Actively Encourage Regular Handwashing


In addition to an appropriate Communicable Disease Prevention policy and the right supplies to implement the policy, there are other things to consider doing to prevent the spread of disease in your recovery home. Such as actively encouraging regular handwashing.

  1. Regular handwashing increases when individuals are reminded of its importance.
  2. To increase inclusivity, do not assume that all individuals recognize the importance of handwashing. Tell all residents when they move in about how important it is to keep hands clean, especially after using the restroom and when preparing food.
  3. Place friendly or decorative reminders at all sinks to residents to wash their hands.
  4. Encourage residents to remind one another to keep up with handwashing routines.

(LEARN MORE about handwashing from the CDC (02:06)

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
Creating a Communicable Disease Policy Overview
Communicable Disease Policies: Exercise
Why a Communicable Disease Prevention Policy is Important
Can I Ask a Resident About Their Health Condition?
Communicable Disease Policies: CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #1
Communicable Disease Policy Requirements
Physical Property Policy Requirements
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING #2
Actively Encourage Regular Handwashing
Create a Chore Chart for General House Cleaning
Remind Resident and Staff About the Risks of Sharing Personal Items
Use Universal Precautions
Provide Residents with Information About Preventative Health Care and Vaccines
Avoid Having a Joint Communicable Disease Policy with Treatment Facilities
Communicable Disease Policies - CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING QUIZ #3
Write Your Communicable Disease Prevention Policy
House Code of Conduct
House Codes of Conduct and the Social Model of Recovery
Resident Code of Conduct: Assessment #1
Language for House Codes of Conduct
Language Journal Question 1
Language Journal Question 2
Language Part 2
Language Part 3
Suggested Processes for Developing Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct Development Question 1
House Code of Conduct - Environment Free from Alcohol and Illicit Drugs
House Code of Conduct Development Question 2
House Code of Conduct Promote Recovery
House Code of Conduct Development Question 3
House Code of Conduct Healthy Household
House Code of Conduct Development Question 4
House Code of Conduct Harmonious Environment
House Code of Conduct Discussion Question 5
House Code of Conduct Development Good Neighbor
Enforcement of Code of Conduct
House Code of Conduct
Resident Rights Statements
Resident Rights
Finalizing Your Resident Rights Statement
Resident Rights Statement: Upload a DRAFT Document