Ms.Smith, a 74 year old woman who lives alone and refuses to allow her kids to help her, takes 4 medications per day at different times of the day. Some require food and some do not.
Ms.Smith regularly gets confused and does not remember to take her pills on time.She has been known to skip or take double doses. Last year she ended upin the hospital after forgetting to take one of her medicines.
SMS: Ms. Smith you need to take 2 pills of your hypertension medicine after lunch. -Medicare
Her children worry and call her daily if not more to see if she has taken her meds. She gets annoyed by the constant nagging, but knows they mean well.
SMS: URGENT Ms. Smith did not take the pills. Please check-in with her.
After getting the Medicine Nurse, Ms. Smith was able to enter her medicine details into an app and then fill the 4 of the ten chambers in her dispenser. The dispenser immediately calibrated to the app and knows how much medicine is in each chamber.
Now Ms.Smith hears a ping when her medicine is dispensed. If she is away from home, she gets a text message to take it as soon as possible. She gets reminders set for every 30 minutes.
When Ms. Smith goes beyond a set time that will cause her harm or cut into the next time she is due to take medicine, her designated family members get a text so they are aware of the situation.