Flexible design in aged care environments should address future trends and changes in patient profile, that is, meeting the increasing demands on space and facilities because of increased patient numbers and in bariatric patients. Allowing for changes to two spaces such as interlocking rooms, for example enabling residents and couples to share spaces, with the flexibility that when the division of space is no longer required it can be reconfigured accordingly.
The flexibility that sliding solutions offer can significantly lower building costs. Space is becoming more premium and the demand to do more for less increases. Space adaptability and effective space management is therefore critical. Issues pertaining to privacy are also addressed with the used of flexible space solutions. The benefits in operable walls include;
- Various operable walls have acoustic properties thus creating excellent noise barriers, which in turn provides a temporary privacy solution when required. Consider an operable wall that maximises sound control
- By using continuous mechanical seals that exert an even upward and downward force for the life of the panel whilst compressing the carpet.
- A private space, waiting room, meeting area or consultation space can be created immediately.
Hawa sliding solutions shape space by providing flexible sight and sound separation and enable residents and caregivers to control the atmosphere and experience of their space, a critical requirement for aged care facilities.