Five Useful Tips for Durable Summer Camp Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Fri, Aug 11, 2017 @ 02:11 PM

The weather might not agree but the calendar says it is time to start planning for summer.  Summer camp administrators and leaders have been busy attending national and regional conferences like the American Camp Association and Christian Camping & Conference Association to learn how to maximize camp attendance and programming.

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Topics: Tough Stuff, Multiple-use Facility, Stacking & Folding Chairs & Tables, durable furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Metal Furniture, Camp & Retreat Furniture, Summer Camp 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: anti-contraband furniture, Adolescent Treatment Centers, Health Care Furniture, Crate Style Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, molded plastic Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Extreme-Use Furniture

Ultimate Guide to Durable Outdoor Furniture

Posted by Janet Voigt on Thu, Jun 07, 2012 @ 09:22 AM

Find Out How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Spaces!

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Topics: Outdoor Furniture

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