Careful Design Reduces Risk of Falls

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 @ 10:26 AM

Among the many risks healthcare administrators have to deal with, the risk of patient falls can be one of the most damaging to the organization. Falls, and the injuries they cause, are a major contributor to an epidemic of medical errors that cost the U.S. healthcare system anywhere from $17 billion to $29 billion a year. But here's some promising news: Many patient falls are preventable, if you pay attention to sound design for your facility's furniture.

Reducing patient falls is the second goal in The Center for Health Design's checklist for evidence-based design. Features in the patient environment account for up to 15% of falls, so you can make a big difference when you buy furniture that makes it easier for patients to move from a standing to sitting position and back again.

Chair seat height, foot position, and use of armrests all are important in easing patient movement and minimizing the risk of accidents. Seat height should be adjustable where possible. Chairs should leave space for patients to adjust their foot position comfortably. Furniture should have no sharp or hard edges that could injure a patient who trips or falls.

At Furniture Concepts we are proud to work with facilities that put safety first, and our products reflect their mission. Our heavy-use seating features firm cushions that ease patient movement. Our pieces are extremely tough, able to withstand heavy amounts of weight without tipping over. We design our products to work for patients of all ability levels, maximizing their comfort, safety and independence.

Your organization can successfully avoid many of the problems that contribute to falls, which continue to be the leading adverse incident reported in hospitals. Let us partner with you to promote a culture of safety in your organization. We will work with you to create a safe environment that gives your staff, patients and families greater peace of mind.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Limited Mobility Furniture, Health Care, Furniture for Seniors, safe furniture, risk management

Offering a Personal Touch in the New Year

Posted by Karyl Walker on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 @ 09:49 AM

Unfortunately, we just cannot sugar coat it: 2020 has been quite a trying year. None of us has been left unscathed. The most serious public health crisis in modern history has descended upon us bringing hardship and uncertainty. In these trying times, one must always search for the silver lining and for us, it is the ultimate reminder of how much we all rely and thrive on human connection. At Furniture Concepts, we will use that knowledge to guide us as we chart an exciting course for 2021.

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Topics: Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Summer Camp Furniture, Limited Mobility Furniture, Furniture Tips, high-Risk Environments

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

Incontinence Management for Heavy-Use Environments

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 04:19 PM

 Few retailers offer self-decking but almost all contract furniture providers do.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Contract Furniture, Furniture For Incontinence, Contract Furniture & Fabric: Making it Last, Limited Mobility Furniture

The Right Furniture Can Make Behavioral Health Facilities Safer.

Posted by Janet Voigt on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 @ 04:14 PM

Behavioral healthcare furniture needs to support your efforts to help your consumers heal, while keeping everyone safe.

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Topics: molded plastic Furniture, Health Care Furniture, Adolescent Treatment Centers, Extreme-Use Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy use furniture, heavy duty furniture, Limited Mobility Furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, ligature-Resistant Furniture

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