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A matter of choice
While these best practices are helping behavioral
health environments catch up to the rest of the
healthcare industry, other design interventions
must be specific to the sector and the treatment
being provided. For example, while exercise
has been widely accepted as beneficial to one's
health, it hasn't always been an option for mental
health patients because treatment approaches
were based more on talk therapy and a limited
repertoire of medications-therefore, providers
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didn't feel the need to allocate space for it.
However, as more research has linked
physical activity to combatting depression,
providers have begun dedicating space for
exercise equipment, such as placing stationary bikes in activity rooms, and even adding
exercise rooms. Facilities are also increasing
access to outdoor areas and walking paths
as another therapeutic option. "[Exercise] is
really important to mood stabilization," says
ZGF's Felker.

Top: The colors, materials, and
circulation patterns at the Margaret
and Charles Juravinski Centre for
Integrated Healthcare were chosen
to create a warm, destigmatized,
patient-centric environment. Above:
At Pine Rest Christian Mental Health
Services, patients and staff have
views to the outdoors and access to
natural light through windows and a
skylight in the common area.

BJORG MAGNEA (NURSES' STATION); PINE REST MARKETING (COMMON AREA)

use of seclusion rooms at some facilities, since
care teams can invite patients to go into their own
rooms to de-escalate a situation, Thomas says.
Others, however, say that facilities shouldn't
rush to all-private bedrooms without considering
some of the benefits of double rooms, including
those for patients who have separation anxiety
and can't be alone. Some cite studies that found
having a roommate led to fewer suicide attempts.
"My current suggestion is to go with mostly single
patient rooms, but put in a few two-patient rooms
to help keep your census up and give you some
flexibility," Hunt says.
The move to open-concept nurses' stations
is another trend affecting facility design, Treib
says. During a redesign at Pine Rest, glassenclosed workstations were replaced with a
half-wall with counter space. Treib says the staff
was concerned that patients might reach in
and grab the computer screen or jump over the
counter. Instead, they've found improved comingling between the staff and patients as well as
decreased agitation and anxiety among patients.


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Editorial
Show Talk
Monitor
Interiors
The Center
Adapt and Overcome
Seeds of Change
Site Seeing
State of Mind
Research
Special Advertising Section: 2015 Landscape Design Portfolio
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