The true costs of poor lighting in the Aged Care sector
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See why good lighting can transform care and support in Aged Care.
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Reduce falls in care
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Improve safety and comfort
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Reduce medical misdiagnosis
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Reduce eye strain, dizziness and fatique
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Just a few of the key findings on the impact of lighting in Aged Care.
Fall, fractures and increased morbidity and mortality
In Australia, falls are the leading cause of hospitalised injury (41%) and injury-related deaths (37% of all deaths). Nationally, across all age groups, 10% of falls occurred in residential aged care. Over 50% of those with a hip fracture will experience some degree of functional impairment.
Significant benefit of ambient lighting at night
30-40% of accidents occur while transitioning from sitting to standing or vice versa. Using horizontal and vertical ambient light at night demonstrated similar weight transfer time as ceiling lighting. The benefit of the ambient lighting was less disruption of sleep due to bright overhead lights.
The adverse effects of invisible flicker
Invisible flicker or "sensed but not perceived" happens above 80 Hz and causes health issues such as eye strain, dizziness, fatigue and headaches and, more seriously, ocular migraines. Those living with photo-sensitive epilepsy or autism spectrum disorder can be extremely debilitated by flicker. In extreme cases, flicker can induce seizures and pose other life-threatening conditions.
Circadian cycle supported by light
Light simulates the circadian system, whether natural sunlight or artificial light. Our brain's autonomic response to light processes and regulates physiological rhythms throughout the body's tissues and organs, affecting hormone levels and the sleep-wake cycle.
Replicating nature in lighting
Renovating a facility to increase natural light is ideal, but the disruption and expense are often too great. Using a lighting solution with colour temperatures that mimic the cycle of daylight is the first step. Smart lighting controls, such as Casambi, can deliver natural light variations across the facility from dawn to dusk.
More than ever, there is a calling for improved Aged Care facilities across Australia. Learn how great lighting can positively impact comfort and well-being.
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