Amazon Alexa Together Subscription Service for Elderly Care for Families now supports up to 10 caregivers.

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Amazon introduction two new features for it “Alexa Together” subscription service for the care of the elderly. The subscription expands on the existing Amazon Alexa Care Hub product to include an emergency line, fall response features, a remote assistance option that allows family members to manage settings on an older person’s device, and an activity feed for family members that notifies them when their loved ones one is active or if there was a backlog in normal activities.

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With the new Circle of Support feature, aging loved ones can now have up to 10 subscription caregivers. Both the elderly person and primary caregiver can now add additional caregivers or “circle members” to care for an aging loved one. Amazon notes that circle members can be siblings, cousins, friends, or close neighbors. Circle members can also include the primary caregiver’s spouse so that each spouse receives alerts on their smartphone. Additional caregivers will have access to things like daily alerts and quick checks via the activity feed. The new feature is now available to all Alexa Together users.

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In addition, the service’s remote assistance feature will soon allow primary caregivers to remotely set up Alexa Routines, which are designed to seamlessly group activities. For example, if a primary caregiver’s loved one starts every morning by turning off the alarm, turning on the bedroom lights, asking about the weather, and then with the news, the primary caregiver can set up a custom routine that does all of these things automatically. By integrating activities into a routine, aging loved ones don’t have to ask Alexa to do each activity separately.

“Primary caregivers will be able to set routines for their aging loved ones just like they do on their own accounts, such as turning on all the smart lights in the house at sunset, or setting up a good night routine for when Alexa turns off the smart lights and plays. sleep sounds,” the company said in a blog post. “Amazon will automatically send an email about the newest routine to an aging loved one so they are informed whenever a new routine is set up.”

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Amazon is investing in using Alexa to care for the elderly and infirm. In addition to Care Hub and Alexa Together, the company announced last year that he delivered Alexa to hospitals and nursing homes such as Atria and Eskaton residential centers and hospitals including Cedars-Sinai, BayCare and Houston Methodist. The company also said it will work with partners who can use Alexa Smart Properties tools and APIs that allow them to develop customized solutions for the aged care market. While these senior care solutions are intended to be sold in a B2B environment, Alexa Together is aimed at the consumer market.

Alexa Together works with supported Alexa devices such as the Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show and is available either as an additional service or as part of the device. beam. The subscription service costs $19.99 per month or $199 per year.

Alexa Together works with supported Alexa devices such as the Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show and is available either as an additional service or as part of the device. beam. The subscription service costs $19.99 per month or $199 per year.


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