Since skilled nursing facilities serve as an institution for non-acute and long term conditions, it is important to create a homelike environment that is not only sensitive to patient needs, but to their physical and emotional well-being, too. With over 30 years of experience in skilled nursing facility designing and remodeling, Baldwin Architectural Group specializes in creating enriching, safe spaces for patient care in the Metro Atlanta and Georgia area.
Environment is incredibly important when it comes to patient recovery. It’s especially important to create a space that’s homelike, rather than institutional, with lots of natural light, inviting décor, and views of the outside. In addition, it is important to be mindful of the following elements:
Many patients living in a skilled nursing facility may be able to move with ease, while other patients may require walkers or wheelchairs for assistance. To accommodate these residents, it is important that all spaces, inside and out, comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities (ADA). Additionally, skilled nursing facilities should:
When redesigning or building a skilled nursing facility, it’s also important to create a consistent and well thought out system of way-finding. Way-finding can help residents avoid disorientation and maintain autonomy through their everyday routine. Way-finding in a skilled nursing home should:
Being aware of aesthetics, spatial elements, and design is incredibly important when building a skilled nursing facility. It takes an experienced architect to deliver a homelike atmosphere that is calming to patients, families, and staff. Baldwin Architectural Group is an experienced and knowledgeable commercial architecture firm that is sensitive to both patient and facility needs.
If you are interested in learning more about Baldwin Architectural Group’s skilled nursing facility designs or remodels, fill out our online contact form or call us at 404-406-9041 to schedule a free consultation.