Rayners is a residential care home for the elderly in Amersham, South Buckinghamshire, UK. Family owned and managed, it offers residential care, assisted living and respite care. Rayners prides itself on the ‘extra care’ it provides in the event of a resident becoming more dependent.
“In the face of Covid-19, our approach has always been to exercise maximum caution”, says Chris Matthews, Managing Director at Rayners. “We locked down before we were instructed to do so and, even now that the vaccination programme has been rolled out, we can never be complacent. Our duty is to care for our residents and we don’t cut corners.”
Rayners’ management conducted research into risk mitigation measures involving air purification and were impressed by Rensair’s patented combination of technologies. Following a site visit from a Rensair expert, they ordered several units to cover all shared spaces, including lounge, dining and reading areas.
“We had come across HEPA and UVC separately and Rensair’s ‘double whammy’ combining both technologies in one compact unit appealed to us”, says Jim Matthews, CEO. “The entrapment of particles prior to destruction with UVC is important, otherwise stray virus particles may still get through the system. The other key attribute was powerful air circulation’.
Built in 1990, the Rayners establishment was the first purpose built care home in South Buckinghamshire and relies on natural ventilation. “With winter in sight, we knew that elderly people and cold air don’t mix, so air cleaning is the smart solution” continues Jim. “The Rensair units offer the perfect balance of efficiency and quietness. Some of the pure UVC units we acquired earlier are clackety by comparison, without delivering additional air circulation.”
“The Rensair units are a resounding success”, concludes Chris .”They filter and destroy all the other seasonal viruses and bacteria in addition to Covid-19 and give us clean air, truly a win-win situation.”
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