TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMING FACILITIES

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					TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMING FACILITIES
Lori Ashcraft; William A Anthony
Behavioral Healthcare; May 2010; 30, 5; Docstoc
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Description: Recovery environments don't adhere to the "low stimulation" concepts that often guide the interior decorating plans of behavioral health facilities. If we are really going to promote wellness, we need to serve healthy food in our facilities and reach the people who use our services how to prepare it - which means we need enough cooking space to teach. [...] get rid of all the places that staff members go to in order to get away from the people being served - even private offices. Bringing recovery-based design to life We asked Gene Johnson, CEO of Recovery Innovations, Inc., for examples of floor plans for recovery facilities, and he has been kind enough to share plans from two outpatient facilities - known as Wellness Cities - used by Recovery Innovations that promote recovery in their design (figures 1 and 2).
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