A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) points out that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. Older adults are at increased risk for loneliness and social isolation because they are more likely to face factors such as living alone, the loss of family or friends, chronic illness, and hearing loss.
GrandPad’s tablet and cellular connectivity are helping seniors simply and securely connect with their friends, family and caregivers. The GrandPad purpose-built tablet is designed specifically for seniors over the age of 75 who are unfamiliar with or have difficulty using traditional technology. GrandPad keeps elderly seniors connected to family, friends, and caregivers and helps address social isolation, which can have adverse effects on the health of older adults.
“There has got to be a better way.” This was the primary motivation when the family-driven company, GrandPad, started seven years ago. From their own need to communicate and stay connected with family members thousands of miles apart, GrandPad’s founders knew that there were better technology solutions.
GrandPad is more than a device; it is a full-service solution that reduces the devastating impact of social isolation on the health and well-being of older adults, something made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic social restrictions. The customizable platform of GrandPad allows healthcare companies to keep patients and families engaged and improve clinical workflows and outcomes.