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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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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3 Design Considerations For Your Dining Area

Posted by Karyl Walker on Mon, Dec 09, 2019 @ 10:43 AM

Dining areas are always full of activity in group living environments. They’re the main hubs of social interaction while also providing a functional space for meals and special occasions. It’s wonderful to see so much energy contained in a single room.

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How To Assess Quality in Wood Furniture Surfaces

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 12:28 PM

When you look at wood furniture, you might quickly gauge it to be good quality because … well … it’s wood. Doesn’t wood always mean quality?

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Details Make a Difference In Furniture Quality and Customer Satisfaction

Posted by Janet Voigt on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Quality matters. It’s true for automobiles, electronics and even health services.
That’s why we’re not surprised that the “Best Hospitals” list produced by U.S. News & World Report still receives positive feedback, even now in its 30th year. We’re especially pleased to hear that for the first time standardized patient satisfaction scores were added to the Best Hospitals quality measures.

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