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]

Three Important Healthcare Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

by JRSBlogWriterApril 4, 2018
The following three healthcare design trends have been around for some time now, however we now have the data to back up the efficacy of these trends. Manufacturers are also on board and now provide products that are not only functional, but aesthetically pleasing as well. What was once an ideal, is now a reality. [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]