Adherence to Medication: The Importance of Medication Reminders

adherence to medicationWhen a person suddenly becomes ill or has a chronic health condition, it can be difficult to continue with the routine he or she is accustomed to following on a daily basis. Exercise and work productivity may decline, and the introduction of several medications can quickly make someone feel overwhelmed. Some individuals may decide to enlist the help of family and friends, but there are some new advances in technology that help make it easier for patients to follow the adherence to medication guidelines suggested by their physician and/or pharmacist so they can take their medications as directed.

The Importance of a Medication Reminder

There are several reasons why medication reminders are important when you are trying to maintain adherence to medication. Are you forgetful? Do you have a busy daily schedule? Even if your physician only prescribes one medication, a medication reminder can be an effective way to ensure you adhere to the regimen set up by your physician.

The Way Medication Reminders Work

You have many options when you are choosing medication reminders. However, each one helps you remember what pills you should take and at the designated time of the day. A medication reminder can be a physical pill box that can easily fit into a backpack or handbag. Patients can also program reminders to alert you via text messages, phone calls or emails.

Different Types Of Medication System Reminders

These systems are an excellent way to help you manage all of your prescriptions. There are a few options you can choose from including:

Although some of these options may be considered expensive, the patient can customize the reminders in the most effective way.

These medication reminders can help patients maintain an adherence to medication when a caregiver is not in the home to provide assistance or  when patients have problems remembering to take their medication as prescribed. Find the system that works the best for your needs by discussing your options with your primary caregiver or pharmacist.

Adherence to medication is a growing concern among family caregivers and medical professionals. Our professional and compassionate caregivers will ensure that your loved one is on track with their treatment regimen. Contact us for a free assessment.