03 Jun Reasons to Upgrade Your Healthcare Facility
Taking the leap to upgrade your healthcare facility with handicapped accessible products can be daunting, leading some to wonder, is it worth it? Here are just a few of the many benefits of installing handicapped patient appliances.
Boost Patient Confidence
For handicapped patients who require daily assistance, reliance on caregivers can be taxing on morale. As we age, we are constantly seeking ways to maintain our independence. Having the option to use shower chairs, height adjustable countertops, and wheelchair accessible sinks means patients will be able to do more with less help. In shared spaced such as communal kitchens, height adjustable countertops and wheelchair accessible cabinets mean disabled patients can work alongside independent ones. By removing obstacles created by disability, patients will feel a sense of ‘normality’, gaining independence and confidence.
Increase Patient Safety
In addition to preserving the mental safety of patients, healthcare facilities are dedicated to keeping patients physically safe as well. Without specially designed products like wheelchair sinks, and shower chairs, residents and patients may resign to completing daily tasks in an unsafe way. In the bathroom, shower chairs provide a safe place to rest while bathing, reducing the risk of falls for patients unable to stand for extended periods. Height adjustable kitchen countertops mean wheelchair bound patients can use a stovetop or sink at his or her level, decreasing risk of burns. The list goes on—each handicapped accessible fixture has undergone rigorous testing to ensure longevity, and many can be customized to suit individual needs.
Reduce Caregiver Risks
Hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities would be at a loss without their nurses, assistants, and caregivers. Between moving, bathing, and assisting patients in daily tasks, caregivers are physically put to the test daily. Height adjustable adult changing tables allow caregivers to care for patients at an ergonomically appropriate height. Lower injury risk to caregivers decreases sick days while increasing job satisfaction. Reducing the demands on caregivers also keeps them free to supervise patients and seek help should an incident occur.
Accept Wider Population of Patients
Adding flexible products like height adjustable wheelchair sinks, shower chairs, and kitchen cabinets opens the door to a wider variety of patients. With a full range of ADA compliant handicapped accessible fixtures, healthcare facilities can take more patients than ever before. Private rooms will benefit from height adjustable wheelchair sinks and shower chairs, easing transitions from one patient to another. Communal kitchens with wheelchair accessible countertops and cabinets can be shared by seated and standing patients without issue. Flexibility in everyday use fixtures allows you to cater your facility to a wider variety of needs.
As a distributer of cutting edge disabled patient products including wheelchair sinks, shower chairs, and height-adjustable kitchen features, we confidently recommend adding these fixtures to your healthcare facility. Don’t take our word for it—
From the bathroom to the bedroom to the kitchen, Patient Safety has a full range of products to compliment your patients’ needs. We’re here to help you get started on a healthcare facility redesign. Looking for a more convenient option? Many of our installations can be retrofitted into existing spaces. Contact us today to get started—your patients will thank you!Back to all blog posts