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3 Easy Games to Play In Hospice

It's never easy when a loved one is moved into hospice care, but that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun when your loved one is comfortable. Playing easy games between long conversations is one of the best ways to pass the time and focus on enjoying the time you have left with the ones that you love.

Here are three easy-to-play games that just about anyone can enjoy:


Checkers is a game that just about everyone has played at some point in their life. These game boards are easy to transport and don't require ample set-up or tear-down to have fun. All you need are black tiles, red tiles, and a checkerboard. Even though it's seen as a child's game, it is still a game of strategy, making it a fun competition between two people. If you have a few family members nearby, you can even perform a bracket to see who is the best at the game.


Cards are present at every family gathering known to man; bringing them to your loved one in hospice care simply makes sense. Break out a game of rummy or keep it simple with a game of Go-Fish. When your loved one wants some alone time, they can play solitaire to keep their mind busy. There's no end to the number of games you can play with a simple stack of 52 cards. Your loved one might even be able to challenge some of the caretakers offering hospice services when they're bored.


Scrabble is one of the best-loved games for a reason: this word game relies on strategy and a good vocabulary to win. This means anyone who can read can play the game, making it fun for young and old people alike. There are even travel sets available for those who want to bring their game back and forth. For older folks with failing vision, you can also invest in large-print options.

These are just some of the many games you can play with your loved one at your local Tucson hospice facilities. For more tips and advice, don't hesitate to reach out to the hospice services at Soulistic Hospice Care today.

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