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Senior Resident Comfort Can Increase with a Simple Product Switch

By Greg Snoddy, Vice President, Healthcare Sales - Senior Living
October 2017


Don’t underestimate the impact that sheeting can have on a resident’s overall experience. When residents spend a significant amount of time in their bed, bedding can have a large impact on how comfortable they feel. A resident’s sheets could make or break their sleeping experience and can have a huge impact on the look of your resident rooms. When it comes to improving your residents’ sleep and making a great first impression for prospective residents and their families, quality sheets can set you apart from the competition.

Sheeting can have an impact on resident's overall experience

Below are three tips related to sheeting that you can use to attract residents and help them feel safe and comfortable in their room.

  1. A full set of sheeting on each bed improves aesthetics and resident comfort
    Though some may question the need for a top sheet, they have more purposes than they get credit for. Top sheets create a decorative ‘finish’ to the bed, ensuring that resident rooms look well put together for prospective residents and families visiting your facility. Also, any additional bedding that is laid over the top sheet is protected from skin contact, keeping it cleaner, longer. A semi-fitted top sheet can help residents move more freely within their bed, ensuring they’re able to find a comfortable position without the risk of their other bedding sliding off.
  2. Hospitality-quality bedding adds visual and physical appeal for residents
    A resident’s room is the space in your senior living facility where they can find rest and respite from the rest of the world. Bedding should be selected for the comfort imparted to the resident experience. A resident’s sense of well-being comes in part from their perception of care and your staff’s attention to detail. By using hospitality-quality linens, not only can you customize the color of your sheeting to add to the aesthetic appeal of the room, you are also showing residents that you take their comfort and experiences seriously and choose only the best quality sheeting for them.
  3. The right sheeting textiles provide optimal comfort
    Sheets made from synthetic materials have a tendency to trap heat, which may be the right choice for facilities that are located in colder regions. However, Egyptian cotton blend sheets, especially moisture wicking sheets, offer a soft, cool feel that may be a better choice for warm-weather climates or residents who frequently experience night-sweats. Climate control is an important factor in falling and remaining asleep.

Sheeting can have an impact on resident's overall experience

Encompass Group offers a broad range of products to meet your sheeting needs. From traditional value-priced muslin and percale to feature-rich Encompass Group exclusives, our differentiated products will help you create a comfortable and inviting environment for your residents. If you have questions about how Encompass Group’s luxury bedding can complement the quality care your facility provides, don’t hesitate to email me or call 1-800-245-4636.


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