These remind you to take the correct medication at the right time and can alert you or someone else if you forget. These can be linked to a Lifeline phone or a pager.
For people who are sometimes forgetful, or who need to take a number of different medications throughout the day, keeping track of which pills need to be taken at which times can be challenging.
Medication dispensers provide a simple solution that reminds you to take the correct medication at the right time and can alert you or someone else if you forget, via a link to a Lifeline phone or pager. The dispensers are locked to reduce the risk of someone taking the wrong dosage, enabling individuals to retain independence with self-medication. Some pharmacies will fill medication dispensers for you. If you are using a pharmacy to fill them, it is recommended that you purchase a second dispenser so that one can be filled while the other is in use.
There are also models available which are not linked to an alert system and can simply provide reassurance that the correct daily dose has been taken.