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Benefits Of Wall Fountains In Senior Centers

Jan 9, 2008
Old age catches up with everyone and sometimes, it catches up with a vengeance. As a result, more and more senior citizens are going into assisted care environments, like senior centers. Senior centers provide a restful environment to their denizens and one of the details that makes for a soothing and relaxing senior center is a wall fountain. In addition to providing a soothing background noise, wall fountains offer a wonder visual experience and hydrate the air at the same time!

What are Wall Water Fountains?

Generally, a wall water fountain is installed in a common area, entrance or walkway in senior center facilities. This lets the water flow provide soothing background noise and visual enjoyment for individuals. They also serve to catch dust and other irritants from the air. Several wall fountains are designed for health service use, which come with solid state (metallurgical) anti-fungal agents that also help reduce the risk of bacteria and viruses from spreading. They work by pollutants that are captured by the water. Pollutants are then run over a set of plates where piezoelectric charges pull the spores down and keep them from re-circulating. So, in addition to being pleasant and attractive, they serve as sort of a renewable HePA filter, and help to keep the residents safe.

Wall fountains are attractive - they come in a variety of sizes, from small, discrete bubblers to ones that cycle through twenty gallons per minute and are meant for display walls in reception areas. It can project a certain distinction or even time period. Often displaying a modus of professionalism and classical styling to what could otherwise be an austere environment.

Water Wall Fountains in Senior Centers

In senior centers, wall fountains often promote a sense of life reflection in quiet moments, which allows seniors to reflect on their life in past years and what the future may possibly hold. Not to mention the new research of the healing properties of flowing water. Wall fountains are becoming very common for outpatient care facilities. Several styles of can be found to match the décor of any senior center, ranging from rough-hewn styles of stone, to classical marble facades, to more modernist steel and coated copper varieties. View more styles of wall fountains at http://www.garden-fountains.com/Categories.bok?category=Fiberglass+Wall+Fountains. The fountain bed materials can be pebbled, slate, or even filled with glass beads.

Installing one is not very difficult at all. Any handyman type person on staff at the senior center should have no problems installing a new wall fountain. Remember that water weighs 8 pounds per gallon when situating your fountain - make sure it has proper support in the wall structure and make sure it's placed near an electrical outlet as most come with a self contained electrical pump. Good locations for wall fountains in senior centers include in the lobby, the communal recreation areas and even the dining hall. The aim is to provide the soothing benefits of flowing water to seniors residing in the senior center, including the ability to look at them and hear them.

If you are looking at renovating a senior center, don't overlook the obvious benefits of installing wall fountains for your residents and their visitors. They are delightful additions which make your senior center more attractive, offer pleasing ambience to center residents, and provides air filtration and anti-microbial benefits. To view a distinctive selection of wall fountains visit http://www.garden-fountains.com/Categories.bok?category=Wall+Fountains.
About the Author
Elizabeth Jean is an outdoor gardening writer and frequent contributor to Garden-Fountains.com, a popular internet destination for water fountains and garden statuary.
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