By: Diane Keefe, Geriatric Care Manager
Medication compliance is one of the most frequent challenges with seniors. Many times their medications are in a big shoebox or basket or scattered around the house. This does not make it easy to see if the meds were taken on time or in the quantity that was prescribed.
It is important to find a method that meets the needs and limitations of the older adult. Sometimes a sectored box will work. Other times it might require a more sophisticated system that will only dispense at the time the medication is to be taken. This system even gives a verbal message telling them to take the medications. Another system available involves hooking up to a computer system that will record when the medications are being taken. It will give a clear picture of the person’s history of taking medication. Continue reading