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Gloves for Nursing Homes and Care Facilities

From assisting patients to preparing meals and maintaining gardens, nursing homes and care facilities have a large staff carrying out a variety of roles that all require gloves to ensure a safe and sanitary environment.

Helping Patients

Helping patients with personal care or carrying out examinations requires medical grade gloves. Latex Ultra-Flex, Ninja, Reponse ER, nitrile Black Widow, Verge-Med, NitraFlex, Protector XR, and vinyl Chameleon, Verge-Med, and Sensi-Flex gloves are all perfectly suited for carrying out medical examinations or working with patients.

Gloves should be changed after working with patients to prevent the spread of contaminants and potential illness.

Cafeterias and Food Service

Nursing care facilities generally have a cafeteria or dining area for patients to enjoy a meal and mingle with fellow residents. Cooks and cafeteria workers in the kitchen require Food Service gloves for food prep and cooking to prevent food contamination. Poly Foodguard and PolyCast gloves are ideal as they have a loose fit and allow workers to frequently switch between tasks. They can also be used when serving meals to prevent contaminants from coming in contact with meals.

A variety of latex, nitrile, and vinyl gloves are also ideal for use for food applications. For more durability, latex and nitrile gloves are wonderful options.

Janitorial and Cleaning

Keeping surfaces and rooms clean in nursing homes and care facilities is a must to keep patients comfortable and prevent the buildup of harmful bacteria and contaminants on surfaces. Janitorial and cleaning staff must also wear gloves to protect themselves from contaminants and harmful substances, and to prevent bare hands from contaminating surfaces.

Latex, vinyl, and nitrile gloves all offer “good” resistance to household chemicals according to our Glove Chemical Resistance Chart and all three glove types offer “excellent” resistance to bleach, a chemical that is frequently used to sanitize surfaces and objects. All three types also offer “good” resistance to household detergents which can include both laundry and dish detergent. These are required in a care facility for washing dishes and residents clothing, sheets, towels, and other fabrics to keep them clean and sanitary.


A garden or outdoor area for patients can truly make their day and give them a chance to get some fresh air and enjoy a nice day outside. Lawn workers and gardeners also require gloves to protect themselves against harmful substances and chemicals. Latex, vinyl, and nitrile gloves offer “excellent” resistance to garden chemicals and weed killers, making them the perfect choice for lawn or garden maintenance.

Keep care and nursing facilities running smoothly with GloveNation’s quality selection of gloves.