A Guide to Creating a Rehabilitative Environment in any Facility, using Anti-Ligature Furniture

Even the smallest details can make the biggest differences, and this remains true in correctional and behavioral healthcare facilities.  From the paint on the walls to the furnishings in resident rooms, the seemingly minute or unimportant details can have a meaningful impact on the overall facility.

Where the harsh look and feel of traditional institutional furniture can contribute to a stressful environment, the use of anti-ligature furniture can help foster an environment of rehabilitation in any facility.  

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Prioritize Resident Safety

Providing a safe space for residents to heal and recover is essential to the rehabilitation process, and anti-ligature furniture and ligature resistant fixtures support this goal in every room of the facility.

The installation of anti-ligature furniture throughout the facility gives staff peace of mind knowing that residents are safe from harm. This may help to grant residents more freedom to move about the facility on their own, which creates a sense of self-control over the environment and encourages positive, responsible choices among residents.

Studies have shown the areas outside of the common living spaces, such as resident rooms are at a high-risk for residents to self-harm, or harm to others. The use of anti-ligature furniture helps to reduce this risk significantly, making even the more private areas of the facility safer for everyone.

Promote Education

Education is an imperative aspect of rehabilitation, and anti-ligature furniture can help promote learning and self-studying.

Some may be hesitant to provide desks and chairs in resident rooms, cautious of their potential misuse. The installation of anti-ligature desks and stools, however, provides a safe and comfortable place for residents to read, write, and study during their free time, promoting a positive use of time and the instilling the importance of continuing education.

In common areas, anti-ligature tables and chairs can be used to create a classroom-like atmosphere, not only promoting learning but providing a safe space for positive interactions between residents

Take Inspiration from Nature

In additional to natural light, fresh air and, nature inspired colors have the most positive effect on residents, as well as staff members. This connection to nature helps to reduce stress and anxiety and reduce anti-social behaviors and even violence.

Nature inspired colors help to even out and maintain residents’ moods, aiding in rehabilitation and recovery.

Provide Comfort

Successful recovery is more likely to take place in a comfortable environment where residents feel their basic needs are being met. The rounded corners and monolithic design of anti-ligature furniture provides a higher level of comfort than that of the harsh rigidness of traditional institutional furniture.

The comfortable environment anti-ligature furniture creates helps residents to feel more at ease, creating a more rehabilitative environment. Additionally, we can all agree a good night’s sleep goes a long way in feeling better, so creating more comfortable resident rooms greatly impacts the overall environment of the facility.

A seemingly small detail, such as furnishings, can go a long way in creating a more successful facility, promoting rehabilitation in every room.

Max-Secure® has been providing industry-leading, maintenance free institutional furniture for over four decades, supporting facilities across North America in creating safe, comfortable spaces for residents to feel at ease and focus on their rehabilitation.

From resident room furniture, such as beds, desks and even shelving, to dinning and dayroom furniture, our commitment to safety shines. Our extensive product range ensures there is a high-quality piece of anti-ligature furniture for every need. Start reaping the benefits of Max-Secure®’s anti-ligature furniture now!