OakRay Care unveils Alexa video calling for residents

Rose Fuzzey aged 104 having a laugh with her daughter Lynda Bignall

OakRay Care, a leading provider, delivering excellent care homes on the Isle of Wight and across the South of England, has announced its ground-breaking program to implement Alexa devices with hands-free video calling in its residents’ rooms. This initiative marks it as the first care home provider in England to fully embrace voice assisted technology, prioritising residents connection to families and their overall well-being.

This program equips each resident room with an Alexa device, featuring a high-quality screen and exceptional sound for crystal-clear video calls. The device fosters a sense of connection by enabling residents to see and speak with loved ones – regardless of distance.

OakRay’s registered manager, Sam Caswell, said: “The most important feature is the ability for families and residents to video call each other from anywhere in the UK and the world. We have witnessed some amazing moments, one lady who had virtually stopped communicating began chatting with her daughter in Dorset.”

Operations director, Bali Battu, added: “OakRay Care’s commitment to resident well-being extends beyond physical care. By prioritising connection and offering engaging activities, this program empowers residents to maintain a sense of independence, purpose, and joy.”