Proper Medication Safety and Management
As seniors get older, they may be prescribed multiple medications for various health conditions. It is important that he or she receives the proper dosage at the designated time of day. Without proper management, seniors can often miss doses or take them incorrectly, resulting in serious consequences. According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, more than a third of medication-related hospitalizations are due to patients not taking their medicine as prescribed. At Comfort Keepers, we offer pill dispenser systems to help ensure that our clients are taking their medication as scheduled, allowing them to maintain their independence at home. Learn about the different medical safety products we offer below!
There are times when your loved one may be on their own, without help from a caregiver or family member. In these moments, it is important for them to be able to access their medication. We have developed the SafetyChoice MedMinder, which uses smart technology to alert clients when it is time to take a medication dose. It is a wireless pill box that remains locked until it is the appropriate time to take the medication. If the medication has not been taken, a text or email notification will be sent to the client or in-home caregiver. It features 28 compartments that can hold 7 days of medications with up to 4 doses a day, or 14 days with up to 2 doses a day and a secure portal that keeps activity records for easy viewing and tracking.
As part of our home care services, we created a pill dispenser system. Our system helps seniors get their medication on time, with the right dose. It holds approximately 60 medication cups, and each cup holds 20 to 25 pills and supplements. The pill dispenser organizes, reminds, and tracks the delivery of the patient’s medications. A notification will be sent if a dose is missed.
Lastly, we offer our SafetyChoice TabSafe Medication System. This system features four cartridges, each available in interchangeable 16 or 32 dose sizes. The dispensing button is easy to use and the system can handle different schedules and doses. In the event that a dose is missed, a call will be made to the client's contact list. When the medication is running low, an alert will be sent out.
Contact Comfort Keepers for Medication Assistance
At Comfort Keepers Grayslake, the safety of your loved one is important to us, which is why we have developed these products to help ensure their medication is taken appropriately. It is our goal to assist them in maintaining their independence and quality of life. If you are interested in one of these systems for your loved one, we would be happy to provide an in-home consultation, where we can complete an evaluation and recommend the best product. We will demonstrate how the products work, so that your loved one can feel comfortable using it independently. Experience peace of mind with the proper medication safety and management from Comfort Keepers. Contact us today!