In February, it was evident that people were interested in reading about trending topics. Our top social media links focused on design trends as well as an article discussing the continually trending topic of big data.
6 Behavioral Health Design Trends
The 6 behavioral health design trends discussed in this article not only help reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues, but also fully address the needs of patients’ physical and mental well-being. They include quick patient assessments, integrated care, telemedicine, inpatient beds, strengthened outpatient services and specialty programs.
We’re Finally Realizing the Promise of Big Data
Combining predictive and prescriptive analytics holds enormous potential for healthcare providers to improve efficiency and quality of care. This article states that by tracking historical trends, hospitals can predict disease outbreaks in their community and brace for an influx of patients.
Words To Live By
Carl Kennedy, President of Stance Healthcare, and reading enthusiast, published an article on LinkedIn last month highlighting his top 5 books for personal growth. In this article, you’ll find out why the book titled “Today Matters” is his all time favorite, and which book inspires him to “Just Do It!”.
Last month, Stance Healthcare participated in the #BellLetsTalk campaign (you can read more about our involvement here). Therefore, two of our most read articles in January weren’t related to healthcare design, but instead discussed behavioral health and mental illness. Check them out below:
Duchess Kate Perfectly Nails Why People Don’t Seek Mental Health Help
Kate explains the challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help. She also states that fear, or a sense of not wanting to burden another, means that people suffer in silence ― allowing the problem to grow larger and larger unchecked.
Top 5 Healthcare Design Ideas For 2017
One of the Top 5 Healthcare Design Ideas for 2017 includes facility upgrades to therapeutic environments that will balance regulatory concerns and safety. Securing furniture to walls and floors are one of the safety upgrades to be considered. Furniture specific for the behavioral healthcare environment include sled bases and bolt-to-floor brackets that will aid in safety for patients and caregivers.
Routine That Supports Good Mental Health
Routines make healthy choices easier and reduce stress. Routines that include some of these habits, can help support emotional health:
· A healthy breakfast
· Prioritize your to-do list
· Appreciate what’s good in your life
· Build and enjoy your relationships
Last month Stance Healthcare participated in Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017. If you’re not familiar with the campaign, each time a tweet was sent on January 25th using #BellLetsTalk, Bell donated 5 cents more to mental health initiatives. On January 25th, and for two weeks leading up to Bell Let’s Talk Day, @StanceHealth joined the conversation, raising awareness about behavioral health and mental illness on twitter. Our actions helped raise $6,585,250 for mental health in Canada.
Below are some of our key moments:
Hospital’s use of Copper Surfaces Helped it Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections
An interesting low cost study on how using copper (instead of plastic and wood) on high-touch surfaces within a hospital facility, can reduce hospital-acquired infections by up to 60 percent!
Color is Key Component in Room Design
Whether designing a space for your home, or a healthcare facility, color is always a key component. Colors that evoke a calming and relaxing atmosphere are ideal for healthcare spaces. In this article, you’ll read about psychology to color, and that every shade in the spectrum can create an emotional and even a physical response.
What is Behavioral Health Furniture
Of Course, we couldn’t forget to include the info sheet we created titled What is Behavioral Health Furniture. This info sheet explains that when purchasing furniture for an intensive environment, safety, durability and cleanability are all major factors to consider.
This week Stance released another product to its line of Behavioral Health furniture. The Valiant is a one-piece, rotationally-molded plastic lounge chair designed for intensive use environments. Its durability and ergonomics provide maximum strength, comfort and safety.
It features tamperproof fasteners, can hold up to 1500lbs, is stain-resistant and super-easy to clean! The Valiant also provides the option of stand-alone use, or it can be ganged together. For added safety and security, you can add weight to the chair, or bolt it in place. Available in black, blue gray, brown, green and slate blue, the Valiant would make a great addition to any healthcare facility!
This week, Stance released a collection of heavy-duty tables for behavioral health. The collection is informed by our ongoing work with end-users and designers in the BH category and includes a Multi-Purpose Table, Occasional Tables in two styles and a Drum Table. Choose from a range of standard wood, laminate and metal finishes.
Heavy-Duty Tables for Behavioral Health
Our Multi-Purpose Table has a 1″ thick top with a solid wood, bullnose edge. To increase safety, the optional trumpet or disc base is weighted.
The heavy-duty Occasional Tables are available in two styles which complement our Cassia and Legend seating lines. Both styles feature a thermoformed top with rounded edges and a sled base with bolt-to-floor option.
And the Drum Table is designed with a steel plinth base for durability and added weight to discourage mishandling.
The table is set with three heavy-duty options for use in the most demanding healthcare environments. CLICK HERE to visit the web page.
This week, we introduced bench seating to our Integrity line. Now, Stance offers matching benches in four seating lines, and the Integrity Bench is the latest addition.
Specify benches to increase the versatility and functionality of any space. Each collection of bench seating from Stance includes single, bariatric, 2-seat and 3-seat options. And the upholstery is field-replaceable to maintain a fresh and welcoming environment.
- Single, bariatric, 2-seat and 3-seat options
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Exceeds BIFMA Seating Durability Test to 500lbs. per bench
- Upholstery is field-replaceable
- Custom Frame Finishes
- CALTB 133 compliance
- Moisture barrier
Click here to visit the Integrity Bench page on our site.
With a narrow 22″ seat width and infinite recline mechanism, the Onward Patient Room Recliner is designed for increasingly smaller patient rooms.
Onward Patient Room Recliner
It combines the qualities of the traditional healthcare recliner with a typical high-back patient chair. So, it’s great for patients, residents and their guests.
- 22″ seat width, narrower than the traditional recliner
- Pneumatic cylinder powers infinite recline mechanism
- 14-guage steel inner frame for durability
- Recline lever ergonomically positioned for ease of operation
- Wide, contoured headrest
- Nylon-webbed metal seat frame for comfort and durability
- Seat and back upholstery is field-replaceable
- Pass-thru space between seat and back for ease of cleaning
Click here to learn more about the Onward Patient Room Recliner.
The Kindred Day Bed is a great solution for smaller patient rooms, because it can be customized to suit any space.
The standard sleep surface is 30″x 80″, however you can specify whatever length or height you require.
The Day Bed coordinates with Kindred Case Goods, and like all components in the Kindred Collection you may select from 4 face styles and pull options and 7 standard wood finishes – not to mention thousands of graded-in and COM fabrics, special laminates and colors.
The inside dimensions of the three drawers are 19″x 24″ x 7″ deep, which provides ample storage for the bolsters during sleeping hours.
Click here to learn more about the Kindred Day Bed.
The Legend Collection now available in 2- and 3-seaters.
The story of the Legend Collection of metal-frame seating is one of durability and style at an economical price-point. And, now, the Legend has grown to include multiple seating options.
- Select one-, two- and three-seat configurations
- Frames fully welded and requiring no fasteners
- Ships fully assembled
- Intervening full center arms
- 21″ and 24″ seat widths for any configuration
- Single seat can also be specified as 31″
And, these features are standard on all Legend seating:
- Fully welded 14-ga. steel frame
- Open or closed arms
- Clean-out spacing between seat and back
- Choice of wood, polyurethane or solid surface arm caps
- 6 frame finishes
And Legend Seating for Behavioral Health features a sled base, added weight, tamper-resistant fasteners and fixed arm caps. Legend has it!
Click here to visit the Legend webpage.