Know Before You Go! Choosing an Assisted Living Community

Assisted living communities should provide each resident with the help one needs to sustain a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Kwalu is Clean, Infection Control Furniture

esearch suggests that environmental surface contamination can play a vital role in the transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens such as MRSA, VRE, Acinetobacter, Norovirus and C. diff.

You’re Senior, Single and Relocating – Now What?

There are many living choices single seniors aged 70 and above can make when they decide to move out of their homes. The popular choice for these seniors is becoming continuing care retirement communities.

What Makes a Hospital Stand Out

In the case of an emergency, you don’t really have a choice in the decision about which hospital you go to. When the choice is up to you, what makes a hospital stand out as a favorite and what features make you turn and run?

Be Smart about the Surfaces in Healthcare

Healthcare furniture must maintain visual allure and support hospital infection prevention protocols with surfaces that are easy to thoroughly clean with bleach year after year.

Senior Living Dining for an Expanding Market

Dining in modern senior living is changing. Residents and their families want the opportunity to select where they dine and how they dine.

Designing Memory Care Environments

Memory care is one of the fastest growing segments in Senior Living. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s statistics, increasing age is the greatest risk factor for the disease, doubling every five years after age 65.

Design is in the Details – Senior Living Design Trends for 2018

Modern senior living design details in common areas open the door to an entertaining space filled with activities for the culturally diverse group of people who live there.

Hospital Design for 2018 and Beyond Will Wear Many Hats

Healthcare interior design and hospital furniture design today is becoming more challenging and its effectiveness needs to be as diverse as the patients it serves on a daily basis in every hospital. Patients who are battling mental health and addictions issues are very different from the elderly entering an emergency department battling chest pains or high blood pressure and both require separate areas for treatment.

Behavioral Healthcare Furniture for a Safe Secure Environment

Furniture for Behavioral Health should embrace the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual or holistic aspects of healing. Bright spaces and open floorplans encourage behavioral health patients to spend time out of their rooms, participating in activities with other patients. Because safety is paramount, the selection of healthcare furniture requires an eye for design and careful material selection. The design of any behavioral healthcare setting is meant to help people feel comfortable and receptive to treatment. If the environment is comfortable and inviting, it tends to have a positive effect on behavior.

Designing Healthcare Environments for Children

When designing healthcare environments for children consider, first, who is using the space. Children’s hospital interiors should be designed to serve children of all ages. The needs of a five-year-old will be different from that of a 15-year-old. The needs will also vary based on the reason the child is in the hospital. The types of treatment should be considered when selecting furniture. Creating a space that is adaptable to a variety of circumstances can help save costs and precious floor space.

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