Make Behavioral Health Common Areas Inviting and Safe.

Posted by Karyl Walker on Wed, Aug 19, 2020 @ 09:53 AM

Common spaces in healthcare facilities have undergone a major transformation, driven by a desire to establish a more welcoming experience for patients. In behavioral health and addiction treatment centers, the effort to create a healing and aesthetically pleasing environment also must maintain a focus on safety.
Open concept community spaces can serve multiple functions — enhancing the therapeutic process, ensuring consistent monitoring of patients, and promoting patient interaction. These spaces should be designed to limit the potential for crowding, which can trigger stress reactions in patients. Safety glass partitions can offer separation without blocking natural light, a key feature of healing environments. Community spaces also should always be designed with ease of patient navigation in mind.

Soothing colors, soft artwork and natural textures all have a calming influence on individuals who have faced major disruption in their lives. Spaces with open access to the outdoors also have become an important feature in many behavioral health facilities. These components of inviting spaces can reduce the risk of patient incidents fueled by anxiety.

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Smart Furniture Choices Promote Sustainability

Posted by Karyl Walker on Mon, Jul 27, 2020 @ 09:57 AM

The effort to promote eco-conscious living often neglects to incorporate smart decisions about the furniture we use every day. Making responsible choices about these essential products can make a world of difference for your immediate environment and for the planet.

Sustainable furniture uses materials with low environmental impact and employs an enduring design. Moreover, furniture with durable construction will result in less turnover, maximizing value for your operation. Conversely, items that are cheap in both price and construction will quickly end up filling precious space at the local landfill. The collective impact of these important purchasing decisions can be staggering. According to national data provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, the total amount of furniture and furnishings taken to U.S. landfills increased from 7.6 million tons in 2005 to nearly 9.7 million tons by 2015.

Furniture Concepts' signature TOUGH STUFF! line emphasizes durability and cost-effectiveness. Built from solid wood construction to support years of heavy use, these pieces offer an ideal option for group living and other high-traffic environments. These items, protected by a 10-year warranty, will remain attractive and comfortable over time. They offer a smart choice that will minimize your entire operation's impact on the environment. 

Sustainable furniture uses materials derived from renewable sources, as well as minimal harmful pollutants that can be released into the air. The reduced environmental impact, both during construction and over years of use, represents a win-win during this time of increased environmental awareness on the local and global levels. Choices such as TOUGH STUFF! save finite resources and offer peace of mind to environmentally conscious leaders. The decisions made about the most common products used in our daily lives carry huge implications for the viability of the planet.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Tough Stuff, durable furniture, Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, sustainable 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

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

Furniture Designed with Seniors in Mind

Posted by Karyl Walker on Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 03:37 PM

The U.S. population is growing, and our overall age profile tends to be older now than in years past. Remember when a 100th birthday celebration used to qualify for a segment on the local TV news? Today, there are so many centenarians, your evening broadcast could easily be nothing but birthdays.  

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Topics: Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Limited Mobility Furniture, Furniture for Seniors

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