More than half of the population in the United States takes at least one medication each day, with many seniors taking five or more medications each day. However, around half of people living with a chronic illness don’t take their medications as prescribed by their healthcare providers.
Medication issues can create a variety of challenges for people. People who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease risk forgetting to take their medications along with being apprehensive or refusing to take medications when given to them. Those who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, and other conditions need daily medications to help control their illnesses. Whether someone forgets to take their medication, refuses to take them, or has a hard time keeping them organized, there can be serious consequences if medications aren’t taken when they’re supposed to.
Thankfully, there are solutions that help people receive their daily medications in an easy and convenient way. For instance, devices like automatic medication dispensers are designed to organize daily medications, alert when it’s time to take them and prevent people from taking them twice. Let’s discuss how medication management has changed how people stay on their daily medication regimens.
- What Are Automatic Medication Dispensers?
Medication dispensers, as with many products today, have gone digital. These devices are designed to simplify daily regimens and make organizing and taking medications more convenient. Patients or their caregivers pre-fill the dispenser with the correct dosages and the dispenser locks to avoid mistakes or tampering. Once it’s time to take the medication, then the right amount of medication is dispensed. In addition, today’s medication dispensers make it easy for caregivers to know that medications have been missed, including alerts sent by call, text, or email.
- How Can This Device Help with Everyday Care?
The main objective of automatic medication dispensers is to ensure that the right medication is given at the right time. Not only does it make managing medications easier, but it also keeps loved ones on a reliable schedule. Furthermore, the device provides caregivers peace of mind knowing they don’t have to always be around when it’s time to distribute medication.
- Can This Device Hold Multiple Medications at a Time?
If you have multiple doses of medications throughout the day, many automatic medication dispensers today are compartmentalized to hold several doses. For example, Guardian’s MedReady device includes 28 compartments with flexible dosing options. You can choose specific dose times from a morning dose each day for 28 days, or four different daily doses for seven days. Each individual compartment is large and can hold up to 12 medications, allowing for a user-friendly and convenient solution.
With smart and easy-to-use tools, medication management provides peace of mind for patients and caregivers alike. Most importantly, not only do tools like Guardian’s MedReady device help streamline daily healthcare, but they also save lives. At the end of the day, medications help to improve our overall health and well-being, and that should be no different in how we take them.
About Guardian Medical Monitoring
Since 1999, Guardian Medical Monitoring has helped people feel secure, cared for, and confident by surrounding them with the highest level of expertise. Our team not only has experience in all aspects of care, but we also know how to keep families and their loved ones safe. Ultimately, we know when it comes to medication, there’s no room for error. We go the extra mile to ensure our smart medication dispensers are foolproof and provide you with the confidence you need.
For more information about our medication management devices or our other medical alert systems, head to our website or give Guardian a call at 1.888.349.2400.