As people age, they tend to learn that prescription medication will become part of their daily regiment, whether it is blood pressure medication, pain medication, or meds to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Each one of these medications poses risk as people get older for the misuse or worse abuse of the medication. Older adults are at risk from prescription drug abuse by accident. They take more medication than other groups. A study in 2017 conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration shows that 2.0% of older adults 50 years and older abused opioids and prescription medications.
Prescription drug abuse can be prevented. Through various services, products, and family intervention, the possibility exists to ensure Mom and Dad stays safe and healthy. Here at BlueStar, we offer some products that would help older adults stay safe and healthy.
Remembering to take your pills is one of the easiest things to forget. A smart pillbox that integrates with intelligent software, Dose Dispense is a powerful medication adherence tool. After a brief setup, the device knows which medications and what times they need to be taken. When it is time, the device’s internal tray rotates to reveal the correct pills. An alarm will sound to let you know it’s time to take your meds. If you’re late to take your pills, text and email alerts can be set to notify a caregiver. Taking the pills is as simple as turning the device over.
The Reminder Rosie helps solve the very real daily challenges of memory loss. With its senior-friendly clock interface, Reminder Rosie is a simple, hands-free, inexpensive way to remember medications, appointments, and everyday tasks. With Reminder Rosie, an adult son can, in his own voice, remind Mom to take her 10 am pill—she’ll respond to let him know she got the reminder. Reminder Rosie eases caregiver stress by taking over the mundane tasks like reminders.
Beyond these two solutions, BlueStar also offers other solutions to provide assistance with Mom and Dad’s Medication needs:
With this solution, you can get two different pill dispensers. One is a 7-Day dispenser. It has seven roomy snap-lid compartments provide plenty of room for each day’s pills and vitamins. The second is the rotating pill organizer. With this, you can keep up with your daily medication has never been so easy, making this pill box a great promoter for pharmacies, clinics, and other healthcare facilities with four separate compartments keep your medication organized and easily accessible.
This bottle opener comes in handy for opening difficult safety caps on medicine bottles. Designed with a soft white gripper that fits over the bottle cap for a good hold. Two finger handles allow them to twist and unscrew the lid and access their prescriptions.
Regardless of which solution works best for you, BlueStar SeniorTech is here to help. To learn more about other solutions that might work for you or a loved one, visit us online or call a product specialist today (800) 300-1724 option 1.