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Heritage’s New HVAC Technology to Fight Pathogens

The new HVAC system at Heritage Senior Living that helps to fight against pathogens, including the COVID-19 virus.

At Heritage Senior Living, our top priority is the safety, health and well-being of our residents and staff. Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve worked diligently to ensure all precautions and practices are put in place to mitigate the risk of illness in our communities. One investment we’ve made is installing a new, powerful HVAC technology to cleanse the air from any pathogens. This serves as another line of defense alongside other COVID-19 procedures.

Our Fight Against COVID-19

Since the onset of COVID-19, we have followed all CDC health and safety guidelines. We’ve updated all safety protocols and implemented the wearing of protective gear PPE from the very beginning; We asked all of our employees to sign a safety pledge committed to do all they can do to minimize their exposure to COVID-19; We also purchased disinfectant foggers that we use daily to minimize the spread of the virus on touchable surfaces.

Upgraded HVAC System Provides Cleaner Air for Our Residents and Staff

However, we’ve gone even further in our mission to protect residents and staff. Recently, we upgraded our HVAC system in our assisted living locations. The HVAC system inactivates the virus in small particles, offering clean air and disrupting the spread of COVID-19.

The virus, SARS-CoV-2, is an RNA structure. This new system actually disrupts the RNA code of the virus, preventing it from further replication and immediately deactivating it. This ultimately stops the spread of the virus and protects all of our residents and staff.

We invested $100,000 to install this technology in all of our buildings and common areas to serve as an additional layer of defense alongside all the other protocols we’ve implemented. The HVAC system, designed by Global Plasma Solutions, is also used by UW Madison Healthcare System, and our hope is that this is something that can be very effective.

“As soon as I found out about that technology… I immediately said we have to do what we have to do, and the $100,000 investment is minimal compared to saving lives and preventing the spread of this awful virus.” – Milo Pinkerton, President of Heritage Senior Living

Our Commitment to Health and Safety

Heritage is committed to state-of-the-art solutions to protect its residents. We will continue looking for the newest technologies that can further prevent the spread of this disease and do whatever else we can to keep our residents healthy and safe.

Watch the video below to learn how our new HVAC system helps make our communities healthier.

Learn More about the COVID-19 Response at Heritage Senior Living

The information regarding COVID-19 recommendations changes frequently. Heritage Senior Living has a team of skilled professionals monitoring this information daily to ensure all our protocols and current COVID-19 control practices are up to date. If a case of COVID-19 arises in one of our communities, residents and family members of that location will be updated with detailed information. To stay up to date with our COVID-19 response, please visit our COVID-19 Response page.

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