SENIOR CARE GOOD LIGHTING ENRICHES SENIOR LIVING - 31 Pages

Add to MyMedicalExpo favorites
SENIOR CARE GOOD LIGHTING ENRICHES SENIOR LIVING

Catalog excerpts

LIGHTING FOR SENIOR CARE GOOD LIGHTING ENRICHING LIFE

 Open the catalog to page 1

MORE LIGHT LESS SHADOW Increasing light as protection in our later years - that's our passion. Experience, close links with science and frequent collaboration with the healthcare sector enable us to meet specific requirements with our lighting solutions. Scientific evaluations support our innovations. BASIC PLANNING PRINCIPLES 13 • Offices and Administrative Areas 41

 Open the catalog to page 2

DERUNGS – LIGHT FOR PEOPLE PERCEPTION SIGHT IN OUR SENIOR YEARS When eyesight deteriorates due to age or illness, it has far-reaching consequences for independence. Those affected quickly become anxious and increasingly insecure about moving around. Light cannot correct deteriorating eyesight, but it can help to compensate, restoring self-confidence. Proper illumination helps avoid visual missteps and prevent falls. Age-related visual impairments Macular degeneration Retinitis pigmentosa Diabetic retinopathy

 Open the catalog to page 3

DERUNGS – LIGHT FOR PEOPLE FALL PREVENTION FALL PREVENTION LIGHT AS A SILENT HELPER One in three “over 65s” typically have a fall at least once a year. Among “over 80s” this figure is , one in two.1 Serious injuries, such as hip fractures, lead to a lasting reduction in independence for the majority of those affected. A bad fall can also cause the person to fear further falls and to limit the scope of their activities as a preventive measure. Alarming figures • There are between around 1.6 and 2 million falls per year in Germany Falls in senior care homes • Most hospital patients and senior...

 Open the catalog to page 4

FALL PREVENTION FALL PREVENTION Preserving the independence of residents begins with exercise programs to maintain mobility but also includes modifications to the environment such as lighting, floor coverings and handrails. Sophisticated lighting design helps to instill a feeling of security and increases residents' confidence when moving about. Elderly people can thus enjoy a more active involvement in their surroundings. Pleasant lighting also encourages use of the recreation and communal areas. Light-related causes of falls negative Other light-related causes of falls • Shadows (sharp...

 Open the catalog to page 5

DERUNGS – LIGHT FOR PEOPLE DEMENTIA THE GREATEST CHALLENGE Dementia patients require intensive support and care – often around the clock. The progression of the disease causes the sufferer to be increasingly confused by his surroundings. It is difficult for the person concerned to process environmental stimuli properly and to react accordingly. Consequently, secondary symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, passiveness or delusions can develop. Some also experience day/night confusion, which in some cases is a complete reversal of the wake/sleep cycle. Lighting for people with dementia must...

 Open the catalog to page 6

DERUNGS LIGHT FO PEOPLE DERUNGS – LIGH T FOR PEOPLE ERUNG ERUNG N LIGHT FOR EOPLE GH HT EOP O BASIC PLANNING PRINCIPLES BASIC PLANNING PRINCIPLES PERFECTION IS OUR GOAL Whether a new building or renovation, in the recreation area, bathroom or residents' rooms – light is an important design tool. Used effectively, lighting can have a positive impact on wellbeing, health and capability. Lighting should not dominate the room, but blend harmoniously into the overall architectural design. Sophisticated lighting design should take into account the daily needs of residents and caregivers as well...

 Open the catalog to page 7

RECOMMENDATIONS FEATURES OF GOOD LIGHTING Daylight and artificial light, colors and materials form a whole. This interplay can be targeted to facilitate architectural and interior design. Along with the calculated use of color, proper use of light also plays a major role. Sophisticated light planning can compensate for reduced mobility and sensory abilities caused by advancing age. In some cases, some symptoms of dementia can also be reduced. Color temperatures and color rendering Entrances to buildings should be particularly well-lit during the day and dimly-lit at night, as the entrance...

 Open the catalog to page 8

LIGHTING SOLUTIONS YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP • Cozy lighting in the living areas • Bright, practical lighting in the social, recreation and patient care areas • Pleasant, efficient lighting for offices and administrative areas RESIDENTS' ROOMS P 31 . OFFICES AND ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS P 41 .

 Open the catalog to page 9

DERUNGS – LIGHT FOR PEOPLE VANERA ORBIT AMADEA PENDANT

 Open the catalog to page 10

CORRIDORS AND STAIRCASES SAFETY AS A TOP PRIORITY In the interests of holistic care, healthcare facilities are now equipped to fully meet the requirements of the elderly in relation to safety and security. This is essential to ensure that residents feel at home and can move around as freely as possible. Further light planning aspects should also be considered, such as the illumination values in accordance with VDI/VDE Guideline 6008-3 and accessibility requirements. VANERA Windowless corridors Corridors with windows and doors • Optimal room lighting creates conditions similar • Changing...

 Open the catalog to page 11

DERUNGS – LIGHT FOR PEOPLE RECREATION AREAS AMADEA PENDANT VANERA ORBIT RECREATION AREAS

 Open the catalog to page 13

RECREATION AREAS RECREATION AREAS RECREATION AREAS TOGETHER, NOT ALONE Healthcare facilities now often offer a garden area adapted to the needs of the elderly, providing a calming environment for light exercise and relaxation. However, some elderly residents rarely use this facility. Could this be due to dazzling sunlight or the risk of falling in bad weather? A safe and comfortable design for the recreation areas assumes even more importance in these situations. This includes a sophisticated lighting solution. AMADEA & VANERA Harmony between space and light In tune with nature General...

 Open the catalog to page 14

RECREATION AREAS RECREATION AREAS

 Open the catalog to page 15

DERUNGS – LIGHT FOR PEOPLE RESIDENTS' ROOMS VANERA ORBIT RESIDENTS' ROOMS AMADEA & AMALIA

 Open the catalog to page 16

RESIDENTS' ROOMS RESIDENTS' ROOMS RESIDENTS' ROOMS CENTRAL TO LIGHT PLANNING A resident's room is a multi-functional area: it is the real living area for the resident, in which care and medical treatment are also administered. Statistically, falls most often occur in residents' rooms. A versatile lighting system meets the diverse requirements. These include a room light, a reading/care light and orientation lights. RIGU & VANERA General lighting Examination light Reading light Night light General lighting Administering care and examinations Individually switchable direct/indirect lighting...

 Open the catalog to page 17

All Derungs Licht AG catalogs and technical brochures