Keeping up with a regular medication schedule can be overwhelming, and the task is even harder for older adults who must juggle anywhere from six to a dozen medications. If you are concerned that your senior parent or loved one is not taking the right medications at the right time, Scottsdale home care provider, Home Care Assistance, shares the two main types of medication organizers:
- Daily Pill Organizer and Alarm – This is a pill organizer alarm that has individual pill boxes. The boxes are used to fill pills for the whole day. An alarm is then set for the different times one will be taking the pills. The organizer alerts the senior it is time to take their medication by vibrating, beeping or a combination of both. It is very portable and comfortable for seniors who are always on the move.
- Monthly Pill Organizer and Alarm – This particular type of pill organizer is available with 31 day (monthly) pill containers. Every container has 4 smaller compartments for night, evening, noon and morning. There is also a talking alarm to remind the individual when it is time to take their medication. The user has the option of setting up four different alarms daily. Many also have green topped containers that can be turned, or flipped over to red, to indicate when a dose was taken.
Seniors living with memory loss or a form of dementia may require additional help beyond medication reminders. Because prescribed medications can be vital to the health of a senior with memory loss, it will be important to look into services such as professional Scottsdale dementia care.
Get Help for a Senior Loved One Today
If you are concerned about your loved one’s ability to take prescribed medications on time and in the right dosage, be sure to check-in on them regularly to help them fill their monthly pill organizer. If you feel they need additional help or a firmer reminder, options such as hourly and live-in care in Scottsdale are available. With these services, a trained and friendly caregiver is in your loved one’s home and can provide medication reminders and monitor the dosages taken, while also assisting with cooking, cleaning, personal care, and more.
Call 480.448.6215 to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Care Manager from Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale today.