• We have asked Lilliana Alvarado, CHID, EDAC, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, founder of UPHEALING about her thoughts on fabrics and finishes for healthcare and behavioral health furnishings. With over 20 years of design experience in healthcare, Liliana shared with us her perspective on how specifiers influence healthcare look and feel for everyone involved.
  • Behavioral Health spans many needs, practice areas, and levels of support. Through our collaboration with designers, facility managers, and staff, we have gathered basic requirements that Behavioral Health furniture may be expected to meet. Here are 6 critical requirements that Behavioral Health furniture must address to best serve patients, caregivers, and staff.
  • The Joint Commission has published a clarification on the use of video monitoring at a behavioral health facility, the dos and don'ts, and the recommendation on how to provide the best care when patient safety is at stake.
  • Key industry design standards and guides at your fingertips.
  • The care for people on the spectrum needs to be tailored to the specifics of their conditions. Cookie cutter medical facilities are proving not to be as effective as the society expects them to. Here is a story of the first adult in-patient treatment center, and it is worth a read.