Even a spry young adult such as myself can use one of these, let alone grandma and grandpa. About a little bigger than a coffeemaker, the MD.2 Personal Medication System, marketed by ePill.com, is a little more helpful than the average pill dispenser.
This helps patients take their medication regularly so that it works effectively:
The unique home-based system, which has been around since 2000, dispenses up to 60 doses of any solid oral medication. The device, hooked up to a phone jack, even monitors compliance by calling the caregiver if medications are not taken on time.
“The other night, I was in the living room, and I fell asleep,” Berry said.
“My daughter called and said, ‘Did you fall asleep?’ ”
“It’s great they keep track of me.”
Caregivers can also log on to the Internet and track their family member’s dispensing records so they can confirm that the machine is doing what it should.
While more expensive (and stylish) than your $5 plastic MTWThF pill case, at $850 dollars it provides an ensured system of drug delivery.
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