Say “Alexa, set an alarm for six o’clock in the morning” and your Echo will wake you up with a gentle alarm. Alexa’s alarm functionality can also help you remember to take your medication at specific times during the day. Just tell it when you need an alarm and Alexa will do the rest.
With Alexa’s voice commands, seniors can simply call out and have Alexa control the lights or adjust smart appliance settings. Seniors with smart technology can control the thermostat, turn on the TV, adjust the oven temperature, monitor security systems, and more.
Set up an Echo Show with your loved one Tap the screen and select a language. Select your loved one’s home Wi-Fi network name from the list of available networks. Enter the Wi-Fi password, then tap Done in the bottom right corner. Ask your loved one to enter their Amazon account email and password and tap Sign in.
Here are a few of the top ways you can use Amazon’s Alexa for seniors.
1. Set up YOUR Echo Device
Alexa (also known as Amazon Echo) and similar products like Google Home can be used to help the elderly, their caregivers and younger seniors just hitting retirement age. Whether you own the Echo Dot, Echo Tower, Echo Show or the Echo Plus – they can all help you to make your home safer – no matter what age you are.
There is no monthly fee to use your Alexa /Echo device. However, if you want to listen to specific songs by a specific artists, you will be prompted to start a music unlimited subscription.
Yes and no. You need a smartphone to set up the Alexa connect on the local wifi. You set it up using the Alexa app and go to settings and set up a new device. You need a smartphone to set up the Alexa connect on the local wifi.
Tip: Before setup, download or update the Alexa app in your mobile device app store.
Their standout feature is voice-activated video calling, an easy way for families to stay connected with isolated relatives. The simplicity of using a smart display for video calls is ideal for kids and grandparents, and it’s why my family loves the Echo Show right now.
While you can’t drop in on people without permission, you can drop in on Echo devices in your home and on Alexa contacts who have granted you permission. You can even start group conversations by dropping in “everywhere” (on all of the Echo devices in your household).
The answer is no. There is no device called Echo Connect available from Amazon. You must have a valid cell phone number to link to the Echo Show.
You both need to download the Amazon Alexa app and sign in to your Amazon account (you can of course do this for your elderly parent). From there, sign up for Alexa Calling And Messaging. Note, both you and your parent need different Amazon accounts. Open the app, and go to the Conversation screen.