So, my parents (in their 80s), like many older folks, lost internet connection when Microsoft shut down the former WebTV service in September. It was a perfect solution for them and it seems nothing has emerged to satisfactorily replace it, but we have special problems since they can only get dial-up in their rural US location, and cellular coverage is spotty and complicated. Plus I'm on a different continent (and not so good at that end of computer literacy anyway – especially since things work a bit differently where I am). Still, I'd like to know what replacement solutions people have come up with among those of you who have dealt with a similar problem, especially if you can't be on hand to address ongoing problems that might pop up. [more inside]
posted by taz
on Dec 5, 2013 -
My in-laws cannot live 120 miles from us on their own any longer. This is true.
My mother-in-law is relatively healthy and 73 with all her mental faculties.
My father in law is physically very healthy and 83 with dementia.
Where do they live together? Snow flurry inside. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1
on Sep 11, 2013 -
I'm getting an iPad for my (aging) mother -- what am I missing? How can I make this as simple as possible for her? If it's at all complicated, she won't go for it. [more inside]
posted by cgg
on Oct 15, 2011 -
My parents are pushing 70 and have been married for almost 50 years, and now they're talking about divorce. How can my siblings and I help? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop
on Nov 15, 2010 -
What are some agencies in the Washington DC area, that can provide help with some things around the home (like cooking and laundry) for an elderly man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Nov 7, 2010 -