As it currently stands, the world is a difficult place for all of us. For the elderly population, loneliness has understandably skyrocketed with the onset of self-isolation rules; particularly for those who live alone.
Loneliness has been an issue for the elderly population for far longer than the duration of this pandemic – but it has most certainly been heightened over the past few months.
At Sentai, making the world a better place for the older generations is our priority; we want to ensure that they can live safely and comfortably in the comfort of their own home, with the peace of mind that interaction with others is available at their very fingertips.
So, with this in mind, how can you help make a difference to the elderly population?
Encourage them to keep up-to-date with the advances of technology
For the generations that didn’t grow up with technology, trying their hand at working devices at this stage in their lives can seem a little intimidating – if not daunting.
However, to help improve their quality of life, it’s worth considering the benefits of helping them become accustomed to technology. Let them know how it can offer them peace of mind, with improved security, easier access to the internet and reading materials, assistance with everyday tasks and an easy way to connect with family and friends.
Improve their quality of life with assisted living technology
As we age, we face the sad, but nevertheless inevitable reality that some personal and house maintenance tasks become increasingly difficult to complete in solitude. However, this doesn’t mean that the older generations should have to leave their home.
Whilst many older people are fortunate to have family and friends to offer their help and support, it’s rare that children, grandchildren and friends have the capability to give care 24/7. For the older generations, this can lead to feelings of vulnerability and anxiety.
Assisted living technology can help to bridge the gaps when family members can’t be there to offer support. With the ability to detect movement and monitor behaviour patterns, Sentai’s device and mobile app can pick up on normal and abnormal behaviours, immediately notifying the family member on their smartphone whilst they are out and about.
Bring care options to the comfort of their home
Facing the realisation that support may be required with daily tasks is often difficult. Making the transition to professional care environments, however, isn’t suitable for everybody, and that can be down to different needs and preferences.
Receiving care and support in the comfort of their own home is a popular option for many – whether that’s regular visits from a formal caregiver, or a family member/friend. With the help of Sentai, individuals gain the ability to remain in their familiar surroundings whilst gaining improved opportunities for social interaction and mental stimulation.
Encourage them to stay cognitively and physically healthy
It has been shown that staying cognitively and physically stimulated can help to ward off a range of health conditions – from dementia to high blood pressure. With Sentai, the user can easily engage in physical activity, with its ability to relay ideas and tips for tailored exercises and activities. With different personalities and tones, Sentai is a companion, too, offering interactive assistance and features that engage in popular pastimes, such as reading.
Offer them boosted safety, security and peace of mind
For the older generations, feeling safe and secure is invaluable. As physical and mental health declines, feelings of vulnerability, even within our own homes, can start to surface.
With the assistance of Sentai, the movements of unwanted intruders can easily be differentiated from the user simply getting out of bed; and it will respond accordingly and efficiently. With direct links to emergency services and the ability to send automatic updates to a family member’s smartphone, nothing ever goes amiss – from confirmations of taken medication to the instance of an unexpected fall.
Technology, especially that which supports assisted living, is life-transforming for the older generations and their families. Discover how Sentai can support you and your family.