Cedar Revive Housekeeping 
& Cleaning Management

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Cedar Revive Housekeeping & Cleaning Management

Human Resources
Housekeeping & Cleaning

Fionnuala Douglas

Human Resources
Housekeeping & Cleaning

Launched in October 2016 coming from a request from CrossReach, the Church of Scotland’s long tradition of providing care and support.

Our vision of a cleaning service provision is to deliver an offer which:

  • Meets the diverse needs of all stakeholders
  • Has an integrated approach
  • Will be commercially viable and robust
  • Delivers customer choice, quality and value for money

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Initial Deep Clean

There are many areas in care homes that become easily contaminated with micro-organisms. 

Keeping a high standard of environmental cleanliness is important in care homes for the safety and protection of its residents who are vulnerable to infections.

An initial deep clean is carried out.

Novovirus Deep Clean

There are many areas in care homes that become easily contaminated with micro-organisms. 

Keeping a high standard of environmental cleanliness is important in care homes for the safety and protection of its residents who are vulnerable to infections. Following COVID-19, more frequent cleaning is carried out on areas with high use/traffic, at least twice a day and up to two hourly where appropriate with 1000oon chorline based solution.

Staff Training

Staff training and development is a core activity in any area involved in the cleaning service, therefore, we have developed a structured approach to training where training programmes are systematically applied and evaluated regularly to ensure that they meet the needs of the service. Ongoing training programmes are in place – including cleaning methods, the use of equipment and PPE.

All housekeeping staff are required to complete Infection Control and Covid-19 E learning on an annual basis. Effective record management allows us to provide and maintain external stakeholders with key documentation, ensuring that we are acting in accordance with legal requirements.

Colour coding is adopted in order to improve the safety of care home cleaning, ensure consistency and provide clarity to our staff.  Therefore, reducing the risk of cross infection.

Office
Cleaning Daily
Housekeeping

Managing cleaning services in a systematic way, ensuring that staff are trained to carry out the tasks they are responsible for.

We manage overseeing the implementation and effective use of the cleaning specifications

Review the work schedules with our domestic staff

Regularly audit, ensuring that staff are fulfilling their duties

Ensuring that all newly appointed staff have completed a structured induction

Communal
Cleaning Daily
Housekeeping

Managing cleaning services in a systematic way, ensuring that staff are trained to carry out the tasks they are responsible for.

We manage overseeing the implementation and effective use of the cleaning specifications

Review the work schedules with our domestic staff

Regularly audit, ensuring that staff are fulfilling their duties

Ensuring that all newly appointed staff have completed a structured induction

Cleaning
Daily
Housekeeping

Managing cleaning services in a systematic way, ensuring that staff are trained to carry out the tasks they are responsible for.

We manage overseeing the implementation and effective use of the cleaning specifications

Review the work schedules with our domestic staff

Regularly audit, ensuring that staff are fulfilling their duties

Ensuring that all newly appointed staff have completed a structured induction

Laundry Housekeeping

All linen and items of clothing are laundered at a temperature exceeding 65 degrees centigrade and then tumble dried. All contaminated linen is washed at 90 degrees or the highest temperature tolerated by the fabric.

The laundry area is wiped down and sanitised daily. All our laundry staff wear mask, gloves and apron. 

COVID-19

DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

Monitoring each area on an on-going basis and amending the frequency of tasks accordingly.

Introduction of new cleaning schedules introduced .

Our aim is to maintain a clean environment and reduce the risk of the transfer of Covid-19 and other infections within the care home environment.

Cleaning is maintained in line with the National Infection Prevention & Control Manual for Older People and Adult Care Homes.

More frequent cleaning is carried out on areas with high use/traffic, at least twice a day and up to two hourly where appropriate with 1000oon chorline based solution.

Colour coded cleaning system used across all areas.

Bathrooms  and public areas are checked and sanitised every two hours.

With residents families able to visit loved ones again, visiting areas are sanitised before and after each visit takes place.