Circadian Lighting Promotes the Health and Well-being of Seniors
One of the biggest challenges in senior living, and in memory care in particular, is helping residents maintain a normal circadian rhythm and regular sleep patterns.
Circadian lighting is a valuable upgrade for all residential settings and has even more benefit for senior living.
Lighting systems that mimic natural day and night cycles can dramatically improve both the mood and the health of seniors (and staff) who spend most of their days indoors. Circadian lighting has been shown to improve sleep cycles, reduce anxiety and agitated behavior, and increase engagement in day-time activities. In clinical settings, adding circadian lighting can even allow for marked reduction in psychotropic and sleep medications for memory care patients.
Residents awake to a warm glow that mimics sunrise. As the morning goes on, that light becomes brighter and whiter like the sun outside, which stimulates alertness and encourages participation in community activities. In the late afternoon, lights shift to evening hues, providing a peaceful atmosphere that prepares residents for bed and can help alleviate symptoms of Sundowner’s syndrome.
Every light in our system is individually programmable to allow each room to wake at a different time. Each one is controlled through a cloud-based interface that operates on the cellular data network. No connection to the building’s wireless network is required, which eliminates HIPAA concerns.
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What Our Clients are Saying
When we acquire a new facility, one of the first things we look at is safety. That means a well-lit parking lot and perimeter. The Gardens of Roseboro needed improvements in both departments. Lumenant suggested solar lights because we wouldn’t have to dig up the parking lot or do trenching around the exterior of the property to install conduit for a traditional lighting solution. They were done in two days, we actually saved money, and it feels like we have twice as much light now.