An example of the space requirements for a room designed for residents similar to Carl, who depends on help and support in many situations.

Guide for Architects and Planners©

Many sources of injury and complications for patients and healthcare professionals can be eliminated through design before a care facility is built or renovated. With rooms of the right dimension, there is, for example, sufficient space around the beds and for different types of aids. Healthcare professionals avoid making incorrect lifts that jeopardize their own health and potentially cause patient falls.

It is a challenge for architects and planners to meet the physical and mental needs of the patients and healthcare staff, while not exceeding the builder’s fixed budget.

Building on solid experience

Arjo’s Guide for Architects and Planners was first published in 1996 and offers support in the process of building safe and sustainable care facilities. The most recent edition was published in the spring of 2019, this time as an online version, and comprises approximately 200 drawings. It has been updated in cooperation with occupational therapists and major architectural firms, and meets various global standards. The Mobility Gallery and Positive Eight’s focus on sufficient spaces, the right aids and the right work methods, is central to Arjo’s Guide for creating purpose-built rooms.

Using illustrations and tables, architects can digitally download information on how much space is required when using various products, depending on the patient’s individual needs.

Through extensive expertise, Arjo serves as an active partner in building processes, from building specification to aftermarket, including supporting architects and planners as well as buyers and end customers.