An aging American population, the disinclination of adult children to live near their parents, and the proliferation of therapeutic medications, combine to make the perfect storm of potential overdose or skipped medications. A medical alarm system is both easy to use and the surest way to prevent an incorrect dosage.
With a medical alarm system, patients do not need to remember whether they were supposed to take one pill twice a day or two pills once a day, or if they have already taken today’s pills. Medications being tapered off, and therefore having changing dosages, can be especially problematic, but are handled with ease by a medical alarm system.
The dispenser is loaded with the proper dosage of medication and a schedule is given to the service provider. When the dispenser sounds an alert, the patient simply presses a button to receive the correct medication. The dispenser can be set up to dispense medications multiple times per day for several days. This allows care-givers more flexibility in their visits and patients to retain a sense of independence. A medical alarm system eliminates problems of missed medications, over-dosing, or dangerous mixes of drugs, bringing peace of mind to both patients and their loved ones.