As a healthcare professional, you need to care about both your facility and its patients. While the medical staff works to treat patients, the overall environment of a hospital, long-term care or assisted living facility makes a huge difference in the patients’ overall experience. No one likes, or chooses, to be in a hospital, of course, and a patient’s return to health is the most important factor. But during a hospital stay, many small details can make a huge difference. Everything from the attitude of nurses and support staff, to the quality of meals, to how comfortable the patient’s room is – all these things affect the hospital experience. They can even often contribute to recovery.
Every part of a hospital room becomes tremendously important to patients during their stay. Being in a hospital is stressful and anxiety-producing, and often the patient has pain or discomfort. Anything that can help them feel comfortable will make it easier for them to relax, which in turn promotes healing. And that starts with the very basics, including the one hospital room item that they will likely have the most contact with: blankets.
Choosing the right blankets may not be something that you’ve thought about much, but it’s important to choose well. A warm, soft, cozy blanket does more than keep someone warm. It provides a sense of well-being. There’s a reason why many children carry a security blanket. There is an unmistakable emotional component to this seemingly simple item. But an inadequate blanket has the opposite effect – it just makes someone feel more insecure.
At Boston Textile, we want to make it easy for you. We offer several types of high quality yet affordable blankets specifically designed for the healthcare industry. Your goals of quality and economy can both be met.
The most basic part of being comfortable is feeling warm, but when the body is fighting to be well, it can be hard to regulate temperature. Our cotton thermal blankets are specially-designed to trap air, creating more insulation than regular woven blankets. They are lightweight, yet provide exceptional warmth. Made from 100% cotton and loom-woven with a block-pattern weave – the secret to their comfort – they are also long-lasting and durable. These blankets resist snagging, and keep their shape and color even after years of industrial washing. We offer thermal blankets in AllSoft [tm] Cotton with a small-box twill, and the Lexington Cotton blanket, with block-pattern weave.
Nothing is cozier and warmer, yet lighter than microfleece. Patients will breathe a sigh of relief when they wrap themselves in our best-selling Microloft Blanket or Polartec® Softec microfleece blanket. They are the perfect choice for a core bed blanket for every season of the year. They are breathable, allowing good air flow and have the highest weight to warmth ratio available. They wick moisture away, keeping patients dry. They resist piling, and wash beautifully. They feel luxurious, yet are an economical choice. Your housekeeping staff will love the time savings they see when laundering microfleece blankets compared to traditional cotton thermal – they wash and dry in half the time (and your budget will improve with savings on water, electricity and harsh detergents)
Our CozyCare Lap Blanket is tailor made for healthcare settings. It is sized for a guest sitting in a chair or wheelchair. If sitting in a wheelchair, it has an optional Velcro strap that can help to prevent the throw from slipping off the guest. It is exceptionally durable with a microfiber face and cozy microfleece reverse.
Our VelvetLoft Throw Blanket is the perfect supplement to bed blankets. VelvetLoft throws are incredibly soft, snuggly, warm and light. They are perfect for patients who are not confined to bed, so they can be cozy and feel pampered while sitting in a chair. A bit smaller than bed blankets, they are the perfect size for wrapping up in. And, of course, like all our other healthcare blankets, they are durable and keep their shape and softness even after heavy use and years of washing.
Every part of a hospital environment can help or impede speedy recovery. The blankets you choose may not be the most dramatic purchase you make for your institution, but they might be the single most important non-medical factor in the comfort of your hospital’s patients. When you are sick, ill, injured or in any kind of distress, the first instinct to feel better is to wrap yourself in a blanket. With Boston Textile’s blankets, you can provide the best quality at great prices.