Not every stay at a rehab facility will necessarily be a long one. However, as you may know, every moment counts for your residents. To ensure comfort and success, you can go the extra mile by providing the right short-term rehab furniture.
Furthermore, even if residents stay short-term, you can still help make this furniture last long-term. Let’s discuss what furniture types you should consider and how to care for them.
What types of furniture should you consider?
Buying furniture for any care facility — such as rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters, and behavioral health centers — presents similar requirements. This furniture should blend both comfort and function, no matter how long your resident is planning to stay. The more comfortable your residents are while they rest and heal, the more receptive they’ll likely be to the care you provide.
Short-term stay essentials
So, let’s discuss some short-term stay essentials. Of course, you’ll want to provide bed frames. The type you choose will be determined by how much versatility you foresee your facility needing as well as the layout of resident quarters.
For example, metal bunk bed styles, 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.
Next, of course, you’ll need mattresses and bedding to go with your bed frames that are both durable and comfortable. Mattresses offered by American Bedding blend both of these aspects seamlessly with offerings that can withstand frequent sanitation, are waterproof, bed bug proof, and have an antibacterial outer covering.
Another addition to your residents’ rooms is storage options. While short-term stays may not suggest that your residents will have a ton of belongings with them, they’ll still appreciate a safe, secure place to keep a few items.
For example, you can opt for a Platinum Nightstand that matches other metal furniture options and provides plenty of space for a few personal items.
How to care for rehab furniture
Now that we’ve covered a few key items to consider for short-term rehab furniture, let’s discuss how to make sure these items last long-term.
Clean furniture effectively and frequently
While high-quality furniture, mattresses, and bedding may look great for years, other factors may make it all feel less fresh for your residents. Not to mention, 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.
From American Bedding, you’ll 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, antibacterial features mentioned above.
When it comes to other furniture options, choosing styles that have streamlined designs and other specs — like special coating — allows them to withstand frequent sanitation. Not to mention, cleaning pieces with a streamlined design will be a breeze.
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