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An activity room at
Pine Rest's renovated
Aspen inpatient unit for
adults features a variety
of seating options,
including couches in a
lounge set-up or tables
and chairs.

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patients to check email, use apps, or listen to music
on devices, while being observed by the staff.
"So many people think of behavioral healthcare
patients as different from you and me, but they're
not," she says. "We need to think of the things we
wouldn't be able to go without and find a way to
incorporate that." HCD

While more behavioral
healthcare facilities are going
to private bedrooms, others,
including Pine Rest, choose
to have a mix of single and
double bedroom units to best
meet patients' needs.

Anne DiNardo is senior editor of Healthcare Design.
She can be reached at anne.dinardo@emeraldexpo.
com.

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And while finding safe and accessible outdoor
areas can be challenging, especially when renovating an existing space to integrate behavioral
health into an acute care facility, Felker says it's
a huge amenity, especially for adolescent and
pediatric populations. For a project at Seattle
Children's Hospital's Psychiatry and Behavioral
Medicine Unit, ZGF incorporated an outdoor
playground and, in a second phase, will add a
second-floor outdoor terrace.
Comfort or sensory rooms are another important feature in modern behavioral healthcare environments, a place where patients can go when
they start to feel out of control or need to calm
down. These quiet rooms may offer aromatherapy,
music, mood lighting, blankets, and soft furniture,
and patients have a degree of control within the
space, whether it's over the lights, sound, temperature, or music.
"The idea is that we want patients to learn how
to manage their emotions and behavior in appropriate ways," Felker says.
Treib says one area that she thinks still needs
addressed is the incorporation of technology.
"Everyone walks around with their own personal
device, and then when you come into a behavioral
hospital, that's all taken away from you," she says.
She recognizes that not having the ability to
check email or reach out to friends can be a major
source of stress for patients, but to resolve that,
she says facilities will need to figure out how to
pay for on-site technology, lock down devices,
and maintain privacy and safety for users. For Pine
Rest, she says she's considering a "technology
room" that would be open at specific times for


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