Prestige Senior Living has announced that three communities have installed a new air purification system to better protect residents, visitors and staff from the spread of COVID-19.
Installing this new air purification system, along with ongoing vaccination efforts, is one of many measures that Prestige Care is taking to provide a safe, clean environment for all patients, residents, staff and visitors.
The new state-of-the-art air purification system, known as the Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI™) system, works by injecting billions of invisible, charged ions into the building’s HVAC air stream. These ions attach themselves to harmful pathogens and particles like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to inactivate them before they can harm anyone. In fact, lab tests indicate that NPBI technology successfully inactivates 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 within 30 minutes of introduction to the virus. NPBI is also safe to breathe and certified ozone-free, unlike other outdated forms of ionization.
The ionization system works as part of the center’s HVAC filtration. The NPBI intercepts harmful pathogens by creating clusters which make the virus easier to capture when the particles pass back through the HVAC filtration system.
“Throughout Prestige Care, our residents’ health and safety has always been our top priority,” said Harold Delamarter, founding partner and CEO of Prestige Care. “The opportunity to invest in this technology is really a testament to Prestige’s commitment to providing a safe environment for patients, adding yet another layer of protection to our safety protocols against COVID-19 and other pathogens.”
Aside from the installation of the NPBI air purification system and ongoing administration of COVID-19 vaccinations, all three communities continue to closely follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as local and state health officials, to inform health and safety policies.