DIY Décor Ideas to Brighten Up Your Facility

Your patients spend a majority of their time living in your facility. Certain aspects of living conditions contribute to depression and a lack of motivation in residents. Changing just a small part of your facility’s décor can have huge payoff in patient satisfaction. Here’s a few DIY décor ideas that will brighten your facility, and your patients’ days:

DIY Décor Ideas to Brighten Up Your Facility
DIY Décor Ideas to Brighten Up Your Facility

1.) Reuse Old Flowers

Flowers are commonly given on special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, etc. However, most of the time they are thrown away after a few days! Make the most of these beautiful plants and use them to decorate your facility.

Collect some flowers and decorate them as a bedside bouquet! In addition, you could preserve the flower petals in a scrap book for patients.

2.) Let Your Testimonials Shine

A great way to bring some color to your facility is to decorate a bulletin board. Bulletin boards are a great way to show off all of your awesome testimonials! Gather quotes and thank you cards from patients and their families. Put these together into a eye catching collage.

3.) Include Your Residents

Your activities director facility probably puts together tons of activities for your residents. These activities are a great way to include your residents in the decorating process.

Ask your patients what kind of crafts they would like to do, and let them display the final products around your facility. Even if your activities don’t involve crafting, take pictures at the events and create a collage showcasing your residents.

4.) Add Décor that Reminds Residents of Home

Your facility is their home, so make it feel like their home! Adding just a few homey decorations can rid of the cold, dark feeling of a medical facility. Try making your own quilts to put on each bed, or try putting decorative drapes and art in each room.

5.) Let in Some Light

It’s proven that light can bring happiness and heal! Get drapes that can open up and let in the maximum amount of light possible. This can help residents with motivation and seasonal depression. In addition, consider making Himalayan salt lamps, which have healing and relaxing properties.

Give your facility’s décor some extra thought. DIY décor is an easy and quick way to bring brightness to your facility, and your efforts will not go unnoticed.

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Nurse Appreciation Ideas For the End of Summer

It’s important to show your nurses some appreciation beyond Nurse Appreciation Week! Your staff has been working hard all summer, while most of their friends have been taking time off, going on vacations, and traveling to the beach. No matter what the season is, nurses must continue to work night shifts and doubles.

Certainly, don’t let this dedication go unnoticed.  Here are some nurse appreciation ideas to try:

1.) Give them some lip balm for the colder weather coming up!

 You're the Balm
You’re the Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.) Shout out your staff and show them that you notice their efforts.

Staff Shout Outs
Staff Shout Outs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.) Give them a Vitamin C pick me up.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.) Nurses need to get their shots too!

Candy Injection
Candy Injection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.) Your nurses probably love coffee. Treat them to a drink, on you.

Starbucks Gift Card
Starbucks Gift Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.) Show off your amazing staff in your facility’s décor.

Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.) Nurses are notorious for losing their pens. Stock them up!

Pens
Pens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.) These cute cookies will make any nurse’s day!

Cookies
Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By showing your gratitude for your staff’s hard work this season, you will motivate them for the upcoming fall season! Little acts of recognition go a long way.

 

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