Aging in one’s own home is a highly desired goal, but one that can breed social isolation which is prevalent among older Americans. And since 58% of Americans over age 65 don’t use a computer, it’s more important than ever to find a solution that provides a rich connection between family members of all ages. By selling Presto as a home health tech solution for aging-in-place, you make it possible for whole families to communicate with their elder loved ones by sending email, digital photos and documents. The seniors don’t need a computer or Internet service, just the Presto Mail service and Printing Mailbox. By installing this new service it will provide a renewed link between elders and their family that can significantly improve their quality of life and ability to age-in-place.
No spam or junk mail.
No checking for email - messages are retrieved/printed automatically
Email is transformed into beautifully formatted, full-color e-letters
Attach digital photos and/or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents
Sender’s name and phone number are printed on top of e-letters
Send from any email program, webmail, smartphone and many cell phones (depends on carrier and plan)
Includes free articles, puzzles and games available from major publishers and authors
More than 30 colorful templates turn your email into greeting cards, calendars, and e-letters
Help relieve family stress: Many children live far away from their aging parents. Presto allows them to help from a distance, making it much easier to spread some of the responsibility for helping care for Mom and Dad to other family members.
Make your business more efficient: You can also use Presto to communicate with clients. Whether you send reminders that a caregiver is coming, one of Presto’s automatically delivered crossword puzzles, or instructions from headquarters for a scheduled care provider, Presto can help make your business more efficient.
Presto is an economical solution: With an inexpensive Presto Printing Mailbox and low monthly service fee, your clients get a personalized, spam-free email address to share with family and friends. You get a service loved by tens of thousands of Presto users to help differentiate your offerings.
Automatically delivers email, photos and documents to people who don’t use a computer
Completely automatic: senders and receivers don’t need to learn anything new
Transforms emailed messages into beautiful, easy-to-read e-letters with color photos and other attachments automatically formatted
No incoming calls: Presto Mail is retrieved and printed up to five times a day
Account manager website lets family schedule messages, reminders and to-do lists for future or recurring delivery dates/times in addition to monitoring of connection, ink level, paper, incoming mail and mail delivery.
Benefits for Seniors:
Increased communication from friends and family
Less loneliness and depression
Printed reminders to help those with memory issues
Benefits for Home Care Agencies and Residential Facilities:
Differentiation from competition who doesn’t provide email
Improved well-being can extend clients stay
Enables easy, efficient communication with clients and caregivers
"First of all, the Presto service is fantastic! You have allowed my computer-phobic mother to finally be connected to her entire family. Snail mail just doesn’t cut it anymore and she was starting to feel left out of the loop. You have done such a great service for Seniors."
- Shannon F., Texas
"We have opened up the world of email for them, and they can also use it to receive important documents from accountants, financial advisors, etc."
- Terry, New Jersey
"This was a perfect solution for my elderly parents who refused to get connected to the Internet, but were being left out of the email chain the rest of the family enjoyed."
- David M., Missouri
"The Printing Mailbox is the greatest tool that I could have ever given my parents who are 80 and 85 years old."
- Glinda T., Georgia
Specially designed & manufactured by HP for seniors
Accepts 50 sheets of plain 8-1/2" x 11" paper
Uses standard tri-color ink cartridge: HP97 or HP95, available anywhere ink is sold.
Comes with an HP 95 ink cartridge and about 20 sheets of paper to get you started right out of the box
One year hardware warranty
Presto Mail Subscription: A subscription to the Presto Mail service is required to enable the Presto Printing Mailbox to work: choose either $18.99 per month, or $189.99 per year (less than $15.99 per month) – no contract required, cancel anytime and receive a pro-rated refund for the unused portion). Instructions for sign-up are included in the package.
Presto Newsstand: Presto Newsstand was created in large part to provide the ability for "approved senders" to increase their participation in the overall solution of keeping their senior loved ones happy, engaged, and socially connected to the rest of the family. Categories initially available on the Presto Newsstand include comics, vintage comics, puzzles & games, and news. Future offerings will include financial, health, and special interest articles and columns of all types. Gift subscriptions start at $9.99 per year and vary depending on frequency and title.
Note: The Presto Printing Mailbox does not work with VOIP (digital) phone lines. Ask the phone company whether a standard fax machine can be put on the line. If it can, then a Presto Printing Mailbox can be used with no problems. If not, ask if they can convert the digital line to analog right outside the home. Tell them it’s for a fax machine. This is a viable solution.
BECOME A PRESTO DEALER
Economic conditions are forcing businesses to look for new innovative ways to help them grow. The aging of America’s baby boomers and their parents are providing a huge opportunity to deliver home health tech solutions to help seniors age-in-place and to enable their adult children to more effectively help them from a distance. The Presto solution addresses the 58% of Americans age 65+ who don’t use a computer. Presto is an easy-to-install solution that will help your business grow into the home health tech market.
Home Controls offers a special Presto dealer program for resellers or installers. To sign up, request a Presto Dealer Packet here.
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