Monday, February 10, 2014

Balloons in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Question - What kinds of balloons can go into hospitals and nursing homes?
Answer – non latex balloons

The reason - Most hospitals and nursing homes have become latex free environments due to an rise in latex allergies. A latex balloon although environmentally friendly, can potentially be life threatening to those with a severe allergy.

This is a very common question for us at Miga’s Balloons. It is for these reasons, all of our balloon experts are very familiar with which facilities in our area will except latex balloons and which will not.

Here are three of the most common non latex options.

Foil/Mylar – These balloons have been around for a long time and are the traditional coloured balloons that most people think of when you think of balloons. 

Interesting fact: they conduct electricity when placed in a group.

Bubble – Debuting just a few years ago, these balloons made from stretchy plastic closely resemble beach balls.

 Interesting fact: Bubbles last about one month as foil/mylar lasts only 2-3 weeks.

Orbz – The new kid on the block that just came out late last year.
They are a combination of a foil and a bubble. They bring together the best of both worlds with the added new shapes: cubez and diamondz. As they have just been released there are new styles still to be released and not all shapes are available yet. 

Interesting fact: Orbz require more helium then the others.

All of these options are available at Miga’s Balloons and can be delivered to the in town nursing homes and hospital for a minimal charge. Ask one of our experts today at 40 West Street Goderich or call 519-612-1771.