Patient Populations With Incontinence

Posted by Janet Voigt on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 @ 08:36 AM

Furniture offers a surprising number of ways to help staff manage patient or consumer incontinence with dignity.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Furniture For Incontinence

Contract furniture Buying Check-List

Posted by Janet Voigt on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:36 AM

Reasons to Buy Contract Vs. Retail Furniture.

When I asked customers about selecting contract-grade furniture, they are often unaware that there was furniture designed for non-residential applications. While the elements of good residential interior design might translate well into a commercial healthcare or group living environment, the furniture and fixtures do not.
 
Furniture and fixtures for health care and healing environments must not only be comfortable, and attractive, but also prevent falls, encourage mobility, discreetly deal with incontinence and fluids, maintain sterile surfaces and support the latest patient-centered technologies.
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Topics: Health Care Furniture, durable furniture, Contract Furniture

BARIATRIC FURNITURE

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Oct 08, 2013 @ 09:33 AM

Statistics site obesity in the US at around 33% of the population. Something for Everybody AND EVERY BODY! SEATING WITH DIGNITY.

Fortunately, there are more and more bariatric options available from contract furniture providers. Bariatric furniture includes a wide variety of wood, metal and upholstered seating pieces that are designed and tested to hold up to heavier weights then standard furniture pieces.

Adding bariatric furniture to a seating space is not only a necessary option to prevent furniture breakage, but all people deserve the opportunity to use seating with an appropriate width that allows a body fit comfortably.

Truth is that although bariatric seating serves a very practical purpose, constructing furniture to higher weight standards also serves to ensure a highly durable and versatile seating piece that can and will be used by everyone (patients, clients, guests and staff!) regardless of size.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Bariatric, Commercial Lounge Furniture

The Contract Furniture Trendsetter

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

In the world of ho-hum furniture for health care and facility furniture, things are heating up.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, durable furniture, Contract Furniture

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

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