Use Design to Create a Healing Environment

Posted by Karyl Walker on Mon, Oct 26, 2020 @ 04:22 PM

High quality, evidence-based clinical care proves to be the most essential element for good patient/resident outcomes. Yet no facility should ignore the importance of the physical environment in promoting healing. A growing body of research demonstrates that the design features you select will make a major difference in either facilitating or impeding your clients' progress.

The use of evidence-based design in healing environments originated from 1980s research that found post-surgery patients who had a view of natural scenery recovered better than patients who faced a brick wall. Since then, other studies have shown that features such as peaceful artwork, access to natural light and limited background noise all play an important role in patient well-being.

Consistency in design also can improve your staff's productivity. Limiting the use of surfaces that are subject to frequent contamination reduces the threat of infection, no small consideration today. Improved lighting and acoustics have a calming effect on staff and can reduce the potential for costly errors.

The good news is improvements that make a difference do not have to carry a hefty price tag. Simple color choices, for example, can do wonders to promote healing. Blues, greens and neutral tones are known to create a calming effect. Any serene natural settings around your facility also should be incorporated into your design.

Here at Furniture Concepts we offer space planning and design expertise that can maximize your facility's capacity for promoting healing. Our furniture lines offer an ideal combination of form and function, with durable solid construction that conveys a home-like feel for patient rooms and group areas.

Aesthetically pleasing spaces that feature comfortable furnishings, soothing colors and natural light will enhance patient well-being and improve outcomes. We can assist you in humanizing your clinical environment, for the benefit of your patients, their families, and your workforce.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Interior Design Advice of Group Living Facilities, durable furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, group living furniture, heavy duty furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, Sober Living, Furniture with the look of home

Ligature-Resistant Furniture = Greater Peace of Mind

Posted by Karyl Walker on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 @ 04:16 PM

Perhaps the most heartbreaking and tragic situation that can take place in a treatment center is patient suicide. And while it is just not possible to prevent every attempt at self-harm, progress toward minimizing these acts is being made. One important factor in the fight against self-harm is to use ligature-resistant furniture.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, anti-contraband furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy use furniture, heavy duty furniture, high-Risk Environments, ligature-Resistant Furniture, safe furniture

Consider the Challenges of Transitional Housing

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Nov 19, 2019 @ 07:57 AM

Reliable housing has become such a critical need in the United States that a growing number of hospital systems have taken up the cause. Providers from Sacramento to St. Louis to Cleveland are working hard to secure permanent and transitional housing for patients who have nowhere to go after inpatient visits—even if it means building apartments on the hospital campus itself.
As it turns out, providing housing makes financial sense for the hospital while also helping the community. That’s a win-win in our book. We expect to see this trend continue because the need is so great.

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Topics: Bunkbeds, Crate Style Furniture, heavy use furniture, heavy duty furniture, Wood Crate Furniture, metal bunk bed

Your Business Plan Must Include Furniture Investment

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 03:33 PM

In the business world, the hunt for revenue never stops. You’re always on task to acquire new customers and clients, while keeping up relationships with the existing ones. And once the revenue hits the books, you need to make the most of it, whether that means investments in personnel or infrastructure, paying down some debt or chalking up hard-earned profits. 

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Topics: Lobby Furniture Furniture for Contract, Group Furniture Buying Advice, camp buying advise, heavy duty furniture, Furniture Tips

Human Hustle Needs Contract Furniture Muscle

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 10:59 AM

Each year, millions of people live, learn and play in group settings such as campsites, residential centers, assisted living or community housing.

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Topics: Group Furniture Buying Advice, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Contract Furniture & Fabric: Making it Last, heavy use furniture, Summer Camp Furniture, heavy duty furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, Sober Living

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