Medication organizers come in a variety of styles that can be selected to fit your elderly loved one’s needs. Whether your loved one values portability or he or she needs space to store pills for a month, there is likely a product on the market that can make medication management easier. Here are a few top choices from the Lincoln elder care professionals at Home Care Assistance.
Portable Seven-Day Pill Container
Many seniors are familiar with the classic weekly medication organizer. However, this system involves seven interlocking boxes that can be taken apart if a senior needs to take his or her medication away from home. There are also compartments for morning and afternoon doses, and a pill cutter is included in this organizer that makes splitting a pill easier for seniors.
Rainbow Pill Holder
Those who prefer to use color as a visual aid will enjoy using the rainbow pill holder. Each of the seven boxes in the set is a different color, and they are each labeled with the day of the week for which they are to be used. With four compartments, seniors can organize their pills according to morning, afternoon, evening and night. Additionally, the days of the week are labeled in braille on each box lid.
MedCenter Talking Monthly Medication Organizer
At the beginning of the month, either you or your loved one can fill the 31 removable compartments with the pills needed for each day. Then, you can set an alarm that will allow the organizer to either beep or speak a reminder for your loved one to take his or her medication. After taking the medication, your loved one can flip the lid from green to red as an additional way to keep track of whether or not he or she has taken the medication.
If pill organizers aren’t enough for your loved one, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We offer live-in and flexible hourly home care in Lincoln, ideal for seniors who need minimal help on a regular basis with things like medication reminders, prescription pick up, running errands, cooking, or light cleaning. For more information, give us a call at (402) 261-5158 today.