Creating healthy nursing home environment via lighting interventions: a theoretical approach

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Abstract

In the Netherlands long-term care facilities made investments in order to improve the well-being of their residents and to support healthcare professionals in their daily task. Light is one of the technical solutions that might be contribute to support the well-being of older residents in long-term care facilities. This study investigates which possibilities are available to enrich the current situation to support the well-being, activities of daily living, and quality of life of older residents from lighting perspective. The light measurements show that the conditions are low and the value of 750 lux mainly reached on measurements points close to the window area. In this field study the light conditions are improved through a static lighting system. Further research is needed in order to investigate how the new light plan affect the quality of life and to define light guidelines for long-term care facilities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology: Building Bridges
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages411-414
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995654
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event13th Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Conference (AAATE 2015) - Budapest Congress Centre, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Sep 201512 Sep 2015
Conference number: 13
http://www.aaate2015.eu/

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume217
ISSN (Print)09269630
ISSN (Electronic)18798365

Conference

Conference13th Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Conference (AAATE 2015)
Abbreviated titleAAATE 2015
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period9/09/1512/09/15
Other“Attracting New Areas and Building Bridges”
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Keywords

  • 'life enrichment care'
  • Evidence Based Design
  • quality of life

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