Lighting is critical to improving safety throughout the home and reducing fall risk. As we age we all require greater levels of lighting that can provide adequate contrast and visibility. By providing proper visibility through additional lighting we are less likely to trip or run into furniture within the home. This is particularly important for anyone with glaucoma, macular degeneration or cataracts.
One of the most overlooked areas of the home is the bedroom. And while the bedroom includes a variety of safety risks to be mindful of, having adequate lighting is especially important. To reduce the risk of falling it’s important to make sure the bedroom has working light sources particularly for anyone who frequently uses the restroom or may get up throughout the night. In addition, it can be helpful to implement accessible light switches or motion sensor lighting that eliminates the need for one to attempt to reach for a switch. This can be helpful for anyone who uses a walker, wheelchair or wants additional ease.
There are many modifications that are designed to improve visibility throughout the entire home This includes products such as motion activated lights, free standing lamps, or night lights. The goal of these home modifications are to ensure lights are adequately spaced throughout each room.
Top modifications to consider:
• Ceiling Mounted Motion Activated Lights
• Under Bed Motion Activated Lights
• Touch to Activate Bedside Lamps