How would you want things to be if your life changed? Everyone has their own answer to this. Quality of life is to a large extent connected to the environment in which we live. This becomes all the more important in situations where we need help and support from others and can no longer live in our home environment. At Kinnarps, we want to create care environments that have healing qualities and make the people who live in them feel secure and valued. This is why we created Kinnarps Next Care®. A method where we create the care environments of the future together – for individuals like you and me. Healing spaces for a new generation.
An environment that inspires, stimulates and enlivens everyone who spends time in it.
A homely, relaxing environment that supports the individual in their day-to-day activities.
A sustainable, flexible, space-efficient interior design that can be customised to suit many different needs, and makes the most of every area in the care environment.
An environment that is secure, and easy to understand and find your way around. An environment that makes the staff's work easier and gives them more time for the residents.
An environment that strengthens, distinguishes and signals the facility's vision and brand.
How can we create healing spaces? In cooperation with stakeholders in the care facility, decision-makers and responsible architects, we conduct lectures and study visits for inspiration and reflection. In the first step, we consider the facility’s vision and how it can be reflected in the interior design.
In a half-day workshop, we present our skills and our insights about healing interior design solutions – insights based on experience, research and collaborations. We describe how inclusive design and flexible solutions can be used to support individuals, staff and relatives. We start from
the Next Care handbook with specific requirements and practical solutions, and discuss how the right solution can enhance well-being, save time and increase the feeling of security. How, for example, can a few centimetres difference in the height of a chair seat, or materials in contrasting colours, be decisive for the functioning and use of furniture? (You can choose to order steps 1 and 2 as a separate service from us.)
How can the facility’s vision be put into practice? What prerequisites, requirements and wishes do you have? Starting from the results of the workshop, and in consultation with you and everyone involved in the project, we draw up a concrete interior design proposal.
When we deliver the interior design to your new care environment, we use our own environmentally friendly transport where we protect the furniture with blankets instead of disposable packaging. The furniture is carried in and assembled by our fitters. Your Kinnarps contact is, of course, on site to make sure that the result is right and that everyone understands how the interior design is to be used so that it works optimally.
Does the new care environment reflect your facility’s vision? Does the interior design solution support, inspire, stimulate and enliven every individual? These are the questions we discuss and evaluate at the planned follow-up meetings.
Society is changing quickly. There are more and more of us. We are living longer. We come from many different countries and have completely different experiences. The challenge of the future for healthcare and nursing will be meeting all individuals according to their needs, in a fair and equal manner.
Research shows that the physical environment really does influence an individual's wellbeing. Being able to live or spend time in a place that suits us and where we feel at home, and where we have the best opportunities for a rich social life and meaningful activity, is decisive for our wellbeing. When the interior design harmonises with our senses, the scene is set for care spaces that can be both calming and healing.
Kinnarps Next Care® is a method of creating optimal care environments that takes the particular needs of the facility into account with a focus on the individual. It helps to provide a basic understanding of how care environments can be actively designed to stimulate the healing process as well as to describe the requirements that should be set for interior design in such environments. On the basis of current research – and in collaboration with caregivers, residents, relatives, architects and designers – we create interior design solutions with the focus on flexibility and ergonomics to give day-by-day support to individuals, staff and relatives.
NOW, TOGETHER WITH YOU, WE WANT TO FURNISH THE CARE ENVIRONMENTS OF THE FUTURE.
Together, we can create environments where everyone can experience respect, security and stimulation. Care environments and retirement homes of the future are places where individuals can feel at home while also getting the assistance they require. You must be curious to know how good your care environment could be, if it was given the chance?