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.
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: