Sun-drying Futon and Bed Linen (寝具の乾燥・消毒)

Countries: 
Japan
Implemented by: 
Musashino City Municipal Government
Type of Implementer(s): 
Local government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-1 (Health promotion and well-being throughout life)
Description: 

This is a service to sun-dry (and thereby sterilize) futon and bed linen. It is a common household task in Japan where people traditionally sleep on cotton-filled futon. Elderly who are living on their own and have difficulties performing this themselves may request this service. Upon certification of eligibility by the City, the service is provided once every month for free.