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Smart Home Assistants for Seniors: Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and More

Is Alexa good for the elderly? What are the best smart home devices for the elderly? In this post, we will look at some tools to help you determine the best home assistant for seniors.

Amazon Alexa

What can Alexa do for the elderly? It may seem like a popular device for millennials, but it actually has various uses for seniors. These include:

  • Making lists

  • Read the news without the need for a phone or newspaper

  • Call for help

  • Set reminders

  • Lock your doors

  • Adjust your thermostat

Check it out here. You can also enhance Alexa for seniors through other devices such as the one below.

LifePod

As an extension of Amazon’s popular virtual assistant, LifePod is essentially Alexa for seniors with dementia. The smart speaker is more proactive than the standard device and asks questions without needing a prompt. These Alexa commands for the elderly can include:

  • Would you like to call a friend?

  • Did you take your medication?

  • Would you like to listen to music?

  • Would you like to check the weather?

Your loved one can then provide a yes or no answer, making it easier to check-in.

Request a demo for LifePod here. However, Alexa for the elderly is not the only option. Let’s review some more.

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Fibaro Z-Wave Plus Motion/Multi-Sensor

If you’re concerned about whether your loved one is moving about their house, the Fibaro Z-Wave Plus Motion/Multi-Sensor is a perfect choice. This sensor can provide the following:

  • Which areas in the home have sensed or have not sensed motion

  • Security

  • Send notifications via an app

  • Alert caregiver

Check it out here.

Google Home

Google Home is another perfect addition to a smart home for seniors. Like Alexa, it responds to commands, manages electronics, and links to smartphones and other devices.

Google Home for the elderly provides:

  • Set up routines

  • Make hands-free phone calls

  • Lock/unlock doors

  • Read news/weather

Click here for instructions on how to set up your Google Home devices.

Abode Iota

Give your loved one extra safety and security with Abode Iota. This company provides:

  • Door and window sensors

  • Sensors

  • Security accessories

Check out the various devices here.

June Oven

Make cooking simple and safe with the June Oven. You can control this countertop oven through Alexa, and caregivers can even shut the oven off remotely if it’s on when it’s not supposed to be. Perks of this oven include:

  • Step-by-step cooking programs

  • One-touch technology

  • A camera that can determine what’s in the oven and suggest the best way to finish cooking it

  • Can also be used as a grill, air fryer, toaster, and more

Check it out here.

Med-Q Digital Pill Box Dispenser

Your loved one can take their medication safely with help from this alarm and pillbox built in one. Features of the Med-Q Digital Pill Box Dispenser includes:

  • Indicates time and battery life on top

  • Anti-skid bottom

  • A loud alarm and a light-up compartment indicates which pill to take

Check it out here.

Walabot Home

There are many ways to prevent elderly falls, but the Walabot Home also calls for help through motion detection technology. Benefits of this device include:

  • Detects if a person falls through sensors and radio waves

  • Automatically places a call to your emergency contact for help

  • Does not require fall detection devices or pressing any buttons

Check it out here.

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