Great Shows Based on Books for Seniors Who Struggle with Arthritis

Your mom used to read books all of the time, but she has rheumatoid arthritis and has a harder time holding a book now. She’s tried audiobooks, and they are okay, but she has a harder time staying focused when one is playing.

Have you considered finding shows based on her favorite books? Several book series have been turned into exceptional TV series. Here are some of the best series for your mom to watch.


Agatha Christie’s Poirot

Senior Home Care Palm Beach County, FL: Seniors and Arthritis

Senior Home Care Palm Beach County, FL: Seniors and Arthritis

If your mom is an Agatha Christie fan, she’ll love Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Each episode covers one of Poirot’s cases. With 13 seasons and 70 episodes, your mom has plenty of shows to watch.


Agatha Raisin

Based on the bestselling cozy mystery series by M.C. Beaton, Agatha Raisin follows the novice sleuth and her friends. After Agatha retires from PR work, she discovers her skills translate well into investigative work.


Anne With an E

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables was resurrected in this popular TV series. It’s a historical story where orphaned Anne is sent to Prince Edward Island where she will start life anew in an unfamiliar area, only the people adopting her were expecting a boy.


Call the Midwife

This popular series involving a group of midwives in London’s East End is based on the memoir Call the Midwife: The True Story of the East End in the 1950s. Jennifer Worth wrote the memoir to share her stories involving the care she provided to women as a district nurse and midwife in that era.



Heartland is a family-friendly show involving sisters Amy and Lou and their grandfather, Jack, who rely heavily on each other to keep the family horse ranch going strong after Amy and Lou’s mom is killed in a tragic accident.

It’s based on the book series by Lauren Brooke and follows the whole family with Amy’s transition from teen to adulthood and Lou’s return from her big city finance job to helping run the ranch with her grandfather.


Sweet Magnolias

If your mom enjoys reading romance or women’s fiction, she’ll enjoy Sweet Magnolias. It’s based on some of Sherryl Woods’ contemporary romance series set in South Carolina. Three women grow up together and navigate their life changes as they grow up, develop careers, become moms, and face changing relationships.


If your mom likes psychological suspense novels, she’ll enjoy You, a show spun from Caroline Kepnes’ book. In this series, a bookstore owner develops obsessions with different customers, and the series follows his devotion to becoming the perfect man for his customer.

Rheumatoid arthritis can make it hard to keep up with household chores. Pushing a vacuum, washing dishes, and dusting can all be difficult when your finger joints are stiff and achy. If your mom struggles to keep up with meals, laundry, and cleaning, hire senior home care aides.

With senior home care, your mom has someone to keep her company, drive her to stores and medical offices, and ensure her home is clean and organized. Call to learn more.

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