With the aging population come very specific needs in order to care for the elderly. Most often the aged suffer from a compromised immune system that cannot easily stay off illness and infection. Institutions that cater to the needs of the elderly are only becoming more numerous as the population ages while improved technologies can be implemented to help protect those who may have a difficult time protecting themselves.
Although airborne disinfection is the number one priority for those who suffer from a compromised immune system, odors can severely impact the air quality of eldercare facilities. Odours such as body odour, urine and fecal odour can migrate through the facility impacting the quality of life for the residence, staff and visitors.