How to Cost-Effectively Minimize Social Isolation in Your Senior Living Community
It probably comes as little surprise that a primary concern of administrators at senior living communities is senior social isolation. As aging residents lose loved ones over the years, including their beloved spouses, it makes sense that they might feel less of a buffer between themselves and looming loneliness and isolation.
You have probably tried adding activities and other creative ways of engaging your seniors to stave off this terrible feeling that can cause so many problems. Most facility administrators try using broad-stroke ideas, such as promoting a sense of purpose or bringing in pets upon which seniors can focus attention, resulting in varying degrees of success. Sometimes it is a matter of engaging seniors on a deeply emotional level, which can prove difficult for you and your staff. Since your residents’ families sometimes live far away, it is challenging to stay in consistent contact with them. These issues, left unchecked, can lead to potential feelings of isolation for your residents.
If you are trying to find ways to cost-effectively reduce social isolation in your senior living center, you will find that there are some highly appealing creative solutions available to help you provide a more upbeat atmosphere that helps lessen your residents’ feelings of isolation.
IndependaTVe™’s Angela Can Help You Fill Your Residents’ Lives With Joy and Avoid Isolation
Bring in user-friendly technology to help avoid social isolation in your facility. IndependaTV e™ offers you and your facility’s staff a simple and easy-to-use backup system to help your residents live full and happy lives during their time at your senior resident community. The company’s revolutionary smart TV, Angela, can help your residents stay in touch with beloved family members, no matter how far away they live. Grandchildren can easily send photographs and engage in daily chats as if they are in the same room. Your residents can control Angela via a simple-to-operate remote control.
When your residents can stay in close contact with their beloved family members, you get the extra help you need to keep them happy and ready to face the day with their community neighbors. Try as you might, you can’t always manage this on your own, because residents sometimes need familiar loved ones backing you up.
Angela will help remind your residents of any daily medications they need to take, as well as any appointments they need to go to while watching their favorite television programs. As residents learn to use this simple and user-friendly smart TV, they feel a sense of purpose and autonomy. With Angela, you offer your residents a newfound sense of connection to the world and their loved ones, along with independence and hope.
Independa believes that the elderly are vitally important to family members, their community, and our culture as a whole. That’s why we created IndependaTV™ and IndependaTVe™, the world’s first and only TV with an embedded engagement platform designed for older adults.
IndependaTV™ enables stronger connections between caregivers and their elderly loved ones with a beautifully designed and user friendly TV that allows you to monitor their health and well being, coordinates appointments and events, and engages them with their families through video chat when you can’t be there.
IndependaTVe™ enables senior living communities and their staff to generate a higher occupancy ramp, reduce staff inefficiencies, and improve the quality of life and engagement for their residents.
IndependaTVePlus™ is integrated with a wide range of medical, environmental and activity monitoring devices allowing clinical staff to respond when something isn’t quite right.