Our top clicked-through links in April focused on designing for behavioral health environments.
Vista II Announces New Additions To The Family!
There was a lot of interest in our Vista II for Behavioral Health. It’s now available in 3 configurations and 2 widths for a total of 6 options to choose from! With this many options, it can be used in many different applications including common areas, dining rooms, patient rooms and group therapy environments.
Designs That Heal
This article identifies the trend towards non-institutional behavioral health spaces. It also includes a list of design features considered to be most important for patients and staff such as specifying damage-resistant and attractive furnishings, with a focus on using durable furniture that doesn’t look institutional.
Creating A Positive First Impression With Healthcare Lobbies
Traditional stark and noisy lobbies are out! More emphasis is being placed on creating warm healthcare lobbies with hospitality-like features. Some of these features include comfortable couches, educational kiosks, and soaring views that bathe visitors in natural daylight. The article also touches on the expanding role of lobbies and waiting areas to include cafés and retail spaces. Waiting rooms are no longer just for “waiting”.