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New Air Purification System Adds Another Level of Safety

Shown above: Bob Bird, Maintenance Director, installed air purification units at the Nursing Home and Assisted Living building to help keep residents, team members, and visitors safe.

The health and safety of our residents has always been a top priority for Walnut Hills. 

So, when Walnut Hills (and the entire world) started to navigate through the COVID pandemic, there was no doubt that the organization would follow all suggested safety protocols and would take action to ensure our residents were protected. “We were thrilled to be able to purchase state-of-the-art air purification units to help protect our residents and team members from airborne illnesses,” said Rob Aneshansel, Executive Director. “Infection control and related safety concerns have always been a top focus for Walnut Hills, and the addition of this system will add an additional layer of protection.” 

One significant step taken was installation of whole-house air purification devices in both the Nursing Home and Assisted Living buildings. The systems are designed for hospital and senior living applications. Walnut Hills also purchased 12 portable Aerus Pure and Clean air purifiers and placed them in lobbies, dining rooms, and visitation areas. 

“We see this safety measure as a long-term investment,” added Aneshansel. “The systems will help protect our environments against airborne contamination for years to come.”

The ActivePure technology features a high intensity UVC light and uses free oxygen and water molecules in the air that are pulled through a honeycomb matrix. The technology creates oxidizers that are released back into the room, destroying bacterial and viral contaminants on surfaces and in the air. 

Each Aerus unit uses only 43 watts of electricity – less than the standard light bulb. 

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