When it comes to creating safe home from home spaces for patients and residents of challenging environments, it’s all about balance. Ensuring there is enough functionality to help the feeling of independence and ownership, but keeping everyone safe and protected is key. To help with this, we’ve highlighted some areas to consider.
A room needs to be much more than just a place to sleep, it needs to provide a safe space where residents feel independent and secure. To achieve this, it can help to have easy-to-access storage solutions where patients can be in charge of keeping their own belongings in order. It also means communal and shared areas can be kept tidy to minimise hazards, giving a sense of responsibility to keep all areas clean and clear.
Home from home
Staying away from home can be daunting and scary, so making living spaces as cosy and comfortable is so important. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible with the conventional methods – extra blankets, soft furnishings and usual home comforts, due to the safety of the residents. To combat this, opting for comforting colours and safety features can make a room feel more liveable without being too clinical or hostile.
Making sure residents of challenging environments have a place to call their own where they feel safe and secure is so important. If you’re in need of some pieces to help with this, get in touch! We’d be more than happy to chat you through our ranges.