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Healthcare Furniture: What to Consider

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Standing desks help to prevent fatigue and should be a consideration when buying healthcare furniture

Choosing the right healthcare furniture takes some thought. When patients walk into a clinic or urgent care, they’re experiencing some level of discomfort. Therefore, it’s beneficial for them to have comfortable chairs to sit in, and a well-designed environment to occupy as they try to get better. Plus, there are safety measures that you have to consider when choosing healthcare furniture. Our expertise isn’t just in office furniture, but we have furniture tailored to the healthcare industry. Here are some tips to consider and questions to ask yourself when purchasing healthcare furniture.

How Long Will the Healthcare Furniture Last?

Durability should be the first factor that you consider when debating on what healthcare furniture to buy. We suggest looking for high-quality products that are stain and scratch-resistant. You should also pick products that you can disinfect and clean with ease. When choosing wooden healthcare furniture, sealing it with a high-quality lacquer will help stop the growth of microorganisms. 

How User-Friendly is the Furniture?

The seating in a healthcare setting is significant. It serves many purposes and has to cover the various needs of each patient in multiple areas of the medical facility. Ergonomic furniture at the proper chair height is a surefire way to ensure correct posture and give support for people of all ages. The chairs that you choose should accommodate people of all ages, as well as not being challenging to get up from. 

Medical Facilities Should Have a Consistent Set of Standards

Most medical facilities have a consistent set of standards and expectations that they uphold regardless of the department. The same concept should apply when choosing healthcare furniture. While each department doesn’t necessarily have to look the same, it’s useful to have a set of consistent standards. A selected list of high-quality products helps with cohesion and flow so that there isn’t a patchwork of different styles floating around. 

Listen to the Patients and Staff

If you find that patients and your staff have been complaining about the healthcare furniture being uncomfortable, then it’s time for an upgrade. You can depend on us for high-quality furniture at an affordable price. Visit our showroom to see our many selections. 

Furnish and Design Your Medical Facility with Mark Downs

Mark Downs is happy to help you get the most productive, creative, and positive office environment possible through our office furniture and design expertise. We have the expertise and equipment to ensure your office is attractive, productive, and a wonderful hub of activity in your commercial facility. Stop by our Cockeysville showroom to see what we can offer or give us a call at 410-771-6800. To see examples of our work and what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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