Visit most elder care facilities and you will encounter the undeniable aroma of urine. Although facilities continually clean, removing urine odor from fabrics and surfaces is extremely difficult. Instead, bleach and strong chemicals are used to disguise or overpower the odor.
Incontinence affects nearly 60 percent of people who live in nursing homes and is one of the most common reasons for nursing home admissions. Losing control of one’s own body can be among the worst things that many people can imagine happening. It can affect one’s body image, activity level and result in depression. Because of the social stigma resulting from incontinence, many people who suffer from this condition restrict their activities and alter their lifestyle, often restricting their access to friends and family. Incontinence may lead to inactivity and isolation, then to depression.
Elderly residents of nursing and elder care facilities are often embarrassed and demoralized by urine odor and the stigma which accompanies it. Typical cleaning agents are unable to break down the components of urine, which include insoluble uric acid crystals. This results in odor and stains which remain, resulting in costly replacement of bedding, clothing and furnishings.
Urine Off, a revolutionary cleaning agent, uses two unique environmentally friendly bio-enzymatic technologies to permanently destroy proteins, urine odor and stains, leaving a clean, hygienic surface without fading or damaging surfaces. Using a proprietary blend of friendly bacteria and enzymes to “eat” the components of urine, body fluids and proteins, Urine Off destroys the source of odor and staining as well as the food source for germs.