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Many tasks become more difficult for seniors as they age, even with the help of in home care for San Diego County elderly persons. Memory is a particular area of trouble, and many seniors find themselves forgetting to perform even routine activities that they’ve done all their lives.
Forgetting to take necessary medications is a common problem, but one that must be avoided at all costs for the sake of health and safety.
Need For A Low-Maintenance System
The most low-tech solution to getting seniors the correct medications at the right time is for a family member or a professional caregiver manage the schedule. There are a few problems with that solution, however.
There are bound to be times that no one is available to administer the correct doses, especially if prescriptions are required at numerous times each day. Also, there is a real danger that busy family members, or even caregivers, could forget medication times, or forget whether or not a senior already took his or her medication.
The MedCenter 4 Dosage Pill Dispenser
The convenient and simple, yet powerful, MedCenter 4 Dosage Pill Dispenser system allows a family member or nurse case manager to schedule a full month of prescriptions, with a maximum of four alarms per day. Once the pill containers are filled and loaded into the stand, simply set the alarms for the correct times and the MedCenter 4 will do the rest. The manufacturer describes the product as, “MedCenter 31 Daily Pill Cassettes, each with 4 Dosage Compartments” (each dosage compartment can hold up to 15 aspirin size tablets)”.
A number of features are designed to make it easy for a senior to take it from there—adjustable volume reminders, color lids that flip from red to green when a medication has been taken, and easy to open lids for weakened hands. The individual daily pill cassette is shown on the right, and as you can see it is simple to understand and use. The one shown here is the standard size, and there is also a larger capacity model.
Endorsed by Clients
At A Servant’s Heart Care Solutions, we first became aware of the MedCenter system because it was already in use by a new client when they first came onto our in-home caregiving service. Since then we have recommended it to others and it is a hit when people try it.
Easy To Use With In Home Care for San Diego County Elderly
Caregivers providing in home assistance for elderly near San Diego County won’t have to get a degree in engineering to use this tool, and seniors will find it easy to get the right prescriptions at the right time, even when no one is around to help out. The reminder system is as simple to set as a standard alarm clock, and its display is large and backlit for easy viewing.
Brightly colored buttons and lids allow a senior or a caregiver to see at a glance whether the medication schedule is on track. You can order this great tool on the MedCenter website.