Healthcare Design for Wellness is for Patients and Staff

Design for wellness. Does that mean the design will make you well? Perhaps. What it will definitely do is make you feel comfortable, feel cared for and feel better. We are becoming more aware of the role the surroundings play in our overall good health. How does design affect how patients respond to treatment in … Continued


Design for Wellness in Senior Living: Improve and Extend Quality of Life

Every birthday people say ‘like fine wine, you’re just getting better with age’. For today’s seniors that is more than just a saying. As we live longer we are living better and ‘wellness’ is replacing the word ‘care’. Independent and assisted living communities are investing in wellness promoting spaces like yoga/meditation rooms and meal options … Continued


Senior Living Design Trends for 2019

Seniors are living longer and relatively healthier and active lives. They are leaving the homes they raised their families in and moving to communities that meet their needs, but in the style, they have grown accustomed to.


Healthcare Design Trends for 2019

“What makes impressive healthcare furniture environments? The kind of spaces that invite. It is also true that the kind of spaces that offend leave a lasting impression too. HCAHP scores rate the patient experience and continue to have a very definitive result on the impression a hospital makes on the public and can affect up to 2% of their Medicare reimbursements. In 2019, hospitals and other healthcare environments are focused, more than ever, on creating spaces that uplift and inspire.


Your Wait is Over: Flexible Healthcare Design is Here

A few years ago the wait times in the average emergency department in the U.S. was a little over 30 minutes. That may not sound like a very long time, but consider that people are there with cuts, breaks coughs and colds. As hospitals work to reduce those times, healthcare designers work to make the time spent in this space and others more comfortable.


Designing Safe Environments for Seniors

There is more to selecting the right location for the beloved seniors in your life than view, great cuisine and a good amount of social interaction. True, they should be high on the list, but the most important factor to consider is safety.


Respecting and Caring for Bariatric Patients in Healthcare Environments

Obesity is a becoming the most serious health problem in America, with more than two-thirds of the adults here are overweight or obese.


Don’t Forget Activities for Memory Care Patients

Helping to create safe activities for Dementia and Alzheimer’s patients that keeps them active and interested can be challenging. It is compounded when those seniors reside in assisted living communities.


Emergency Room Design for Senior Patients

By 2030 one in five Americans will be over the age of 65. The fastest growing population is adults over 85. Emergency Rooms can be chaotic and a dangerous place for older adults.


Senior Loneliness and Care Solutions in Senior Living Environments

According to a report by the Pew Research Center (May 2016) roughly 12 million Americans over the age of 65 live alone and most of them are women.


Healthcare Fabrics – Busy Environments Require Hard Working Fabrics

You’ve just made a visit to the doctor and you’ve taken a seat in the waiting room. That seat was occupied by a hundred before you that day.


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