Timer Pill Caps @ SRC

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from: Longevity Explorers | Saratoga Retirement Community

Discussion Summary

The Saratoga Retirement Community Explorer group is introduced to a new device in pill management: Pill bottles with caps that keep the elapsed time since the bottle was last opened. The timer in the cap resets each time it is opened and the cap replaced. The device is intended to remind the user when a dose was last taken. Members agree that it is especially good if the user tends to be forgetful. It is seen to help one maintain independence by preventing accidental overdosage.

Some of the questions raised include:

  • Is it for the whole bottle, or one day's doses?
  • Is it expensive?
  • Are various sizes available?
  • How is it used? What is it for?
  • What if I take a lot of different pills daily?
  • Did I or didn't I take that pill? No reminder alarm?
  • What about eyedrops?

In all, the group concensus is that the device is better than some of the larger programmable pill dispensers for independent people, and they agree that having a reminder alarm for doses would be an improvement. Too, it may be the most helpful to those coping with multiple doses or multiple medications per day. 






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Key words: 
pill bottles, timer pill caps, medication management aid