The Power of Furniture Designed for Behavioral Healthcare

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 @ 01:50 PM
 
Practitioners of behavioral healthcare know that their patients are at a 
greater risk of suicide and self-harm than any other patient population.

Safety is a primary concern of therapies used in any psychiatric facility. Behavioral healthcare furniture is important to managing risk appropriately to protect patients, visitors and staff. 

Furniture and components can be used as a weapon or a source of hanging or self-harm therefore, the right furniture that is designed specifically for behavioral healthcare and psychiatric environments is crucial to successful therapies and treatments.
 
Residential style furniture is typically first choice in behavioral healthcare facilities because feeling like “home” provides therapeutic support through offering patients a comfortable environment where they will be more willing to participate in healing. Since programs often require stays of 5 days or more, patients need to feel comfortable in their surroundings and allow themselves to settle in to their treatment facility as if it were their home. 

Sterile, institution-like furnishings can be a distraction to patients and can prevent healing. From the standpoint of safety, eliminating furniture and fixtures that can be broken in to shards that can be used as weapons, preventing contraband and preventing places that could be used for hanging are tall orders but necessary for the best patient results.
 

Some considerations for psych facility furniture for both juveniles and adults include the following:

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Topics: molded plastic Furniture, Health Care Furniture, Adolescent Treatment Centers, anti-contraband furniture, Extreme-Use Furniture, Crate Style Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Outdoor Furniture

The Camp and Dorm Mattress Buyer’s Survival Guide – Part III of III

Posted by Karyl Walker on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

In Part three of our three part blog series we will be exploring the extra stuff contract mattress suppliers offer on their mattresses. 

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Topics: Mattress information for Group Living, Bed bug prevention plan, Bariatric, Adolescent Treatment Centers, Contract Furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Furniture For Incontinence

The Camp and Dorm Mattress Buyer’s Survival Guide – Part II of III

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

Buying mattresses for group living facilities is a big task.  Furnishing mattresses for hundreds of sleepers is an intimidating prospect.

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Topics: Adolescent Treatment Centers, Flammability Standards, Tough Stuff, Camp Mattresses, durable furniture

The Camp and Dorm Mattress Buyer’s Survival Guide – Part I of III

Posted by Karyl Walker on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

When sleeping large numbers of residents or campers, providing mattresses is a necessity.

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Topics: Mattress information for Group Living, Adolescent Treatment Centers, Camp Mattresses, durable furniture

Furniture For Adolescent Treatment Centers Can Aid in Their Success.

Posted by Janet Voigt on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 @ 03:17 PM

Teenagers participating in residential treatment programs for addiction face a recovery process complicated by what is often a first experience living away from home.

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Topics: Adolescent Treatment Centers, Sober Living Furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, Sober Living, Treatment centers, Furniture with the look of home

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