The Benefits of a Senior Pill Box
For seniors, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is of utmost importance. From exercise to a healthy diet to keeping the mind sharp, there is a lot that contributes to a healthy routine. One of the most important steps is managing medication regimens that are oftentimes quite complex. The use of a senior pill box can simplify this process and ensure medications are taken on time, every time.
Senior pill boxes are a medication management solution that give independence to the user, while allowing family members and other caregivers to have peace of mind that medications are being taken at the proper time and dosage.
One option is a non-locking automated senior pill box. This device, also called the SimpleMed+, can be programmed for up to four dispense times per day. With simple programming that can be set by any caregiver, this senior pill box is filled on a weekly basis. Or, to make this senior pill box even simpler, a blister card pre-filled by the pharmacy can be used. It then will alert the user at the proper times that the medications need to be taken. A blinking light will tell the user that it is time to take the specified dose. If the section is not opened, an audible alarm will sound for further notification. Next, if the medication is still not taken, an alert will be sent to Life Safety Monitoring.
A locking senior pill box is another option that can be used to ensure safety and medication adherence. This senior pill box can dispense medications up to four times a day, with 1-15 (or more) pills per dose. The loud alarm will alert the user that it’s time to take the medication, and then responders will follow up if the compartment is not opened to retrieve the does. The locked senior pill box option features a secure lock and key to prevent tampering and overdosing. This can be useful for those with cognitive decline, a history of abuse, or as safety from children or others who may try to access the medications.
Senior pill boxes help give families the peace of mind they need when it comes to their loved one’s medications. Medication errors are one of the top reasons for hospitalizations. Many seniors are taking multiple medications that change often. It is a lot to keep track of! Mistakes can happen when a pill is taken at the wrong time, there is a mix-up by similar looking medicines, and when medications are forgotten. A senior pill box gives simple organization to an otherwise complicated regimen. Further, the timed reminders and monitoring by STAAR Alert ensure they are taken on time, every time.
The senior pill box can also provide reports to the caregivers or care management team to track adherence. Use the reports to observe the patient’s well-being, the family’s concern rate, and caregiver involvement. The live monitoring allows for immediate response, while rich reports saved on the service provider’s system are available for further review.
Senior pill boxes are a simple and affordable way to keep your loved one safe and healthy. With many options available, there is a solution for every family. Reach out to STAAR Alert today to learn more about senior pill boxes and discuss which features are best for your situation. Our helpful team is ready to assist you in answering all of your questions! Call us today at 1-800-338-7114 or visit staaralert.com. We look forward to introducing you to your new senior pill box!