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Holiday Health Appointment Frenzy

As the holidays rapidly approach, people will be making visits back to their families and hometowns, and for your booked out health business, this means one thing. A lot of visitors. In addition to the holiday travel that will undoubtedly occur, there’s one other seasonal certainty you can expect, which will leave your waiting room full and your staff busy. Every year, as we round the corner into a new January 1st, people with employee health benefits realize they only have a few months left to use up their dental points or healthcare deductibles through their health insurance. With hundreds of last-minute bookings, your office will receive a ton of patients- meaning full waiting rooms and little in-between time to thoroughly sanitize and disinfect between clients.

 

As this time of year quickly nears, it’s time your health facility arms up with the necessary safety precautions and solutions to ensure a safe, sanitary visit for everyone, doctors and staff included. Here are a few of the best safety tips and physical barriers out there currently.

 

Getting Through the Door

Of course, as in any health facility, the current standard is to take the patient’s temperature upon arrival, require masks to be worn throughout the duration of the visit (unless unable) and to have the client fill out a questionnaire to understand their recent whereabouts and current health state. This all helps weed out any patients who may be sick or contaminated with a flu or any other virus before potentially infecting others.

 

By Appointment Only

Many health facilities (as well as clothing stores etc.) have decided to only open their doors to customers by appointment only. This helps to space appointments out from guest to guest in order to safeguard everyone visiting. Having less contact or pass-by time limits exposure and the potential for spreading COVID and other seasonal flus.

 

Limiting Visitors

Another way that dental offices, chiropractic practices, and any other medical facilities have managed to keep their doors open and ensure the safety of everyone is to strictly limit visitors to the facility. Some have a max capacity of less than 50% what they used to intake pre-COVID. Now, they only allow a certain number of patients in at one time, and ask people waiting not to stand closely together while waiting outside in line.

 

Physical barriers

Without question, if you run or manage a health or wellness facility or medical practice, by now you’ve understood the need for safety barriers between patients and staff, as well as from those waiting in common spaces. And many facilities have begun outfitting their practice with smart safety dividers to ensure everyone is relatively safe. Unfortunately, not all health centers have been able to find the right solutions that offer flexible installation and a wide variety of options to choose from. Luckily, Space Plus is here to help. As a division of The Sliding Door Company, Space Plus melds cutting edge designs and modern aesthetic when crafting their sliding doors, QubiGlass Wall Partitions and medical dividers. By using real glass, and providing an array of sizes, glass opacities, and accessories, they make their glass wall dividers uniquely customizable for every business to enjoy. With professional installation, your facilities will waste no time or business outfitting your interiors with protection everyone can feel good about!

 

By implementing these spatial solutions into your health facility, you can welcome in the hundreds of clients you’ll see in the next two months, safe and risk free. Keep your staff and your customers as safe as possible against the winter flu season and COVID-19. For more ideas, inspiration, and related blogs, head over to Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company for all the best in commercial space-saving solutions! From Bi-Fold doors to swing doors, wall dividers to suspended systems, Space Plus has it all! Schedule a free consultation with one of our showroom professionals and order your very own custom Qubi Glass Partitions today!

 

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Wellness Facilities Enjoy Recent Success Amid COVID 19

This year has worked in mysterious ways, birthing and destroying entire industries almost overnight, and defining the new normal for each of us in our daily lives, and in business. It’s true that this year, entire businesses have crumbled while others effortlessly take flight. From the travel tourism industry to restaurants, car sales, and theme parks, these once heavy-hitting industries are experiencing a tremendous downturn while Covid restrictions and fears remain in place. Yet one industry that has positively thrived during this global crisis, is the modern wellness facility. It’s no coincidence that people have health on their mind more than usual this year, though admittedly, the current cultural zeitgeist has, without question, turned towards a more health-centered lifestyle. From vegan food to yoga obsessed

What exactly are wellness facilities?

These modern meccas are any and all health and wellness businesses that promise to improve your physical or mental well-being through a wide range of different therapies, or products that claim to aid your physical self. These businesses range from the now infamous CryoTherapy to Yoga Centers, Immunity Boosting tonic bars, to Stretch Labs (where you pay to be stretched by a professional).

What’s more, many of these health and wellness facilities have managed to stay afloat by assuring their clientele that their facility is safe and responsible during this global pandemic. So what kind of precautions and steps have these cutting edge businesses undergone in order to retain relevance during a panic-driven global pandemic?

Client Screening

One of the best ways that wellness facilities have safeguarded their establishments from spreading the virus has been by extensively screening their clientele. Oftentimes, appointments must be scheduled in advance and the facility will only allow a number of visitors at a time to protect everyone’s safety. And because most wellness facilities require person-to-person contact or at the very least, close proximity to the practitioner, extra steps have been taken to ensure safety for both parties. Pre-screening methods such as temperature checks, extensive questionnaires, recent travel information and symptom assessments have been made to protect against the virus.

Strict Sanitation

Secondly, thriving wellness facilities have made sure that their facility is expertly cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected between visitors to ensure a safe space for people to enjoy. Most facilities now have a full time cleaning staff on each day to keep a well-maintained environment for everyone. Wiping down surfaces often, such as Glass Wall Partitions and glass room dividers is an absolute must during all open hours of the day. Additionally, masks and gloves are worn by practitioners and in most cases, required by clients upon arrival into the facility.

Spatial Distancing

For facilities that allow multiple clients in at one time, they’ve had to implement strict spatial solutions throughout the floor plan in order to cut off potential contamination between patients and practitioners alike. Many facilities are choosing to use state-of-the-art glass wall partitions made by Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company, in order to achieve a perfect medium of “separate but together”. Celebrated for their durability, these free-standing glass partitions are made from real glass, and come in all sorts of flexible configurations and customizable options. With their new line of Qubi Glass wall partitions, Space Plus makes it easier than ever to outfit your wellness facility with the dividers your business needs to survive. These sliding wall partitions and Glass Room Dividers are offered in hundreds of varying configurations, shades of opacity, and unique locking and handle systems. And because they are so uniquely customizable, you can choose a system that integrates flawlessly into your facility and actually improves the overall aesthetic of your interiors with a modern upgrade! The best part? The company delivers and installs your personal systems in less than a day! That means no major construction, no disruption to the workday, and top-notch professionalism every step of the way.

By putting these spatial solutions into your wellness facility, you can ensure the safety of your dedicated staff, employees, and your customers against the winter flu season and COVID-19. For more ideas, inspiration, and related blogs, head over to Space Plus, a Division of The Sliding Door Company for all the best in commercial space-saving solutions! From Bi-Fold doors to swing doors, wall dividers to suspended systems, Space Plus has it all! Schedule a free consultation with one of our showroom professionals and order your very own custom Qubi Glass Partitions today!

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