One of the most overlooked aspects of any home healthcare plan is taking the medication that has been prescribed by a doctor in a timely fashion. While the idea of simply taking a pill once, twice, or three times daily seems like a simple task, non-adherence to prescribed medications is a huge issue in in the United States. Currently, close to 125,000 people die each year in the U.S. as a result of not taking their medication correctly, or at all. Medical compliance seems as if it should be easy but it isn't, making the need for quality medication containers and other forms of medicine compliance more important than ever. Luckily, medical containers can help.
As a medical manufacturing company, the HealthSmart Store is dedicated to providing quality healthcare products like our medication container, the nokabox Weekly Pill Organizer to those that are looking to be more accurate in the administration of their medication.
Today on the HealthSmart Store blog we will be discussing medication compliance, why some people struggle to comply with their medication plan, and some simple solutions to make it easier for patient adherence to medication.
Reasons Why People Don't Take Their Medications
Below, we have compiled a short list discussing some of the reasons that patients may have a poor record of adherence to their medication plan that was administered by a healthcare professional.
Medication can be extremely expensive, especially if a patient is forced to take it over a considerable amount of time as a result of a prolonged or chronic illness. Because of this, some people may see it fit to skip doses of the medication in an attempt to prolong the prescription and avoid high costs. While it is a shame that prescription medication can cost an arm and a leg, it is never smart to skip doses of a prescribed medication, as the dosage that you were prescribed is likely the smallest effective dose possible to accurately treat the illness.
There Are Too Many Medications
One of the more common reasons that people may find it hard to adhere to their medication schedule is because they see an influx in the number of medications that they have to keep track of. As a person ages, it is almost inevitable that someone will end up taking multiple prescription medications as well as vitamins and minerals. When dealing with a large number of medications, it can be easy to forget what pills you have taken, and what pills you haven't, as an array of pill bottles sit in front of you.
Because of this, it is important to have home health care products like medicine containers or seven-day pill organizers so that you can stay on top of your health plan.
One of the telltale signs of aging is the diminishing “sharpness” of the human mind. While this can be a result of forms of dementia like Parkinson's or Alzheimer’s, it is not uncommon for someone who is mentally healthy to also become forgetful. When an elderly person is required to take medication on a day-to-day basis, it becomes important that they remember to take their vitamins and minerals in a way that can improve their health. When it simply becomes too much and the elderly patient’s adherence to medicine begins to worsen, it may be time to seek out a home healthcare product such as a weekly pill container.
So what are some ways to ensure medication compliance?
In an attempt to provide solutions to people that tend to take their medication on time, some medical professionals may suggest that their patient buy medical supplies online. Medical supplies like specially tailored alarm clocks can prove to be beneficial in alerting the patient when they need to take their medication. While a medication alarm clock is a helpful reminder for those who have forgotten to take their medication, it is not a solution for the organization of medication.
Automatic Pill Dispenser
The next medication compliance tool that we will discuss is essentially a medication alarm on steroids. This tool, like the medication alarm, alarms the patient when the need to take their medication, as well as physically dispensing them the pills. While this is an incredibly useful tool in ensuring that forgetful patients may be better suited in taking their medication on time, they do have their caveats. Pill dispensers are extremely expensive, as well as being hard to use. Sure, this pill dispenser practically does all the work for you, but it does have to be reloaded, requiring a key and some technical insight.
The HealthSmart Store Medical Container
As a medical manufacturing company, we here at the HealthSmart store know a thing or two about quality healthcare products. With that being said we also know that sometimes when you are looking for a home health care product you have to substitute the “wow” factor for practical means of use. While automated pill dispensers work for some people, others need a more practical type of medication container.
Here at the HealthSmart Store, we think we have the most practical medication container to ensure patient adherence to medication. The nokabox Weekly Pill Organizer is a seven-day pill organizer that is designed to ensure that a patient can organize and administer their medication with ease. This medicine container is at the forefront of medical equipment for home use as it culminates both style and functionality, two traits that usually have to be sacrificed for one another.
The nokabox Weekly Pill Organizer comes in the elegant colors of espresso, cork, and burgundy and can easily fit in small purses or handbags for when your medicine needs to follow you on the go. At this point, you might be wondering “How is this medication container any different than others?”, and you are right in asking. The nokabox Weekly Pill Organizer separates itself from other medication containers and medical supplies online with its magnetic sliding drawer technology. Featuring seven individual sliding drawers, this innovative weekly pill container allows the user to fully remove the drawer and easily place the medication in your hand. Simply take your medication and slide the drawer back into it’s locking position — it is a simple as that.If you are looking for medical equipment online that can help you, your family member, or your patient’s adherence to medicine, we urge you to check out the nokabox Weekly Pill Organizer in the HealthSmart Store. This innovative healthcare product is the perfect medicine container for the person on the go or the homebody. Additionally, be sure to check out our various other home healthcare products online today. Contact us for more information.