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Reduce Contamination Risk in Your Facility

Posted by Karyl Walker on Fri, Feb 26, 2021 @ 01:30 PM

Containing healthcare associated infections (HAIs) could not be a more timely priority for healthcare facilities, given the heightened demands brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. While many institutions have adopted strategies to keep high-risk objects clean, these efforts often fall short because of inadequate staff training or inconsistent execution -

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Wood Furniture, Health Care, Disinfect Furniture, How to clean furniture, risk management

Managing Risks: Caring for your Caregivers

Posted by Karyl Walker on Fri, Jan 29, 2021 @ 02:24 PM

Managing risk in a healthcare setting becomes a complex task, requiring organizations to consider both the overtly unsafe act and the hidden danger in the environment. Each facility will have its own risk profile based on the characteristics of its physical space, workforce, and populations served. This is why it's so important to have access to tailored solutions that can correct any shortcomings in a facility's furniture and equipment.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, durable furniture, Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy duty furniture, Health Care, Furniture for Seniors, safe furniture, risk management

Offering a Personal Touch in the New Year

Posted by Karyl Walker on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 @ 09:49 AM

Unfortunately, we just cannot sugar coat it: 2020 has been quite a trying year. None of us has been left unscathed. The most serious public health crisis in modern history has descended upon us bringing hardship and uncertainty. In these trying times, one must always search for the silver lining and for us, it is the ultimate reminder of how much we all rely and thrive on human connection. At Furniture Concepts, we will use that knowledge to guide us as we chart an exciting course for 2021.

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Topics: Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Summer Camp Furniture, Limited Mobility Furniture, Furniture Tips, high-Risk Environments

Heavy Duty Furniture for Health Care Environments

Posted by Karyl Walker on Sat, Dec 05, 2020 @ 12:36 PM

Replacing furniture is expensive. When you run a health care organization that orders group living furniture in bulk, replacing furniture can be even more unpleasant. Your furniture is an investment, so you want to make sure you get the right heavy duty furniture that will look great and stay strong through years of use.

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Topics: Tough Stuff, Furniture For Incontinence, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Fabric/Upholstered Furniture for Contract, Contract Furniture & Fabric: Making it Last, heavy use furniture, heavy duty furniture

Use Design to Create a Healing Environment

Posted by Karyl Walker on Mon, Oct 26, 2020 @ 04:22 PM

High quality, evidence-based clinical care proves to be the most essential element for good patient/resident outcomes. Yet no facility should ignore the importance of the physical environment in promoting healing. A growing body of research demonstrates that the design features you select will make a major difference in either facilitating or impeding your clients' progress.

The use of evidence-based design in healing environments originated from 1980s research that found post-surgery patients who had a view of natural scenery recovered better than patients who faced a brick wall. Since then, other studies have shown that features such as peaceful artwork, access to natural light and limited background noise all play an important role in patient well-being.

Consistency in design also can improve your staff's productivity. Limiting the use of surfaces that are subject to frequent contamination reduces the threat of infection, no small consideration today. Improved lighting and acoustics have a calming effect on staff and can reduce the potential for costly errors.

The good news is improvements that make a difference do not have to carry a hefty price tag. Simple color choices, for example, can do wonders to promote healing. Blues, greens and neutral tones are known to create a calming effect. Any serene natural settings around your facility also should be incorporated into your design.

Here at Furniture Concepts we offer space planning and design expertise that can maximize your facility's capacity for promoting healing. Our furniture lines offer an ideal combination of form and function, with durable solid construction that conveys a home-like feel for patient rooms and group areas.

Aesthetically pleasing spaces that feature comfortable furnishings, soothing colors and natural light will enhance patient well-being and improve outcomes. We can assist you in humanizing your clinical environment, for the benefit of your patients, their families, and your workforce.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, durable furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, group living furniture, heavy duty furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, Sober Living, Furniture with the look of home

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