Safe Work Settings Will Boost Staff Satisfaction

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The health care workforce continues to face tumultuous times. The nursing profession has seen a combination of challenges, including pandemic-related burnout, fuel a loss of more than 500,000 from its ranks. Earlier this month, a short but impactful strike by more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals sent shock waves across…

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All Residents Can Benefit from Greater Socialization

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No matter where your facility’s residents are in their life journey, giving them opportunities for meaningful interaction with others can only improve their well-being. Program managers need to do their utmost to encourage social interaction among their participants wherever possible. Socialization “Socialization is the first line of defense against isolation, loneliness and cognitive decline,” Michelle…

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Creating the Ideal Healing Spaces for your Residents

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The programs and facilities we serve live by the principle that they should not harm. While financial considerations will always play a role in how an ideal healing spaces is designed, client safety and comfort must come first. This has always been priority one in residential settings, but that message has come clear in an…

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We Make Product Selection More Manageable

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Every product buyer wants to be able to choose from many options. But facing numerous choices without the proper guidance to navigate them can prove as frustrating as having no alternatives at all. So as we at Furniture Concepts continue to diversify our product lines to meet our clients’ varying needs, we pledge to remain…

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Our Redesigned Bunk Bed Sets the Bar on Safety

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In all service organizations, both within and outside of health care, safety remains the foundation of all efforts to ensure a high-quality customer experience. Without a safe environment, no other improvements will matter. And without reliable data to drive the improvement, you’re leaving your best quality-control efforts to chance. We at Furniture Concepts set out…

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Care Settings Prove Essential to Patient Engagement

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The term “patient engagement” attained buzzword status in the healthcare field some time ago. These days, companies tout technology as the main vehicle for keeping patients engaged, both within and outside a treatment facility. Care providers have email boxes inundated with vendor pitches to prove it. But the setting of care remains as important a…

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Deliver the Right Message to Your Visitors

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Over the past two years, many patient care sites strengthened their visitation policies out of necessity, taking care to protect residents from virus exposure. Most of these policies remain in place, making it easier to check in visitors and to monitor their whereabouts. But are facilities also paying attention to the other signals they might…

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Efficient Design Creates an Attractive Workplace

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Long before “The Great Resignation” became part of our national lingo, healthcare organizations were struggling to attract and retain a high-quality workforce. According to a 2020 report from Nursing Solutions, Inc., the typical health facility saw a staggering turnover of nearly 90% of its staff between 2015 and 2019. There is no sign that this…

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Residential Spaces Can Convey a Sense of Community

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Patients in recovery from illness value the feeling of belonging to a community with shared experiences. The importance of community has driven many recent trends in healthcare, including the emergence of peer support as an essential component of many health disciplines. We at Furniture Concepts have these same ideas in mind when designing living spaces…

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Making a Difference in the Lives of the Underserved

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There is nothing more rewarding for a helping professional than having a positive impact on the lives of the underserved. The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and social injustice continue to shine a light on the needs of the historically marginalized. We at Furniture Concepts are honored to play a part in helping those who work every day…

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Comfortable Meeting Spaces Promote Patient Recovery

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If we ever needed a reminder that we are social beings who thrive on connection, the past year’s events gave us unmistakable proof. As staggering as the effect of social isolation has been on all of us, we can’t forget the toll it has taken on those who were already facing serious health challenges. Leaders…

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Do You Make These Common Furniture Buying Mistakes?

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Buying furniture is not quite everybody’s “cup of tea.”  Often, professionals whose primary responsibilities are patient care or administration face the task of buying furniture for their facility because their organization does not have a professional buyer.  While the task is a daunting one, the good news is that there are many good resources available! There are…

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Get Rid of Ugly Furniture Once and For All

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ARE YOU TIRED OF YOUR FACILITY’S TIRED OLD FURNITURE?   It may be time to scrap the aging lounge and bedroom furniture and start fresh. So when you are ready to replace your facility’s furniture (or furnish a new facility) where do you start? Depending on the type of consumers, patients, or clients you serve you may…

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Take the Stress out of Furniture Buying for Group Living Facilities..

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We talk to hundreds of people every month that draw the proverbial “short straw” and are now tasked with buying furniture for their healthcare, education, hospitality or recreation facility despite having no real buying experience.Many small to mid-sized facilities do not hire professional buyers.  Instead, they assign the task to a member of the administrative…

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Furniture for disabled adults and what to look for when buying

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There really isn’t a “one size fits all” option for Furniture for disabled. Finding the right furniture options for a facility depends on the people that will end up using those chairs, tables, and other furnishings. When it comes to ordering group living and health care furniture that encourages maximum independence, your furniture needs to combine both…

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Community Tables Now Lead the Dining Design Trend

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When looking at interior design trends for residential campuses, directors tend to focus on the first impression made by the entryways, followed by the details of the sleeping spaces. It’s unfortunate that the dining room is often a secondary consideration. All that is changing, however. And not a moment too soon. Today, more residential site leaders are…

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Selection is a Must Have for Furniture Buyers

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Every trend has a counterbalance for buyers. For example, online shopping, with its voluminous capacity for search results, has given rise to consumer demand for unique items. Instead of the same-old, off-the-shelf product choices, everyone from the college athlete to the urban mom is looking for something special. In fact, customization has become the latest…

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Your Business Plan Must Include Furniture Investment

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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…

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The Camp and Dorm Mattress Buyer’s Survival Guide – Part III of III

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In Part three of our three part blog series we will be exploring the extra stuff contract dorm mattress suppliers offer on their mattresses.  The first item to choose from is the type of binding. Your choices are inverted seam or tape edge. (800)-969-4100 Get Quote Now Speaking of bed bugs, mattresses are a prime source of concern when…

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The Camp and Dorm Mattress Buyer’s Survival Guide – Part II of III

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Buying mattresses for group living facilities is a big task.  Furnishing mattresses for hundreds of sleepers is an intimidating prospect. So how do you decide which type of mattress to buy? Why do the prices span such a wide spectrum from suspiciously cheap to crazy expensive?  In Part I of this three part blog series, we compared buying mattresses…

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The Camp and Dorm Mattress Buyer’s Survival Guide – Part I of III

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Choosing the right mattresses for dormitories and camps is crucial for ensuring comfort and durability. In this three-part series, we’ll explore the key factors to consider when selecting dorm mattresses, starting with Part I focusing on mattress cores. From foam to fiber and innerspring options, understanding the pros and cons of each core type is…

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Furniture Warranties: What Does it Really Cover?

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WARRANTIES ADD VALUE to any purchase. The bigger the price tag, the more valuable warranties become. In general manufacturers are expected to stand behind their products. Any manufacturer worth purchasing from will offer protection for a period of time that covers manufacturer’s defects. When purchasing products that have multiple components like furniture it is important to understand that multiple…

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Buy Durable Furniture: What else do I need to know?

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Buying Durable Furniture Tips: Space Requirements Your furniture will organize the space within each room by defining usage and traffic flow.  Arrange your space in such a way that communication between clients and staff is encouraged while privacy is respected among the people who will ultimately occupy the space.  The following space requirements will give you an…

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More Advice on Buying Affordable, Quality Furniture for My Facility.

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What Else Do I Need to Know Before Buying Quality Furniture for My Facility? Part Four: Flex-ability* Flex-ability – After decades of having to make furniture designed for residential use work in group living environments, manufacturers have finally begun to show their understanding of the needs of staff, clients and consumers.  Consider the following design enhancements that…

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New Furniture Buying Program Saves Time

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Everyone is doing more with less these days. That’s why efficient processes are one of the most sought-after competencies when it comes to business partnerships. Here at Furniture Concepts, we’ve listened to our customers and heard your wishes for more quick-and-easy buying experiences.  That’s why we’re launching the new Furniture Concepts Buying Program. This streamlined approach offers…

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How do I Buy Affordable, Quality Furniture for My Facility?

How do I Buy Affordable, Quality Furniture for My Facility?

When outfitting your facility with furniture, it’s essential to prioritize not only affordability and quality but also factors like cleanability and fluid resistance. Part Two of our series focuses on the importance of cleanability in upholstered furniture, highlighting innovative technologies like Crypton© fabric, which offers exceptional stain resistance and ease of cleaning. Additionally, we’ll explore…

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Buying Affordable, Quality Furniture for Your Facility: Part 1.

Buying Affordable, Quality Furniture for Your Facility: Part 1.

Durability is a crucial consideration when outfitting your facility with furniture, especially in group home settings where items are frequently used. Understanding what to look for in terms of durability ensures that you make informed choices that will withstand the rigors of daily use. In this part 1 guide, we’ll delve into the essential qualities…

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