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The Top 3 Free Audiobook Apps Every Senior Should be Using

Senior Care in Ewing NJ

Senior Care in Ewing NJReading can be a fun, quiet activity older adults can do as a way to keep their mind stimulated. But what do you do if your aging loved one is losing their vision and unable to ready by themselves anymore? Audiobooks have become a growing trend among people of all ages for a number of reasons. First of all, audiobooks bring the story to life, adding emotions and personality into the story that the elder may miss by reading it alone. Secondly, these digital books are a great way to pass the time during long road trips or flights. In order to help your loved one get the most out of their audiobook experience, here are 3 free apps that a family member or senior care provider can help the elder download.

Audiobook and Podcast Player for iTunes

This app is made for people with Apple devices, such as an iPhone or iPad. It takes very little effort to use and can be downloaded through the iTunes store. The app itself is free, but each audiobook will have a small fee, varying in price from one book to the next. However, once the book has been downloaded, it can easily be transferred to other Apple devices.


One of the most well-known audiobook apps is Audible. The reason for this is because it has a large library of books, giving your aging loved one plenty to choose from. There is a monthly membership fee, but included in this cost is one free book per month. The cost of the membership fee is also much lower than what it would cost to purchase a book, so your loved one would be saving money. The work on Android and Apple devices and allow the reader to keep track of how many hours they have spent reading.

OneDrive Media Console

This app is much different than the first two listed because it allows the elder to download books from their local library and listen to it immediately on their computer or device. As long as they have a membership to the library, there will be no cost to download books. The first time OneDrive Media Console is downloaded, a tutorial will be included in order to teach the senior, as well as their caregiver or home care specialist, how to navigate the app and download books.

Audiobooks are the perfect solution for seniors who want to stimulate their mind without straining their eyes by looking at the small print on a book. And the best part is the fact that older adults can listen to these books anytime, whether they are going for a walk or doing laundry. Research these three apps to discover which one is right for your loved one.


If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Ewing, NJ please call the caring staff at Care Street Home Care. You can reach our Mercer/Burlington Division at (609) 496-5666.

Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM

Administrator, Mercer/Burlington Division at Care Street Home Care
Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM, Care Street’s able administrator has more than 30 years of clinical experience in private practice and Skilled Nursing settings, with specific experience in clinical case management in Gerontology.

Dr. Shelly, as he is fondly known, has served as an Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator in Mercer County and is a Certified Dementia Instructor. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and unusually devoted, his guidance is crucial in helping families understand their options and render decisions for their loved ones’ care plan. Dr. Shelly’s extensive experience, sincere and pleasant demeanor, and professional affiliations have made him a vital asset to Care Street.

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