Get the Elderly Out of the Shadows

Over at the AgeWiseLiving Blog, Barbara E. Friesner, Generational Coach has a very helpful article on lighting considerations for Seniors’ homes.  Barbara makes several excellent points, including this:

Geriatric care managers can help assess the safety in Seniors' homesInstall good, shadow free, lighting on all stairways. Put a light switch at the top and bottom of each staircase.   Make sure there are no shadows and that the light is bright enough to light the whole staircase –even when someone is on it.  One way to do this is to put rope lights under the railings and/or banisters.   You’ll also want to be careful of stairs that end in a window as it might create too much glare at the landing.

To read the entire article, go to: Get the Elderly Out of the Shadows

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Originally posted 2010-08-26 08:40:45.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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