Continuum Health Management Installs Cutting-Edge Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Technology at Three Colorado-Based Senior Care Communities

Continuum Health Management has announced the installation of a Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) air purification system at multiple Colorado-based senior care communities to fight against the airborne transmission of illnesses, such as COVID-19 and the flu. Campuses include Sharmar Village Senior Care Community in Pueblo, Grace Pointe Senior Care Community in Greeley, and Vista Mesa Assisted Living Residence in Cortez.
“Having been raised in Colorado and knowing the residents and families at the highest risk, we take our responsibility to maintain the best environment possible for our residents very seriously,” said Erik Briscoe, director of business development at Continuum Health Management. “While we have implemented the highest level of sanitization and social-distancing practices across our care campuses, studies show that shared-air (HVAC) systems make it possible to spread illnesses. Every room is equipped with individual HVAC units, which help provide high-level air quality for residents. By installing this cutting-edge whole-building air-scrubbing system, we are investing in better air quality for every member of our care communities.”
NPBI technology works to clean the air inside buildings through an electronic charge to create a plasma field with a high concentration of ions. Those ions travel through the air and attach to particles to deactivate the virus. It also eliminates odors, pathogens, mold, allergens, and smoke. 
“We chose this as a solution to our shared-air concerns because it has been independently tested and proven to destroy COVID-19,” said Briscoe. In an independent study backed by a specialty HVAC company, Tayra, ionizers were placed in simulated ICU hospital rooms. Within 10 minutes of ionization, 99.4 percent of a substitute for the coronavirus particles in the air and 80 percent of surface-living particles were destroyed.
“The State of Colorado’s mandated shutdowns and isolation requirements for senior care facilities have been very difficult for both our residents and their families,” said Briscoe. “We have observed all required mandates, which do not permit visitors, admission tours, outside events, or non-essential outside contractors. By investing in this state-of-the-art virus-killing air-purification system and our continued screening vigilance, we can look forward to returning to a more normal life for our residents, their families, and the caregivers themselves.”
Bipolar ionization is experiencing a surge in popularity as the coronavirus pandemic increases concern about air quality, specifically shared air. Bipolar ionization is utilized in sterile room environments like hospitals, chemotherapy centers, pharmaceutical environments, food manufacturing plants, airports, and other large commercial sites.
“Outside of current urgent needs, this system will benefit the well-being of our residents and staff by better addressing air quality for years to come,” said Briscoe. “We seek to deliver the highest quality in every aspect of care to our residents, including the adoption of industry-leading technologies, long after the threat of COVID-19 subsides.”
For more information on Continuum Health Management, visit www.continuumhealth.com.
Source: Continuum Health Management