Various Types of Medication Reminders – Choose the Best One
Failing to take medications on time is the commonest problem with the elderly patients. There may be several reasons for this, such as forgetfulness, getting fed up of multiple medications or just depression and loss of interest in getting well. At such times, it becomes even more important for their caregivers to arrange for a perfect medication management system. Here are some of the most effective tools for medication adherence that professional caregivers can make use of to ensure that their patients are taking their medications on time.
Just reminding your patients of medications may be boring for your patients as well as yourself. Spice it up with the CeyHello App available on Google Play and App Store. This innovative medication reminder app brings a smile on your patients’ lips with “Moticons” that you can send them along with the reminders. Moticons are audio or video clips and photos that are provided by the developers of CeyHello as well as uploaded by the users. Thus when you send a medication reminder to your patient, it’s not just a reminder, but a reason to smile! More than 45 fun moticons are provided by the developers for free! Plus, you can upload your own. This offers a personal touch to the reminding process and your patients will actually wait for your message. Besides moticons, CeyHello also offers many other useful features like weekly or monthly medication adherence reports, multi-language voice and more.
This is the commonest, yet most effective pill organizer. It’s a simple box having slots that reminds the patients to take medication on different times of the day. You can sort out medications usually up to a week beforehand and store it in the respective slot. This makes it easy for the patient or you (caregiver) to tell easily which medication is due on which time of the day. Pill boxes are available at any drug store and you can buy one according to the number of doses your patient requires to take every day. You can even buy electronic pill boxes that have an alarm system too along with the medication storage system.
Various types of reminder alarms are available on the market today ranging from a watch to computer software. A watch can be fed with information like medication, names of patient and doctor, and more. The watch can be worn by the patient or the caregiver and alarms can be in the form of vibrator or an electronic alarm. The drawback of this system is that patients are mostly elderly who cannot read the fine print if they have to wear the watch. Also they may be disturbed by the electronic beep of the watch.
Make use of the best pill reminder and eliminate the possibility for your patients of forgetting medications forever.