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Insights & Solutions

    Product / Project Innovation Highlights
    March 2022 Product / Project Innovation Highlights

    Viconic Safety FlooringTM demonstrates the ability to greatly reduce the risk of fall-related hip fracture and traumatic brain injury in older adults. The ADA-compliant system supports mobility while enhancing comfort under foot.

    Product / Project Innovation Highlights
    June 2021 Product / Project Innovation Highlights

    The BestCare® Dignity Suite is a curated collection of ligature-resistant bathroom fixtures and accessories. Designed to create a peaceful and well-balanced environment, the Dignity Suite is stylish and sleek while simultaneously protecting patients’ safety.

    Tool
    March 2020 Tool

    Understanding the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, better equips design teams to create supportive care and living spaces. Changes that can be credited to dementia are noticeably different from the changes typical of normal aging, but both can occur at the same time. 

    Design Strategies
    March 2020 Design Strategies

    Understanding the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, better equips design teams to create supportive living spaces. Devising goals that target single symptoms and objectives is not always practical, however, because changes associated with aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias tend to appear in “clusters” rather than in isolation. The design-based evidence associated with designing supportive memory care settings results in 12 programmatic design strategies.

    Executive Summary
    February 2020 Executive Summary

    Learn about: the personal abilities and unique challenges faced by aging individuals, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, how thoughtful design can reduce stress associated with declining physical abilities, memory loss, and care provision.

    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    December 2019 EDAC Advocate Firm Project

    The primary goal of this project was to apply the evidence-based design process to inform the design of the new school building. The transdisciplinary team evaluated current research pertaining to the student population, conducted focus groups with staff, and planned a formal study to test hypothesized outcomes in the new space compared to the old space.

    Webinar
    October 2019 Webinar

     In this webinar, two lighting experts will address innovative behavioral health lighting design strategies, review case studies and current research, and offer how you can adapt lessons learned to provide friendlier environments for residents, staff and families.

    Webinar
    September 2019 Webinar

    This webinar will share how The Polyclinic, in the Northgate area of Seattle, consolidated four clinics, increased their market share of services, and better served their patients in a larger, expandable, multi-specialty and primary care facility “all under one roof”.  

    Webinar
    July 2019 Webinar

    This webinar will discuss some of the common challenges witnessed and used to develop the testing methods – with a focus on ligature performance and robustness.  Hear about their learnings about doors and windows which feature so highly with sentinel events that they needed their own category of testing.   Review key areas of risk within mental health environments and lessons learned about managing risk in reality.    

    Webinar
    June 2019 Webinar

    This webinar will explore the top five factors identified in an experimental study, funded over two phases by the National Patient Safety Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.