July 17, 2015
It’s no secret that the healthcare delivery system is ever-changing. Facilities are moving from traditional care and treatment to newer models that strive to improve patient outcomes today and into the future. Part of this evolution focuses on preventative care and lifestyle changes. It’s a wide-ranging shift from a treatment-centered perspective alone. Embracing holistic care also can broaden a facility’s impact on the larger community it serves and bring new attention to a healthcare organization.
Patient wellness can influence facility design in many ways. Each facility exists for a unique patient population and purpose. It’s critical for the design team to be fully engrossed in local needs and responsive to challenges throughout the design process.
Key considerations for wellness improvement:
- Reflect on the patient’s experience and how they manage anxiety
- Provide easy access to support services
- Improve positive distractions
- Maximize staff and visitor experiences
- Nurture a sense of being in control
- Enhance family spaces
- Contemplate multipurpose spaces that can be used for community education activities
- Consider air quality/healthy building materials
TSP’s healthcare architects and interior designers are extremely specialized and knowledgeable about the healthcare environment. We bring forward new ideas and design approaches to enhance your transition from treatment to wellness, across your facilities.