When a hospital needed a better way to store their physical therapy equipment and rehab supply, SSG was on the case right away. Their previous rehab storage, which consisted of three different rooms for storing wheelchairs, canes, crutches, and walkers, was an organizational nightmare and was nearly impossible to navigate through, much less even open the doors to the rooms themselves. Staff had a hard time entering the rooms and finding what they needed among the clutter, which took up most of the floor space. Being busy with tending to patient needs, staff got used to storing items haphazardly and inefficiently. When the hospital received funding to construct a new therapy department, they were committed to making the most of their space this time around. Jim Deller of SSG and his team were more than happy to help.
Physical Therapy Equipment Storage Solutions
What set SSG apart from the rest was their ability to get the job done without requiring the hospital to sacrifice valuable time and resources. After Deller worked with the hospital staff to design a customized storage solution that would meet all of their needs in less space, the team went in to clean up and de-clutter the room.
A customized shelving system was designed that would allow the staff to store walkers and wheelchairs in the same unit. Wheelchairs are stored on the bottom so they can be rolled out easily, and walkers are stored on the top shelf. This keeps them from being scattered on the floor and shoved into corners where they can be easily damaged. When someone’s undergoing physical therapy, one of the last things you want to happen is to finally get ahold of a wheelchair only to realize that it’s unusable; at that point, everyone’s time is being wasted. Since the walkers need to be stored upright, a unique solution was provided: golf club bag dividers, which held the walkers in place. Additional items like binders and boxes can also be stored on the shelves. A slatwall was also designed with hanging accessories for storing crutches, canes, bags, and backpacks.
Valuable Benefits from Organized Storage
The physical therapy staff now reaps multiple benefits from the new space-saving solution:
- Increased safety due to physical therapy equipment being organized and stored neatly, preventing trips and falls
- Staff can quickly and easily find the equipment and supplies they need, allowing them to get back to their patients faster
- Damage is prevented since expensive equipment is no longer stored improperly and on the floor
- Staff can visually take quick inventory of the items they have
- The equipment room now looks much more professional
Contact Us for Physical Therapy Equipment & Rehab Supply Storage
Now the rehab therapy supply room is neat and organized, allowing staff to tend to their patients more efficiently and increasing patient satisfaction. Southwest Solutions Group® would also be happy to help you get organized and find a better way to store your supplies and materials. To make sure we’re the right fit for you, we also provide a free consultation to determine your exact needs and specifications before the design process begins. To learn more or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.