November 9, 2022 | Tiffany Fenner

Care Settings Prove Essential to Patient Engagement

The term “patient engagement” attained buzzword status in the healthcare field some time ago. These days, companies tout technology as the main vehicle for keeping patients engaged, both within and outside a treatment facility. Care providers have email boxes inundated with vendor pitches to prove it. But the setting of care remains as important a […]



August 29, 2022 | Tiffany Fenner

Compassionate Care Requires Careful Choice of Words

Compassionate Care Requires Careful Choice of Words Words matter, and nowhere is this more true than in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Calls have grown stronger for eliminating the use of terms that can discourage people in need from pursuing treatment. We at Furniture Concepts pledge to avoid the use of […]



July 8, 2022 | Tiffany Fenner

Deliver the Right Message to Your Visitors

Over the past two years, many patient care sites strengthened their visitation policies out of necessity, taking care to protect residents from virus exposure. Most of these policies remain in place, making it easier to check in visitors and to monitor their whereabouts. But are facilities also paying attention to the other signals they might […]



June 10, 2022 | Tiffany Fenner

In Uncertain Times, Rely on Our Unwavering Commitment

With new reports every day about the state of the economy and what the future holds, these are uncertain times for those who write and manage organizations’ budgets. Flexibility stands to be as important as ever in the months ahead. As we at Furniture Concepts see our customers grappling with rising costs, we must show […]



May 11, 2022 | Tiffany Fenner

Efficient Design Creates an Attractive Workplace

Long before “The Great Resignation” became part of our national lingo, healthcare organizations were struggling to attract and retain a high-quality workforce. According to a 2020 report from Nursing Solutions, Inc., the typical health facility saw a staggering turnover of nearly 90% of its staff between 2015 and 2019. There is no sign that this […]



April 11, 2022 | Karyl Walker

Residential Spaces Can Convey a Sense of Community

Patients in recovery from illness value the feeling of belonging to a community with shared experiences. The importance of community has driven many recent trends in healthcare, including the emergence of peer support as an essential component of many health disciplines. We at Furniture Concepts have these same ideas in mind when designing living spaces […]



March 14, 2022 | Tiffany Fenner

Making a Difference in the Lives of the Underserved

There is nothing more rewarding for a helping professional than having a positive impact on the lives of the underserved. The twin pandemics of COVID-19 and social injustice continue to shine a light on the needs of the historically marginalized. We at Furniture Concepts are honored to play a part in helping those who work every day […]



November 17, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

A Shift In Perspective Seeing Furniture Choices As Investment Decision

With an intimidating number of choices in the marketplace, the people who are tasked with purchasing furniture for healthcare environments can often be left feeling overwhelmed. As with many decisions, one typically chooses the path of least resistance and purchases what is readily available and for the lowest cost. While this strategy may appear to work well […]



June 21, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Careful Design Reduces Risk of Falls

Among the many risks healthcare administrators have to deal with, the risk of patient falls can be one of the most damaging to the organization. Falls, and the injuries they cause, are a major contributor to an epidemic of medical errors that cost the U.S. healthcare system anywhere from $17 billion to $29 billion a […]



June 18, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

Comfortable Meeting Spaces Promote Patient Recovery

If we ever needed a reminder that we are social beings who thrive on connection, the past year’s events gave us unmistakable proof. As staggering as the effect of social isolation has been on all of us, we can’t forget the toll it has taken on those who were already facing serious health challenges. Leaders […]