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What Is The GrandPad (Tablet For Seniors) All About?

What is the GrandPad (Tablet for Seniors) all about?

GrandPad is a simple and secure tablet computer that digitally connects a senior to their family and friends. The senior can easily view family photos and videos, play games, see weather for each family member, listen to music, check emails, make phone calls, place a video chat, and much more.

How does GrandPad work?

Pictures, videos, music, emails, apps, and other content shows up on the GrandPad senior tablet automatically, 24 hours a day. GrandPad’s white-glove member support will work with a trusted family member via the GrandPad central admin website to identify content that will show up automatically on a GrandPad. Family members can use the free companion app on their smartphones to send pictures and videos to the GrandPad.

What age demographic is the GrandPad designed for?

The GrandPad works for a wide range of users but the focus is on seniors who:

  • Have little or no computer experience
  • Have resisted conventional modern technology
  • Have diminishing eyesight, motor skills, hearing, or cognition.

The average GrandPad user is 82 years old. GrandPad is especially designed for seniors 75 and over who have little to no experience with technology. GrandPad has also proven to be very useful for those with limited vision, hearing and motor skills.

What features are included with the GrandPad?

GrandPad comes preloaded with every feature seniors need to stay connected to their loved ones without the difficult and distracting features of other tablets. For a loved senior a simple tablet with intuitive interfaces, large buttons, and no frills is the key to staying close to friends and family, no matter where they live.

  • Voice & Video Calling
  • Email & Messaging
  • Photos & Camera
  • Support & Services
  • Music
  • Companion App
  • Games
  • Tablet & Accessories

How do all the pictures and videos of family and friends get on the GrandPad senior tablet?

Pictures and videos can be added to the GrandPad in several ways:

  • Family members can send them via the free GrandPad companion App on their phones and tablets
  • Family and friends can send pictures attached to emails
  • The family admin can upload bulk photos from GrandPad Central
  • Facebook and Instagram feeds from family members
  • GrandPad member support can add pictures to the GrandPad

How does the GrandPad differ from an iPad?

The Apple iPad is a great product but it was designed with a user interface for people 10-65 years old who have most likely used a computer before. It’s not that older seniors can’t use an iPad – many can and that’s great. However, many older seniors who have never used a computer and may find the iPad confusing with pop up alerts, Apple IDs, passwords, or just getting lost in the settings for Notifications, Control Center, iCloud, Wi-Fi, etc. GrandPad comes set up and ready to go with no configuration options except for the big volume keys for music.

What games are on the GrandPad?

The GrandPad has Solitaire, Blackjack, Slots, Freecell, Word Scramble, Spider Solitaire, Texas Hold’em, Hangman, Sudoku, Crossword, Wordsearch, TicTacToe, Four in a Row, Memory, Tiles, Hearts, and Bridge, with more games being added all the time. These new games will automatically show up on your GrandPad with no additional charge. If you don’t want a game or application, a member support agent can simply remove it.

Does the GrandPad require Wi-Fi?

The GrandPad works 24 hours a day anywhere in the United States using 4G LTE, which is included in the monthly cost.

How long does the battery last?

The GrandPad will last between 1-3 days depending on how much it’s used. GrandPad support can email or call if the battery drops below 10%.

Learn more about GrandPad at their official website: grandpad.net.


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Carol Pardue-Spears

Carol has worked in the healthcare field for more than forty years. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, she worked for El Camino Hospital in the cardiac unit, Los Gatos Community Hospital, The Women’s Cancer Center in Los Gatos and several home health and hospice agencies. Carol founded Family Matters in 2002 to fill a deficit she witnessed in high-quality, in-home services and care.