The elderly population is the fastest growing population in the United States, between 2012 and 2050 the population of those 65 and older is projected to rise to 83.7 million. This will result in a spike in the population in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Unfortunately, this means that the elderly are even more at risk than ever, since everyday billions of pathogens are walking into healthcare facilities at an alarming rate, whether it be family members visiting or healthcare workers entering the facility.
In fact, according to a 2017 live independent study, over 75% of the people walking into a hospital carried MRSA, C. Diff, and other pathogens on the soles of their shoes. As the body ages, the immune system becomes weaker and less able to fight off infection, and the risk of developing an HAI increases. In 2011, the financial burden of pneumonia and septicemia alone in patients over 65 accounted for over 30 billion dollars, an increasing figure as elderly populations rise. Today the overall burden of HAIs in nursing homes is now estimated to exceed that of acute care facilities.
HAIs in the elderly are primarily attributed to urinary tract infections and Clostridium difficile. Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO), including methicillin resistant S. Aureus (MRSA) are also extremely common. Over 35% of nursing home residents are colonized with mdros, and new acquisition is common as facilities are becoming a reservoir of infections through the lack of control of the microbial load. COVID-19 is also extremely dangerous to nursing and elderly care home facilities, as it is a disease that targets the elderly and immunocompromised.
Our Ozone + UVC technology eliminates up to 99.999% of the dangerous pathogens that are carried on footwear. Facilities have established procedures to help reduce the spread of HAIs. This includes processes such as handwashing, disinfection of floors and high touch surfaces, and the use of UVC robots.
.However, one of the most significant sources of dangerous pathogens has often been overlooked. Deadly pathogens are sneaking into healthcare facilities on the soles of patient’s shoes, staff, and visitors. In order to control the entry of these harmful pathogens, we need to tackle this issue at one of its most significant sources – footwear.
PathO3Gen Solutions’ shoe disinfection technology is a completely new kind of complementary solution to your current infection prevention protocol. It sanitizes the shoe soles before pathogens can enter an area, spread and result in a HAIs. Our technology is designed to crack pathogen DNA, penetrate it and kill it. The result? Cleaner and safer environments for staff, patients, and their loved ones.
Our focus is prevention, not treatment. We’re passionate about saving lives and, through hard work, determination, and world-class technology, our dream has become a reality.
Generally, while it is difficult to keep a truly sterile environment, studies show that the floors are a significant source of dangerous pathogens and that limiting these pathogens through proper shoe sanitizing protocols can greatly reduce the spread of harmful diseases (Koganti, 2016).
Our shoe disinfection technology has undergone rigorous laboratory and clinical testing for efficacy. Our technology works to control the spread of nursing home infections and works in seconds.
NSF Laboratory Tested
- Clinically Proven Results (Dao, 2017)
- UL certified
ISO certified manufacturer
- Made in the USA
Ease of use
Plug & Play functioning
Simply Step on & Step off
Requires no additional staff
Starts working immediately