Designing for wellbeing in longterm, behavioral care

July 29, 2020

Every detail from a longterm or behavioral care facility’s lighting to its color palette can directly influence the quality and effectiveness of patient care, according to an article on The REMI Network website.

One of the key objectives in residential healthcare is to promote wellness. This includes social, spiritual, emotional and intellectual well-being. There is an increasing trend toward the use of brighter, more saturated and optimistic color palettes.

Color, selected to enhance the purpose of an area, has been shown to alter psychology and physiology, enhancing the wellness of residents. 

For example, green may be used in a resident room to contribute to calmness and rest, while yellow may be employed in the kitchen and living areas to infuse energy and optimism.

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