Room Design for Addiction Recovery

Posted by Janet Voigt on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 09:56 PM

First impressions when patients enter an addiction treatment facility really sets the stage for recovery.

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Topics: Sober Living Furniture, Treatment centers, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Adolescent Treatment Centers

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: anti-contraband furniture, Adolescent Treatment Centers, Health Care Furniture, Crate Style Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, molded plastic Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Extreme-Use 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: Adolescent Treatment Centers, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Mattress information for Group Living, Furniture For Incontinence, Contract Furniture, Bariatric, Bed bug prevention plan

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

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