Huronlea Nursing Home
Keeping senior living facilities between 40-60% RH ensures the health and wellness of residents and employees.
When senior living facilities have low humidity, it can cause dry sinuses, dull hair, skin irritation, and increase the risk of residents catching influenza viruses.
Humidity is important in senior living facilities and retirement homes because it can help promote the health and comfort of the residents. As we age, our bodies become less effective at regulating temperature and humidity, making us more vulnerable to dry air and its associated health risks. Low humidity can cause dry skin, eye irritation, and respiratory issues, and it can exacerbate existing conditions.