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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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

5 Ways to Spruce up Your Aging Lobby

Posted by Janet Voigt on Thu, Aug 17, 2017 @ 07:30 AM

Ever have one of those days when you walk through your facility on your way to your work day and something different catches your eye?  It’s the day that it hits you that your lobby area is dated. 

What was once fresh and new is now drab and old. The saying “you never get a chance to make a first impression” might resonate through your head as you think about how many people are coming to your facility and getting the wrong first impression.  The furniture they see your lobby is attention-getting for all the wrong reasons.

So what can you do to update your aging lobby? Here are 5 ways to spruce up your aging lobby:

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Topics: Lobby Furniture Furniture for Contract, Commercial Lounge Furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice

The Myth of Bariatric Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 09:23 AM

"Bariatric" is a broad word that encompasses the needs of people over recommended body weight.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Bariatric, Lobby Furniture Furniture for Contract

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