Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss the grandPad, a subscription service for seniors. It comes with an Asus tablet with LTE and white-glove support. Their mission is to make seniors less isolated and to keep them save from internet scams. You can set up the device for your senior.
On YouTube, the reviews of this video are pretty skeptical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui_JM61aimk
The price for this service seems to have gone down since this video was made to $40/month — still not inexpensive!