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Residential trends in mental healthcare design

The recent positive shift in society’s attitude towards mental illness is ushering in a new era of residential design trends in modern behavioral healthcare facilities. Gone are the days of bland, sterile institutions expected to warehouse patients indefinitely. Patients are now receiving treatment with the expectation that timely rehabilitation and reintegration into their community is real possibility. 

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Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Creating a hygienic environment that promotes the safety of both patients and staff is a key priority of healthcare design. While modern trends are leaning more towards materials with a residential aesthetic rather than a neutral, uniform look, the need for easy-to-clean surfaces that can help reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections remains constant.

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