Thursday, September 25, 2008

When You Can't Be There to Help: Home Health Aids

I met with "Wedding dance lady" the other day for lunch.  She told me about her mom who had open heart surgery.  WDL thought her mother was suffering from some dementia since the operation.  She was concerned at the moment that mom was getting confused about her medications.   
Luckily I could dip into my cache of suggestions and came up with the following:
There are many medication aids available, such as pill organizers as well as pill box timers and clocks.
Nothing takes the place of diligent caregiving.  But when distance and time interfere, it's nice to know that there are products and technology to lend a hand.



4 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

I am never without my alert necklace. Really, I am never alone with it. Have used it and Medics arrived in moments, my family was also notified. Great product.

Ms. 50something said...

Here's where you can get one---
http://www.creativemedicalid.com/
Thanks for the great reminder.

Sandy said...

Technology is becoming more and more helpful for older people. The Health Area on my Compu-KISS website at:
www.compukiss.com
has become more and more popular because we feature health information for boomers and beyone.

Shirley said...

Terrific ideas, Susie. Will have to start using these in about a week the way our brains are going. EEEEK!