My 92 year old mother suffers from some dementia and is a nursing home. The nursing home recommended a Roku TV, since their cable selections are very limited.
She likes to watch TCM or Fox News.
My mother has difficulty with the remote, but the issues aren't with the remote itself. The remote is pretty simple. The issue are the channel apps. There are too many options and vertical and horizontal menus.
I suggest Roku app writers create an Elderly/Senior channel in addition to their full scaled app that provides tons of options and selections.
It would be wonderful if there was a TCM-Senior channel that would just play the LIVE TCM on West or East with no additional choices. Similarly, it would be nice if FoxNews-Senior would just play Live Fox News only, with no choices.
I think it would be useful to have senior channels that play CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, etc. with no further options. It would only play the LIVE option.
Those with less abilities to navigate through the channels could simply use the home screen, move up/down/left/right, and press OK to start the channel without any further interaction.
Many of the people in Assisted Living or Nursing Homes cannot delve deep into the channel's selections, nor would be able to find/decide one of 10,000 movies or shows to watch. They just want to watch a TV similar to how it was like in 1960, before streaming, DVRs, Betamax, etc.