Patient Mobility Challenge: Patients mobility ranges from immobile and wheelchair bound to ambulant. Opportunity: Built-in benches with backrests, armrests, and heal space areas are ergonomically designed to assist sitting and standing up.Moveable chairs and tables can be arranged to accommodate any size of group and family members. Raised gardening planters accommodate both wheelchair bound and ambulant patients.
Depressing Environment Challenge: In a foreign environment where they are surrounded by illness, patients feel more depressed and discouraged, compounding mental challenges that they're already dealing with.
Opportunity: Gardening is a therapeutic device that brings a sense of productivity and relevance that is often missing in the lives of these patients. Plants, particularly trees, are a symbol of strength and longevity that is crucial to the healing process. Gardening planters for patients, ornamental plants, and a tree have been incorporated.
Water Challenge: A water feature can be hazardous because patients will try to climb into it, or urinate in it.
Opportunity: Water is used to create a calm, soothing atmosphere,and is placed so it is visible but inaccessible.