The stresses inherent in healthcare—for patients, caregivers and partners in care alike—point to the need for a comfortable place of respite.
Yet, the café and lounge can be overlooked. We believe we can bring much-needed comfort and aesthetics to this important public space. As with our solutions for other healthcare environments, we apply design principles that create a more calm and relaxing atmosphere. And we can provide different seating options for different types of people and activities, whether they’ve come for a quick snack or plan to stay for an extended period of time.
Make the café a destination, a common meeting place between the visitors’ waiting area and the clinical staff area.
Bring in natural light and elements of nature. Consider linking it to an outside garden.
A variety of seating options will accommodate visitors who need a place to spend some time, as well as those who just need to grab a quick snack and go.