When families make the difficult decision to place their loved one in a senior living community, they consider many factors. Most frequently, the choice comes down to a visit to the senior living communities they have considered through careful online research. Visiting a nursing home or senior living community gives families and potential residents a peek into what life will be like in the new living environment.
Families take into consideration the services available to their loved one and the care they will receive, but also absorb the atmosphere and facilities themselves. Choosing the right senior living furniture can give you an extra advantage above and beyond the services and care options you provide.
Here are four factors to consider when buying senior living furniture:
- Rounded corners – Choosing furniture with rounded corners minimizes the chances of seniors bumping and bruising themselves against sharp edges.
- Color scheme for memory – For residents with memory issues choosing a certain color scheme for the furniture and decor helps them know where they are going within the building. In a multilevel community, consider using different colors on each floor to give residents an indication of where they are in the building.
- Wheelchair access – When selecting tables and desks allow for the accessibility of residents in wheelchairs. Tables should reach a height that allows residents in wheelchairs to sit comfortably with their neighbors.
- Durability – Senior living furniture needs to be both durable and functional. Durable finishes that prevent scratches and are easy to clean are necessary features to consider.
Give your senior living communities an extra advantage beyond the services and care you offer. While these are the most important factors to consider when selecting the right nursing home, having the right furniture to enhance the environment gives families and residents the best first impression and could be what swings their decision.