When people make the difficult decision to place themselves, or their loved ones, in an assisted living facility, it is important that they have the assurance that they will be safe, and will receive the best possible care available. This safety not only includes security, surveillance, and strong support staff, but also safety from unseen threats that jeopardize a senior citizen’s health. That is why a significant portion of safety consideration should be dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of assisted living residents, by safeguarding them from airborne viruses and pathogens. In this article, we will discuss the importance of air purification and how it can be beneficial in an assisted living community.

Why Invest In Air Purification

As we just mentioned, providing clean air that is free of viruses and pathogens, is an essential element in the safety and well-being of residents in your community. Many residents in assisted living are known to have health conditions that compromise their immune systems, making them vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses that can be easily brought in by visitor traffic, staff, and other residents. Illnesses such as the flu, pneumonia, and COVID-19 can be life-threatening to many senior citizens and are among the most common contagious diseases that assisted living residents are exposed to, making the need for clean air and high-quality air purification even more dire. Making the investment in an air purifier that has been proven to protect your residents from the COVID-19 virus will make your community stand out from others in your area. Furthermore, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched an incentive program in February 2022 granting up to $3,000 per facility in investment reimbursement for communities that take advantage of this essential upgrade to improve the air quality of their community.

Which Purification System To Buy

There are many different brands in the marketplace with viable products and great reviews, but not all of them can provide the best defense against COVID. Air purifiers using a high-efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) do a fabulous job of removing a large number of airborne contaminants, but HEPA isn’t always enough. Installing an air purifier like the Scientific Air™ by Sterilumen applies the best in air purification technology with a high-quality HEPA filter, an ultraviolet germicidal light chamber, and an active carbon substrate that is guaranteed to kill 99.9% of airborne bacteria, viruses, and pathogens including the COVID-19 virus.


Keeping you and your loved ones safe should always be the top priority of every community that specializes in long-term care, and with the right technology, that responsibility can be handled more securely and efficiently than ever. Sterilumen offers a portfolio of technologically advanced air purification and surface disinfection systems. If you would like to know more about our products, services, or technology and what we continue to do in order to keep people safe and healthy, please visit our website and set up a time to speak to one of our representatives.