What type of automatic pill dispenser should I buy for my ageing mother? Do such type of automatic electronic pill dispensers come with an alarm?
1. Sagely Smart Weekly Pill Organizer may be the most effective pill organizer for elders whose medication routine has multiple large pills such as vitamins or fish oil capsules. Its seven containers each have two color-coded compartments. The magnets attach the containers to a tray for stability but can be raised as needed. Additionally, the rubberized lids have perforated holes for easy loading and are sufficiently flexible for seniors with dexterity to open easily.
The organizer does not include a physical alarm. However, if the user has a smartphone, they can connect to the free Sagely app that you can set to send notifications when it’s time to take a dose.
2. MedCenter System Monthly Pill Organizer is a pillbox caddy system with an alarm that can organize a whole month’s worth of medications. It comprises 31 individual pillboxes with four compartments each, and each compartment can carry about 16 aspirin-sized pills. Each box is colored with a red label, and the other end has a green label. When they’re full, place them with the green end facing up; when they’re empty, flip them to red for comfortable tracking.
The clock has two volume settings and a huge display, and you can use either a beeping sound or a voice reminder. When the person takes their pills, they press the large red button to ensure it’s done and turn off the alarm. The alarm is even detachable, so the user could theoretically take it and the appropriate pillboxes on a weekend getaway. However, though simple to use, it takes a long time to load.
3. MedELert Automatic Pill Dispenser is a round disc comprised of 28 separate slots that can fit 18 aspirin-type pills. It has six different dose rings, allowing you to customize the scheduling. You can select a flashing light, an audible beep, or both as an alarm. When the alarm goes off, the user turns the dispenser upside down and turns off both the light and the sound.
Since it can be locked to prevent a person from accidentally over-medicating, it’s a suitable, inexpensive automatic pill dispenser for Alzheimer’s patients. It even gives a choice of a transparent or solid cover. Therefore, people preferring to see what’s inside or get agitated by seeing too many pills have a choice.