With all the expertise required to run a successful addiction treatment center, it may be difficult to balance all those moving parts and find the time to renovate. Here’s one big detail you may need to revisit, however: your facility’s furniture. Here’s a guide to addiction treatment furniture that could make all the difference.
The right furniture does more than fill space
When caring for residents dealing with addiction, it’s important to provide them with comfort and safety as well as functionality and versatility. A great night’s rest, a cozy room, and welcoming common areas can make all the difference. The right furniture for your facility does more than just fill space, it maximizes the space’s impact.
It provides comfort and safety
There are some unique comfort features to look for in addiction treatment furniture, which is very comparable to rehab furniture. You should do your best to make your residents feel as though they’re in an ordinary bedroom or lounge area. Streamlined designs and additional cushioning provide welcoming comfort and don’t overwhelm the space. Plus, simple designs make them easier to clean and maintain, which we discuss below.
What other features should you look for? Ideal drawers and doors won’t pinch fingers or slam noisily. The same goes for chairs and tables. It’s common for screws or fasteners to be covered and upholstery to be ultra-durable. Drawers that cannot be removed in dressers and storage options are another common feature. It’s also common that larger pieces will be bottom-heavy or wall-mountable to limit tipping.
It’s functional and versatile
It will all depend on your facility’s optimal set up whether you’ll go for bunk beds or single metal beds — which are rising in popularity. Metal bunk bed styles, however, such as the Model 4500 from American Bedding and their demountable design allow you to transform a single room into one that can handle more residents in a snap.
However, in addition to bed frames, you should also consider dressers and storage options so your residents can keep their personal effects close and secure. American Bedding has plenty of complementary options in the Platinum Collection to match, including Under Bed Chests and Wardrobes.
Other steps to consider
If you make the right decisions about furniture for your addiction treatment center either now or in the near future, you’ll be set for years to come. However, even though high-quality furniture may look great, improper care can make it feel less fresh for your residents.
Infrequent cleanings can lead to illnesses that spread throughout your facility and pose a risk to your staff. This is why it’s crucial to not only frequently sanitize furniture with proper equipment but also to purchase items that can withstand these cleanings. It’s no wonder that caring for your mattresses and institutional furniture properly will also prolong its life.
Caring for furniture
As we mentioned above, you should choose furniture styles with a streamlined design and other features, like a special coating. This allows them to withstand frequent sanitation. In fact, the process of cleaning this furniture should be less of a hassle on you and your staff overall.
Caring for mattresses
From American Bedding, you’ll also find mattresses and bedding that are durable and safe to use long-term. Our mattresses feature a durable yet comfortable foam core or innerspring and hidden seams, in addition to other waterproof, bed bug proof, and antibacterial features.
That being said, there may still come a time when you need to say goodbye to your mattress, or simply replace a cover that’s seen better days. Luckily, American Bedding is the right place to go for all of this. We offer replacement covers that can give your mattress a second life. If you do need to part with one of our mattresses (probably a long, long time from now) you can have more peace of mind in that they’re 100% recyclable.
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