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November is Long Term Care Awareness Month

Cheryl Abernathy

As the year progresses and November arrives, it is important to bring awareness and education on the importance of planning ahead and preparing for the future.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 70% of people over age 65 need some type of long-term care during their lifetime. The Family Caregiver Alliance notes that the number of elderly people using long term care services will reach 27 million people by 2050.

Gloves are an essential part of a long term care facilities infection control plan. There are many departments spread throughout the facility that require glove usage. From the nursing staff on the floor with their exam glove needs, to the cafeteria staff preparing food for the residents, gloves are vital to preventing the spread of infection or contamination.

GHX is a global technology company which provides medical and surgical supply chain data to the healthcare industry. According to their statistics, gloves are one of the top used products in long term care facilities, increasing 4.40% year-over-year. In 2014, 6.7 billion units were used in long term care facilities.

Sempermed has a wide range of gloves perfect for the necessary application in the center. Vinyl gloves can be used for brief patient contact but nitrile gloves provide greater barrier protection for extended patient care activities or those requiring greater tactile sensitivity. From industrial to exam gloves, Sempermed has you covered!

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