Are You Concerned About Senior Medication Management?
Senior medication management can be a significant issue as our loved ones age. Memory issues and confusion seem to increase as we grow older. But let’s admit it, all of us regardless of our age have moments of forgetfulness and question if we have done something or not. “I just walked into the kitchen for something, but for the life of me cannot remember what.” Or this one… “I know I have met her before, but I cannot remember her name.” These are normal situations, but with minimal consequences.
Conversely, senior medication management problems can have significant consequences. Forgetfulness or confusion may result in failure to take or to incorrectly take prescribed medications. For many seniors their medication(s) are critical, whether it is for blood pressure, pain, diabetes, anxiety, etc., so a missed or incorrect dose could be very dangerous.
Fortunately, there are many solutions for senior medication management. From basic dispensers to automated dispensers with alerts, the right tool at the right price is available. Here are a few of the most popular solutions.
MedMinder Maya – MedMinder’s pill dispenser looks like a basic seven-day pillbox. Designed with ease of use in mind, its simple and friendly interface has no digital readouts or buttons. The medication dispenser contains 28 compartments for a week’s supply of medication and can accommodate dozens of different types of pills.
MedMinder Jon + Alert – This dispenser has a locking feature that allows users access to only the correct compartment at the correct dosage time; all other compartments will remain locked. The medication dispenser is electronic and can be controlled remotely using the MedMinder web portal. The benefit of the
MedMinder Jon + Alert is that it includes a built in Personal Emergency Response System. The built in Personal Emergency Response System allows the user to have access to help with a simple push of a button.
MedReady 1750FL Medication Dispenser – With a flashing light and monitoring, this solution automatically dispenses medication and vitamin supplements in accordance with prescribed treatment programs. If the dose is missed then an automated call center is alerted and you will receive a reminder call.
Medication mistakes can be greatly reduced with simple technology solutions. And if you are a caregiver for a senior loved one, medication management can be one less thing to worry about. Assisted Living Technologies has a dedicated team that can help you identify the best solution for your situation. Our showroom in Meriden, CT, has many of the senior medication management solutions on hand for you to compare.