Now Is the Time to Enhance Safe Spaces for Patients

Posted by Karyl Walker on Fri, May 29, 2020 @ 09:43 AM

Demand for behavioral healthcare likely will continue to climb as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but concerns about the safety of health facilities have given pause to many people as they consider pursuing treatment. There never has been a better time for your organization to establish a fully functioning culture of safety.

In organizations with a thriving safety culture, staff members serve as the safety net for patients. As The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare states, “Trust is the foundation of a safety culture. Trust leads concerned employees to report unsafe events and identify opportunities for improvement. When leaders respond positively to these opportunities, employees are further motivated to report, which in turn results in more improvement and builds even greater levels of trust.” The Joint Commission center has initiated a program to help health care organizations improve their culture of safety, an area where the health field is seen as lagging behind other industries.

Staff members thrive in environments that maximize safety for patients and themselves. At Furniture Concepts, we offer many options that give staff the peace of mind to know their work is being conducted in a truly healing and safety-conscious environment.

Our ligature-resistant furniture, open shelving, and sloped tops on wardrobes and storage cabinets limit risk to patients and make for ease of staff inspection. We offer upholstered motion seating that gives patients the comfort of rocking and gliding, enhancing the relaxed setting that everyone values during a time of upheaval in the world around us.

In these therapeutic environments, all staff can work together to help put patients at ease amid the great uncertainty about the future. As Joint Commission President Mark R. Chassin states, “In a health care organization that has a fully functional safety culture, everyone in the organization is engaged in safety.”


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Topics: Health Care Furniture, anti-contraband furniture, Extreme-Use Furniture, safety standard, group living furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, anti-ligature furniture, high-Risk Environments, ligature-Resistant Furniture

How to Safely Clean Your Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Sat, Apr 04, 2020 @ 02:45 PM

Today more than ever it is important that surfaces are well cleaned & sanitized. Seating, storage, bedroom and dining furniture represent the majority of surface areas in any facility. With its frequent use and high visibility, furniture is likely the most important focus of cleaning efforts. And, let’s be honest, furniture is an investment so protecting fabrics and finishes while cleaning is a high priority.

Below we have listed different categories of furniture with safe suggestions on how to keep your furniture clean.  Wearing gloves is always recommended when cleaning.

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Topics: molded plastic Furniture, Contract Furniture, Metal Furniture, Wood Furniture, Fabric/Upholstered, Disinfect Furniture, How to clean furniture

We Stand by Those Serving the Most Vulnerable

Posted by Karyl Walker on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 @ 03:43 PM

The events of the last few weeks related to COVID-19 are creating pressure on healthcare providers of all sorts. Health & human services, behavioral healthcare, addiction recovery, and shelter providers will undoubtedly experience an increased need for programming as our country deals with the ongoing public health crisis. Our nation’s most vulnerable; including those at risk of hunger, at risk of losing housing and at risk of mental health or behavioral health emergency will be turning to providers already overwhelmed by demand.

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Topics: Bunkbeds, Health Care Furniture, durable furniture, Extreme-Use Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy use furniture, Healthcare mattresses, Furniture for shelters, ligature-Resistant Furniture

Ligature-Resistant Furniture = Greater Peace of Mind

Posted by Karyl Walker on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 @ 04:16 PM

Perhaps the most heartbreaking and tragic situation that can take place in a treatment center is patient suicide. And while it is just not possible to prevent every attempt at self-harm, progress toward minimizing these acts is being made. One important factor in the fight against self-harm is to use ligature-resistant furniture.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, anti-contraband furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy use furniture, heavy duty furniture, high-Risk Environments, ligature-Resistant Furniture, safe furniture

What is Commercial Lounge Furniture?

Posted by Janet Voigt on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 @ 04:30 PM

Healthcare, business and government facilities are the largest buyers of commercial lounge furniture. Commercial (contract) grade furniture guarantees that furniture is manufactured to the highest industry standards. The end goal is high durability and longevity of the pieces. 

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Topics: Commercial Lounge Furniture, Contract Furniture

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