Nursing Home Legionella Water Treatment

Do you require assistance with the 2017 CMS Legionella related Memorandum? Let CSIDefender® help you reduce the risk of Legionella growth in your facility potable water distribution networks.

“Ref: S&C 17-30-Hospitals/CAHs/NHs” – Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease (LD)? Click Here

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Copper Silver Ionization Legionella water treatment solutions for assisted living and nursing homes by CSIDefender® are easy to implement, reliable, and affordable solutions. They provide Legionella potable water prevention peace of mind for Nursing Home owners, occupants, employees, and visitors while helping comply with CMS Legionella Mandate Ref: S&C 17-30-Hospitals/CAHs/NHs.

Protect your residents from Legionella exposure and potential Legionnaires’ Disease with CSIDefender® Legionella water treatment solutions. The elderly population is at a far greater risk of contracting and succumbing to Legionella, meaning nursing homes and other residential care facilities, such as long-term care and assisted living, must effectively prevent the spread and growth of this bacteria. A proactive, affordable, and discreet approach that uses secondary water treatment, such as copper-silver ionization (CSI), is the only way to protect your patients fully. CSIDefender® can help you comply with ASHRAE 188 Legionella Prevention Standards when secondary facility water disinfection is recommended.

Legionella Protection for Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Residents with Copper Silver Ionization Water Treatment Systems

According to the CDC, 80 percent of legionella outbreaks in healthcare facilities were associated with long-term care facilities such as nursing homes. Water distribution systems and storage tanks leading to showers, sinks, bathtubs and medical equipment are all potential sources of bacteria growth.

CSIDefender® Copper Silver Ionization Legionella water treatment solutions generate clinically proven and field tested positively charged copper (Cu+²) and silver (Ag+) ions to prevent legionella bacteria growth and saturate the biofilm where it grows. This approach dramatically reduces the risk of nosocomial acquired infections associated with Legionella by vulnerable residents and provides a safer facility environment to all occupants.

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CSIDefender® copper silver ionization solutions have been trusted by engineers and consultants in nursing homes for more than 20 years. Built with quality materials, manufactured in North America, and backed by a 10 year limited warranty, this Legionella water treatment technology provides a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution to lower the risks of Legionella growth in facility potable water distribution networks.

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Benefits of CSIDefender®

1. Safe, Chemical Free Water Treatment

Some plumbing code regulations require that domestic hot water (DHW) systems deliver water at no more than 120°F, which also happens to be in the temperature range for legionella growth. One of the most common growth remediation techniques used by nursing homes is thermal-eradication, which uses superheated water at 140°F (or higher) to kill the bacteria. Those with experience understand that this approach is a huge waste of energy, increases the risk of scalding to the elderly residents, and is known to damage existing plumbing infrastructure features such as faucets and showers that are typically not designed for these higher water temperatures.

CSIDefender® works differently. By releasing positively charged copper and silver ions that bond with bacteria, they neutralize legionella throughout the entire water distribution system and prevent future growth by saturating the biofilm where bacteria grows. And it does this without any chemicals or scalding hot water, making it a safe, reliable, and effective alternative for elderly residents in nursing homes.

2. Cost-Effective Solutions without Sacrificing on Performance

Prevent legionella while working within your capital and operational budgetary constraints. Thermal-eradication techniques greatly increase energy costs, and chemical treatments that use chlorine or chlorine dioxide typically require costly third-party service contracts. Both chlorine and thermal eradication are short term solutions that are resource and labor intensive. Alternatively, the CSIDefender® copper silver ionization solution is up to 66% more cost effective than these less reliable solutions. Mitigate the risk of legionella infection, and the costs that come with an outbreak, with CSIDefender®.

3. Compact, Discreet, and Easy to Install in Residential Care Facilities

With no on-site chemical storage requirements, CSIDefender® solutions are compact and easy to install in any environment. Whether you’re at the design stage of a new long-term care facility or upgrading an existing one with new legionella prevention systems, CSIDefender® can be an integral part of your Legionella growth prevention initiative for point-of-entry (POE) or domestic hot water (DHW) requirements depending on your legionella risk assessment , incoming water temperature, and building occupancy levels. With minimal preventative maintenance requirements compared to other technologies, you will be able to protect residents against the threat of legionella for years to come.

4. Kills Legionella Across the Entire Water Distribution System

Thermal-eradication and hyper-chlorination chemical treatments can be effective in the short term, but legionella will typically reappear within 3-6 weeks after the process is complete. These treatment options are not considered long-term Legionella growth prevention solutions and do not fully saturate existing biofilm and other contaminates that harbor legionella growth.

The CSIDefender® works by generating and releasing copper and silver ions into the potable water, providing fully automated computer control long term protection against bacteria growth without the need for periodical costly repeated short-term treatments. Plus, these ions fully penetrate the biofilm within 30-45 days, killing bacteria at the source and preventing future growth across the entire water system.

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Long term care and assisted living facilities in North America and around the world choose CSIDefender® copper silver ionization for legionella pneumophilia prevention.


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