Why Aquariums are Good for Healthcare Centres

There are many ways to reduce stress in healthcare centre waiting rooms but a proven way to reduce stress and anxiety in healthcare centre waiting rooms is…

There are many ways to reduce stress in healthcare centre waiting rooms such as supplying magazines for people to read to take their minds off whatever they might be there for. However a proven way to reduce stress and anxiety in healthcare centre waiting rooms is a healthcare centre aquarium.

A study by Purdue University in 2004 found that patients awaiting electroconvulsive therapy in the presence of an aquarium demonstrated a 12% reduction in self reported pre-treatment anxiety. Because of the stress reducing benefits of aquariums more healthcare centres are choosing to install office aquariums.

In addition to aquariums helping to reduce stress and anxiety, research has also shown that people who have Alzheimer’s experience a variety of health benefits from watching an aquarium. Purdue University also found that patients who were exposed to aquariums appeared to be more relaxed and alert, and they ate up to 21 percent more food than they had before the introduction of the aquariums. The average increase in food consumption was 17.2 percent. The findings suggest that placing aquariums in nursing homes may help cut health-care costs by reducing the need for nutritional supplements and for medications given to help calm disruptive patients. The study also showed a decrease in the number of instances and the duration of behaviours such as wandering, pacing, yelling and physical aggression.

Aqualease are aquarium specialists and have a wide range of aquariums that have been designed for doctors and dentists surgeries, hospitals and clinics as well as nursing and care homes for the elderly.

Aqualease specialise in providing an aquarium rental service to healthcare centres that are looking to experience the benefits of having a healthcare centre aquarium without the need to know the ins and outs of how an aquarium works. With Aqualease’s combined aquarium rental and maintenance service they provide their customers with a unique and hassle free feature.

Aqualease’s technicians will fully install your healthcare centre aquarium, supply you with the fish food and call at regular intervals to service the healthcare centre aquarium at your convenience to make sure that everything looks as good as the day it was installed. Aqualease’s maintenance service is included in the healthcare centre aquarium rental price.

Aqualease know a lot about healthcare centre aquariums and aquarium fish through their years of experience with many business customers. Their healthcare aquarium services are second to none and will go the extra mile to ensure you are always completely happy and your healthcare centre aquarium stays in pristine condition.