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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Color Trends Can Refresh Your Design

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There’s no doubt that color trends have influence on our environment. Remember the vibrant teal of the 1980s and the steely gray of the 2000s? What’s interesting is how color trends in interior design reflect the attitudes of the era as well as the users of the space. Consider 2019’s Pantone Color of the Year: Living…

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Does Your Office Chair Support or Hurt You?

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Ever get the feeling your office chair is more of a problem than a solution? Poorly designed office chairs have been blamed for decades of sore joints, backaches and headaches. A good chair is a big investment so make sure you have prepared your wish list before you shop.Most office chairs appropriate for the typical 8 hour work day…

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Now Is the Time to Enhance Safe Spaces for Patients

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Demand for behavioral healthcare likely will continue to climb as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but concerns about the safety of health facilities have given pause to many people as they consider pursuing treatment. There never has been a better time for your organization to establish a fully functioning culture of safety. Creating a…

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Smart Furniture Choices Promote Sustainability

Smart Furniture Choices Promote Sustainability

The effort to promote eco-conscious living often neglects to incorporate smart decisions about the furniture we use every day. Making responsible choices about these essential products can make a world of difference for your immediate environment and for the planet. Sustainable furniture uses materials with low environmental impact and employs an enduring design. Moreover, furniture with durable construction will…

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INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS for Your Group Environment Facility!

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There is great truth to the adage “the difference is in the details.” Even an untrained eye can intuitively identify a well-design space. What Makes Good Design? There are many factors but perhaps most important are the details. The coordination of fabrics, Furniture style and accessories that makes a space inviting but maintains the practical objective of the room. For…

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3 Design Considerations For Your Dining Area

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Dining areas are always full of activity in group living environments. They’re the main hubs of social interaction while also providing a functional space for meals and special occasions. It’s wonderful to see so much energy contained in a single room. Designing the best arrangement of tables and chairs in the dining room, however, always…

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Choosing Color Schemes for Your Facility’s Rooms & Furniture

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How to Choose Colors for Your Facility. Choosing colors Schemes for your healthcare facility requires thoughtful consideration of various factors. Color influences mood, perception, and even behavior, making it a powerful tool for creating an environment that aligns with the purpose and function of the space. Here are some key points to consider: Understanding Color Psychology…

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