A recent trend in behavioral healthcare facility construction is pushing interior designers, architects, healthcare officials and others involved in the look and feel of the facility to humanize or— in more laymen’s terms—create a residential feel inside their walls. Evidence-based research says that the normalization of these facilities can lead to better patient outcomes, reduction in stress and anxiety, and an increase in staff well being. Behavioral Healthcare Seating
This research is clearing the way for facilities to soften their environments in an attempt to create harmonious spaces that are humane and create a sense of dignity for all who spend time within their walls. In doing so, this data also points to faster healing times, shorter hospital stays and less need for medications.
Furniture plays an extremely important and integral part in helping facilities reach these objectives. In this white paper we discuss, in great detail, the reasons why facilities should humanize their environments and what they should look for when choosing seating and chairs for their spaces.