How Care Monitoring Systems Can Transform Elderly Living
Whether you’re the son or daughter of an elderly person who lives alone, or you’re part of a professional care team, there are so many ways that your loved one, or clientele, can benefit from the support of care monitoring systems.
You’ll know that as we age, we become more dependent on others to maintain good levels of self care. For many, this can be a daunting thought – and it can be rather demanding for the families involved, particularly when the responsibility comes unexpectedly.
Home care monitoring is not just a solution for elderly individuals; it also relieves stress and pressure from family members, who likely have other responsibilities to juggle.
So, without further ado, here’s how care monitoring systems can transform elderly living…
Care Monitoring Systems Allow the Elderly to Live Safely in Their Familiar Surroundings
There’s no place quite like home. This is particularly true for those living with, or recovering from an illness. Whether it’s a mental or physical illness, having the choice to recover at home is a welcome one for many.
However, living alone as an elderly person can be anxiety-inducing for the individual, as well as their families. This is especially true in cases where carers aren’t available all hours of the day to keep an eye on their health and welfare.
Interactive care monitoring systems are designed to take away this stress, offering peace of mind to both the individual at home, and their family members. In the absence of a caregiver or family member, the elderly care monitor stands in their place to detect movement (or lack thereof), flag emergencies and administer reminders when needed.
Sentai, our elderly monitor, also features a connecting smart app that can be used by family members, which allows them to track their loved one’s health in real time.
Care Monitoring Systems Provide Cognitive Stimulation For Those Living With Dementia
Whilst it’s important for us to exercise our brain to keep it healthy, it becomes even more so when its capabilities are compromised.
In addition to providing safety, elderly monitors offer cognitive stimulation to comfort and support those living with dementia.
With conversation-like interactions and routine reminders (and even quizzes!), elderly monitors offer a familiar voice, whilst removing the stress of trying to remember important dates and daily activities.
There’s no need to ever forget mealtimes, either; Sentai’s smart technology reminds its users to eat at a time that best suits their personal care needs.
Care Monitoring Systems Offer Companionship to Prevent Loneliness
With many of us currently experiencing self-isolation, companionship and interaction with others has never been more important.
Opportunities for face-to-face interaction are, of course, limited, but thanks to advances in technology, we are able to speak with and see others, no matter where we are in the world.
In addition to offering conversation-like interactions, Sentai will remind its user to catch up with loved ones – whether that’s over the phone, or via video call.
Care Monitoring Systems Can Help Control and Reduce Chronic Pain
When endured over a period of time, aches and pains can start to affect our day-to-day mood, as well as our physical and mental capabilities.
Care monitoring is one of the best ways to manage chronic pain. By keeping track of daily patterns, it’s easier to determine what sort of treatment is needed, and when is best to administer it.
Sentai’s app is an easy way to keep up-to-date with an elderly individual’s behaviour patterns and administration of medication. This way, you can ensure that your loved one is maximising their chances of comfortable living.
Having peace of mind becomes evermore invaluable as we age. Facing the reality that our own home can become our greatest risk is daunting, but with the assistance of home care monitoring, it doesn’t have to be this way.
To discover more about Sentai, and how it could support your family, take a few minutes to find out how it works.
If loneliness is something that you, or a loved one, are particularly struggling with throughout lockdown, take a look at our previous article, which focuses on staying connected.