Lighting in Independent Living Facilities and How Designers Can Help Improve It

Hegde, Asha; Ahn, Mira
January 2011
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences;Winter2011, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p40
Academic Journal
This study documented the lighting in two independent living facilities (ILFs) and residents' perceptions regarding safety and accessibility in their ILFs. Findings indicated lighting was inadequate to compensate for the sensory losses of residents when compared to lighting standards for seniors. Residents rated safety of lighting as average to safe and accessibility of rooms or areas as average to easy, raising questions about their positive responses. The study included suggestions to designers for providing high quality lighting environments supportive of the aging process.


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