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The isolation many may experience due to expanded social distancing and infection control protocols amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has required families to solve challenges they might never have considered before. From where to order face masks to how to have groceries delivered to a senior’s home, loved ones have had to learn a lot about a new way of living. Additionally, finding new ways to virtually connect with aging family members when in-person visits aren’t possible as become very important.
In trying to remain connected, many families have found the need for an older adult to have a tablet or other device that is easy for them to master. Fortunately, there are a variety of options at budget-friendly prices for the tablets for seniors.
The GrandPad System
The first suggestion is a tablet designed exclusively for the seniors. GrandPad is simple to use, but offers many benefits. The system is intuitive and makes it easy for the user to video chat, check email, play games, surf the Internet, and more.
The system works off cellular service so no Wi-Fi is required. Depending on usage, the battery can last up to 3 days. If the battery life falls below 10 percent, the system can be programmed to email or call the senior to notify them.
Tablets for Seniors
iPads for Older Adults
Many people find Apple products to be the easiest to use. They allow a senior to FaceTime with family, order groceries online, or check in with friends on social media. Because iPads can work off home Wi-Fi, they are a cost-effective option. After the initial investment, there are no additional monthly fees.
While there are various iPad models at a range of price points, here are a few that earn high marks for seniors:
Sunrise Keeps Senior Residents and Families Connected by Tablets
To allow our senior residents to stay connected with their loved ones while maintaining social distancing, Sunrise purchased over 1,000 iPads for our communities. Team members can help schedule and facilitate video chats using these tablets between residents and loved ones using Skype and FaceTime. Learn more by visiting Technology Keeps Sunrise Residents Connected with Family, Friends.