SENIORS STAY AT HOME LONGER
Aging in place, keeping seniors at home, is a major preoccupation of Seniors, and their children, around the world. As described in our video and supported with global research, Seniors want to remain at home, longer. With technological innovations of this era, the question remains: How can intelligent machines, or artificial intelligence, make life better for the 10,000 people turning 65 every day?
We know how to add bars to bathrooms, build ramps for mobility but ensuring our loved ones take their medications on time, every time remains a challenge. We want seniors at home to be as independent as possible.
With up to 30% of hospital re-admissions due to medication non-adherence, the largest consumers of medications are the elderly.
So how can seniors remain at home longer? It begins with Medication Adherence and the ability to remotely capture and monitor medication compliance and a host of other pertinent data in a comprehensive manner. Medipense invented the RxPense® specifically for Seniors, to ensure the right pills are taken by the right person at the right time, reducing the risk of overdose, underdose and unauthorized dose.
For seniors or those with complex medication regimens, RxPense® will help manage your medication schedule and increase adherence.
The RxPense® helps by allowing seniors to remain at home longer, to be monitored remotely by health care professionals and to benefit from advances in telemedicine and electronic health records.
Never Miss a Dose Again
Seniors are the largest per-capita consumer of prescription medications. Co-incidentally, they are also the most apt to deal badly with the requirements of scheduling, medication compliance and understanding the various medication interactions. Medication compliance in home settings, for seniors at home, to insure proper drug administration is a major unsatisfied need. As medication usage and life expectancy increase, and the shift towards more in-home healthcare proliferates, this need will only be accentuated.
Despite receiving written and verbal information, 27% of older people discharged from hospital after heart failure were classed as non-adherent within 30 days. The majority remembered receiving oral information, but less than one in four recalled any written information they were given. Almost one in ten did not remember receiving any information at all.
Each time your medications are ready, you are notified. When they are taken, you confirm. If you miss a dose, your caregivers are notified. When you need a refill, your pharmacist is notified. Not sure if you have taken your meds? Either a caregiver will remind you or simply touch the screen and you will have access to your activity log. The highest level of accessibility designed into each product and service we provide. No more fumbling around with packaging to open your medications – RxPense® delivers on time, every time, in an easy to take, pre-opened package.
In addition to Seniors, other users for RxPense® are those under the age of 65 that need assistance in medication compliance – the infirm. This group includes individuals ranging from those taking multiple medications to those needing help remembering when to take their medication. Some of these individuals would include patients recovering from brain surgery, patients taking a drug cocktail to combat HIV/AIDS, or Parkinson’s Disease.
Better Home Health Monitoring
Medipense is pushing the homecare technology envelope to facilitate the secure delivery of health-related services and information. Existing systems provide disparate sensors to monitor blood pressure, temperature, respiration rate, oxygen saturation, heart rate, weight and other life signals often with multiple mobile apps, tablets or independent devices. However, Medipense consolidates all these sensors and readings with a common user interface and adds automatic pill dispensing and an audit trail, telemedicine, video conferencing and secure communications capabilities to the equation.
RxPense® is a new generation device and online monitoring service featuring the latest communications and display technologies. It automates the dispensing of medications, through a patented process, to reduce the risk of medication non-compliance, prolong life and quality time spent at home.