Residential Care & Nursing Home Lighting - Acuity Brands
      


Residential Care
& Nursing Home 
Lighting

It can be a challenge to make a
long-term care environment feel
more like home. Lighting can help
bridge the gap with thoughtful
solutions that enable medical
care and deliver aesthetically
pleasing designs.
                                                
Assisted Living
Whether at a stand-alone facility, or within a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) campus that enables residents to age-in-place, it is important for senior residential living spaces to have all of the comforts of home, with additional features and amenities that enhance resident experience.  Lighting is a critical component to the visual experience, enabling visual acuity and safety for aging eyes, as well as supporting a warm ambience for residents and families.

KEY BENEFITS
  • Beautiful styling, advanced LED performance and intuitive controls are essential to creating a living environment that is both welcoming and functional
  • Aging eyes need more light, but individual needs vary. Lighting solutions that deliver the right amount of light, when and where it is needed, ensure that older residents and those with low vision can see to perform daily tasks and activities safely
  • Dynamic lighting solutions provide residents with options that optimize comfort and wellbeing. Warm-dimming luminaires create a soft ambience, while tunable white systems can provide circadian support at certain times of day
Skilled Nursing & Memory Care
Long-term care must address both the physical and emotional needs of residents. Unlike hospital patients, residents of nursing homes are often there for an extended - or even permanent - stay. Clinical concerns must be primary but a close second are the needs of the spirit. The right lighting can be used to address both: hospital-quality lighting with aesthetic designs that feel more like home than hospital.  Designing for resident safety, as well as non-visual needs, such as circadian support, are also critical lighting tasks that can improve outcomes for residents who need greater assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). 

KEY BENEFITS

  • Designing for resident safety, as well as non-visual needs, such as circadian support, are critical lighting tasks that can improve outcomes for residents who need greater assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Focused task illumination can enable caregivers in skilled nursing to see patients clearly during rounding and care activities, such as bathing, grooming and visual observation
  • Layers of light contribute to heightened visual performance for clinical tasks, as well as enabling a comforting atmosphere for patients and families
  • Dynamic lighting solutions, such as warm dimming and tunable white, allow for enhanced atmosphere, as well as delivery of circadian stimulus at certain times of day
Common Rooms & Gathering Areas
Lighting can positively affect the perceptions, moods, and attitudes of both residents and their ultra-important network of family and friends. Common areas should feel lively, inspiring social engagement. Architectural, accent, and warmer indirect illumination can help create a welcoming and uplifting atmosphere. Since these are often multi-purpose spaces, simple-to-use lighting controls enable adjustment for the activity of the moment – playing cards, watching TV, or just chatting.

KEY BENEFITS
  • Often a hub of social activity and where residents spend most of their time, common areas can be inviting and comfortable, while delivering effective lighting for visual tasks
  • Older adults often need 3-4 times more lighting than younger adults. Select lighting systems that meet illumination targets and can be dimmed based on time of day or availability of daylight for an optimized visual environment
  • Incorporating natural light into common areas and gathering spaces contributes to a more welcoming environment, while dramatically offsetting energy use in many cases.  Advanced skylight systems are available with diffuser options that can complement LED lighting
Exterior
First impressions are formed before a prospective resident or visitor ever walks through the front door, speaks to a single staff member, or tours the facility. A well-lit nighttime environment fosters a sense of safety and security for people who may be feeling ill or just ill at ease. Attractive pedestrian-scale luminaires provide a warm atmosphere and light the way for safe passage. Glare-free, uniform outdoor lighting with good color rendering produces an attractive, and welcoming exterior appearance.

KEY BENEFITS
  • Visual acuity is paramount for residents and visitors, for safe navigation and visual orientation
  • High-performance outdoor LED luminaires deliver energy savings, reduced maintenance burden, as well as an enhanced nighttime environment, which promotes a sense of safety and security
  • The most comprehensive offering of area, site, floodlight, bollard, and wall-mounted luminaires

                                                

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