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Medical Reminders for Aging in Place

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Medical Reminders and Caregiver Helpers

Many families are finding the help they need with the medical reminders to help elderly members to “Age in Place,” and their getting their help through smart technology. Families are using tools such as voice-activation, sensors, GPS, Bluetooth, smartphone monitoring apps, internet sites and computer programs. The option to remain at home rather than going to a nursing home is now becoming an acceptable option to an ever increasing number of families’.

Here are three examples of medical reminders and programs that will help caregivers with the Managing Medicines - Medical Remindersloved one who sometimes forget to take medication on time, feed the cat or just take a walk. You can click on the links supplied to learn more about them.

GrandCare Systems

  • This multipurpose system can track daily activity and can keep track of glucose, oxygen, blood pressure and weight. Using both telehealth and communication capabilities, it enables seniors to connect to families, peers, and caregivers – as well as be monitored on their safety and well-being in their home. Caregivers con log-on to a website to monitor their loved-ones activity and leave notes. For more info, visit GrandCare.com

MedMinder

  • Medminder is a pill dispenser. It comes in two types. One that is locked, the other is unlocked. MedMinder pill dispensers have an internal cellular modem that communicates with the MedMinder remote system. All that is required is cellular network coverage. The caregiver fills the medicine tray and places in the Medminder device. Then the caregiver can log on to a website to schedule the medicine’s time. The dispenser flashes, or unlocks when it’s time for the meds.If that doesn’t work, a prerecorded voice from a chosen family member will remind them it’s time to take their medicine. If no action is still taken they get a call and you receive notice by text, email or call. A medical alert button is also available for emergencies. For more info, visit medminder.com

Reminder Rosie

  • This is simply a voice activated talking-clock. Programmable for timed reminders such as take your medicine, get the mail or feed the dog. Once the deed is done they can simply say “reminder off” or touch clock to turn off the reminder. For more info, visit reminder-rosie.com.

With todays “baby-boomer” generation, many seniors are becoming increasingly comfortable with the benefits of these medical reminders and their  technologies. Caregivers today have multiple option open to them that will help provide peace of mind for them and confidence for their loved ones

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