There are many types of Healthcare Facilities. From Birthing Centers to Urgent Cares, Hospice Homes and Nursing Homes, all requiring an environment that is as sterile as possible. There is more to medical care than prescribing medicine and giving shots. Aesthetically, a soothing place can aid in the comfort of patients and support personnel. But that level of comfort comes in many ways.
A medical facility is a place where privacy is very important to patients. All medical facility staff members are trained and required by law (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – HIPPA ) to ensure that privacy. Patients always have concerns in this area. Large waiting areas are an opportunity for personal information to be obtained by others. However, there are some subtle decor items that can add much-needed privacy as well as offer an appealing place to sit and wait. Plants can aid in patient comfort and help absorb sound. But some types of planters can deflect sound so that all can hear. Fiberglass Planters aid in the absorption of sound far better than the plastic or terra cotta planters found on the market.
Allergy Centers and ENT Doctors
While all medical facilities have guidelines to ensure privacy, some, like allergy centers and Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctors, (ENT) have additional challenges of airborne dust and mold. Terra Cotta planters add a natural element to these environments. However, because terra cotta is made from earthen materials, those planters also add to dust and airborne particles. That is not an item a medical facility would want in an environment that is being kept clean for the safety of the patients and staff. In addition to dust, terra cotta planters allow moisture from within to penetrate to the outside and, without a strict cleaning regiment, molds can and will form. Terra cotta planters require constant attention to keep them in a pristine and sterile condition. Wood planters hold moisture and mildew and are best suited for environments that are not medical in nature. This is why these facilities tend to lean toward fiberglass planters for their decor.
Dialysis Centers, Blood Donation Centers
According to Rasmussen College, 14 percent of Americans have chronic kidney disease. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are nearly 7,000 dialysis centers in the U.S. seeing nearly 500,000 patients in 2016. These facilities, like operating rooms, must be sterile. These centers do not want to risk the possibility of mold or accidents that occur with some other planters that may break easily at times. These centers can become busy and one might bump into a planter and cause breakage and injury.
Diabetes Centers, Education Centers, and Drug Treatment Facilities
The CDC also estimates that 9.4% of the U.S. population has diabetes – some don’t even know it. While airborne particles and mold do not directly affect those with diabetes, it can add to the discomfort of the patients who do. Having diabetes is challenging enough, the facility doesn’t want to add to their discomfort by adding decor that can cause extra issues.
The same is true in Drug Treatment Centers and Mental Health Facilities. Both inpatient and outpatient facilities require the same level of privacy and cleanliness. This is why most facilities such as these choose fiberglass planters for their planting decor.
Cancer Treatment Centers
Patients that have cancer and are being treated either through conventional methods of chemotherapy or radiation have a weakened immune system simply by the treatments themselves. It is imperative that those patients be provided with an environment that is well planned with comfort in the forefront. Many choose to have fiberglass planters as part of their decor but opt for fake plants or other decorative options.
Nursing Homes, Care Facilities
One typically sees nursing homes and in-house care facilities as a place to safely house elderly or disabled patients. Those people also have the same privacy needs and, in some cases, even more sterile living conditions because of advanced age and weakened immune systems. Fiberglass planters add to the beauty and easy maintenance of these care units without adding to patient discomfort. Typical wood, terra cotta or plastic planters are not designed for medical establishments.
Patients fighting all illnesses that are temporary in nature or lifelong battles, deserve the best of care. Living as complication-free as possible whether in-patient or out-patient is the goal of all medical facilities. Jay Scotts Fiberglass Planters is just one way to give that added level of protection. Contact a distributor today for more information.