9 Apps to Keep You Entertained in Post-Hospital Rehab

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Are you looking for something fun to do in post-hospital rehabilitation? There are lots of things to keep you entertained if you’re in inpatient rehab at an Optalis care center, including activities and entertainment events, but you also have a world at your fingertips.

With more than 2 million apps now available, there is so much content to choose from that can help keep you entertained and healthy. Check out a few options handpicked by the experts at Optalis.

The Best Entertainment and Health Apps for Seniors

1. My Pain Diary

According to Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, My Pain Diary was developed by a chronic pain patient to allow users to track their symptoms. This app is great because you can describe your pain in detail — intensity, time and day it happened, and something that you think might have triggered it.

According to Google Play, you can add photos as well as download reports on your progress. The app has a one-time purchase fee of $4.99. It’s perfect for seniors and older adults recovering from a surgery or illness because it will help to easily track your pain.

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2. My Fitness Pal

MyFitnessPal.com writes that this app allows you to take control of your goals by tracking calories, log activities, break down what ingredients you’re consuming, scan barcodes on food items and view recipes.

The app has a free version, but some features can only be accessed in the premium version.

3. Audible

EbookFriendly.com writes that Audible is the largest and most advanced audiobook service in the world, offering exclusive titles, audio shows, and book series.

According to EbookFriendly, Audible lets you choose the preferred way of getting the content. You can either buy audiobooks the traditional way (one by one) or get them through a subscription. The subscription costs $14.95 per month and lets you to download one audiobook for free. You can get other titles 30% off the list price. If you’re someone who really enjoys reading, this is an app that you have to download!

4. New York Times crossword

Looking for an app to exercise those brain muscles? According to Easy Tech Trick, this crossword app was designed by The New York Times Company. When you’re in post-hospital rehab trying to meet your therapy goals, it’s important to keep your mind sharp. This app could be the perfect excuse to have fun while working those brain muscles.

It’s available for free, but you can access unlimited content with a subscription.

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5. Words with Friends

Words with Friends might be the most popular vocabulary-based game available out there. This app allows you to compete against friends, family and even strangers in a virtual game of Scrabble.

This app is free to download.

6. Fooducate

Fooducate’s slogan is “Eat better. Lose weight. Get healthy.” This app lets you track your health through calories, gives you a score on how healthy everyday food items are, suggests diet tips and offers up trending recipes.

This app is free to download. There is a premium version with more features; however, you must pay to access the information.

7. The Room

Looking for mystery? Look no further than The Room. This app is a captivating must-have for fans of mystery, puzzles, and visuals. In this app, you must solve a series of puzzles in order to move forward and complete the game.

This app is $1.49 on Google Play and through the App Store.

8. 2048

This app features a 16-square grid which is gradually filled with numbered tiles. Players must eliminate tiles by combining two of the same number.

This app is free to download.

9. QuizUp

Google Play suggests that QuizUp is a new way to play trivia. You can play trivia while posting about your interests, make your own quiz and connect with people who are interested in the same things as you.

This app is free to download.

How We Can Help Make Your Post-Hospital Rehabilitation Successful

At Optalis, we provide personalized rehabilitation plans to help you reach your rehab goals.

To learn more about how to navigate the rehabilitation process and how Optalis can help, read our post-hospital rehab guide by following the link below.

Post-Hospital Rehabilitation