According to Medco Health Solutions, some seniors even take as many as 20 or more pills per day. That’s a lot of medication that can get misplaced, forgotten, or mixed up even for a spry young mind.
The Pill Problem
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 ('pill service 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 medications were taken, complete with an alarm to keep track of forgotten doses.
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