• Universal Design

    One fixture, all rooms
  • Enhanced Aesthetics

    Less institutional Stigma
  • Quick Installation

    Cut installation time
  • All-Inclusive Suite

    Buy the entire bathroom suite

What's a Ligature Point?

Any feature in an environment which could be used to support a noose or other strangulation device (especially, for the purpose of attempting to commit suicide).

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What is Behavioral Healthcare?

Behavioral Healthcare is a term that is often used interchangeably with mental health, encompassing treatment of all psychiatric illnesses and/or substance abuse.

Today, it is inclusive with all mental health issues, affecting all walks of life. The treatment and environment is moving towards new solutions for future needs and growth. Everyone working together for the safety of the patient, healthcare worker and facility.

In today’s world, there is an increased focus on mental health & well-being. COVID-19 has led to many issues such as isolation, unemployment, disrupted routines, stress and anxiety which have all contributed in the mental health issues affecting the entire world. The importance of the patient experience, their healing process and safety are key factors in healthcare / behavioral healthcare facility design.

Whole Health

Health is a state of Physical, Mental and Social well-being and not merely the absence of disease.

Mental Health Affects All

US VETERAN MENTAL HEALTH STATS

  • In 2014, an average of 20 Veterans died from suicide each day. Six of the 20 were patients in VA facilities
  • Veterans accounted for 18% of suicides among U.S. Adults
  • More than 6,000 Veteran suicides each year from 2008-201610

Why Choose BestCare® Products?

We understand our industry's needs.

Whitehall's® BestCare products are designed to meet the unique application challenges faced by behavioral healthcare facilities seeking to maintain the balance between patient safety, security, and creating a non-institutional environment. All BestCare products are designed to ensure patient safety with aesthetics in mind.

"Whitehall has always taken constructive criticism to heart and paid attention to what we were saying. As a result of that, they have designed great products. The focus groups you are putting together to develop new products are important; kudos to you for putting in time and effort into that."
— Alison Leonard, AIA EDAC, Cannon Design

Save a life, be proactive.
Secure your facility's ligature points today!

75% of suicides occur in the patient's bathroom, bedroom, or closet.

Unsafe Solutions

Protect your patients where risk is a concern

In traditional bathroom applications, ligature points are more common than you might realize. The arrows indicate dangerous ligature points in existing bathrooms, including sinks, toilets, showers, drains, grab bars, faucets, towel hooks and toilet paper dispensers.

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Looking for whole room solutions? Learn more about our all-inclusive bathroom suites.

Improving the patient experience

A universally designed environment instills calming aesthetics, which help in patient well being and the healing process.

Today’s behavioral healthcare facilities are taking a special interest in designing a therapeutic healing environment. Color, space, light and shapes, all have affects on the patient.

The color most beneficial in making people feel calm and relaxed is BLUE.

GREEN is one of various colors that can be beneficial to reduce anxiety and bring about a calmer state of mind.

"You're making lives different through your designs. You're improving the quality of care and you're improving the quality of the environment. I've had a career-long aspiration to make a difference in the built environment for the people that use and live in it every day."

Key Benefits

Mental Health affects all

A worldwide mental health crises is growing across all demographics that are now suffering from mental health issues. PTSD has risen due to factors such as stress, isolation and COVID-19. The increase of healthcare workers having issues is growing. Teens, elderly, veterans, substance abuse, all on the rise. Healthcare workers treat a flood of critically ill patients during pandemics. They risk their own health.

Universal Design

One room meets all requirements

BestCare products can be used in any patient room to meet all patient needs. Our products are ligature-resistant, ADA compliant, bariatric-friendly and meet aesthetic and security standards.

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Balance Between Risk, Time, and Design

Easy Retrofits in days, not weeks

BestCare® products are designed for both new construction and retrofit projects, allowing for existing healthcare facility alterations without the mess. While traditional new construction and retrofit projects may take weeks, even months to complete, our budget conscious and easy-to-install BestCare® products cut installation time and help stay within your budget.

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How can advanced water management benefit your facility and patients?

Acornvac Vacuum plumbing

Vacuum plumbing prevents infection and eliminates unsanitary flush plume.

AcornVac Vacuum Plumbing Systems create a new paradigm where real flexibility in use of space is possible, and making changes in existing facilities or repurposing commercial or retail space for healthcare use is feasible...without disruption!

  • SELF CONTAINED – waste piping is contained in wall cavities and the ceiling above eliminating issues with waste pipe routing.
  • RECONFIGURABLE – any fixture can be easily relocated without disruption.
  • CLOSED SYSTEM – completely closed waste piping network under constant negative pressure is quiet and leak-free.
  • NO INTERRUPTION – when renovating upper floors, there is little to no interruption to the floor below.
  • ENHANCED CONTROL – over fixture use and building waste. the floor below.
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Sample Project List

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING HOSPITAL
  • CUMBERLAND BEHAVIORIAL HEALTH
  • UCSF BENIOFF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
  • SHREVEPORT PSYCH HOSPITAL
  • UHS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES
  • NEW BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL-CINCINNATI
  • RIVER EDGE BEHAVIORAL
  • SUMMIT BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
  • HARBOR OAKS
  • HAWAII STATE HOSPITAL
  • TOWER HEALTH
  • ACADIA HEALTHCARE
  • CLIVE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • BELMONT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • RIVERSIDE HEALTH
  • ST LUKE’S HOSPITAL
  • ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL
  • SMC SPARTANBURG REGIONAL HEALTH
  • ANITA BEHAVIORAL SANTA ANA
  • HENDERSON
  • WVU REYNOLDS
  • MERCY HOSPITAL
  • RSC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • MEDSTAR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • OCEANS HEALTHCARE
  • JFK MEDICAL CENTER
  • JPS HEALTH
  • BOREAL MEDICAL
  • GARDEN CITY HOSPITAL
  • AURORA HEALTH
  • PROVIDENCE BHU
  • OSCHNER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • CHEROKEE INDIAN HOSPITAL


Videos

BestCare Ligature-Resistant Vinyl Floor Drains
How to Use a Dual Temperature Touchless Sensor Activated Faucet
How to Install BestCare® Ligature-Resistant Mirrors by Whitehall®

Continuing Education

CEU Course: Advances In Plumbing Design for Healthcare
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