The importance of family visits | Discover our Sentai technology

Do you have an older relative who lives alone?

Whilst this is great for maintaining their independence, they may be at more risk of feeling lonely. Regular visits can help to improve their health, happiness and wellbeing, as well as combat loneliness.

In this blog, we’re exploring the importance of family visits:

Combating Loneliness

Many older individuals may worry about feeling lonely, especially if they live alone or are unable to socialise often.

Family visits can aid in combating this feeling of loneliness. Why not try to carve out regular time to spend with your loved one to help enhance their wellbeing?

At Sentai, we understand it can be difficult to balance your personal responsibilities. However, even popping in once a week for a cup of tea can have a profound effect on your loved one’s mental health.

Strengthening Your Bond

As well as combating loneliness, family visits can help maintain and strengthen the bond between you and your loved one.

Spending more time together can help you build a relationship, as you can learn more about each other. You may find that you have similar interests, which you’re able to discuss - or even do - together.

You could also try to ask plenty of questions, listen intently, and share your thoughts, to help create a meaningful connection with your loved one.

Creating Peace of Mind

Not only do family visits help to improve the relationship between you and your loved one, they also help provide you with peace of mind.

By visiting them regularly, you can check they have everything they need and ensure that everything at home is running as smoothly as possible.

For example, you can ensure that their fridge is fully-stocked, their home is clean and tidy, and their house admin is in order – offering peace of mind for you and all the family.

A Helping Hand From Sentai

Here at Sentai, we appreciate that family visits can be difficult due to factors like work and travel. With this in mind, our Sentai AI works with Amazon Alexa, enabling your loved one to contact you whenever they’d like to talk–and vice versa.

As well as this, Sentai can also provide you with peace of mind about your loved ones' activities if you’re unable to be there. With our smart sensor, friendly reminders and priority alerts, you can rest assured knowing that your loved one has everything they need at their fingertips.

For more information on what we offer here at Sentai, please contact a member of our team.

Alternatively, why not take a look at our previous blog to discover the difference between assisted and independent living?

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