New construction in senior housing is growing. With an aging population, over two million Americans live in a senior housing facility today and that number continues to rise. Senior housing offers options to maintain quality of life for aging adults who need to relocate to a community setting after a hospital stay, undergoing rehab, or because they have no one else to provide care to them in their homes.
Whether your new construction senior housing project is an independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing facility, or memory care your choice in countertops is critical to the health and well-being of residents and staff. Senior living facilities are especially susceptible to spreading bacteria, viruses, and fungi. MRSA, VRE, C. difficile, norovirus, rotovirus, RSV, and influenza are a just a few well-known frequent fliers that can plague senior housing facilities, wreaking havoc on residents and personnel and impacting the business’s reputation.
While we often think of toilets and textiles as hotbeds of infection, hard surfaces and equipment throughout the facility are just as prone to contamination. One easy place to eliminate contaminants is through the choice in commercial countertops, a big decision in a new construction project for senior housing. NOVAS Quartz engineered quartz is nonporous and nonabsorbent. It does not harbor viruses or germs, unlike granite which is commonly selected for new construction senior housing projects.