Careful Design Can Help to Combat Isolation

Posted by Karyl Walker on Thu, Feb 10, 2022 @ 09:15 AM

The past two years have brought into focus the damaging effects of social isolation. That challenge to health existed long before the pandemic, of course. Research has shown that a lack of social connection can worsen an individual's health risks as much as heavy smoking or even a diagnosable alcohol use disorder. It's clear that all health care providers should attend to patients' social needs with the same energy they devote to physical and mental health.

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Offer an Extra Helping of Support During the Holidays

Posted by Tiffany Fenner on Fri, Dec 10, 2021 @ 09:53 AM

Media messages try to envelop all of the holiday season into one loving Hallmark moment, but this doesn't match the reality many of your clients' experience. The holidays can be a trying time for those struggling with illness and recovery, with a swirl of emotions creating something of a “Bermuda Triangle” around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. Add to the mix the lingering anxiety around COVID-19, and this could prove to be an extremely stressful period for patients and staff alike.

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Safe Harbor Collection Meets Diverse Needs for Facilities

Posted by Karyl Walker on Mon, Aug 02, 2021 @ 05:12 PM

At Furniture Concepts we are committed to creating healing spaces that offer patients comfort on their journey to wellness. Each of the three lines in our Safe Harbor collection is designed to provide just what the name suggests: a safe space free of barriers to a healthy recovery.

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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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Managing Risks: Caring for your Caregivers

Posted by Karyl Walker on Fri, Jan 29, 2021 @ 02:24 PM

Managing risk in a healthcare setting becomes a complex task, requiring organizations to consider both the overtly unsafe act and the hidden danger in the environment. Each facility will have its own risk profile based on the characteristics of its physical space, workforce, and populations served. This is why it's so important to have access to tailored solutions that can correct any shortcomings in a facility's furniture and equipment.

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