5 Ways Assisted Living Technology Can Help You Stay Connected During Lockdown

Attempting to remember life exactly as it was before the pandemic can be hard. Loneliness is rife, with lockdown forcing us to spend more time in our own company than we’re used to. But the truth is, loneliness was a pandemic of its own before coronavirus was born; particularly amongst the elderly, and increasingly so amongst the younger generations.

 

So, the question arises: How can we help those who are spending more time alone than ever before?

 

Fortunately, most of us don’t need physical contact with another person in order to achieve social interaction. Starting with the invention of the mobile phone, and working up to the latest smart device, we are presented with an influx of ways to connect with loved ones no matter where we are in the world.

 

So, without further ado, here are 5 ways assisted living technology can help you stay connected during lockdown.

 

Graphic of elderly ladies and female carer

 

 

Video Call Your Loved Ones with Assisted Living Technology

 

In the UK, 1 in 4 people experience a mental health issue of some kind each year, according to Mind.org. Given our current situation though, there’s surely no doubt that this figure has significantly risen.

 

It doesn’t have to be this way, though. As humans, we have an innate desire to connect with others – and, of course, lockdown makes it significantly harder to do so. With a helpful reminder from Sentai, and a screen of some kind (whether that’s a tablet, computer screen or TV), you can connect with your friends and family virtually whenever, and for however long, you like. 

 

Simply use your voice to set a reminder with Sentai, so you never forget to connect with those that matter most.

 

Elderly couple using assisted living technology to call their loved ones

 

 

Connect with Your Inner Creative 

 

Staying connected doesn’t always mean speaking with others. Connecting with yourself counts, too – whether that’s indulging in a little self care, or addressing those creative ideas that have been sitting at the back of your mind for too long. Have you always wanted to try out a new hobby, or attempt that cherry bakewell recipe you found a few weeks ago? What better time to give it a go!

 

Assisted living technology can help you achieve this by relieving you of the hard work. If you want to bake that cherry bakewell, the Sentai device will remind you to take all the necessary steps – from ordering the grocery shop, to finding a delicious recipe.

 

Lady baking at home

Enjoy Conversation-Like Interactions

 

Assisted living technology, like Sentai, delivers conversation-like, personalised interactions to the user. Sentai picks up on habits and behaviours, tailoring its advice and suggestions to the individual’s needs and desires.

 

Sentai is more than just a device; it’s a companion, too. Its ability to transform static activities into something interactive means that there’s no need to ever feel lonely when in solitude. For example, Sentai offers verbal support with reading, and uses its smart capabilities to suggest venturing outdoors when the weather is pleasant.

 

Helping Strengthen the Body-Mind Connection

 

Sometimes, we all have to remind ourselves to connect with our health and wellbeing. However, it can become increasingly difficult to do so when we become stuck in unhealthy habits and routines.

 

Sentai can deliver gentle nudges and reminders, tailored to your personalised routine, to help you stay on track with your health and wellbeing. Whether it’s reminding you to take your medication, begin your bedtime routine, or nudging you to do your daily stretches, there’s never a reason to forget to connect with your mind and body.

 

 

Woman doing yoga at home

 

 

Connect With the Outside World

 

Now that our ability to get out and about is limited, we may feel a little disconnected from the outside world. There’s no need to ever miss a thing, though; assisted living technology, like Sentai, has the ability to deliver weather updates and top news headlines, at your request. 

 

No-one could deny that we’re all living through very difficult times, with our freedom limited and uncertainty constantly on the horizon. We can make our lives a little easier, though, with the convenience and companionship that technology offers. 

If you think you, or a loved one, could benefit from the support of Sentai, do browse the website to find out more.