The Critical Role Infection Control Plays in Your Community

Published on : 9/22/22
  • Sodexo Seniors Infection Control Webinar

    With infectious diseases on the rise, senior living communities must expand on ways to keep residents, their families, and staff safe. At the same time, communities are faced with more infection control regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Sodexo Seniors partnered with Senior Housing News for the webinar, “The Critical Role that Infection Control Plays in the Community," which features Brooke Hossfeld, Infection Prevention Specialist, Sodexo, U.S.; Harold Jones, ES Solution Design Director and FM Support, Sodexo Seniors, U.S.; and Juan Bracho, Director, Infection Prevention and Control, Miami Jewish Health.

    The webinar addresses the challenges communities face when complying with CMS regulations, examines the benefits of a proactive approach to infection control, and highlights how an experienced partner can create a safe and healthy environment where your residents thrive.

    Here are some highlights:

    Current Challenges

    • Declining occupancy due to increased health and safety concerns from residents and their families
    • Expanded infection control survey processes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
    • Increased infection control regulations and penalties
    • Staffing issues that strain employees and budgets


    Proactive Approach

    • The expanded infection control survey processes and CMS regulations are intended to increase protection, reduce infections, and improve quality of life.
    • Risk assessment and program effectiveness tracking is essential.
    • Sodexo Seniors Reassure program, which is founded on scientifically proven tools, takes a proactive, resident-centric approach to infection control.


     Partnering with Sodexo Seniors

    • Miami Jewish Health conducted an initial risk assessment and analysis of data from the previous fiscal year.
    • After partnering with Sodexo Seniors, Miami Jewish Health experienced an improvement in its environmental operational system and increased resident satisfaction.
    • They also received the SafeGuard Hygiene Excellence and Safety label from Bureau Veritas, an independent company that tests, inspects, and certifies processes across several industries.


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