Some stigma and misunderstanding still surrounds behavioral healthcare facilities within the architecture field. Stephen Parker advocates for humanizing psychiatric spaces through intentional design choices that promote dignity, starting with patient autonomy and agency.
We remain committed to learning from and collaborating with our customers and hope they’ll continue relying on our expertise, as well. Together we can achieve something remarkable in behavioral healthcare.
When it comes to designing facilities for the care of persons with dementia in the U.S., there are no codes, standards, or even robust guidelines to follow. AJ Thomas and his peers at Corgan have set out to create guidelines for inpatient and outpatient dementia-friendly healthcare design.
Mark Spies, a principal at Stengel Hill Architecture, talks about the role architecture and design play in mental health and its positive impact on patients, staff, and designers.
Ligature points are a big concern for hospital emergency departments, behavioral health facilities, and even drug and alcohol treatment centers. Bathrooms in particular contain numerous potential ligature risks, which is why Whitehall developed the BestCare® line of plumbing fixtures and accessories.