Help for organizing and taking medications, at home or in the hospital
Submitted by: Carol Chaltron
One of the other tips in this section is about timers and mentions a website called epill, which is a great suggestion. I want to add that there is another site called forgettingthepill.com with a good selection of timers.
Something I recommend using with a timer is a service from a company called AccuPax (accupax.com). They are a pharmacy that does home delivery. They package each dose of your medication in it's own clear plastic packet, labeled with the date and time to take it, along with full info on the patient and the medications contained in the packet. All of the meds you need to take for that time are in one packet. It is such a relief not to have to sort out all those pills every week, and I don't have to worry that I made a mistake. It's also great for travel or hospital stays because the packets come on a roll and you tear off the ones you need and take them with you. You don't have to drag bottles or plastic pill sorter boxes with you.