Nursing homes have an important role in a society where the average lifespan is increasing and there are more older people than ever before. Although many people prefer to stay in their own homes as long as possible, sometimes going into a nursing home is the better solution.
The staff in nursing homes and health workers in general, play an important role in ensuring that patients have the best quality of life possible. This means they need to be completely focused on the job at hand.
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Introducing The Uniform
A uniform is specifically designed to assist the staff in doing their job while minimizing any risk to themselves. You will note most uniforms are very easy to wash and they effectively protect the user’s regular clothes.
One part that is often overlooked, but is essential, is the shoes. These complete the uniform and contribute to the protection of the staff.
In short, shoes are important to complete the uniform. Here’s why:
One of the most important aspects of a nursing home is protecting those in it from the risk of infections. This means that staff must adhere to specific hygiene rules and wear appropriate protective equipment. Among these, no less important than others, are sanitary shoes, which must be easily washable, if not sterilisable.
Using dedicated nursing shoes also means they can be worn exclusively inside the building, reducing the risk of outside contamination.
Workers in nursing homes spend many hours on their feet. This means that their shoes must be comfortable, able to support their weight and assist them in their movements when helping patients. If the shoes are not able to do this, it is likely to affect the physical well-being of the operators.
It goes almost without saying that a shoe which is worn all day needs to be comfortable day after day.
If you’re investing in hundreds of pairs of professional shoes then you need to make sure that they will last. The best nursing shoes need to be extremely durable in order to withstand the long shifts of the healthcare professionals.
Why Reposa Professional Shoes Are The Perfect Solution
Reposa has been making clogs and other professional shoes for decades. They are a specialist in the production of hygienic clogs that comply with the latest PPE regulations, specifically category 2 for medium risk.
All their clogs comply with EN ISO 20347:2012 or 20345:2011.
The shoes are designed to be durable, comfortable, easy to slip on and off and to provide the staff with the necessary. Alongside this, the non-slip sole reduces the chance of slips at work.
It should be noted there are several different types of Reposa clogs, you need to choose the right one for your environment.
Reposa SEBS Rubber Clogs
Reposa are 100% recyclable and are environmentally friendly.
Following two of the Reposa clogs belonging to the rubber sterilizable line, perfect for healthcare thanks to their resistance and ease of washing.
This is the best seller of the Reposa catalogue. It is antistatic, non-slip, and with closed upper to offer maximum protection and comfort. It also has side holes to help your foot stay ventilated and makes it easier to wash and dry the clog when needed. The clog has a safety back-strap to ensure it stays well anchored to the feet.
This is another Reposa classic that is incredibly comfortable. The material used makes it non-slip, antistatic, and is excellent at absorbing sweat while dampening vibrations thanks to a sole that provides additional comfort and leaves the foot dry. It is very easy to wash and sterilize when needed.
The key word is “lightness”, ideal if you’re looking for protective yet lightweight and comfortable work footwear. They are part of this line:
Light One: the basic version of the Light line, a sanitary clog with all the essential safety features. The closed upper protects against infiltration, while the side windows help to keep the feet ventilated. It is equipped with a flip-up lace with rivet fastening and an anti-slip SRC sole.
Light shock: its winning feature is still its extreme lightness, while the SRC anti-slip sole and anti-static plug protect against the risk of slipping and shocks due to the accumulation of electrostatic charges. The side openings allow the foot to ventilate, while the closed upper protects against the infiltration of liquids and other substances. An antibacterial and antistatic insole is included.
Why Reposa Clogs?
The main reason is the high quality of these clogs and the fact that despite this they maintain a certain competitiveness in price. But, your staff will also appreciate the fact that these clogs are exceptionally light and comfortable and capable of ensuring the well-being of their feet during work shifts.
Reposa has the technical knowledge and experience, and is dedicated to research and development to improve these shoes even further. In short, there is really no reason to consider another brand when Reposa has everything you need.