Our Story

Our founder’s grandmother lost her life after complications with a hospital acquired CDIFF (Clostridium difficile) infection that she acquired while staying in the hospital. We learned CDIFF infections are common in hospitals and preventable with patient access to soap and water. In a hospital, it can be tough for patients to have access to soap and water on a regular basis to wash their hands, especially when they are confined to a bed.

We created The Portare to make portable hand-washing more accessible and save the lives of grandparents everywhere.

Our approach is simple:

  1. Educate the patient and family.
  2. Provide access to regular hand washing with soap and water.
  3. Track completion for adherence.