DEMENTIA AND CARE HOME LIGHTING
A good care home looks after its residents as if they were family, fully committed to supporting them in their later years, providing a happy and safe environment in which to enjoy life. While the average person might think of lighting as something which you switch on and off as required, lighting professionals know that correct illumination of a space can enhance an elderly person or Dementia sufferer’s life.
Lighting recreational areas and corridors correctly can help people to see what is around them, use landmarks to navigate and identify signs, avoid anxiety and help prevent accidents. Good care home lighting allows medical and care professionals to do their job safely and efficiently and provides significant energy cost savings.
Dark corridors can be unsafe and trigger fear, particularly in Dementia sufferers. Correct lighting can also regulate the sleep patterns of Dementia sufferers by varying the type and colour of lighting throughout the day in order to support the body's natural Circadian Rhythm (body clock). This helps to energize residents during the day and sleep at night.
Our product design is based on research and years of care home lighting experience, with products manufactured in the UK to ISO9001 and ISO14001 British quality standards. We are a Carbon Trust Accredited and Green Business Directory Supplier. This means that tax relief and financial contributions are potentially available for customers to purchase our energy saving lighting products.
There are several methods of financing a lighting project, subject to certain qualifying criteria. The Enhance Capital Allowance scheme provides tax relief if the products being purchased are included in the government’s list of nearly 17,000 energy saving products. Carbon Reduction Grants are available to a maximum of £12,500, Low Carbon Across the South East provide grants of up to £20,000, the Carbon Trust Green Business Fund provides a financial contribution of up to £5,000 and Salix Finance provides 5 year interest free loans to the public sector.
A well lit corridor enhances safety and provides feelings of well being.
Intelligent external lighting increases safety and saves energy costs.