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Why the Bed and Bathroom are Key to Innovative Nursing Home Design

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you’re planning to make changes into your nursing home or assisted living facility’s resident rooms, it’s important to understand that innovation begins with the bedroom and bathroom. These two locations are where residents will spend the most amount of time. Making improvements to these two areas of the home can make a significant improvement in quality of life. This fact is even more true in the cases of elderly and mobility-impaired residents.

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3 Ways Hospital Room Designers Can Make Patients Comfortable

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There was a time which single- or two-patient rooms were considered a luxury, something for healthcare facilities to use as a marketing tool. Today, these sorts
of rooms are becoming the industry standard with many hospitals and healthcare organizations changing to meet the expectation. It’s important to make the right decisions for your organization and patients when undertaking major changes at your facility.

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What To Do About Gross Dorm Shower Curtains

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Oct 4, 2017 10:02:00 AM

Entering college is one of the most exciting moments in anyone’s life. Living away from home and meeting new people from all over the world makes dorm life a truly one-of-a-kind experience. One of the biggest adjustments for any incoming college freshman is making the transition to living away from your parents. Not only that, but most freshmen live in shared space with several roommates. With so many new experiences, dorm common areas like the bathroom or kitchen can be neglected and frankly become quite gross.

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Common Applications of Medical Grade Vinyl

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Feb 28, 2017 12:00:00 AM

It’s easy to forget that fabrics can be complex, technical in design, and created to help augment an industry’s textile needs.

For example, medical grade vinyl is a specialty textile created specifically for the healthcare industry; it’s a type of fabric that is treated to be antimicrobial, flame retardant, and resistant to common odor and liquid contaminants.

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A Beginner's Guide: What is Antimicrobial Fabric?

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Feb 16, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Antimicrobial fabric, what is it? What’s it made of? Why is it effective? What do you need to know about this specialty fabric and why is it great for use in so many products?

First, let’s define what antimicrobial means. The term ‘antimicrobial’ is defined as: “destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms, and especially pathogenic microorganisms.”

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Three Reasons It's Important for Prison Bedding to Have Quality Mattress Fabrics

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Feb 9, 2017 5:36:00 PM

Prison is not a fun thing to think about. But the fact remains, prisons are like any other facility; they need to be stocked, supplied, and taken care of. One of the things that prisons need are beds. Prison bedding is not your typical, standard bed. In fact, prison beds are made from specialty fabrics that are designed to withstand the wear and tear of use as well as abuse.

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Complete Your Hospital Room Design With Stylish Hospital Curtains

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Jan 12, 2017 3:27:23 PM

Designing for hospital rooms is about more than providing a comfortable patient area with medical equipment—it’s about creating a better healthcare and healing experience for patients and their families during a hospital stay, as well as developing a better workspace for caregivers.

Whether you’re designing a new hospital room or renovating an existing one, adding the right hospital curtains can dramatically impact the overall look and feel of a room. Below are some ideas on how to successfully incorporate them into your design plans.

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How Herculite Became One of America's Most Trusted Medical Textile Companies

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Nov 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Herculite Inc. is a trusted specialty fabric company whose medical textiles set the standard in the industry. Herculite’s Sure-Chek® brand healthcare fabrics are the original textiles that were patented for use as protective coverings.

Sure-Chek was developed in cooperation with healthcare professionals whose opinions and guidance helped create the company’s comfortable, safe, and effective medical textiles. Originally, Sure-Chek was known as Staph-Chek® but was later renamed to its current title.

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Characteristics of High Quality Antimicrobial Textiles

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Oct 3, 2016 3:07:00 PM

Did you know that a hospital acquired infection (HAI) occurs in about one of 25 hospitals every day? According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), there were 721,800 HAI infections in 2014; this is the most recent data published in 2016 by the CDC. While that number might be high, it’s still an improvement over years past, according to a CDC progress report.

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Don't Let Medical Mattress Fabric Limitations Derail Your Hospital Bed Design

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Aug 31, 2016 1:31:22 PM

Designing the right product for your customer can be tricky, especially when you’re working with healthcare products like hospital mattresses. You need a healthcare textile that’s going to enhance your product and give you the flexibility and qualities necessary for your design. That’s why using the right healthcare fabric supplier is important.

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