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The Importance of Choosing the Right Healthcare Furniture

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Choosing the right healthcare furniture is a small but important step in creating an overall positive experience.

Have a seat, the doctor will be right with you.

Nobody likes being in a doctor’s office or hospital. Not as a patient, and not as a visitor. Anything that can be done to make a trip to the doctor even the tiniest bit more bearable can go a long way in improving the overall experience. One of those things, and one that often goes unnoticed, is the selection of the right healthcare furniture and seating options. Here’s why that choice is a crucial one.

Playing the Waiting Game

Long, looooonnggg hours can be spent waiting in a medical facility. Whether it’s time spent in the waiting room simply to see a doctor about an ache in your back, or whether you’re sitting by the bedside of a loved one in in-patient care, that’s a lot of sitting. Choosing a healthcare seating option that makes that wait more comfortable, or at least more bearable, makes that wait a little bit easier. Mark Downs offers a wide range of seating options, from metal frames to wood frames, from traditional to contemporary, that can meet those needs. Feel free to browse our healthcare furniture catalog to see if anything piques your interest.

Specialized Seating Options

Unfortunately, a significant portion of our population is significantly overweight, and being overweight can in turn lead to needing more frequent doctor’s visits. It’s important to keep specialized needs such as this in mind when choosing healthcare furniture, and that’s why we offer a line of bariatric seating as well. Extra large and extra durable chairs remove the discomfort, embarrassment, and potential liability of having a chair that can’t handle larger patients or visitors. If you’re on the fence about these, remember that a smaller person can sit in a big chair, but not vice versa. Also keep that last potential pitfall in mind — liability. As a medical practice, the last thing you want is to be liable for damages due to patient injury before the patient even makes it back to the exam room.

Identifying the right healthcare furniture and healthcare seating options can be a tricky task, but it’s an important one to follow through on. Making the right choice now will give you a long-term added benefit to your healthcare facility.

Choosing Healthcare Seating From Mark Downs

Want to get started with Mark Downs? Search our website for office furniture pieces or stop into our showroom, located conveniently in Cockeysville. Have a specific question? Call us today at 410-771-6800 to speak to a trained staff member. You can also follow Mark Downs Office Furniture today on Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!

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