The technology transformation at Thomas Holt Flame Tree
Thomas Holt Flame Tree is the new Residential Aged Care project at Kirrawee which backs onto the Sydney Sandstone Gully Forest and Oyster Creek.
At Flame Tree, each room is supplied with a tablet device so residents and their families can access entertainment systems, the nurse call, telephony, point of sale, security, access control and other electronic infrastructure to facilitate real time updates on our resident’s care needs and experiences.
The Philips Dynalite system has been commissioned to provide 4 x recipes called profiles, the lights follow the profile of colour temperature and intensity, the profile is selected by the health care professional for each patient which plays a big impact on the end user is the use of Human Centric Lighting which uses tunable white LED light to mimic the diurnal shift in the colour temperature of daylight.
The body relies on this daily shift from between warm to cool light to entrain neurotransmitter production, particularly melatonin and serotonin, which regulate sleep and alertness. Circadian lighting replicates this natural cycle in the member ’s room, which is beneficial to those with limited mobility and daylight access, reducing demand for sleep-and mood-regulating medications.
Compensating for the biologically active effects of insufficient daylight exposure and thereby stabilize the sleep-wake rhythm. This may lead to more restorative sleep and thus ultimately improve the mental and emotional condition. May also positively affect agitation, eating habits and communication, at the same time lighting can make the atmosphere calm (easier to rest) or more energetic (easier to rehabilitate).