For many aging adults, daily tasks such as going to the grocery store or picking up the dry cleaning can be exhausting. In a time where, for some, these activities are now more inaccessible than ever, having clear communication with family members and natural supports is imperative. The Echo product line-up has great value in aiding in these practical communication needs.
Grocery and shopping lists: Any loved one with an Echo device merely needs to alert the device (announcing “Alexa” is the default) and state that they would like to start a “December grocery list” or “Weekly errand list” and begin working with Echo’s dictation system to verbally create these lists through their device. A user can also always ask their device reminders of what is on their lists, edit them, or delete them. You then have access to these lists as well, through shared accounts or account access, and you can easily pull up any list they create through the app on your smartphone or tablet and even complete lists for them.
Appointment or medication reminders: Similarly, a user can create a slough of reminders and schedules through their Echo device, from daily medication reminders to adding doctor appointments to a schedule. To create a reminder or routine, your loved on simply needs to create it verbally through their device and you can see and edit it in your own home, and vice-versa. If access to your loved one’s full calendar is desired, you can easily link an existing calendar through Google, Microsoft, Apple and more. Linking these calendar accounts will allow you to not only see and manage your loved one’s appointments through the Alexa app but also will allow for the aging adult in your life to access their own calendar by simply verbally asking their device—no logging on, no daybook, no missed appointments.