Nursing Home Raised Bed Advice Needed
New member here!
I work for a nursing home and really want to get some gardening activities for our residents. Most are in wheelchairs and some have memory issues. We also do rehab for people that might have had strokes, amputations, etc so we have quite the diverse population!
Anyhow, I built this planter which is 8 x 3 but decided to make another that is only 28" deep so someone in a wheelchair can reach to the back of it. Made it about 24" high so our average wheelchair user can reach in fairly easily. The rear posts are higherfor hanging baskets that our people can do arrangements in.
Future plans are for 6 beds each 6 x 2 and a potting station for doing hanging baskets and decorative pots (which a wheelchair can go up under for ease of access).
Does anyone have pictures of their set up or ideas I can incorporate in future projects?
I really want the entire mix of our residents to get a bit of gardening therapy....Would like to end up with 157 square feet of space (one for each bed we have)