Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them – Dr. C. Everett Koop
Make sure not another dose is missed by comfortably relying on the friendly reminders that not only reminds you on multiple levels when it is time to take medication, but also notifies caregivers of all activities.
Organize pills easily by either using the easy-to-use pre-filled tray (by having either your caregiver or yourself fill up the correct medication) or by manually lifting the pill dispenser lid to refill. Ensuring the correct medications are placed in the respective compartment is a vital step in medication adherence.
The Real Drug Problem: Forgetting to Take Them – Wall Street Journal
Manage your medication as instructed by your pharmacist and as best fitted to ensure your health by following a consistent and flawless medication regimen. MedMinder’s pill dispenser assists users in a routinely medication schedule, while providing the comfort to the user and his/her family members. Be independent again!
Depending on how often you dose, MedMinder’s medication dispenser can be set to accommodate from 1 to 4 weeks worth of medication. Maya can be used as a weekly pill dispenser as well as half or a full month pill dispenser.
Non-compliance is the “other drug problem” – The New York Times
Did you know?
In a recent poll of U.S. individuals 65 years old and older who use medications, researchers found that 51% take at least five different prescription drugs regularly, and one in four take between 10 and 19 pills each day. 57% of those polled admit that they forget to take their medications. Among those using five or more medications, 63% say they forget doses, compared to 51% among those who take fewer medicines.
Medication non-compliance, the failure to take drugs on time in the dosages prescribed, is as dangerous and costly as many illnesses. Despite the fact that medications can save or extend lives, the average patient fails to follow her/his pill prescription half the time. Studies have shown that non-compliance causes 125,000 deaths annually in the US, leads to up to 25% of hospital and nursing home admissions, and is becoming an international epidemic.
MedMinder Systems Inc. provides services that simplify medication management and improve medication adherence.
Our company’s founders recognized that existing products — from plastic organizers to smart pill boxes — do not offer a comprehensive, effective solution for non-adherence. So we set out to create an easy-to-use, affordable system that offers:
- Patient reminders that are provided only if the medications are not taken on time (e.g. lights, beeps, phone alerts, emails, text messages)
- Remote monitoring
- Immediate notifications to caregivers
- Data collection (Rich reports of all activities)
- Two easy (re)filling options include manual & a pre-filled tray