Day-to-Day Care


General:  Room Cleanliness and Hygiene


Keeping the room clean is essential for the person comfort and minimising the risk of infection. Microorganism can spread from person to person and dust settling on a wound or food can also be a source of infection to the person.
Tips in Keeping the Room Clean and Comfortable


Clean the room thoroughly without raising dust, using a damp mop.


Routinely clean and disinfect equipment and furniture in the person's room.


Commode, bedpan or urinal should be removed from the room immediately after used.


Empty and disinfect the sputum mug frequently if the person is using it.


Empty and clean the waste-paper bin each day or when necessary.


Keep windows open to promote ventilation.


Use air-freshening spray if there is an odor left in the room.