Russ Garber

by Russ Garber

Director - Senior Living

See Seniors Housing in a New Light

  • FEBRUARY 02, 2018
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While many design elements in senior living facilities have been carefully vetted and refined over many iterations—even generations—one element that is all-too-often overlooked is lighting. Lighting has a significant impact on residents.

We recently commissioned a study, conducted by design research consultants, that consolidated and conducted a comprehensive review of academic journals, scientific studies and published literature on the topic of lighting in senior living facilities and found that the three main areas that lighting effects in residents' lives in senior living facilities are mood, risk of falls and overall resident performance.

So, what did we find? Check out my recent article in Seniors Housing Business about the key effects of lighting.

Source: "See Seniors Housing in a New Light" in Seniors Housing Business 

Lack of illumination may induce a higher risk of accidental falls for residents, especially dementia patients. In a continuing care environment, a lighting plan should be created to increase lighting as the resident grows older. 

Russ Garber

by Russ Garber

Director - Senior Living

Russ has been immersed in the senior living market for over a decade. Based on a growing need in our society, this type of work quickly evolved into his industry calling. When he's not designing senior living facilities, you might find him having a meal at his favorite Columbus restaurant: The Blue Danube.