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Sustainable design can support health and recovery of patients

February 25, 2020

The incorporation of natural elements and sustainable design into healthcare facilities can support the health and recovery of patients, according to an article on the McKnight's Long-term Care News website.

Sustainable design elements can also benefit staff and visitors, and ultimately increases a facility’s return on investment. 

For instance, within the design itself, focusing on materiality is a direct way to enhance the healthy qualities of the environment. 

Resident access to nature also has been shown to, among other things, reduce stress and depression and increase pain tolerance.

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