According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, 40-60% of people in aged care facilities will wet the bed each night. Dealing with urinary incontinence which affects up to 77% of aged care residents is an ongoing, difficult and expensive challenge. Not only do urine odours and stains cause embarrassment and distress to residents but also has a marked affected on the morale of families, staff, visitors and prospective clientele and can cause the wear and tear of aged care facility’s fixtures and furnishings.
Residential care facilities do use a range of incontinence products to address the day-to-day management of this issue, however, accidents do happen. For example, pads may leak due to capacity stress, may be fitted poorly or a mishap may occur when changing, showering or dressing a patient due to bladder weakness. Therefore urine can be found on many surfaces such as bedding, mattresses, carpets, flooring, upholstery, wheelchairs and other areas commonly touched by patients, staff & visitors.
Urine is essentially sterile but once exposed to micro-organisms found in air, on skin and other exposed surfaces can become a breeding ground for harmful pathogens.
Whilst nursing home cleaning staff would mop, vacuum and disinfect daily, most standard cleaning products including strong sanitising and disinfecting chemicals, simply don’t remove urine stains and odours completely. Consequently, uric acid crystals remain to damage and corrode metal surfaces such as wheelchairs and leave permanents stains and lingering odours on assets such as mattresses, couches and other furnishings. Replacement of these items can be costly but unnecessary if the right product is used.
urineFREE® offers a safe, effective & environmentally friendly solution to this problem.
urineFREE works on the biological combination of urine – urea, urochrome and uric acid crystals. Most general cleaners merely remove the water soluble components of urine (urea and urochrome) but leave behind the non soluble uric acid crystals that retain the odour and stain.
urineFREE’s bio-enzymatic formula “eats up’’ the uric acid crystals whilst removing the urea and urochrome components, eliminating both the stain and the odour FOR GOOD.
urineFREE contains no harsh or hazardous ingredients, is biodegradable and environmentally friendly and is safe to use around humans and animals. Better yet, urineFREE is water based so will do no more damage to surfaces, fittings and furnishings than water would.
urineFREE will not only ensure your aged care facility is hygienically clean of urine but could also save you money long term as items won’t need to be replaced due to urine stains and odours.
Many urine stains are invisible to the naked eye, yet certainly not to the nose. However, the source of the smell can often be difficult to trace. The urineFREE® Urine Detector solves this problem. Using LED light technology, similar to that used by Police Forensic Officers, the pocket size torch will fluoresce dried urine in a darkened room, making it easy to identify and treat the right area. Then, after treatment in accordance with the product directions, use urineFREE Urine Detector again to check that you have removed it all.
Aged care facilities across Australia now have a proven solution for the removal of urine stains and odours leaving a clean, hygienic & welcoming environment.
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Otherwise you may find the answer to your questions in our Frequently Asked Questions section or to find out how to use urineFREE please refer to our How to Use Instructions.