My Mom needs/wants a grandpad. But they are so expensive! Does anyone know a good and cheaper way to achieve the same thing? I thought about getting her a tablet, so she can video chat with all the other family members (except me) that she never gets to see. She feels the need to "see" them. Are there good, free apps that work to make the tablet easy for seniors?
Additionally, I would like to point out that Jitterbug partners with Greatcall which is a service that can be used to monitor your aging in place family. Greatcall is one of the few apps that allows direct connect with 911 in an emergency. Other services tend to have an operator answer the call. This go-between can be the difference in life saving minutes when an elder family member needs assistance.
Greatcall has many alternatives as well but I have not fully looked at all their services nor devices for pricing.
Hope this helps you (If your still looking) or anyone else reading this blog looking for alternatives.
Phillip C. BSN RN
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