DALLAS, March 12, 2024

GrandPad Connected By AT&T Improves Senior Well-Being

Tablet alleviates the burden of loneliness and social isolation among seniors and enables communication with social networks and healthcare providers


Key Takeaways:

  • GrandPad is uniquely designed to address the common physical and technical barriers that traditional mobile devices pose for seniors and their caregivers.
  • AT&T connectivity helps connect millions of seniors to their families, friends and caregivers.

AT&T and GrandPad are collaborating to help alleviate the burden of loneliness and social isolation among seniors while creating connections with your family network and caregivers.

The AT&T IoT cellular network provides GrandPad with connectivity to enable video calls, emails and messages and conduct multi-party virtual care video conferences between family members and caregivers. This means that users can connect with professional caregivers and remote monitoring services with built-in LTE and web applications to engage remotely without depending on Wi-Fi connectivity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, loneliness and social isolation are associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, in addition to higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide. The use of technology can help reduce these risks to overall health and well-being. GrandPad comes pre-loaded with simplified applications and features aimed at enhancing communication and connectedness for older adults.

By enabling easier communication with family, friends, caregivers and healthcare providers, GrandPad helps seniors combat loneliness and maintain social connections, which is crucial for their mental and emotional well-being. Features like medication reminders and wellness information can help seniors manage their care more effectively, leading to better overall well-being.

GrandPad is purpose-built for people over the age of 75. It’s the first mobile device of its kind that addresses usability, security and connectivity issues that are often roadblocks to integrating remote monitoring and telehealth into professional and familial caregiving settings.

“We believe that every senior deserves to feel connected, valued and supported by their loved ones,” said Scott Lien, CEO and co-founder, GrandPad. “We are committed to improving the lives of seniors by making it easier for them to reconnect with their families and stay engaged in today’s digital world.”

“GrandPad isn’t just another tablet. It’s a lifeline for seniors who often feel isolated and disconnected from their loved ones,” said Joe Drygas, vice president, Government, Education and Medical, AT&T. “With its user-friendly interface, tailored features and AT&T IoT connectivity, GrandPad empowers seniors to effortlessly connect with family members, bridging the gap between generations and enhancing overall well-being.”

To hear more about GrandPad and how it’s transforming seniors’ lives, visit us at HIMSS 2024, booth #2261. 


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