Improve Assisted Living Facilities with Motorized Blinds
Blinds are an integral part of almost any establishment. Whether that’s a commercial business or someone’s home, they’re relevant. It’s an important convenience to be able to cover windows. That’s not just to keep unwanted sunlight out, but for privacy too. Keeping out prying eyes is one of the most important features blinds have to offer and the main reason they’re used everywhere. From high-rise office buildings to assisted living facilities, blinds are a necessity. But how about motorized blinds?
Speaking of assisted living facilities, they actually have a unique need that many buildings don’t have. That need is accessibility. For example, they need proper stair handrails and other accessibility measures. When one begins to get up there in years, the ability to reach up and open blinds can diminish. This is especially true if reaching over a couch or other furnishing to get to the blinds cord. Eventually, night falls and it becomes necessary to close them again. If they’re left open while the lights are on, your windows will turn your living room into a display case for everyone outside to see into.
For those who have a hard time opening and closing their blinds, there’s a fantastic solution: motorized blinds. Motorizing your blinds allows you to open and close them without even having to leave your seat. Just tapping a button on your smartphone or tablet will allow you to uncover or recover your windows. This is a necessity for those in wheelchairs or who struggle with mobility.
Assisted living facilities are effectively apartments for those who may need access to help part of the time. Staff can bring residents medication, meals, or help them with tasks that are difficult for them to do by themselves. For these elderly folks, maintaining as much independence as possible is important. That’s why motorized blinds are a fantastic addition to assisted living facilities.
Motorized blinds allow residents to open and close their blinds whenever they like without having to ask for help. This is great for their mental health, as the loss of independence can cause depression or other mental health problems. It’s also necessary for helping them maintain a certain quality of life.
Health Benefits of Motorized Blinds
What you may not know is that there are actual health benefits to more accessible, motorized blinds. When someone has enough trouble with accessing their blinds, they may start to leave them closed. Sitting in a sparsely-lit room also contributes to the onset of depression.
It’s not just mental health that’s affected by the lack of sunlight. Even just ten minutes a day of sunlight can give you enough vitamin D to sustain you. However, little to no sunlight can negatively impact your body very quickly. More aches and pains and insomnia are only two of many ways low vitamin D can impact you.
Giving residents the ability to open their blinds and then close them when they need to without having to overexert or injure themselves is paramount for their health. People will no longer have to sit in the dark just because they’re unable to open their blinds by themselves.
If you’d like to inquire about any of the blinds available at Domir or whether they can be motorized, we urge you to contact us. Give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help!