Our founder’s grandmother lost her life to a C Diff
infection that she acquired while staying in a hospital.
We learned C Diff infections are common in hospitals
and entirely preventable with access to soap and
water. In a hospital, it can be tough for patients to
have access to wash their hands, especially when
they're confined to a bed.
We created The Portare to make portable
hand-washing more accessible and save the lives
of grandparents everywhere.
Hand washing. You could say she’s obsessed with it! She knew there had to be a way to provide simple hand washing for all.
Angie Washburn is a respiratory therapist who built her career in Healthcare. She’s also been personally affected by lack of hand-washing when she lost a loved one.
Things that keep her up at night include:
Why don’t people wash their hands?
Why is hand washing not part of the patient care plan in healthcare?
How can we better educate the population on the importance of washing with soap and water on a