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Housekeeping Manual

Housekeeping Manual

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HOUSEKEEPING&LAUNDRY
POLICY & PROCEDUREMANUAL
 
This manual and all associated forms or other materials are provided as general suggestions as to thecontents of a policy and procedure manual for an affordable assisted living facility. They are meant only to provide general insight to assist a professional in creating manuals appropriate to the specific needs and circumstances of an individual facility. They are provided, "as-is," without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Neither the Iowa Finance Authority, NCB Development Corporation, or Vista Senior Living, Inc., shall be liable to any person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly by this product.
Housekeeping & Laundry Policy and Procedure Manual© 2000-2005 Vista Senior Living, Inc.All Rights Reserved
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY PROCEDURES...............................................................................................................................................3INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES.....................................................................................................................4Hand Washing Guidelines:..........................................................................................................................................4Guidelines for Wearing Personal Protective Equipment:............................................................................................5Disposable Gloves:.....................................................................................................................................................5Guidelines for Wearing Other Personal Protective Equipment:..................................................................................6When Handling Laundry:............................................................................................................................................7When Performing Routine Housekeeping Tasks:.......................................................................................................7When Cleaning up Contaminated Surfaces:...............................................................................................................7When Cleaning Contaminated Equipment:.................................................................................................................8CLEANING TENANT APARTMENTS.......................................................................................................................10APARTMENT CLEANING PROCEDURES..............................................................................................................14TENANT LAUNDRY SERVICES...............................................................................................................................16LAUNDRY PROCEDURES.........................................................................................................................................19TENANT HOUSEKEEPING / LAUNDRY SCHEDULE..........................................................................................22COMMON AREA CLEANING...................................................................................................................................24USE OF LINENS..........................................................................................................................................................26LOST AND FOUND.....................................................................................................................................................27HOUSEKEEPING SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT....................................................................................................28Housekeeping & Laundry Policy and Procedure Manual Page 2 of 28© 2000-2005 Vista Senior Living, Inc.All Rights Reserved
 
SAFETY PROCEDURESPOLICY:
Staff should follow general safety procedures when performing housekeepingand/or laundry duties.
PROCEDURES:
1.Staff performing housekeeping or laundry tasks should be familiar with Material Safety DataSheets (MSDS) for all chemicals or cleansing products used in the Community. These sheets provide important information regarding these products (e.g., proper use of the product, possible risks associated with the product, etc.).2.A book containing all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) should be kept in thehousekeeping closet so as to be easily referenced by staff if necessary.
3.
 Never leave chemicals or cleaning products unattended in a location accessible by tenants.When cleaning tenant apartments, the housekeeping cart MUST be taken into each apartmentunless all chemicals on the cart are secured (i.e., locked up).
4.
 Never leave equipment (e.g., cords, ladders, or chemicals) unattended in areas that areaccessible to tenants. When not is use, store equipment in a locking cupboard, cabinet, or storage area.
5.
Follow manufacturers’ instructions for the use of all chemicals and cleaning products.
6.
Adhere to common sense and basic safety practices during all housekeeping and laundrytasks.7.Refer to the Life Safety Policy and Procedure Manual for more complete guidelinesregarding safety.
Housekeeping & Laundry Policy and Procedure Manual Page 3 of 28© 2000-2005 Vista Senior Living, Inc.All Rights Reserved

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