Air Purifiers for Seniors and Retirement Home Residents

air purifiers for seniors and retirement home residents

Why You Need an Air Purifier for Your Elderly Parents

Over the next 20 years, the number of seniors in Canada is expected to double to represent nearly a quarter of the population. But despite their growing numbers, relatively little has been done to protect the elderly from environmental health hazards. Older individuals are at high risk from health issues due to poor indoor air quality for several reasons:

  • While the general population spends 90% of their lives indoors, seniors may spend even more time inside due to limited mobility or poor health;
  • Seniors are also more likely to have pre-existing health issues such as heart and lung disease that can be aggravated by particulates in the air;
  • Even if they are healthy, older individuals are generally more susceptible to toxins and pollutants because of the declining functionality of their respiratory, immune and other organ systems;
  • Heavy reliance on prescription drugs can also make older persons more sensitive to environmental hazards;
  • The human body retains toxic compounds for many years, and because their effects are cumulative, older people are at risk simply by having lived longer;
  • In their younger years, seniors are more likely to have been exposed to toxic chemicals that have only recently been regulated or banned by the government;
  • National air quality standards for regulated pollutants are usually set for the “average person” and do not necessarily protect the respiratory health of seniors. In fact, research has found that concentrations of pollutants considered safe for young people may actually be dangerous for the elderly;
  • Seniors are more likely to be residing in retirement homes or care facilities where they may be exposed to airborne viruses and bacteria, fumes from industrial-strength cleaning products and unpleasant odors.

FACT: According to, provincial occupational exposure laws are
not designed to protect seniors and other vulnerable groups, nor are they designed for
homes, hospitals and other locations that are occupied 24/7

Fortunately, there is growing evidence to suggest that the use of high-quality room air purifiers can help to reduce the health risks of indoor air pollution for seniors. Most recently, a team of scientists from Denmark and Sweden showed that using air purifiers to reduce particle exposure in the homes of healthy seniors living near busy roads improved their blood vessel health in just 48 hours. The researchers concluded that using air purifiers “may be a feasible way of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.”   Health benefits of air purifiers for seniors

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A Healthy and Economical Choice for Seniors

The Austin Air HealthMate HM400 air purifier is the perfect choice for those seeking an effective unit for general filtration purposes at a reasonable price. The Austin Air HealthMate helps your system cope with allergens such as pollen, dust, mould spores and pet dander, as well as toxic gases and chemicals that can severely impact your health. As an added bonus, this air purifier is mounted on wheels for easy maneuverability.

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AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 Plus UV air purifier

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The AllerAir AirMedic Pro 5 Plus UV air purifier helps give your immune and respiratory systems a break by filtering out the everyday environmental hazards that are found in every residence, including toxic gases, chemical fumes, harmful particulates and allergens. The Pro 5 Plus UV also helps to protect you from biological contaminants such as airborne viruses, bacteria and mould spores that can lead to serious medical conditions when your body’s defences are down. This air purifier is also mounted on wheels for easy maneuverability.

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