Aging is great: we gain wisdom, character, knowledge, and judgment.
But it sure is tough on the eyes. The older we get, the less we see. The shape of our eye changes, the lens in our eye darkens and thickens, less light reaches our retina. To help offset these vision deficits, people over age 60 need twice as much light as a 30-year-old, if not more.
Aging-In-Place designers and contractors are sharply aware of these eyesight issues and try to include in their planning strategies a strong lighting program to offset this weakness.
Specialists in lighting design say that effective solutions don’t rely solely on more powerful lighting-although that’s important- but also require an understanding of placement, room function, natural light sources, and interior color schemes. Though potentially complicated, the good news is that these different elements allow for a lot of flexibility and customization. That means planners can use a wide variety of lighting applications to get the job done.
Here are some of the lighting tips used by these experts as they go about the business of creating well-lit environments for seniors and others with vision impairments.
Making sure that your aging eyes are receiving adequate illumination is a crucial strategy for achieving a better and safer “aging in place” life. All it takes is some thoughtful planning; a careful survey of your home’s interior and exterior and perhaps a little guidance from an aging-in-place planner or contractor. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 604-259-9774 or email us at [email protected]
We work with seniors, people with mobility issues, and those who have sustained a traumatic injury or health crisis.
We are a fully licensed general contractor and specialize in areas such as home renovations, grab bar placement and grab bar installations, wheelchair ramps and handrails, senior care and independent living support.
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We offer complete bathroom adaptations and remodelling, including low and zero threshold shower enclosures, tub to shower conversions, walk-in tubs and bathtub inserts.
Our focus on accessible living extends beyond your kitchen and bathroom, and into your entire home with custom home adaptations. We are Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists.
We build custom wheelchair ramps and offer door widening services, as well as offset hinges. We also have porch lifts, chair lifts, patient lifts as well as other elevating devices available.
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