Timed Pill Dispenser Helps Mom or Dad Live Independently

Minnesota Public Radio: How to use an automatic pill dispenser to improve medication adherence: MedSmart prescription drug reminder system helps seniors (Mom, Dad, patients) live independently in MN. | Learn about e-pill MedSmart.

By ensuring that elderly people take medications, a simple device could allow them to stay healthy and out of the hospital or nursing home.

Martha Hitzeman, 87, is shown in her apartment in Fergus Falls, Minn. on July 31, 2013. Hitzeman says she is legally blind and has some short-term memory loss. A prescription drug reminder program helps her live independently.



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