Maryland Nursing Home Remodeling: Tips for Improving Your Facility
Whether you are remodeling an existing nursing home or are opening a new one in the building you purchased, there is a lot of planning involved. Besides the obvious ADA compliance, modern look and comfortable accommodations, there are a few other factors you should consider when working with your Maryland commercial remodeling contractor. From our extensive experience in nursing home remodeling, here are a few important aspects we suggest keeping in mind when setting priorities for your project.
Plan for Privacy
One of the major complaints with many nursing homes is the lack of privacy. This is why many patients who otherwise qualify for an assisted living facility may choose to receive in-home care instead. Of course, nurses need a clear line of site and easy access to the patient, but this doesn’t mean you have to forgo privacy entirely.
At Northstar Commercial Construction, for example, we help our Maryland nursing home clients organize floors and wings depending on the level of care a particular group of patients will require. For example, for seniors who can walk and complete most tasks independently, we can build more private accommodations than for someone who requires constant assistance and monitoring.
As you might know from managing a nursing home, incontinence is an inevitable issue you deal with on a daily basis. With that in mind, your Maryland design/build contractor can help you choose materials and finishes that are not only easy to clean, but also withstand frequent cleaning with harsh agents. This way you can make sure that your nursing home always looks clean and fresh for both residents and their visitors.
Make it Functional
While your focus might be on bringing the residents’ rooms up to code or upgrading the dated look, don’t forget about the nursing stations. Strategically placed and ergonomically designed nursing stations will make a big difference for the productivity of your staff. Nursing stations are also one of the first things visitors notice, so make sure to put some design and style thoughts into it as well.
Are you overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make? That’s why it helps to have a trusted commercial construction contractor on your side. From developing the floor plan, to selecting materials and keeping the project within your budget, we can help you design and build a nursing home you will be proud of.
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