| Here are some ideas your patients will see to help them remember to take their medications. These suggestions were offered by patients to help others who forget to take their medication. Why not share these ideas with some of your patients who have trouble remembering? Patients'' ideas are reviewed every 3 months, and we post the top 10. If one of your patient''s ideas is chosen, we''ll notify him or her by e-mail. |
(Reproduced from the patient site)
From C.M., Forest Hills, NY-
I have seven magnets in a horizontal row on my refrigerator representing Monday through Sunday. After I take my pill, I put my CardiSense refrigerator magnet below the magnet for that day. No more "Did I take my pill?" or "Did you see me take a pill?" Problem solved! That''s CardiSense!
From A.H., Tampa, FL-
Goldie''s breakfast can of cat food is placed on the kitchen countertop every evening. My medication, in a small paper cup, goes atop that. Goldie cannot have breakfast until I move my medication, and she gets very angry and noisy if breakfast is late. Goldie has become my cranky nurse.
From R.P., Farmington Hills, MI-
I use a miniature (model-railroad type) railroad crossing warning signal which is connected to an automatic multiple setting electric timer. At medication time, the railroad crossing signal starts with the sound of an approaching train, bells ring, and the red flashing warning lights go off. Can''t miss this!
From P.L., Glendora, CA-
A sensor is wired to my coffee maker and attached to an automatic pill dispenser and sound card. The system dispenses a pill the first time the coffee pot is removed from the coffee maker each day, and plays the message "Remember to take your blood pressure pill."