Amazon just announced the launch of Amazon Together, its home monitoring solution for seniors and caregivers. You can find out more in the SeniorsMatter caregiver news minute below or in our Caregiver Rundown.
Amazon wants to help caregivers make sure their loved ones are safe at home, so they’re launching Alexa Together. The goal: to help caregivers monitor and keep their loved ones safe though monitoring via the Amazon Alexa.
How it works:
Alexa Together works off technology you may already have in your home. All you have to do is put Amazon devices (Alexa, Dots, or Echos) throughout your loved one’s home. The service monitors 24/7 in the background and sends caregivers an alert if there is a problem. If, at any time, your loved one needs help, all they have to say is, “Alexa, Call for help.” The service also offers wall-mounted devices, fall monitoring technology and a pendant your senior can wear around his or her neck.
What’s it cost:
Alexa Together starts at $19.99/month or $199/year (the annual subscription saves $40/year).
How can I find out more:
Visit Alexa Together’s page on the Amazon site. https://www.amazon.com/Alexa-Together/ .
Tell us what you think!
Are you a caregiver already using the Alexa Together program? Share your perspective on how it compares with us at [email protected] We’ll publish your feedback so you can help other caregivers make the best decisions for their seniors. To find out more about senior monitoring services and what caregivers should know, visit our recent guide!