Retirement living is a wonderful time for seniors, but it’s essential to ensure that the facilities they reside in are well-maintained to guarantee their safety and comfort. As a maintenance professional in an aged care facility, you play a vital role in ensuring that the residents are living in a safe and comfortable environment. To assist you in keeping track of essential maintenance tasks, here is a comprehensive checklist:
Safety inspections: Regularly check for potential hazards such as loose carpets, uneven flooring, or broken handrails.
Plumbing and electrical systems: Ensure that all plumbing and electrical systems are in good working condition and that there are no leaks or shorts.
Heating, ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC): Ensure that the HVAC systems are working properly and that the air filters are clean.
Pest control: Regularly check for signs of pests and take appropriate action to eliminate them.
Cleanliness: Regularly clean and disinfect all common areas, including bathrooms, kitchens, and living spaces.
Outdoor maintenance: Keep the grounds clean and well-maintained, including mowing the lawn, trimming bushes, and removing fallen leaves.
Emergency preparedness: Make sure that the facility has an emergency evacuation plan in place and that all residents are aware of it.
Scheduling: Create a schedule for maintenance tasks and follow it to ensure that all tasks are completed on time.
By following this checklist, you can ensure that the residents at the aged care facility are living in a safe, comfortable, and well-maintained environment.