Amazon launches Alexa Smart Properties for Senior Living

Amazon has introduced Alexa Smart Properties for Senior Living, a solution that enables care providers and assisted living facilities in the UK (and some other European countries) to integrate Alexa into their properties.

The platform has been designed specifically for the needs of seniors and those caring for them, and empowers residents to stay connected, informed and entertained.

“We believe the intuitive and accessible nature of voice and Alexa has the potential to help and delight customers in many scenarios, in and outside of the home,” said Meryem Tom, Director Alexa Enterprise EU, Amazon.

“We’re excited to extend the experiences to care homes and assisted living facilities, and give providers new ways to support their staff while delivering personalised care for their residents.”

Alexa Smart Properties for Senior Living enables residents to stay in touch with their loved ones outside the property thanks to Alexa-to-Alexa calling, and it can also help property managers to support their residents by displaying activities, menus and reminders with Echo Show.

Senior Living Properties can also support residents in achieving greater independence with Smart Home features, such as smart lighting, blinds or thermostats that allow residents to control their in-room environment with just their voice.

The platform has already been deployed in various places across the UK, with different care providers and associations working together to build skills for their Alexa Smart Properties.

Every Amazon Echo device offers multiple layers of privacy protection, and residents can disable Alexa’s ability to respond to the wake word at any time by simply pressing the Microphone off button on top of their Echo device.