Creating A Home From Home With Care Home Furniture
Posted on - 17th June 2019
Striking a balance between functionality and design when it comes to your care home furniture can be a challenge. And, we firmly believe that your residents deserve the very best when it comes to comfort and accessibility. In our latest blog post, we are looking at the ways in which you can create a safe and attractive space for individuals residing at your care home through the use of furniture and furnishings.
Things To Consider For Care Home Furniture
When it comes to care home furniture, there are a huge number of factors to consider to ensure that individuals are both comfortable and safe.
Understanding Complex Needs
First of all, furniture in your care home needs to be robust enough to accommodate a wide range of needs. Depending on the age and care requirements of your residents, this may vary. That being said, it is safe to assume the possibility that many individuals may present with highly complex conditions or, indeed, multiple long-term conditions. Therefore, it is important that your care home furniture reflects this. At Hill & Hill Design, our wide range of furniture is both customisable and designed to accommodate this. From armchairs made with fire proofed foams and waterproofed fabrics to dementia furniture focused on promoting independence - we offer furniture with the needs of your residents in mind.
Promoting Community Spirit
Following from this, care home furniture should be used with the aim of promoting a sense of community. This extends both outside the care home and within it. Communal areas for friends, family and visitors that are spacious and accessible are hugely important. And, what’s more, provides a vital lifeline to the world outside that residents can participate in. On our website, you will find a whole range of care home furniture for lounges, bedrooms, dining rooms and communal areas. All of these can be designed to suit your surrounding decor and each one offers complete functionality for residents. From dining chairs to tub chairs, you’ll find comfortable seating options for everyone.
Finally, care home furniture should work to promote independence wherever possible. As a care home provider, it should be one of your main aims to promote active lives for your residents. And the furniture within your care home is a great way of doing this. One of the most effective ways is choosing furnishings that are both familiar and accessible to residents. Reminiscence furniture made in the style of a certain era is a particularly effective way of encouraging residents to engage with their surroundings. Further to this, dementia furniture can provide vital cues and reminders for individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. For example, the Hockley double wardrobe has an open hanging space that allows for easy access. This can reduce confusion and anxiety and support individuals with their daily routine.
Get Started With Hill & Hill Care Home Furniture
At Hill & Hill, we truly care about supplying a wide range of high quality furniture for use specifically in a care home setting. We understand that your residents and their families are the most important part of what you do, so we pride ourselves on stylish and accessible designs that don’t compromise on safety. With us, you can be sure that your care home furniture is fire retardant, durable and stylish. And we can help you to create a home from home that your residents will love.
If you would like to learn more about what we can do for you, please contact us today. We offer a totally free design service, so we can work with you to create beautiful and practical spaces with your budget in mind.