Senior Living: How to Make your Resident’s Room Feel Like Home

Resident rooms in the Senior Living industry can easily become too “clinical”. With codes and regulations to comply with, it takes a creative mind to give that resident a room that feels warm and inviting. As designers, it is our job to put ourselves in the resident’s shoes and put together rooms that can turn the clinical atmosphere into a

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Basic American Medical Products — Just Part of the Family

Most people think of extended care beds such as Zenith and Matrix when they hear Basic American Medical Products®. Manufacturer of the last domestically-produced long term care bed, Basic American has come to stand for quality American-made products at an affordable price. However, there is more to their product offering than just beds. GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is proud

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Fancy Furnishings: 5 Things to Consider in Choosing Senior Living Furniture

Careful thought and planning go into making your senior residents feel comfortable in your extended care facility. Your residents want to feel good in their home away from home. Here are a few things to consider to help senior residents feel more at ease in your care setting.  A key objective of designing senior living space is to make the environment feel residential. But you can’t

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Need A Lift? Put Safety First in Your Extended Care Setting

Need A Lift? Most days, you probably do if you work in an extended care facility or assisted living environment, especially if you are helping people with mobility issues to transfer or perform other motions. If that’s the case, you do need a lift, so  you don’t hurt them or yourself. According to the US Department of Labor, one major source of

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The Healthy Value of Motion Seating in Extended Care

From rocking in a mother’s arms, to baby swings and playground swings, rocking chairs, and porch gliders, rocking is a comforting motion. Proven Effects of Motion Seating Studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, used Rocking Chair Therapy with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Their research showed that seniors could literally rock away their anxiety and depression. The patients required

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Safety Features to Look for When Selecting Your Extended Care Bed

There are many features to take into account when selecting an Extended Care bed, to keep the safety of your staff and residents in mind. Below are some factors that should play into your decision process when purchasing Extended Care beds. How High (or Low) Can You Go? Height travel range is important for several reasons.       You’ll

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Color plays an important role in the tone and comfort of your extended care environment. See the soothing factors that color provides above in this renovation project we recently completed.

Color Trends to Consider for Your Healthcare Facility

Color trends begin in high fashion, then move on to interiors. They take off from the runway to a residential setting, then on to hospitality and extended care. Our interior design experts at Basic American are well-versed in the psychology of color, and share the subtle effects that color has on your healthcare environment below. The Psychology of Color Daring and bold, red is

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Complimentary Interior Design Services for Your Extended Care Facility

Planning a new addition to your extended care facility? Or perhaps you are undertaking a remodel of your community areas? Let our interior design experts at Basic American assist with the selection and style of your community fixtures and finishing touches. We offer these complimentary advisory services to assist our clients with creating a warm and friendly setting for residents or

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Graham-Field Introduces 3DL Thermoformed Casegoods

Atlanta, Georgia, February 29, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) proudly introduces 3DL Thermoformed Casegoods. When form and functionality are equally important, 3DL Thermoformed Casegoods combine pleasing aesthetics with durability. These high-performance surfaces provide greater resistance to moisture, bacterial penetration, denting, cracking, scuffs and chipping. Our four new collections are offered in ten finishes with sixteen different hardware

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