Furniture For Care Homes

Care Home Furniture

At Furniture For Care Homes we are passionate about our products, our service and most importantly the end user.

With that in mind we are able to provide the very latest in design, ergonomics, technology, knowledge and practicality of furniture destined for care, residential and hospital environments.

Our collection of care home and residential furniture includes; living rooms – from armchairs and tub chairs to sofas and coffee tables; bedroom furniture – from profiling beds and mattresses to wardrobes and chest of drawers; Dining rooms – from dining tables and chairs to dresser units and shelving as well as an array of everyday items for communal areas, gardens and social activities.

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In addition, we can also provide a substantial range of dementia and challenging behaviour furniture – designed to meet the specific needs of users.

We hope you will find whatever it is you are looking for here on our care home furniture website http://tinyurl.com/og6yx5s we have carefully chosen our leading furniture ranges of lounge, dining and bedroom furniture for you to browse, however, should you require a more bespoke service then please do not hesitate to get in touch!

 

Our contact details are – Furniture For Care Homes: Telephone – 0845 618 7738 Email – info@furniture-for.co.uk Website – http://www.furnitureforcarehomes.co.uk/

Furniture For Care Homes – Interior Ideas

Whether you are looking to partially update your care home or nursing home or require a full home refurbishment, furniture for care homes can assist at all stages of the planning and design of individual rooms as well as communal areas and functional spaces for recreational activities.

Design, Planning, Theme & Inspiration

Furniture for care homes example mood board (sharp)

At furniture for care homes we are able to co-ordinate the whole project from product selection and installation to design and colour coordination.

Design, Planning, Theme & Inspiration

Furniture for care homes example mood board (rustic)

Need help choosing a style for your healthcare or nursing home environment? Let furniture for care homes help…

Design, Planning, Theme & Inspiration

Furniture for care homes example mood board (fresh)

Listening to your thoughts, ideas and objectives we carefully select an arrangement of images, materials, samples, resources and artefacts designed to give you a specific style or concept that is achievable.

By utilising clever product design and manufacturing processes together with the latest fabrics and vinyl’s from all the leading fabric houses, our Care Home Furniture, Dementia Care Furniture, Healthcare Furniture & Nursing Home Furniture provides a modern yet practical solution for the ultimate piece of mind.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual requirements and for further information on our planning, design and interior services.

T: 0845 618 7738 E: info@furniture-for.co.uk

Dementia Friendly Dining Furniture

Making individual rooms more dementia friendly – whether they are in a care home or nursing home environment as well as in peoples own homes, can make a really big difference to dementia sufferers. Below is an example of a dementia suffers dining room and the key points in making it more user friendly;

Key Points:

  1. To create a more domestic feeling to the room provide coving to the ceiling.
  2. Ensure any floor material changes have transition stripes that match the floor colour. Different floor materials should have matching LRV’s (light reflectance values) or colours.
  3. As a guide, colours of floor surfaces, walls, doors, skirtings, architraves and ceiling should be 30 LRV (light reflectance value) apart as this provides good visual contrast that helps with way-finding. Furthermore, try to avoid large patterned carpets and wallpapers.
  4. Ensure curtains and tracts extend further than the window reveal so that the curtains do not obstruct any light. Avoid large patterned curtain fabrics.
  5. Provide a flexible, removable screen that can easily be used to allow people to eat discreetly maintaining a residents’ dignity with extra privacy.
  6. Provide large window areas with high heads and low sills in order to maximise daylight and minimise the dependency on artificial light.
  7. Windows with low sills greatly improves the view to external spaces. Make sure these windows are not obstructed externally by large bushes etc.
  8. Provide sturdy tables that will support residents leaning on them. Tables need to be high enough to clear chair arms and have rounded corners to reduce injury from collision. Round tables offer more seating flexibility, however square tables can be put together more easily for bigger group functions.
  9. Handles should be easy to grip and contrasting to external door. Mount door handles at around 1m high.
  10. Use specific door colours when several rooms open into the same external space, this will help residents with way-finding. And, contrast the door colours with surrounding window frame colours as this will assist residents in locating the door within the glazing.
  11. Arrange tables in a way that encourage staff and resident interaction; preferably with extra chairs to enable staff to eat at the same time as residents.
  12. Use blinds to protect residents against glare when necessary.
  13. Wall uplighters improve the look and feel of the room by illuminating the ceiling and providing reflective light throughout.
  14. Fixing chandelier style lights with multiple lamps will help to provide a uniform light level throughout the room. Ensure 300 lux is provided at task locations. Lights near windows should be controlled with daylight sensors – turning off when surplus to requirements.
  15. Attach labels to cupboards and drawers which are for residents use. This may assist residents to locate correct items. In this instance it also encourages ordinary activities of daily living.
  16. Provide chairs with seats that contrast clearly to the floor colour; with arms to aid mobility; that are easy to move over floor finish (sliders/skis below the legs help on carpet).
  17. For the room to feel homely furniture should be traditional and domestic in scale with easy to grip, well contrasting handles.
  18. Additional plug in table and / or floor lights provide increased lighting for specific tasks. Care should be taken to ensure there are no trailing leads.
  19. Choose age appropriate pictures for a more homely feel and pictures that reflect the local area to provide memory stimulation. Pictures should be displayed behind non-reflective anti-glare acrylic glazing. Position pictures so that the base of the frame is 1.2m above the finished floor level.
  20. Position a toilet as close to the dining room as possible. Ensure the WC is clearly signed with the bottom of the sign 1.2m above FFL. The toilet must comply with any relevant legislation. Negative pressure and careful ventilation will help keep bad smalls away from the eating area.

Our specialist Dementia Care Furniture has been designed to fulfil the daily requirements of end users in hospital, home and challenging behaviour settings – to find out more visit our website Furniture-For….

N.B.

LRV = “Light Reflectance Value” – a measure of the percentage and useable light reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source.

FFL = “Finished Floor Level”

LUX = The unit of illuminance and luminous emittance – the measurement of luminous flux per unit area.