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Why Circadacare

 

Improve the wellbeing of older adults and people living with dementia by supporting their natural human circadian rhythms with circadian lighting systems


Health and wellbeing benefits


  • Improved sleep patterns

    Better sleep with lighting that better matches natural conditions


  • Improved mood

    Improved mood, reduced agitation and depression in older adults


  • Day/Night cycle support

    Day/night cycle support for those living with dementia – alleviating sundowning


  • Improved visual acuity

    Improved lighting levels for older eyes – improved visual acuity


  • Reduced number of falls

    Reduced number of falls due to improved lighting

Operational and cost benefits


  • Fall reduction

    Fall reduction cost benefits to care and health providers


  • Improved occupancy

    Improve occupancy levels and management in care homes


  • Reduce interventions

    Reduce interventions required for dementia sufferers


  • Integrate with your systems

    Integration with other care and building systems


  • Adaptable and flexible

    A software-based system for future-proofing care environments


  • Energy savings

    Our circadian lighting systems are energy efficient and enable significant cost savings

Disrupted human circadian rhythms have wide-ranging health & wellbeing impacts in older adults and those living with dementia which increase the challenges for care staff and operators. Circadacare’s circadian systems are designed to resolve these problems and significantly improve the effectiveness of care management.

The science shows that precise and customisable settings are needed to achieve the potential benefits and avoid disruptions from conventional lighting. Circadacare delivers this through complete solutions that are designed and purposed to address these problems for existing and new build care homes.

 How Does Circadacare Technology Work?

Healthy Circadian Cycles

Circadacare systems are designed to promote healthy circadian cycles and to address the problem of disrupted circadian rhythms to deliver wide-ranging health benefits

Smart Software Algorithm

Unique Circadacare circadian systems manage the colour spectrum of light for maximum circadian effect day and night

Customisable Control

Circadacare circadian lighting systems integrate with nurse call and other solutions, which allows care staff to adjust settings precisely for each resident and room

What Does Circadacare Solve?

 

Circadian Disruption


Disrupted circadian rhythms become more acute as we age & can be heightened in those living with dementia. Levels of critical hormones, e.g. cortisol & melatonin can be affected, impacting immune systems & sleep/wake cycles.

Higher Risk of Falls


Circadian disruption & lighting not tuned for the ageing eye contribute to causes of falls in older adults. Studies have shown a 43% reduction in falls where circadian-supportive lighting is used in older adult care.

Poor Sleep/Wake Cycles


Daytime alertness levels and mood can be improved through supporting better sleep/wake cycles. This has been shown to reduce agitation and depression in older adults and benefit this living with dementia by also alleviating sundowning.

See how Circadacare works 24 hours per day to optimise support for the human circadian cycle

This short video runs through a 24 hour cycle of how Circadacare manages the lighting environment to support the care of older adults and those living with dementia.

 

The Benefits of True Circadian Care

  • Health & Wellbeing Benefits

    Improved sleep patterns for all

    Improved mood and reduced agitation/depression in older adults

    Day/Night cycle support for those living with dementia – alleviating “sundowning”

    Improved lighting levels for older eyes – improved visual acuity

    Reduces the number of falls

  • Operational & Cost Benefits

    Fall reduction cost benefits to care and health providers

    Improve occupancy levels and management in care homes

    Reduce interventions required for dementia sufferers

    Integration with other care and building systems

    Adaptable and flexible – a software-based system for future-proofing care environments

Circadacare does more than simply supply products and systems.

We work with owners, designers, consultants and contractors at each stage of a project to ensure the optimum effectiveness for any circadian lighting installation. This includes calibration of the circadian support design to ensure the correct rating of circadian lights are applied and that the solution will suit each individual project.

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Alzheimer’s patients who received light exposures of circadian stimulus greater than or equal to 0.3 during daytime hours and less than 0.1 during the evening hours consistently and significantly increased their sleep duration, improved their sleep quality, and reduced their symptoms of depression and agitation.
— Mariana Figuero

 

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