As the healthcare sector becomes increasingly competitive, the need for excellent healthcare furniture and design in patient spaces has never been greater. As a result, patients now have more options for obtaining care, including numerous atypical providers. As a result, creating an environment that fosters exceptional outcomes is crucial.
Patients, the support network (family and friends), and caregivers are the three key stakeholders in the care experience. A good design supports each participant’s needs, resulting in the greatest possible results.
Making A Patient-Centered Waiting Room
Make the most of your patient’s initial impression in the waiting room! Depending on the type of facility or patient population, larger aisles should be maintained to accommodate assistive equipment. Set aside designated wheelchair parking places, so lanes are not clogged and patients do not feel “in the way.” Consider smaller seating groups that allow the family to be together or those who need privacy to be alone if space allows. Many guest chairs offer a flex back, which can aid with anxiety.
Patients and their families appreciate thoughtful amenities such as coffee and water kiosks and charging outlets for electronics. A tiny child’s play area may keep even the youngest guests occupied while reducing parents’ stress. Above all, patients do not want to feel neglected, thus providing clear lines of sight from the waiting room to the check-in area. Finally, remember finishing touches like magazine racks, TV mounts, and waste receptacles.
Maintenance and Care
When your new area is finished, maintaining it fresh and tidy begins. To avoid damage, read your new furniture’s care and maintenance guides and carefully follow the recommendations when cleaning with disinfectants. After disinfection, remember to rinse with pure water to remove chemical residue – it’s better for your patients and keeps the furniture looking newer for longer. For example, consider installing wall and corner guards in heavy traffic areas to prevent paint scrapes and damage.
Over the past 13 years, OEKAN Furniture has supplied a one-step solution in the Hospital and Healthcare Furniture field. OEKAN Healthcare furniture employs around 200 competent technical personnel and a large installation and after-sales crew. Please get in touch!