Posts Tagged ‘healthcare facilities’

4 Trends in Healthcare Furniture That Benefit Everyone

Friday, June 1st, 2018
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Let your patients and their loved ones know that they are in the best hands with these healthcare furniture and facility design trends.

In all healthcare facilities, furniture is important for everyone walking through your doors. Ensuring the comfort of all patients and their friends and families should be one of your top priorities. Let your patients and their loved ones know that they are in the best hands with these healthcare furniture and facility design trends. (more…)

Ensure Your Patients’ Comfort with These Waiting Room Design Tips

Friday, April 27th, 2018
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These simple guidelines will help you design the most accommodating, patient-oriented waiting room for your practice.

The way your waiting room is designed says a lot about who you and your practice are. You want to give a good impression to your patients and make them feel as comfortable as possible while they are waiting for their appointment. It’s also important that you remember that there’s more than just your patients sitting in the waiting room — their friends and family members are usually there with them as well. Make sure that you’re accommodating people who will be sitting your waiting room even longer than some of your patients might be. These simple guidelines will help you design the most accommodating, patient-oriented waiting room for your practice. (more…)

Qualities when Choosing Healthcare Furniture

Friday, March 20th, 2015

With so many healthcare options available today, many facilities are working hard to make positive first impressions on patients. The healthcare is industry is becoming highly competitive, so any upper hand a facility can take to ensure positive patient experience and effective treatment is taken. One way facilities are reaching this upper hand is through healthcare furniture. Instead of purchasing the first items they see, more facilities are taking their time to research and shop around for their healthcare furniture. When looking for their healthcare furniture, facilities are beginning to look for the following:

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  • Durable Materials- A healthcare facility sees a number of patients and visitors in a day. Because of so much activity, your healthcare furniture should be created with durable fabrics and materials to withstand the day to day activity. Make an investment in your healthcare furniture to avoid having to replace your furniture after a year or two.
  • Hygienic- Not only will your healthcare furniture need to be durable, it needs to be sanitary and clean as well. Choose furniture that is made from vinyl and acrylic to help prevent stains and resist moisture.
  • Antimicrobial- Your healthcare furniture should be created with materials such as aluminum, finished hardwood, or steel to ensure bacteria and other dirt doesn’t seep into the fibers. Furniture can also be treated with barriers to prevent moisture from seeping in as well.
  • Moveable- As technology continues to change and treatments shift, your healthcare facility may need to change layouts and rearrange the healthcare furniture. Pieces should be able to be moved around easily to help ensure an easy change in layout. Time shouldn’t be wasted by attempting to move a piece of healthcare furniture.
  • Modern- Old and outdated healthcare furniture can give patients and visitors the wrong impression of your facility. Choose more modern furniture to help reflect your modern treatments and equipment.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish hospitality businesses as well as providing quality furniture for corporate offices, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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Healthcare Facilities Helping our Aging Population

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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A large percentage of our nation’s population is nearing the age, or already past the age of 65. We are entering a period where our elders are learning to give up their freedoms while the younger generation is learning ways to help the transition. Our population is beginning to live longer, but not necessarily in the best shape. Those over the age of 65 are beginning to lose their balance, hearing, and sight, making it difficult to live alone. In 2012 alone, almost 24,000 adults over the age of 65 passed away as a result from a fall. That same year, over 2.4 million adults over the age of 65 were treated in emergency rooms as a result from a fall.

This is why many are beginning to move to a number of different healthcare facilities to ensure their safety. As these healthcare facilities begin to see an increase in numbers, they are finding ways to ensure the safety of their inhabitants while not infringing on their rights as human beings. Healthcare facilities are incorporating furniture that is sturdier and eliminating pieces that can be easily broken or pushed over should someone fall. Healthcare facilities are also using lighting, contrasting colors, and striping to help those living within the facility. Lighting is being installed along hallways and walkways to make it easier to see. Contrasting colors are used when installing new toilet seats and baths, which help those who are dealing with cataracts and glaucoma to see the porcelain better. Striping is being incorporated with stairs and ledges to show the drop, helping to prevent falls.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish healthcare facilities as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and corporate offices. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

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The World of Healthcare Textiles just got Easier

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Healthcare TextilesThe world of textiles is a confusing one. With so many different options and styles, even the most qualified designer can drown, let alone a beginner in the world of interior design. Add the healthcare factor and your textile world just became ten times more confusing than before. The healthcare profession adds another layer of difficulty because of its specific needs and demands when it comes to textiles. Luckily for interior designers dealing with the healthcare industry, the search for textiles just become a lot easier.

This past NeoCon, many manufacturers rolled out new healthcare fabrics. Their websites have tools that can be used to educate those within the field on healthcare textiles. The information provided can be used to gain a better understanding of the industry and the specifications that come with the healthcare environment. Using the right textile can improve the performance of the caregiver, ultimately improving the experience of the patient. It can also improve the mood and calm the nerves of an anxious patient. Companies like C.F. Stinson have come up with “Positive Distraction” fabrics specifically for use in pediatric areas. The information provided on these websites will allow designers to choose the best textile for both performance and aesthetics. Some other manufacturers of healthcare fabrics include:

  • Momentum
  • Maharam
  • Pallas Textiles

 

Once you have clicked on a healthcare-specific textile, you are given information about the textile including:

  • Protective Finish
  • Abrasion
  • Stain Cleanability
  • Environmental Impact
  • Characteristics
  • Performance

 

If you are still having trouble deciding on a fabric, give Edwards & Hill a call, and one of their knowledgeable designers can assist you in picking out the proper fabric for your environment. We can also assist in ordering fabric samples to make your decision easier.

If the designer has already chosen a fabric, they should then make their way to Edwards & Hill Office Furniture, where we offer an array of medical and healthcare furniture to match your chosen textiles and increasing the overall productivity of your caregivers.

 

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install hospitality furniture. We provide interior design and layout services from start to finish. We can even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Contact Edwards & Hill by clicking here or call us at 301-317-4250 today! We are here to serve you!

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Colors for Healthcare Facilities

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Healthcare FacilitiesAfter a discussion with the director of Sherwin-Williams color marketing Jackie Jordan, it would appear that many healthcare facilities have the wrong idea when it comes to color schemes throughout their facilities. While some facilities may believe they are doing the right thing when painting accent walls or using certain colors, they are actually making some major mistakes. There are plenty of ways to incorporate colors throughout healthcare facilities; you just have to approach each room and facility individually.

The main mistake commonly found in healthcare facilities is the use of the wrong colors in the wrong areas. Ultimately, each specific area should have its use determined before any painting takes place. Whether the space is to be used as a waiting area, activity area, patient room, or exam area; the space should then be observed for surfaces that cannot change. This includes flooring, countertops, and work stations. These surfaces should be used as inspiration for the rest of the room.

Bright reds and yellows are commonly misused in areas where more subdued colors should be incorporated. Should reds and yellows be used, activity areas for children are the perfect place to use them. These bright colors can make other patients and older patients more anxious, especially when awaiting news. Instead, there should be a balance of both cool and warm colors throughout the rooms. Cool colors like blues and greens help create a relaxing and calm atmosphere for patients and visitors. Warm colors will help balance the room and incorporate a comforting atmosphere. If an accent wall is wanted, use the wall behind the bed of the patient. Brighter colors can become distracting for patients, so accent walls should never be placed directly in front of them. Curtains used for windows and as room dividers are also great ways to incorporate pops of color throughout a facility.

Edwards and Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish healthcare facilities as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and corporate offices. Tony Hill has been partnering with Hans Edwards since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture services to a number of different businesses and industries.

To get started with Edwards and Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about one of our specific services.

Find us today on Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

 

 

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http://www.healthcaredesignmagazine.com/article/healing-hues-choosing-paint-colors-healthcare