5 Things To Consider When Purchasing Behavioral Health Center Furniture


When buying furniture for a behavioral health center your top priority is ensuring your residents’ needs are met. However, it can be tricky to figure out what you need, furniture size and materials, and the overall best fit for your facility so residents feel safe and comfortable. Considering durability, affordability, and satisfaction are just a few key things to think about when making your decision. 


Here are a few things to consider as you make your decision:


1. Durability

A major consideration is how durable your furniture needs to be. With rotating staff and residents, durability is going to be the main priority when considering your options. Furniture that can withstand wear, pressure, and damage will likely be the best option for your behavioral health center.

Look for furniture with mattress technology sure to withstand your facility’s environment. Some features to look for include: bed bug proof mattresses and mattress covers, waterproof and fluid-proof mattresses that resist breakdown and allow for longer shelf life, as well as mattress covers that are wipeable and stain-resistant. Consider materials like PolySof OX-P, or Anti-BAC Vinyl for your facility. Taking these materials into consideration when looking for furniture for your behavioral health center is crucial to increase the longevity of your furniture.


2. Longevity

As mentioned, furniture that can stand the test of time will ensure that your purchase is worth the expense. Your furniture choice should be built to last especially in an environment where it will get a lot of use. Judge the longevity of potential furniture for your behavioral health center by reading product reviews or perusing the manufacturer’s website for statistics on their furniture’s lifespan and materials. 


At American Bedding, built-to-last designs, such as a special coating to withstand frequent sanitation, will assist with ensuring longevity. In addition, our long-lasting furniture materials, coupled with our modern technology, will save your organization money long term.


3. Maintenance

Mattress maintenance is crucial to increasing your furniture’s longevity. It is important to have planned cleanings to ensure the longest use of mattresses and a safe experience for residents. Selecting mattresses made with fabrics that are antibacterial and antimicrobial will decrease the amount of maintenance your staff needs to perform and increase overall sanitation. 

Despite the care you give to your bedding, eventually, the mattress cover will need to be replaced. American Bedding offers replacement mattress covers that can give your mattress a second life. Replacement covers extend the mattress life and help to keep maintenance low. This will allow staff to spend more time with the residents and less time having to fix broken or unclean equipment.


4. Safety

For your behavioral health center, it is important to keep the residents’ needs in mind. Outside of cleanliness, the physical safety of a resident with behavioral health needs should be a top priority when choosing which furniture to place in your facility. Mindful construction including soft materials, covered nuts and bolts, and pinch-free joints allow for safe living quarters. 

American Bedding provides various designs that promote the safety and well-being of any resident. For more information, check out the 3 types of behavioral health furniture we recommend most.


5. Affordability

Although your budget does play a big role in your decision, it is important to remember that choosing cheaper bedding could be a costly mistake in the long run for your facility. Cheap furniture now may have to be replaced sooner and more often than a higher-quality, slightly more expensive piece of furniture. 


With American Bedding, you know exactly what you are getting: quality products at competitive prices. Our longevity, durability, and streamlined designs make for the optimal bedding and furniture for your facility. 


Overall, when it comes to the tough decisions it takes to furnish your facility, it boils down to quality at the right price. Keeping in mind the durability, longevity, maintenance, safety, and cost, you can narrow down your options to what suits your needs.

Here at American Bedding we want nothing but the best for you and your facility and are here to help! Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information at (800) 203-2507 or by clicking the banner below!

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