Embracing Green Initiatives in Senior Living: Coreworks and the Motion Picture & Television Fund

The Motion Picture & Television Fund partnered with Coreworks to enhance the community, increase efficiency, and reduce their environmental impact.
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GREEN INITIATIVES

Reducing the environmental impact of the community and improving ecological sustainability

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CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

Tailored solutions that not only meet the needs of the community, but improve the resident experience

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INFECTION PREVENTION

Advanced cleaning and disinfection processes improve efficiency and reduce infection rates

OVERVIEW

The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) is well known for taking care of retired members of the entertainment industry, including offering a wide range of senior living options from independent and assisted living through skilled nursing and memory care.

The Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills, California offers residents an active community nestled in a vibrant campus. To ensure a safe, healthy, and welcoming community, The MPTF selected Coreworks as part of the CCL Hospitality Group family of companies to provide environmental support services for their community.

CHALLENGES

Senior living has faced numerous challenges in recent years. The global pandemic put significant strain on communities, forcing administrators to realign strategy and develop new processes to ensure resident safety.

Environmental Services (EVS) is a critical component of senior living, allowing communities to address challenges head on. Infection prevention was suddenly front and center during the pandemic, requiring new and stricter measures. Having a strategic partner who can enable a forward-thinking EVS strategy allows the community to be proactive in ensuring residents’ safety.

Staffing also continues to be significant challenge in the senior living sector in recent years, which ultimately impacted the ability to maintain appropriate service levels. Seeking solutions, the MPTF collaborated with union leadership to ensure proper service levels and staffing.

With MPTF administration and residents committed to a greener, healthier community, they looked to the future to implement EVS strategies that positively impacted the environment and reduced the community’s footprint.

THE MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION FUND
SOLUTIONS

With an understanding of the importance EVS plays on operations for senior living communities, MPTF selected a Coreworks partnership in 2020. At the height of the pandemic, the Coreworks team was able to bring new levels of efficiency to operations while driving green initiatives.

This blending of current needs with forward-thinking solutions led to numerous improvements for MPTF. MPTF adopted new, solar trash compactors to start their green journey. These custom wrapped bins showcased their Coreworks partnership. Beyond protecting the ground from windblown litter and waste overflows, these larger waste bins lowered the community’s plastic waste significantly reducing the number of trash bags used, which allowed them to better measure the impact of its recycling program.

Additionally, the larger bins required fewer collections, freeing the team to handle other important functions. Reducing single use items is also a powerful way to impact the environment. As part of a new infection prevention program, Coreworks helped them move away from disposable, one-time use disinfection wipes, instead utilizing an accelerated hydrogen peroxide formula. The disinfectant turns into water and oxygen.

MPTF was able to maintain the same high standard for infection prevention while eliminating 1.2 tons of landfill waste a year.

At the Motion Picture & Television Fund, we believe that caring is infinite. As we care for our residents and caring for the world around us. By implementing Coreworks, we have moved the needle for our residents by creating a safer environment, while also dramatically reducing our footprint on the environment.

Lorena Soria
Director, Residential Living | Motion Picture & Television Fund
Row of dutch grey waste bins along street
The newly installed bins lowered the community’s plastic waste, reducing the number of trash bags used
BENEFITS

Under any measure, the MPTF and Coreworks partnership has been a success. Despite challenging circumstances during the pandemic, Coreworks has increased efficiency and created processes that support resident safety. Coreworks has increased service while continuing to use the same number of full-time team members.

This efficiency is the result of new processes and tools, allowing teams to respond faster and better serve the residents’ needs. Also, additional layers of disinfection have supplemented the normal cleaning routine, eliminating ‘hidden’ organic matter in previously difficult to clean areas. Along with other process improvements, Coreworks new disinfectant program has led to lower infection rates at the community, notably with Covid-19 and the C.Diff virus.

These improvements came with an increased emphasis on the community’s environmental impact. By rethinking the way things are done and providing new resources to team members, they are providing greener EVS solutions that resonate with residents.

Coreworks and MPTF will continue to drive change that allows the community to meet its goals while improving resident experience.

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About Coreworks

Coreworks was founded in response to the changing needs of senior living, behavioral health and healthcare industries calling for enhanced attention to infection control, technology, quality control, and high-level regulatory compliance. Coreworks maintains an exclusive focus on environmental cleaning and support services with a purpose-driven mission that aims to maintain the health and viability of your teams and the communities they serve. Learn more here.

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