Automatic Pill Dispensers: A Game Changer
Despite the many evolutions of pill organizers, they all presented challenges that needed addressing. One such issue was accessibility. For individuals with conditions like arthritis or poor vision, simple tasks such as opening a pill bottle or selecting the right pill could become difficult.
Challenges of Traditional Pill Organizers
One issue is accessibility. For individuals with conditions like arthritis or poor vision, simple tasks such as opening a pill bottle, unclipping the snaps on a pill box, or even selecting the right pill can become difficult. However, these features are important to help reduce the risk of medication getting into the hands of children or pets, so they are difficult to avoid for patients with vision or dexterity issues.
Beyond accessibility, basic pill organizers required a caregiver to constantly fill and plan out doses. This could lead to human error and also take away from some patients’ feeling of independence, causing tension and stress within the caregiver-patient relationship.
Finally, there was the issue of reminders and staying on schedule. Since polypharmacy is very common with the elderly, it is important to have structure in a medication routine. Simply remembering to reach for that pill box every meal or before bedtime just isn't viable for many.
Introducing Automatic Dispensers
An automatic dispenser, like Hero, addresses all of the above issues by dispensing multiple pills for both easy access and accurate dosing, as well as providing reminders to keep adherence on track.
Hero’s all-in-one medication manager, which includes an automatic pill dispenser, takes it a step beyond just dispensing and storage to track your dosing schedule, keeps your medication safe, and even notify you when refills are needed.
Hero: The Best Pill Organizer
Hero is more than just a pill dispenser. It's an advanced medication management system -- a tracker, organizer, dispenser, and assistant for caregivers and users to incorporate into their daily lives. It provides peace of mind, increases patient safety, and gives back freedom to its users.
Safe Medication Storage and Drug Interference Checks
Safe medication storage is a priority with the Hero dispenser. It can store up to a 90-day supply of up to 10 different medications, including both prescriptions and as-needed pills. As you load medications, you can use the Hero App to set up the dosing schedule. Hero also cross-checks all of your medications for drug interference, a common issue with polypharmacy practices.
Smart Monitoring and Refill Notifications
The system monitors how full or empty each internal storage compartment is and notifies you when any medications are running low. This feature allows you to stay on top of refilling prescriptions.
Timely Dosing Alerts and Simple Dispensing
When it's time to take your medication, Hero sets off a pleasant chime and blinking light, in addition to any notifications you set on your app, through a phone call, or through a text message. When you're ready for your pills to be dispensed, simply push the button on the Hero touchpad, and your pills will be dropped into an easy-to-grab cup.
Caregiver Notifications and Adherence Tracking
If a dose is missed, Hero can notify caregivers, giving them peace of mind that they can stay informed about your medication adherence. Hero tracks every time pills are dispensed, as well as if they're missed, making medication adherence tracking as easy as pulling up a report on the app. This feature is especially useful in sharing adherence data with healthcare providers.
Accommodating Various Sizes of Pills
One of the key features of Hero is its ability to accommodate large pills. Regardless of the size or shape of your medication, Hero supports it. This ensures that your medication regimen, whether it involves smaller or larger pills, can be managed effectively. However, to ensure that your medication stays safe and effective at all times, Hero cannot store liquid medications or medications that require refrigeration. Additionally, half or partial pills are not recommended for storage in the Hero device.
With so many different medication options on the market, Hero aims to tackle the obstacles where other pill organizers fall short, becoming a true streamlined solution to keep medication managed, patients safe, and life easier.
Why Choose Hero?
Medication management can become a full-time job, often a stressful one. With the Hero all-in-one medication management system, you get more than just a monthly pill organizer; you get storage, tracking, scheduling, and peace of mind.
Join thousands of families who have already dispensed over 15,000,000 pills using Hero, so you can focus less on medication and more on quality time with your loved ones.