Suggestions for tablet and e-games for bedridden senior?
January 28, 2013 10:43 AM Subscribe
My 66 year old father will be bedridden for a few months. He's not tech-savvy but loves simple comp games like solitaire, free cell, etc. Would a tablet pre-loaded with games be a good gift? Recommendations?
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Dad broke his hip and will be laid up for awhile.
He doesn't tolerate boredom or inactivity well (to put it VERY mildly) so this is depressing and frustrating for him.
He's not a "reader" so books, magazines and e-Books aren't going to appeal to him... too bad, I know. He also doesn't do puzzles, crosswords, Suduko, crafts, etc.
I thought maybe a tablet would help pass the time, but- I have zero experience with tablets, I'm not very cutting edge with the e-gadgets. Would love to hear your ideas and suggestions.
Cost really isn't a concern (within reason). He has good use of his hands (some arthritis) and sees okay.
I also don't know if there will be wifi in his hospital or in the nursing home where he will be recovering. He definitely doesn't have wifi at home and won't get it. So I think I would want to download some games before giving him the tablet, yes?
Would love to hear from you, all ideas welcome. thanks!!!