長青義工, 為長者烘洗棉被

照顧好您的棉被

身識〈識:了別之意〉是指人的肌膚與外界有形無形接觸後的互動感覺。這種感覺對身心的影響是大而深遠的,原因是我們的身體平常早已習慣於一種不自覺的半緊張狀態,其實心裡的遭遇也是如此;俗話說「無名壓縮感」就是很好的比喻。

身識感覺中,以皮膚的觸離感最為奧妙,因為它最能體會觸離的感受;主要是因為分布在皮膚的神經接收元相對其他部分也較多,也較其他部分為敏感。之所以平常不自覺是因為不知道放鬆,一旦經驗過放鬆,才知道原來身處不自覺的半緊張狀態。靜坐就是最好的例證,靜坐有心得的人往往會用不同的方式來說明放鬆的體驗:身體進入空、鬆態,好像身體都空掉了;心堹S別寧靜,雜念很少,血壓也降低不少…。這些現象最初步的解釋是皮膚的觸離壓力不再形成壓力,身心隨時隨地不自覺的緊張得到放鬆,衣服不再對皮膚形成壓力,血液進入良性循環,血壓逐漸正常,心堛瑰ㄓO減少了,思慮自然清楚,人也容易安靜,問題是靜坐要有心得必須長久有琲瑤m習才可見效。對於患有高血壓的人而言,緊張意識較一般人為強烈,也較無耐性;如果要患者天天靜坐是很困難的,可是睡眠卻是每一個人一天必須的休息,如果能透過睡眠使身體放鬆,而得到完整的休息,這是眾所公認最可靠的方法。然而只有好的睡眠品質才能達到預期的效果,而好的睡眠品質,最基本的要求就是要有一床好的棉被,因為棉被與人每天相伴長夜,肌膚相觸。問題是我們對棉被知多少呢?

棉被知多少?

棉被最基本的功能是用來保暖,其實棉被含有第二項功能,那就是相依相靠、穩定心情的作用。在睡覺的時候,人累了,需要休息,人的活動力降低了;此時,蓋在身上的棉被開始發揮它的保暖功能。由於棉被中間有很多空氣,而空氣不易傳播熱能,此時棉質與棉質空隙可以留住身體散發的熱能,這就是棉被保暖的一般見解。

有此可見所用棉質及其間隙是好棉被的基本考量;反之,棉質差、間隙小,蓋在身上,不但保暖功效不好,對心情穩定,也因硬堅、不再鬆軟而減少它的功能。棉質間隙變小的主要原因與潮濕有關,吸濕作用對棉被而言是不可避免的,它與空氣的相對濕度有關;更重要的是,我們的身體在睡眠時仍持續蒸發水分,於是棉被蓋了越久,所吸的水分越多棉被的彈性越來越差,間隙越來越小,棉被越壓越扁,留住體溫的能力越來越弱,它的功能就越來越不能符合預期。

我們的祖先早就發現維持棉被品質的方法,那就是拿棉被曬太陽。每年端午節前後,日曬正炎,大家會把棉被拿到戶外曝曬;而後,再用棍子將棉被打鬆;最後,收好,準備過冬。透過這個方法,一方面可以將溼氣去掉;另一方面,可以將氣味去除,同時保持棉被鬆軟、彈性。這是前人所採取最好的辦法,問題是將棉被拿去曬太陽的機會,對現在人並不方便。而且隨著科學進步,對棉被有了更多的發現,那就是塵蹣、細菌、真菌、氣味。塵蹣、細菌、真菌都屬於微生物,除了真菌用肉眼看得到,其餘都必須透過顯微鏡;也就是說,滋生繁衍而不知。塵蹣是一種昆蟲,會造成人過敏、氣喘,其代謝物更為傷人。至於細菌、真菌也有類似作用。這些微生物都喜歡生長在潮濕的環境,尤其是在微濕熱的條件下,繁殖更為旺盛,而我們卻無法用肉眼來辨識。晚上睡覺時,皮膚大量代謝的不好氣味,更容易吸附在棉質間隙;日曬高溫很難提高棉被內溫度超過攝氏50度,對塵蹣的生存不造成威脅,對細菌和 真菌也無法滅菌。所以最好的方法,就是將棉 被放入烘乾機用高溫30-45分鐘來乾燥和殺死蟲蹣。除濕可不讓微生物繁殖,烘乾機的抽氣可用來除塵;除濕和祛味,應該是最適合現代人的方法。

棉被的種類很多,有的有被套,有的沒有被套。被套,可以進洗衣機清洗、烘乾。至於棉被本身則依材質的不同,分別處理:

註:蠶絲被和羽絨被若置於低溫烘乾也有效果,唯時間不宜太長〈少於45分鐘〉。
        枕頭也是夜夜接觸品,枕頭套和枕頭清潔,請參考上述材質處理法即可。

長青義工, 為長者烘洗棉被

原因如下:  

若願意接受服務, 請填好表格, 交給經理。
義工會在下星期三( / )早上 10:00 收取棉被, 於天黑之前送回。
 
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Contents of Application Form

. Requester
Name, spouse
Address, how long live in there
Telephone
. Article
Material: specify cotton or polyester
(Note: The dawn material is expensive and need special attention during the drying process. It needs shake several times to break apart the feather block. Person with this expensive material may wait until we are perfect on the project. The silk material is also expensive and will not be considered at this time)
Structure:
The article needs to be in operatable condition. Minor degrade on the quality because of the cleaning process need to be pardoned.
Bio Hazard:
Please contain no bio/medical hazard material.
Number of articles in the house hold:
Specified as nn/tt.
. Operation specified:
. Wash and dry, or dry only
. If there is a cover sheet on the comfort, please separate as two articles and specify wash and dry/dry only individually on each piece.
. Performed by commercial washing and drying machine
. Performed on each house hold individually.
. Date of collecting
. Next day return time on the hour
. Pick up person, second pick up person
. Accepting signature
 

長青免費服務通知

提供服務組織名稱:長青健康素食推廣中心(EHVA) ,詳見附件

免費服務項目: 清洗被套,烘乾被套及棉被

目的:清潔除溼,確保健康

對象:老人之家住戶。所有居民皆可參加

物品限制:每人每次一件棉被

時間限制:24小時內完成(例如星期六收件,星期日送還)

 

詳細服務內容

        1. 清洗被套用不含漂白劑之Tide ??? 液體洗衣精,用投幣洗衣機清洗

        2. 用投幣烘乾機高溫烘乾被套及棉被,只用無味(Plain) 軟化劑紙 (Fabric  

            softener sheet)

        3. 因高溫烘乾,棉被胎只限混棉 (Cotton Polyester混合)或化棉 (Polyester)

        4. 我們不做任何針線拆開及縫合服務

 

發出通知日期及時間:                                           收回通知日期及時間:

 

住址:                                                                      房間號碼:

 

姓名:                                                                      姓名:

 

清洗棉被數量:                                                      住戶棉被數量: 

 

我們作業會非常小心,但仍有不可預知情形,如果須要您同意放棄醫療或損壞賠償,您願意嗎?願意                        不願意

 

預計收棉被日期及時間:

預計送還棉被日期及時間(收件後24小時內)

 

在收件日期及時間,須要您在場,您有困難嗎?沒有    

在送還日期及時間,須要您在場,您有困難嗎?沒有    

 

我們用中文(Mandarin) 或英文 (English) ,如須要其他語文請註明:   

 

您有任何疑慮及建議請註明:

 

 

簽名:                                                                     日期:

 

簽名:                                                                     日期:


長青免費服務收據 

提供服務組織名稱:長青健康素食推廣中心(EHVA) 

詳細免費服務內容

        1. 清洗被套用不含漂白劑之Tide ??? 液體洗衣精, 用投幣洗衣機清洗

        2. 用投幣烘乾機高溫烘乾被套及棉被,只用無味(Plain) 軟化劑紙 (Fabric  

            softener sheet)

        3. 因高溫烘乾,棉被胎只限混棉 (Cotton Polyester混合)或化棉 (Polyester)

        4. 我們不做任何針線拆開及縫合服務

 

住址:                                                                        房間號碼:

 

姓名:                                                                        姓名:

 

清洗棉被: (棉被大小只作參考用)

King (84 in * 96 in),Queen(78 in * 96 in),Full(72 in * 84 in), Twin(60 in * 84 in) ,

   花色簡易描述:

King (84 in * 96 in),Queen(78 in * 96 in),Full(72 in * 84 in), Twin(60 in * 84 in) ,

  花色簡易描述:

 

同意長青服務,並且自願放棄任何醫療或損壞賠償申請

同時申明棉被內沒有任何錢財珠寶等貴重之物

 

住戶簽名:                                                                     日期:

 

住戶簽名:                                                                     日期:

 

長青收件工作人員姓名:                       

  

照相編號:                                              標籤編號:

照相編號:                                              標籤編號:

 

收棉被日期及時間:

預計送還棉被日期及時間(收件後24小時內)

收件工作人員簽名:                                                     日期:

 

 

長青送還工作人員姓名:

                      

送還棉被實際日期及時間:

 

送還工作人員簽名:                                                     日期:

 

住戶簽名:                                                                    日期:

 

住戶簽名:                                                                    日期:

 

Collecting Comforters Procedures

Get label bags ready

Collecting Driver Procedures

Pick up the U-haul before office close
  • Sweep or clean the inside if necessary
  • Arrive at the nursery home about 10 minutes before the time of collecting comforters (pay attention to parking restriction and space).
  • Park the U-haul near home, or laundry for safety.
  • Notify the Dispatching Driver, if they are not the same person.

    Collecting Notice Procedures

    Contact liaison of nursery home
  • Take the Notices
  • Do a quick review, Q & A to residents if necessary
  • Notify the date and time of collecting comforters

    Collecting Survey Procedures

    Note: During dispatching comforters, also distribute the service survey and notify owner(s) of comforter(s) to fill out survey and hand it to the contact person of senior nursery home.
  • Contact the liaison of senior nursery home to get the service survey back
  • Summarize the survey and collect opinions from our own service people for our review meetings

    Dispatching Comforters Procedures

    Dispatching Driver Procedures

    Dispatching Notice Procedures

    Contact liaison of nursery home and explain his/her responsibilities
  • Explain our policy
  • Hand out the Notices
  • Notify the date of collecting notices

    Doing Statistics of Notice Procedures

    Miscellaneous reusable items

    Safety pins: 600-800
    Ziploc sandwich bag: 200 – 600
    Cloth labels: 400-800
    Note: One room use 2 sandwich bags (1 bag per one comforter)
    2 safety pine/2 cloth labels per one comforter
    Permanent Marker: 5
    8' * 6' tables: 1 per laundry store (using 2 of 30" * 70" tables )
    Water buckets: 10 – 20 (carry washed stuff to dryer)? with roller?
    Digital camera & flash memory:

    Name List of Washing Comforters

    Nursery home name:
    Address:

     
    Title Name Phone # Responsibilities
    Nursery Home Liaison    
    • Understand EHVA washing comforter policies
    • Dispatch Notice
    • Collect Notice
    • Help Translation or find translator if necessary
    • Collect Service Survey
    • Help to facilitate the project

    Volunteer Info

    Organization Name: EHVA
    Address:

     
    Title Name Phone # Responsibilities
    Project Leader    
    • Understand our own washing comforter policies
    • Assign leaders
    • Coordinate the other group leaders to facilitate the project
    • Watch over the schedule, cost, and quality of service.
    • Chair the service review meeting

    Other EHVA volunteers:
    Title Name Phone # Responsibilities
    EHVA Liaison    
    • Initial the contact to the Nursery home
    • Explain our service policy
    • Find the liaison of Nursery home, and explain his responsibilities
    • Coordinate our works with the liaison of Nursery home.
    • If necessary, need to be present for events which happens in the Nursery home
    Notice Dispatcher    
  • See "Dispatching Notice Procedures"
  • Notice Collector    
  • See "Collecting Notice Procedures"
  • Estimator    
  • See "Doing Statistics of Notice Procedures"
  • Renter of

    U-Haul

       
  • Reserve the U-Haul(s) by using information from Estimator
  • Collection Driver    
    • 1. See "Collecting Driver Procedures"
    Comforter Collector Leader    
    • Notify other workers
    • See "Collecting Comforters Procedures"
    Digital Camera persons    
    • Take pictures and Assign ID
    Coin Exchanger    
    • 1. Change coins
    Washing & Drying Leader    
    • Notify other workers
    • See "Washing Drying Procedures"
    Comforter Dispatcher leader    
    • Notify other workers
    • See "Dispatching Comforters Procedures"
    Dispatcher Driver    
    • 1. See "Dispatching Driver Procedures"
    Survey Collector    
  • See "Collecting Survey Procedures"
  • Note: For some details of responsibilities please refer to related procedures.

    EHVA Free Service Notice

    EHVA Free Service Notice

    Organization: Evergreen Healthy Vegetarian Association (EHVA), for details see attachment

    Free Service Items: Washing comforter slipcover, Drying slipcover and comforter

    Purpose: Improve health by cleaning slipcover & getting rid of dampness from comforter.

    Eligibility: All residents are eligible.

    Limitation: one comforter per person each time

    Turn Around time: 24 hours (For example, collecting on Saturday, dispatching on Sunday)

    Free Service in details:

    • 1. Through coin laundry washing slipcover with non-bleach liquid detergent (Tide or ???? )
    • 2. Through coin laundry using "high heat" dry slipcover and comforter with plain fabric softener sheets
    • 3. Due to high heat dry only the batting of Cotton-Polyester-mixed or Polyester is qualified for service
    • 4. We don’t provide any sewing or unraveling service.

    Dispatching Notice Time & Date: Collecting Notice Time & Date:

    Address: Room Number:

    Name (Print) : Name (Print) :

    No of Comforters for washing: No. of Comforters owned:

    During operations we will be very careful, but there are still unpredicted situations, if you need to waive the right of any damage or medical claims, will you still like to have our service?

    Yes or No

    Scheduled Time and Date of collecting comforters:

    Estimated time of dispatching comforters (within 24 hours after collection):

    During colleting comforters you need to be present, do you have difficulties?

    No or Yes

    During dispatching comforters you need to be present, do you have difficulties?

    No or Yes

    We are bilingual(Mandarin and English), Need other language, please state:

    Any concerns or suggestion, please state:

     

    Resident Signature: Date:

    Resident Signature: Date:

    EHVA Free Service Receipt

    Non Profit Organization: Evergreen Healthy Vegetarian Association (EHVA)
    Free Service in details:
    Through Laundromats washing slipcover with non-bleach liquid detergent (Tide or ???? )
    Through Laundromats using "high heat" dry slipcover and comforter with plain fabric
    softener sheets
    Due to high heat dry only the batting of Cotton-Polyester-mixed or Polyester is
    qualified for service
    We don't provide any sewing or unraveling service.
    Address: Room Number:
    Name (Print): Name (Print):
    Comforters for service: (size only for reference)
    King (84 in * 96 in),Queen(78 in * 96 in),Full(72 in * 84 in), Twin(60 in * 84 in)
    Brief description on Color and Pattern:
    King (84 in * 96 in),Queen(78 in * 96 in),Full(72 in * 84 in), Twin(60 in * 84 in)
    Brief description on Color and Pattern:
    Agree EHVA services on comforters and voluntarily waive any medical or damage claim against EHVA, and verify that there is no money, jewels, or other precious items inside comforters.
    Resident Signature: Date:
    Resident Signature: Date:
    EHVA collector name:
    Picture Number: Label Number:
    Picture Number: Label Number:
    Date and Time of collecting comforters:
    Estimated Date and Time of dispatching comforters (with 24 hours after collection):
    Collector Signature: Date:
    EHVA dispatcher name:
    Data & Time of actual dispatching comforters:
    Dispatcher Signature: Date:
    Resident Signature: Date:
    Resident Signature: Date:

    Review Procedures

    Summon a review meeting on the summary of review items from "Collecting Survey procedure".
    If there is an action item, should do a following check on the next review meeting.

    Service Survey (服務意見調查)

    Purpose of Survey: Serving you is our honor and pleasure. Due to current situation we may not meet your expectations, but please state your comments and suggestions for our reference in order to improve the future service. Thank you once again for your cooperation.
    調查目的: 我們很高興也很榮幸能為您服務。由於受到現有條件的限制,我們的服務不能如您所願,但還是請寫下您的批評及建議,做為我們改善未來服務的參考。再次謝謝您的合作。


    Name of Senior Nursery (老人之家名稱):
    Date (日期):
    Service Date (服務日期):
    Any comments and suggestions on our Collecting Comforter please state:
    請註明有關收棉被的批評及建議:


    Any comments and suggestions on our Washing & Drying please state:
    請註明有關清洗及烘乾的批評及建議:


    Any comments and suggestions on our Dispatching Comforter please state:
    請註明有關送回棉被的批評及建議:


    Other comments and suggestions on our service please state:
    請註明其他有關我們服務的批評及建議:
    Time Table of Washing Comforters
    Nursery home name
    Address
    Contact Name and Phone number
    EHVA name and Phone number
    Note: D means the Date of collecting comforter (also washing date)
    D – 7 means 7 days before the D date
    D + 6 means 6 days after the D date
    Contacting Nursery home date & time: D-14 or (D – 21)
    Dispatching Notice date & time D-14
    Collecting Notice date & time D-7
    Order packaging bags date & time: D-7
    Buying detergent date & time: D - 1
    Buying fabric softener date & time: D – 1 (depends)
    Reserving Rental U-Haul date & time: D-7
    Notifying Driver date & time: D-7
    Notifying Leader of Collecting Comforters Time & date: D-7
    Notifying Leader of Dispatching Comforters Time & date: D-7
    Collecting Comforter date & time: D
    Exchanging Coins from bank date & time (Bank holiday?): D or (D – 1 to D – 7)
    Collecting after service survey date & time D+6

    Washing-Drying Procedures

    The following references are just for an instance, they need to modify according to experiments. Thank Oliver for providing the valuable information (Do we just wash slipcover only)

    Reference for Washing:

    Machine capacity slipcovers or comforter Detergent:cup/ounce Fabric Softener
    18 lb 3-4 slipcovers or 1 queen size comforter
    30 lb 5-7 slipcovers or 1 queen size and 1 twin size comforters
    40 lb 6-8 slipcovers or 2 queen size comforters 1 cup 3 sheets?


    Reference for Drying:
    Machine capacity (used as 40 lb washing machine
    High heat
    2 cycles (1 cycle 10 minutes) : 20 minutes
    Fabric Softener Sheets: 3 sheets?


    Washing:
    Unload and unpack the comforter (how to do with the bags, throw away?)
    If there is a slipcover, check the label with the comforter. Slip out the comforter.
    Wash slipcovers together.
    Drying:
    Do load balancing with other washed stuff.
    Packing:
    Set up the 8' * 6' table (It is easy to fold the comforter)
    Need cooling down?
    If there is slipcover, find its corresponding comforter. Use new zip bag to pack it
    Deliver back to the U-Haul
    Get an unwashed package to restart the cycle
    Cleaning: After finish all drying, do a quick clean inside the laundry.

    Where to buy (should have alternatives)

    Collecting comforter bags
    Name:
    Address:
    Phone Number:
    Type:
    Price:
    Amount:
    Turnaround time:
    Membership needed: Yes or No
    Dispatching comforter bags
    Name:
    Address:
    Type:
    Price:
    Amount:
    Turnaround time:
    Membership needed: Yes or No
    Washing detergents
    Name:
    Address:
    Type(s):
    Price:
    Amount:
    Turnaround time:
    Membership needed: Yes or No
    Fabric softener (sheets?)
    Name:
    Address:
    Type(s):
    Price:
    Amount:
    Turnaround time:
    Membership needed: Yes or No

    Where to change coins

     
    Banks Name        
    Address        
    Phone Number        
    Business Hour for change coins        
    Turn Around Time        

    Where to rent a U-Haul

     
    Name        
    Address        
    Phone Number        
    Type (cubic ft and price)        
    No. of days for

    reserving

           

     

    Where to do Laundry

    Laundry Name

    ????

    ABC Coin Laundry

    ????

    Address

    400-B Moffett BLVD, Mtn View

    2055 While Oak Lane, Santa Clara

     

    Owner Name

    Jamil

    Frank

     

    Owner Phone #

       

     

    Restroom (inside or nearby location)

    Near by: Oliver office

    Near by: 7-11 store

     

    Space for 6’ * 8’ table

    ????

    Yes

     

    Business hours (we use the off hours)

    7 AM – 11 PM

    7 AM – 10 PM

     

    Washer

    Units/price/Minutes/capacity

     

    21/$1.00/30/??

     

     Units/$0.00/Minutes/pound

    12/$2.00/30/18

      5/$2.00/30/20

     

     

      4/$4.00/30/30

      3/$3.00/30/40

     

     

      3/$5.50/30/40

      3/$4.00/30/55

     

    Dryer

    Units/price/Minutes/capacity

    16/$0.25/05/??

    26/$0.25/10/30

     

     

     

     

     

    Necessary items

    In the senior apartment

    In the washing room

    How do you know it is dried

    The four edges of the comforter is the hard part to get dried. If you feel the edge temperature is colder than the center part of the comforter, it means you need to put more coins into the machine.
    Each coin will operate the machine for 5 minutes. If you see the weight of the comforter is the same before and after the 5 minute interval, it means it is dried.
    In general you'll get 90% of the water out during the first 10 minute. Each 5 minute interval after the first 10 minute, the content of the water being removed will be less and less. Ifl the total amount of the water being removed is 0.3 Lbs, and the last 5 minute interval you have removed 0.002 Lb, it means it is 99% dry.

    YouTube - Dr. Philip Tierno talks about what's living in your pillows

    Added: September 21, 2006 From: CWarriorX

    Today show segment with Dr. Philip Ti... Today show segment with Dr. Philip Tierno "Dr. Germ" where he talks about what is living in your pillow. Your bedding can play host to a variety of organisms from fungus and germs to dust mites all of which can cause serious health problems. He tells us that these problems can be prevented by using a product called a PillowBarrier that block the bad stuff from getting from into your pillows.

    YouTube - Informative video about Dust Mites

    Added: May 30, 2007 From: CleanRest

    Here's a great informational clip on ... Here's a great informational clip on dust mites. The footage is a little dated, but the information is great nonetheless. Talks about their size, habitat, eating habits, and ability for infestation. (more) (less)