Sunshine Retirement Living Deploys Cutting-Edge Ionization Technology to Eliminate 99.4% of SARS-COVID-2 Virus at All Communities Across the U.S.

Sunshine Retirement Living Deploys Cutting-Edge Ionization Technology

Press Release

BEND, OR (Dec. 2, 2020) – Among its arsenal of COVID-fighting tools, Sunshine Retirement Living has deployed a new, safe and innovative ionization technology called Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization that eliminates 99.4% of the SARS-COVID-2 virus. The new technology will be installed during December and January in all high-traffic common areas at each of the company’s 34 communities across the country.

The technology, from industry leader Global Plasma Solutions, was tested by the University of Milan in September 2020 and was found to be an extremely viable and ozone-free solution to inactivate the SARS-COVID-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. The seek-and-inactivate, UL 2998-certified air purification technology comprises billions of invisible ions that eradicate harmful pathogens, particles, and odors. The technology also inactivates several other pathogens including Norovirus, Tuberculosis, Legionella, MRSA, Staphylococcus, Clostridium Difficile, E. coli, and other human Coronaviruses.

“As soon as the test results were released, showing that 99.4% of the COVID virus was inactivated by this remarkable ionization technology, we immediately decided to deploy units for the high-traffic common areas of all of our communities in the Sunshine Retirement Living network across the country,” said Luis Serrano, CEO, Sunshine Retirement Living. This technology is yet another innovation in our COVID-fighting arsenal to help keep our residents and staff as safe as possible – even safer than living in a private home that does not have this type of equipment.”

The cutting-edge technology combines with other strategies and tools implemented by Sunshine Retirement Living since the early days of the pandemic to help prevent infection at each of its assisted living, memory care, and independent living communities, including:

  • Rapid enrollment of all of its communities into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national COVID-19 vaccine program, in which the CDC has partnered CVS and Walgreens to provide free of charge, on-site vaccination clinics at senior living communities across the country as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is approved and becomes available.
  • The purchase and on-site administration of Respira-ID™ nasal swab COVID-19 tests through a partnership with Vikor Scientific, a high complexity CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited molecular diagnostic laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Strict screening measures for residents, staff, and visitors.
  • Rigorous staff training and amply stocked Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at each community.

About Sunshine Retirement Living

Based in Bend, OR. Sunshine Retirement Living manages nearly 40 retirement communities across the United States, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living, and memory care. A family-owned business, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice, and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities, and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.sunshineretirementliving.com connect with us on Facebook.