The importance of Hand Hygiene

At Leigh Place, the health and safety of our residents is our top priority. Proper hand hygiene practices are essential for protecting our residents from common infections such as colds, flu, and gastrointestinal illnesses. By ensuring that all staff members, residents, and visitors practice good hand hygiene, we create a healthier environment where everyone can thrive.

As we age, our immune systems may weaken, making us more susceptible to infections and illnesses. In a communal living environment like ours, where residents interact closely with each other and with staff members, the risk of infection transmission is heightened. This is where hand hygiene plays a pivotal role. By washing hands regularly with soap and water or using hand sanitizers, we can effectively remove harmful germs and reduce the spread of infections.

Promoting hand hygiene is about empowering our community to take ownership of their health and well-being. Through education and awareness initiatives, we aim to equip residents, staff members, and visitors with the knowledge and tools they need to practice good hand hygiene every day.

At Leigh Place, we believe that small actions can have a big impact on the health and happiness of our residents. Together, let’s continue to prioritize health and wellness in our community.