Infection control and prevention at home are essential for maintaining a healthy environment for you and your family. Here are some key practices to follow:

  1. Hand Hygiene: Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing, sneezing, using the bathroom, and before preparing or eating food.
  2. Respiratory Hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of tissues properly and wash your hands afterward.
  3. Cleaning and Disinfection: Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, such as doorknobs, light switches, countertops, and electronic devices. Use EPA-approved disinfectants and follow the instructions on the label.
  4. Proper Food Handling: Wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating or cooking them. Cook food to the appropriate temperature and refrigerate perishable items promptly.
  5. Isolation of Sick Individuals: If someone in your household is sick, encourage them to stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if possible. Limit their contact with other household members and provide them with necessary supplies while they recover.
  6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): If you are caring for a sick person at home, consider wearing a mask, gloves, and other protective gear to prevent the spread of infection. Dispose of used PPE properly.
  7. Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation in your home by opening windows and using exhaust fans when cooking or showering. This helps to remove airborne contaminants and maintain indoor air quality.
  8. Healthy Habits: Encourage healthy habits such as getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and exercising regularly. A strong immune system can help prevent infections.
  9. Stay Informed: Stay informed about local health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and prevention, especially during times of outbreaks or pandemics.

By following these practices, you can help reduce the risk of infections spreading within your home and protect the health of your family members.


At Vitalis HealthCare, our team of certified, experienced and professional caregivers and registered nurses are efficiently trained to provide you with the best quality and compassionate home care services. 

If you would like to hire a professional and competent caregiver, feel free to reach out to us through any of our contact details outlined below.

With us, you are in safe, competent and compassionate hands. 

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