothing Yamamoto machines can’t wash.
  • Perfectly Clean Linen
    • Because our washers are used across various industries, they are designed to adhere to the strictest cleaning standards. Eldercare facilities are no different! For example, our machines utilize standard steam injection for precise temperature control, helping eliminate germs and contaminants in linen products. Additionally, our non-toxic detergent options work exceptionally well with our equipment, completely sanitizing every load.
  • Less Waste
    • To help your facility cut down on waste, save on utility bills, and ultimately keep up with the linen cleaning demands of your residents, we incorporate strong suspension systems and green-centric technology. Oversized bearings and our dual soft-mount suspension help prevent wear and tear from consistent use and high-speed extractions for large load sizes. In turn, high-speed extractions and additional environmentally friendly features help cut down on water and energy usage, thus saving your facility on utility costs in the long term.

Do Something More for Your Elder Care Facility!

Why should you continually struggle to keep up with the volume and cleaning difficulty of linen products for your care facility when there’s a better way? Investing in Yamamoto equipment will help resolve many of your facility’s problems and won’t require you to break the bank for high-quality machinery! To learn more about Yamamoto North America’s commercial and industrial washers, contact us at 866-204-0519. Yamamoto NA’s main office is located at 205 S. Lee St. Bloomington, IL 61701.