The comfort and care is the # 1 priority in a medical office design. It’s important the way your medical facility looks to them. The office design should be comfortable for your visitors and attractive enough to interest prospective new clients.
From the check-in to the check-out, proper attention to the design should be given. Before they will be seen by the doctor patients will have to check-in. At the end of their procedure or exam, they also have to check-out. Patients have to sit while their records are being updated, so some comfortable seats are needed here for that.
Each of these area should have computers so that your medical staff can easily reach records and update a patient’s file. Other materials like pens, business cards and calendars will also be needed. Some patients are emotional and so you ought to have plenty of tissue for those kinds of people at the entrance and exit of your facility.
Design a simple and welcoming feeling to your examination room, when you’re planning your medical office. It should have all the necessary items needed for a thorough exam, like hand sanitizer dispensers, sinks, and sliding screens for the changing room for their clothes. Adequate counter space for nurses and doctors should also be provided.
A patient’s care and comfort should be a number 1 priority medical office design. It is very important the way your facility looks. You need an office design that will be comfortable for your current patients and very attractive to attract prospective new ones.
Here are a few ideas that will help you to create an attractive and functional for your medical practice.
Before anything, the actual location of your clinic should be determined. You might decide to rent a portion of a business complex or pick a building on its own plot of land. After you determine the location the rest of the design process comes easy. If you want to lower your cost of cleaning and maintenance, renting space in a business mall may be a better idea.
Make sure that the waiting area is properly planned out. Everyone, from patients to visitors, should feel comfortable the minute they walk into your offices. There should be open areas with adequate seating. Tables for books and magazines should also be provided.
A wall-mounted television set makes the waiting room livelier. This gives the room background noise and keeps patients easily entertained while they’re waiting. Art and paintings can be hung on the walls of the waiting room in order to make it more pleasant. You should also add a water cooler, a coat rack, plus a table with brochures and relevant reading material.
For most dental business owners, like Pacific Dental Care & Fastbraces, the short-term benefits of leasing a building are financially attractive. But we’re imagining that most dental owners would prefer owning their building and controlling their dental practice at a fixed cost.
For dentists who own their own dental practice and who would most likely stay in their current location for seven or more years, owning the building is a great investment for the future of the practice. Even if the building later suffered severe water damage, it’s still a good idea to own the building.
This allows Pacific Dental to have a fixed operating expense until the building is paid off in full. Most building contractors who specialize in construction (including water damage and restoration) and lease back services, are able to demonstrate to dentists and doctors how accounting procedures and legal structures make it wise to own their own medical office space.
There’s building ownership options and programs available that we’re passing along to you, for your knowledge. We recommend that you contact your CPA and/or legal team before taking any steps outlined here.
Assistance With Purchasing The Building
Most medical practices like Pacific Dental Care could possibly qualify for and SBA 504 loan, which calls for the lesser to make a down payment (as low as ten percent) then funds fifty percent of the cost thru the Certified Development Company (CDC) at a fixed lower interest rate for 10 to 20 years.
Vacuum the carpets in your home at least twice per week. Do this more often if your get an extraordinary amount of traffic in your home.
Your vacuum cleaner should have a ‘beater-bar’. This feature agitates the yarn and releases the soil from the yarn, so that the soil can be removed.
Also a ‘beater-bar’ helps avoid the carpet yarn from packing–which happens when the yarn tips are loosened and blossom. They then inter-twine with adjoining yarns–this causes a ‘matted’ appearance in the carpet.
Whenever there are spills, these should be picked-up as soon as they occur with a cotton cloth that is dry and white. Blot the spill, in a sponge-like manner. Do not wipe in a back and forth motion. This disperses the staining agent, the exact opposite of what you want.
Use tepid or cold water when spot cleaning. Club soda is a recommended cleaning agent for stains caused by juices and carbonated beverages, which are acidic.
Remember to rinse with water that is cold afterwards, because some club sodas contain trace amounts of sugar in them and this will cling to the fiber surface.
For sound carpet maintenance, once a year, give it a professional cleaning, but remember these tips:
* Your carpets and your clothing are oftentimes made of the same chemical fiber. Make sure that any cleaning agents are rinsed thoroughly, just as if you are doing laundry.
* Foam and suds are not needed a sign of a good cleaning job. Actually this is a sign of an excessive amount of surfactants that sticks to yarn. In cases where your carpet looks great for several weeks then looks worse than it did before your cleaning, you probably have soap trapped in the yarn fibers.
* Steam cleaning is a good option and is really good for a structural hold on the yarn bundle. The yarn twist (or integrity) is created by employing steam during the manufacturing process. Steam cleaning will “excite” the yarn, give it a youthful spring.
* Always place mats inside and outside the entrance door to your home. It’s a good idea to shake out these two mats every week.
* Area rugs are great, aesthetic additions to control any sand and grit that may damage your floor. It’s a good idea to relocate these small area rugs on a monthly basis. Don’t use mats that are cushioned and have a urethane backing!
* Vacuum (with the right vacuum attachment) and sweep every day to prevent sand and grit tracks on your floor.
* Don’t walk across your floors in high or stiletto-type heels, shoes with cleats (e.g. gold, soccer, etc.), especially not ‘wheelies’ (roller skates, roller blades, etc). These can really damage a nice wood floor.
* At a minimum, once a week, use approved cleansers (recommended by your residential floor manufacturer) that has a neutral Ph and has no surfactants. Ammonia-based products can make the hardwood floor finish ‘cloudy’.
* Do not mop a wooden floor. The less moisture that comes in contact with your floor, the longer they will stay beautiful.
Applying the suggestions above will keep your floors looking perfect. It will certainly prolong the life of your floors and mean less household expense in the future.