Best New Tech to
Help Aging Parents: THE PILL PROBLEM
By age 70, people are taking an average of 12 medications a day. The inability to take them unsupervised accounts for up to 40% of nursing home admissions.Picture: USA Today / Jennifer Jolly holding the
e-pill Multi-Alarm Timecap in her hand
The good news is that tech has stepped in with a solution in the form of automatic pill reminders. A company named E-pill
(e-pill Medication Reminders, www.epill.com, 1-800-549-0095) offers several medication-monitoring gadgets such as the E-pill station
, which stores a full month of medication and sounds an alarm when it's time to take them. There's also the E-pill Multiple Alarm Plus
, which can be programmed with over 40 different alarms and even reminds you if you've missed a dosage. For as little as $30 you can buy the Multi-alarm TimeCap
, which fits onto a standard pill bottle and tells you the last time the meds were taken, complete with an alarm to keep track of forgotten doses.
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