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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). Learn how to identify ligature points in this quick video.
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.
We believe that behavioral healthcare facilities should showcase luxury aesthetics to keep patients comfortable in any environment, while also upholding maximum patient safety.
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.
Looking to retrofit in the near future but unable to knock down any walls? No problem. BestCare products are designed so that you can retrofit any existing healthcare facility without the mess!
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This Design Guide is intended to be a transformational document, reflecting the important psychological impact environments have on patients and staff.