Bright Living Senior Care Center
Welcome to the Bright Living Senior Care Center, where the lighting is efficient and the residents are cheery. Our lighting is top notch because we understand the importance of high-quality senior care lighting.
As we grow older, we may experience eye problems that we have no control over. It can be difficult to differentiate colors and even faces. Lighting plays a huge role in how well we see. It’s important in senior care facilities to have proper lighting to ensure residents are comfortable and safe in all areas of the facility. Lighting should portray a clean environment while making it feel like home. Our facility realizes that seniors need to feel safe and that lighting can help achieve that. Our residents, nurses, doctors and visitors rave over our LED lighting. Read below to learn how we transformed our facility.
Making Residents Stay Comfortable and Healthy
Lighting in resident rooms, hallways, dining areas and examination rooms can greatly impact the health and wellbeing of residents. Poor lighting can cause the aging eye to perceive shadows and glares as obstacles, causing disorientation, which can lead to falls and accidents. This can impact a resident’s sense of independence. If a resident cannot walk the hallways or feel they can go about their day independently, they will no longer do so. This can then cause agitation and even aggression if they can no longer carry out daily tasks due to poor visual performance. That’s why we have lighting that minimizes shadows and glare while helping residents see whatever is in their path.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), dementia, sundowners and other age-related diseases can all be affected by lighting. These conditions can worsen when facility lighting is not the proper color temperature or has too low or too high of light levels. Here at the Bright Living Senior Care Center, we encourage using lighting that is on the amber side of the color spectrum at night to help residents sleep, while using a blue-tinted light for the morning and afternoon to help them wake up and get ready for the day.
Helping Nurses and Doctors Work Efficiently
Not only are our residents happy, but our nurses and doctors are as well. In examination rooms, light levels need to be high enough for doctors and nurses to be able to do their job properly, but soft enough to still remain comfortable for the patient. Using a mixture of indirect ambient lighting with direct task lighting can give the examination rooms the proper amount of light output.
Our nursing stations are lit with good, quality lighting. This create better workforce engagement and increases work efficiency. Higher light levels with blue hues also help our nurses stay alert during late hours.
Our resident room also include amber night lights to provide residents with a safe environment at night to move around as needed. These night lights are also useful for nurses when they need to enter a room at night so they won’t wake the resident by turning on overhead lights.
Helping Visitors and Family Members Feel at Ease
When family members first enter our facility, they are immediately looking around to observe the environment. Proper lighting can make a first impression a great one. Quality lighting can send a positive message to family and friends of residents, showing the Bright Living Senior Care Center cares. You can feel at ease with your loved one staying at our senior center. With our proper light levels and quality lighting, you can rest assure we only provide top-quality care.
**The Bright Living Senior Care Center used in this blog post is fictional.
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