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.
Healthcare providers are apt to interact with a relatively higher percentage of obese patients due to related conditions. Prepare your healthcare facility to meet their needs through universal design.
The use of ligature-resistant products in behavioral healthcare is evident. Should hospitals, emergency care facilities, and rehabilitation/nursing homes also consider them? Absolutely, and here’s why.
These healthcare design trends have been around for some time, but they’re now receiving more support from manufacturers. What once was only an ideal is becoming reality.
Many architects and designers are shifting toward the universal design trend. When all rooms meet ADA standards, it benefits both the patients and the healthcare facility.