January 9, 2024 / Wolf News / Care Home News / Hospital News
We recognise the critical role the care sector plays in providing comfort, safety, and quality services to residents and therefore understand the unique challenges faced when it comes utilising year-end budget.
With limited funds and ever-growing demand, it is essential that year-end budget is used effectively; tackling as many necessities as possible.
What should I use up my Year-End Budget?
As the end of another financial year approaches there are numerous reasons as to why you should use up what remains in the budget:
Preventing Budget Reductions: Ensure care homes keep their financial resources intact and remain equipped to meet resident needs by using the year-end budget.
Maximising Resources: Make the most of allocated funds by addressing critical needs, covering operational expenses, and ensuring the facility stays well-maintained and up-to-date.
Improving Facilities and Equipment: Enhance safety and comfort for residents while creating a more efficient work environment for staff by investing in facility improvements and equipment upgrades.
Adhering to Compliance Standards: Guarantee continued compliance with industry regulations and standards by utilising the year-end budget for necessary upgrades, training, and equipment.
Why Commercial Laundry Equipment?
Investing in commercial laundry equipment can be highly beneficial for care homes for several reasons:
Maintain Quality Resident Care: Care homes need to juggle multiple priorities, from maintaining the quality of care for residents to addressing equipment needs. Luckily, commercial laundry equipment can do both.
Commercial laundry equipment is designed for high efficiency, allowing care homes to handle larger volumes of laundry in less time. For example, the ProLine W range from Schulthess is so efficient, users are able to manage an additional 500 loads per year. Read more about this here.
Clean and well-maintained linens and textiles contribute to the overall comfort and well-being of residents. It also maintains a consistent level of cleanliness, promoting a positive living environment.
Upgrading to Better Technology: Moderncommercial laundry equipment can be tailored to meet the specific needs of care homes. This includes features such as programmable wash cycles, temperature control, and specialised settings for different types of fabrics, ensuring optimal care for linens and clothing.
Meeting Compliance Standards and Healthcare Regulations: Care homes are subject to health and safety regulations such as HTM 01-04; our commercial laundry equipment is designed to meet or exceed these standards. Investing in compliant equipment ensures that care homes adhere to regulations related to hygiene and sanitation.
Improved Hygiene and Sanitation: Commercial laundry equipment is equipped with advanced features that ensure thorough cleaning and disinfection; one of those features being thermal disinfection.
Thermal disinfection plays a crucial role in infection control by providing an extra layer of protection against the spread of infectious agents through linens and textiles. Not only can modern equipment provide accurate levels of thermal disinfection, cycles can be recorded and logged for transparency.
Long-Term Cost Savings: While there may be upfront costs associated with investing in commercial laundry equipment, the long-term savings can be significant. Modern equipment is designed to be energy-efficient, reducing utility costs, and the durability of commercial machines often results in lower maintenance expenses over time.
Worried about unforeseen breakdown costs? – With OneCare, you get a comprehensive package that combines brand-new laundry equipment with market-leading service, all under one single, fixed monthly payment.
We carry extensive experience, specialising in specifying, installing and maintaining commercial laundry equipment, with specific dedication towards working closely with the Care Sector. We surpass industry standards, from laundering PPE, bedding, and resident clothing, while ensuring full compliance with HTM 01-04, CQC, WRAS Approval, and optimal laundry practices. Your residents’ comfort, safety, and well-being remain our foremost priorities, and we are dedicated to assisting you in providing exceptional care.
Contact our expert team to get the most out of your year end budget today: 03300 053 2192