Better home lighting may help people with glaucoma get more steps, move faster
Feb 09, 2024
Adequate lighting at home can help older adults with visual impairments move more, and more quickly. But more research is needed to see if modifications can improve this population’s physical activity...
Designers with a green thumb: Enhancing high-end senior care with biophilia
Dec 01, 2022
Recent trends indicate an increase in healthy living and mental well-being in environments with biophilic design elements. However, incorporating nature into interiors is more than just a trend — it...
Let there not be light
Nov 17, 2022
It’s the first command in the Biblical creation story — let there be light. But if you’re working a night shift in a long-term care facility, I need you to stop reading this right now and go turn...
A call to action: Using CMP funds to reduce falls in nursing homes
Nov 01, 2022
Approximately 1.5 million Americans live in nursing homes. The quality of life for these residents is often compromised as they face daily difficulties and challenges, one of which is the risk of falling...
Light exposure during sleep linked to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure in seniors
Jun 24, 2022
Older men and women who are exposed to any amount of light while sleeping are more likely to have these chronic conditions than their peers who sleep in total darkness, investigators have found.
Transforming eldercare through therapeutic light
May 26, 2021
Elders in skilled nursing facilities spend most of their time indoors. However, the need for healthy light increases with age as the pupil gets smaller and the eye’s lens thickens, requiring even more...
‘Tuned’ lighting cuts nighttime sleep disturbances in half: study
Oct 07, 2020
Residents slept better after a Sacramento, CA, nursing home installed programmable LED lighting fixtures and set them to mimic natural light fluctuations, say long-term care researchers from Brown University.
Better facility lighting can help prevent medication errors
Feb 17, 2020
Nurses with nearsightedness or the visual changes of aging were less likely to misread medication labels under optimized lighting conditions.
New facility lighting products regulate blue light and sleep/wake quality
Dec 02, 2019
A new lighting system allows facility operators to customize blue light exposure to promote better sleep and wakefulness.
Looking forward: These simple steps can help your vision-impaired residents
Oct 01, 2019
These tips, such as how to improve visual contrast in living spaces, can help vision-impaired residents remain safe and self-reliant.