The Healing Art Cart Program
What if there was a simple way to make the experience of being hospitalized a lot more pleasant?
Inspired by Evidence-Based Art research and the desire to have a real impact with his art, Peter C. Blanchard created the Healing Art Cart program to bring the beauty of nature to those who have difficulty getting out to see it first-hand.
The idea is simple: fill a cart with beautiful, calming artwork, bring it through the hospital unit at regular intervals, and let patients choose what goes on display in their own rooms.
All artwork includes elements shown by Evidence-Based Art research to reduce stress and improve health outcomes, ensuring that the program provides therapeutic benefit as well as aesthetic value.
The combination of appropriate artwork with a simple yet elegant program design provides the following benefits:
- Reduced stress and anxiety for clients, staff, and visitors.
- Improved health outcomes for clients receiving any kind of medical care.
- Reduced costs from lower staff turnover rates and reduced cost of care.
- Increased income by elevating the perceived quality of your organization in the view of prospective clients, foundations and donors.
While designed for hospitals, the Healing Art Cart program can be adapted for retirement centers, memory care facilities, hospice residencies, and many other locations.
Please download the Healing Art Cart Info Sheet (PDF) to learn more, and
Contact Peter directly to find out if the Healing Art Cart is a good fit for your facility.
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