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.
|Title of host publication||Assistive Technology: Building Bridges|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||13th Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Conference (AAATE 2015) - Budapest Congress Centre, Budapest, Hungary|
Duration: 9 Sep 2015 → 12 Sep 2015
Conference number: 13
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Conference||13th Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Conference (AAATE 2015)|
|Abbreviated title||AAATE 2015|
|Period||9/09/15 → 12/09/15|
|Other||“Attracting New Areas and Building Bridges”|
- 'life enrichment care'
- Evidence Based Design
- quality of life