The Growing Need for Ligature-Resistant Products In Some Unexpected Places

by JRSBlogWriterMay 13, 2019
It's not just behavioral healthcare providers who need ligature-resistant products to comply with the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. If your facility interacts with potentially at-risk people, have a conversation about the steps you can take to make your patients or students safer. [More]

BestCare and the Importance of Universal Design in Healthcare Environments

by JRSBlogWriterMay 7, 2019
Most healthcare facilities have a room or two they have set up with ligature-resistant furnishings and fixtures to comply with the Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies. However, at Whitehall, we believe that Universal Design is the future of healthcare environments. Read more to find out why designing patient rooms to meet the needs of everyone, regardless of their mental state and abilities, is a healthcare best practice. [More]

The Need for Healthcare Design with Bariatric Patients in Mind

by JRSBlogWriterOctober 16, 2018
The CDC reports that more than one third (38.9%) of U.S. adults are obese. Healthcare providers are apt to interact with a relatively higher percentage of obese patients due to related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, driving them to seek treatment. Read this article to discover simple ways to prepare your healthcare facility with bariatric patient safety in mind. [More]

Advances in ADA Design for Healthcare

by JRSBlogWriterDecember 13, 2017
Some healthcare facilities are leading the way and are striving to meet the needs of all patients to offer not only healthy and safe spaces, but inclusive spaces as well. Recent advances in plumbing design, especially with universal and ADA bathroom design, are helping those facilities meet their goals.[More]

Why Ligature Resistant Products and Universal Design Are Important For All Healthcare Environments

by JRSBlogWriterJune 14, 2016
The use of ligature resistant products in behavioral healthcare is evident. However, why should hospitals, emergency care facilities, and rehabilitation or nursing homes be considering them? [More]

Designing Healthcare Facilities For Physical Disabilities

by JRSBlogWriterMay 5, 2014
Many architects and designers feel these codes and guidelines are merely a starting point. They and their clients feel more should be done to accommodate physical disabilities and they are setting the bar higher. [More]