Did you remember to take your pills today? Whether you’ve got a cognitive impairment or are just plain forgetful, assistive technology can help you stay on track with your medication. Here are a few adaptive aids we have available at the INDATA Loan Library.
Pill Organizer – This tray will hold a week’s worth of medication, up to four doses a day. Each compartment is labeled both in print and braille with the day of the week as well as the time of day (Morn, Noon, etc).
MedReady Medication Pill Box Reminder – The manufacturers of this handy device have thought of everything! Not only does this pill tray have 28 different compartments for nearly a month’s worth of medication, it has an alarm! When the alarm sounds, a little window slides open for you to access your pills. You can set the alarm to go off once, twice, three times, or four times a day, and the alarm volume is adjustable.
Voicemate – This portable device monitors blood glucose and will also identify insulin vials. It talks its user through the process of pain-free testing and identifies vial labels. Very easy to use for those with low vision.
Talking Watch – If you don’t necessarily need a container for your medication, a talking watch is a great reminding tool. Set an alarm for whatever time you need to take your medication and hear the time announced by a clear female voice with the touch of a button.
If you found these items intriguing, come see what else we have in store for you at the INDATA Loan Library!