Ecore Solves Acoustic Issues in North Carolina Senior Living Community
Canton, NC, June 22, 2018-Ecore’s Forest Rx was used in Silver Bluff Village senior living community to create a surface that has the capability of reducing the risk of injury associated with falls while also offering sound control and comfort for walking.
According to Lisa Leatherwood, MSN, RN and administrator of Silver Bluff Village-offering short-term rehab, long-term care, independent living and social activities for residents-acoustics is a prominent issue in senior living facilities.
Trying to find solutions, the first renovation replaced the flooring with carpet, which reduced noise, but proved problematic for cleanliness. As a result, Leatherwood began searching for an alternative to carpet. She learned about Ecore flooring’s Rx line after attending a skilled nursing convention.
Ecore’s Forest Rx in European Oak was installed in the hallways of all four resident wings, a business office area and in a short wing that leads to the assisted living building attached to the long-term care building.
The flooring was installed one wing at a time, starting with the facility’s most alert residents so they could immediately determine whether noise would be an issue. Once the project was completed, Silver Bluff residents and staff took notice of the positive results of the flooring installation, with no difference in noise between the carpet and Ecore flooring.