A Super Gift For Your Hero: Dad!

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If you’re like many lucky people, you may have memories of your father as a strong, confident figure that could do anything. He could teach you to play sports, drive you around, and make you smile when you were sad. In a way, dad probably seemed like a superhero.

Today, he’s a bit older and may not have the same vitality he once did. And, despite you being younger, you may feel as though you are caring for him the way he once did for you.

According to Kaiser Family Foundation 54% of older adults take 4 or more prescription drugs. If your dad is one of them, he and you both likely know the daily frustration that comes with managing multiple prescriptions. You may have to organize his pills, remember when he has to take them, and check in with him to ensure he takes the correct doses at the correct times. It’s a mind-boggling, often overwhelming experience that can bring even the most capable parents to their knees.

Hero was invented for just this reason. We’re a holistic medication management service that helps everyone to feel a little more in charge of their health journey. We’re also the perfect Father’s Day gift for anyone looking to give their dad (and themselves!) more of what counts in life: less time worrying about medication, more quality time spent together.

Empower Dad: How Hero Helps Him Take Charge of His Health

A Hero membership includes a smart device that stores, sorts and dispenses up to a 90-day supply of 10 different medications, freeing dad’s mind from the burden of remembering to take his pills and worrying about dosages. By reminding dad when to take his medication with a gentle sound, blinking light and a notification to his smartphone, Hero’s medication management system can help improve medication adherence, a pervasive healthcare problem which leads to 30% of hospitalizations and 125,000 U.S. deaths each year.

Hero tracks his adherence, letting him know if any doses were missed or taken late. As a trusted family member, you can even receive these notifications by adding yourself as a caregiver on your dad’s Hero account. This adherence information is then summarized in personalized reports, which can be shared with physicians.

The Gift of More Free Time

Dad’s golden years deserve to be golden. But a complex medication regimen can make that difficult. Fortunately, your lives don’t have to be about spending countless hours stressing over refills, scheduling, sorting and arguing over missed doses.

With Hero, you can spend more time making memories, not medication schedules. You simply connect the smart device to WiFi, add dad’s medication schedule into the connected mobile app, and customize it by day and time. Then, you pour the pills straight from the bottle into the easy-to-load containers, which can store up to a 90-day supply of 10 different meds.

When pill time comes, dad pushes one button, takes his pills, and goes back to his day. And with that, you can say goodbye to the days of sorting pills and repeatedly checking dosage instructions. Hero does it all for you.

What’s more, Hero tracks how much medication you have left and reminds you when you need to refill. The result is less time obsessing over medication, and more time for your father to do what makes him happy.

A father and daughter conversing and preparing breakfast around a kitchen island, with the Hero smart device in between them on the counter.

Give Dad More Independence. Give Yourself More Peace of Mind.

Hero provides dad with a reliable solution to safely and easily manage his medicine, giving him a strong sense of independence no matter his stage in life. But just in case you still want to keep an eye on dad’s medication regimen, know that Hero comes with a high degree of caregiver functionality. With Hero’s Caregiver Mode, you or a trusted caregiver can control safety settings, adjust pill schedules, and receive missed dose notifications from afar. You can even see when doses were taken and if he’s running low on any meds through the Hero mobile app, so you can sleep soundly, knowing dad is safe and staying on track.

It’s no wonder why Tommy, a family caregiver from Texas, calls Hero “priceless” and a “lifesaver” for both him and his dad:

And remember, Hero is more than a pill dispenser—it’s a medication management service. So if dad ever has a problem with the Hero smart device or app, he can call our 24/7 Member Support team, where one of our friendly representatives will be happy to get him all set.

More Than a Father’s Day Gift: Hero “Gives You Your Sundays Back”

Think back to when you were a kid.

You probably remember Sundays were a special day where you and your family would spend quality time together. You’d eat a good meal, maybe go outside to the backyard and play some sports, or even just hang out together on the couch. Whatever you did, Sunday was your day. You had the freedom to do whatever you’d like. You didn’t have a care in the world.

While everyone may be a bit older today, that doesn’t mean you can no longer experience that same joy and freedom you did as a child. As our founder Kal Vepuri likes to say, the true purpose of Hero isn’t just to manage medication, it’s to, “Give you your Sundays back.” Even if you’re too far away to spend in-person time with dad, Hero can still help you know that your father is on top of his medication---and maybe even feeling like that superhero he once was.

So when you give the gift of Hero to dad, you’re also giving a gift to yourself: more free time and more peace of mind for both of you. Membership costs $29.99 a month ($1 a day) with a one-time initiation fee of $99.99. But if you act now, you can take advantage of a special discount of $50 off initiation with the code FATHERSDAY50.

Complex med schedule? We solved it.

Hero’s smart dispenser reminds you to take your meds and dispenses the right dose, at the right time.

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The contents of the above article are for informational and educational purposes only. The article is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified clinician with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or its treatment and do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of information published by us. Hero is indicated for medication dispensing for general use and not for patients with any specific disease or condition. Any reference to specific conditions are for informational purposes only and are not indications for use of the device.