High-Tech Home Protection for Women Over 50

By on December 11, 2019
Home Protection

Local women over 50 are going high tech with robot-like assistants to make sure they enjoy the holidays safely and securely. Families are hooking up new technology that offers home protection. The High-tech home protection calls for help if grandma falls, reminds pops to take his meds, plays grammy’s favorite holiday music and connects the elderly with family and friends.

Visiting Angels, a provider of in-home care, has installed technology in the homes of their seniors across the country. The Amazon Echo voice-activated Show artificial intelligence that works with Amazon’s Alexa.   The Echo Show includes video and a camera that allows for you to see and hear what is happening at all times of the day. The technology helps older adults live safely with an around-the-clock virtual assistant that monitors them and keeps them connected with loved ones all year long. 

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All grandma (or grandpa) has to say is “Alexa, call for help!” or “Alexa, call my daughter Karen” or “Alexa,  play Jingle Bells” It’s a revolutionary gamechanger for families who need to communicate with an elderly loved one over the holidays or any day of the year.

It’s a great gift for the whole family! Allowing you to more easily connect for a weekend chat or daily catch up. It can also prove lifesaving in an emergency!

  • Plug and Play: The Amazon Echo Show is an Amazon Alexa enabled device including with Echo Dot speakers. You can have video chats, play games, hear weather reports, and listen to music. 
  • Lightning Fast:  When you say “Alexa, call for help,” you’re connected to your emergency contact. 
  • Customized Calling: Program and add family telephone numbers to the system ahead of time, so you can just speak up when you want to call your son or grandchild, simply by saying, “  Call John” or “Call Susie.”
  • Never Forget: You can set reminders for when you need to take medication, and Alexa will speak out and remind you at that time. A few minutes later, she will even ask, “Did you take your medicine?” just to make sure.
  • Room-to-Room Communication: You can use additional speakers as an intercom system inside your home. A great way for caregivers and seniors to talk to each other if they’re in separate rooms.
  • Engage and Entertain: Alexa always has a trick up her sleeve and will never leave you bored or lonely. You can ask her to play music from your favorite genre, ask her the day’s news or even to play interactive games such as Jeopardy and Who Wants to be A Millionaire.

With 50 million Americans (1/6 of the U.S. population) age 65 and up, families need this technology.  Especially since 12 million of these seniors live alone at home.   The holiday season —  when the family is together — is the perfect time to discuss ways to keep your older relatives safe at home.

 

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High-Tech Home Protection for Women Over 50