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The art you choose can help transform the space you have into the place you’ve always pictured. But just as important as the photography or imagery itself is the material it’s printed on. Different substrates are better suited for different environments, both in terms of aesthetics and functionality, so what you purchase today can have a significant impact on your facility—and your budget—in the years to come. With numerous substrate options available at every price point, you can transform any artwork, graphic or photograph into a custom piece that best fits your facility and appeals to your audience.
For decades, hospital and senior living administrators viewed art as nothing more than a way to dress up an empty wall. Developing an overarching artwork standard for a facility was unheard of and investing in high-end pieces was considered a luxury by stakeholders. Yet, 30 years of research has proven that the healing power of art makes it a smart investment.
If you’ve ever been in a hospital, senior living home or other caregiving facility, you may have noticed artwork on display throughout the space. What you may not realize is that artwork provides a number of benefits for patients and staff members alike. Art in caregiving environments has been shown to produce significant positive effects by boosting mood, morale and empathy, which in turn increases caregiver efficiency. These effects help ensure staff members are able to provide the best possible care to patients and residents.