It’s Shopping Season!

November 26, 2014

The holidays are rolling in and soon we will be eating Thanksgiving dinner and off to hit the stores for the best deals on Black Friday! But don’t forget! With this season everything will increase: the number of people shopping, dining and of course those pesky germs. Shop Till You Drop! Everyone knows the best deals come after Thanksgiving, or in some cases this year, ON Thanksgiving! The stores will…


Gilbert the Germ on World Toilet Day!

November 19, 2014

1/3 of the world population don’t have access to a safe, clean bathroom. And 1.1 billion people around the world have no toilet in their home and are resorting to open defecation. This leads to the spreading of diarrheal diseases, the second most common cause of death in developing countries. Unfortunately, that’s one death every twenty seconds. Roughly, 2,000 mothers lose a child per day due to lack of clean…


November is National Caregivers Month

November 11, 2014

We appreciate all that caregivers do to help seniors, especially in keeping them safe and healthy while in a rehabilitation facility or nursing home. To reduce the spread of infection, prevention is key and actively keeping good hygiene a top priority is an important part of an aid’s job. Caring for the Elderly Health risks increase with age and caregivers are conscious that even the smallest cut on a senior’s skin can be the perfect…


In the News: Kids learn the importance of hand hygiene

November 7, 2014

Wash, wash, wash your hands, thumbs and fingers too! Rub a dub, rub a dub, that’s the thing to do! Kids could be heard singing through the halls at Eugene Field Preschool this week. Nursing students from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri were on hand to teach the kids the importance of hand hygiene. As part of their Sharing Health Hand by Hand program, the students…