Almost 30% of all hospital admissions for people over the age of 65 are directly attributable to medication non-adherence. 125,000 people die each year from non-adherence, twice the number killed in automobile accidents. Approximately 40% of people entering nursing homes do so because they are unable to self-medicate in their own homes. About 50% of the 1.8 billion prescriptions dispensed annually are not taken correctly, contributing to prolonged or additional illnesses.
Medication management is a growing problem for seniors and at-risk individuals in the United States. Live Free Home Health Care as an affordable, easy to use medication management system with seniors in mind. Clients using our medication dispensers are on average 90% compliant to their doctor’s prescription regimen. Our systems work because they are easy-to-use and make remembering to take medications a breeze. The systems are pre-loaded by the caregiver or medical professional and set up to remind the client to take their medication. When the time comes for them to take their next dose an alarm will sound and the dose will rotate into position. The medication dispensers can also be set up so that they are monitored by the care center. Monitored devices are hooked up to the phone line and notify the Care Center if a medication dose is not taken within an allotted amount of time. When the Care Center receives notification of a missed dose they will try to contact either the client or a pre-designated contact person, such as a loved one, for the client to remind them to take their medication.