It is not uncommon for people to start taking regular medication as they grow older. Often seniors will be prescribed multiple medications from one or more doctors. Keeping track of which medications should be taken at what times, and in what quantity or dosage can often be confusing and challenging. It is all too easy to forget to take the medication at each scheduled time. Often the person also needs to log activity and possible side effects for their doctors.

Part of a home care aide’s duties may include providing medication reminders. This includes:

  • Setting up a pill box or pill organization system that conforms with doctors’ instructions and with which the senior feels comfortable.
  • Helping to load the pill box with the proper medications, in the prescribed dosages, in the proper time slot.
  • Helping to log medication intake activity, including how the senior felt after taking the medication, and any side effects the senior experienced.
  • Making the log available to doctors and appropriate family members.
  • Contacting emergency personnel if the senior experiences any severe side effects.

A home care aide cannot administer medications through injections, IV therapy, suppositories, or force feeding.

Sampling of Representative Medicine Reminder Products

Below is a sampling of products and equipment that are designed to assist in home care aides in providing medicine reminders. Click on the links to find out more information, see other products selections, and if you like, to make a purchase from one of our providers.

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AUVON iMedassist Weekly AM/PM Pill Box, 2nd Gen Portable Travel Pill Organizer (7-Day / 4-Times-A-Day) with Moisture-Proof Design and Large Compartments to Hold Vitamins, Supplements and Medication

  • Store a Week's Worth of Meds. You can simply organize your weekly medication dispenser at the beginning of the week and place the organizer on the counter to easily keep track and maintain your AM/PM medication regimen, which is great if you're traveling or on-the-go since you can detach exactly the days you need.(size of each compartment: 0.9” x 1.1” x 0.9”)
  • Secure Pills from Spilling. No worries about unwanted dumpage of pills found by pets and kids for your slightest unintentional or incidental touch on the pill planer. The push button stays closed once locked and securely snap shut keeping pills safe.
  • Easy to Use. The pill dispenser has a tested design to make it easier for you, especially for the elderly, to open the medicine box; This pill case also has a contoured design on the bottom for easy pill removal; The large compartments are manufactured from a translucent material thereby allowing easy monitoring which box is empty without opening.
  • BPA-free Materials. The pill box is simple yet handy if you have to take medication 4 times a day. There are separate compartments constructed with durable molded BPA-free plastic for each dose, plus it’s got a large capacity for multiple pill regimes
  • What You Receive: 1 x AUVON iMedassist Pill Holder, 1 x Happy Card, our 12-month warranty, and friendly customer service

e-Pill | TimeCap Multi Alarm | Pack of 3 | Pill Bottle Alarm with Last Open Time Stamp | Up to 24 Easy to Set Daily Alarms That auto-Repeat

  • PILL BOTTLE TIMER (3 are included) - Alarm Timer reminds you when to take your pills with a Beeping Alarm and Flashing Display (visual indicator) up to 24 times per Day. Please note the cap is NOT Childproof.
  • LAST DOSE TAKEN INDICATOR - Unique feature records TIME and DAY of Week when last dose taken. Fits on medicine bottle (included) or a "standard 33mm" thread pharmaceutical closure.
  • COMPLETE MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Great medication reminder for Three Different medications. Use all three e-pill TimeCap MULTI ALARMs if you need to keep track of mutiple medications with different medication times. Great pill organizer system for once a day or twice a day pills.
  • USED IN CLINICAL STUDIES - Set one or multiple alarms on the Hour (up to 24 Daily Alarms). This e-pill device works well for any number of doses of the same medication per day. If you have several different medications best practice is to have a different e-pill Multi-Alarm TimeCap device for each medication. Make certain the pill bottles are labeled.
  • WHAT YOU RECEIVE - Three (3) Easy to Set Pill Bottle Alarm Timer Medication Reminders. Battery installed (LR44 Cell). Three (3) Empty Pill Bottles. Easy to read instruction manual or simply call our toll-free number 1-800-549-0095 for help setting up your e-pill Medication Reminder now or anytime in the future. One Year Warranty. Life time free technical support.