Sun Health and MedMinder have partnered together to allow participants from the Sun Health Medication Management program a 30-day trial of the My Electronic Pillbox for as little as $1. If, at the end of the 30 days, participants opt to keep My Electronic Pillbox, they will be enrolled in a lease-to-own program and charged $25 per month for 23 months.
My Electronic Pillbox is a state-of-the-art program that helps participants keep track of their medication, allowing for a greater peace of mind for both the individual and his or her family. The MedMinder pill dispenser has the same features of a regular pill organizer; however, it also provides medication reminders to the user and informs him or her if medications are missed. Loved ones and caregivers can also be notified through email or text message when a medication must be taken or was missed.
Ron Guziak, Sun Health’s chief executive officer, spoke about the dangers of poor medication adherence among seniors.
“Study after study clearly illustrates just how serious and prevalent the problem of poor medication adherence among seniors is,” Guziak says. “The numbers indicate this is a potentially life-threatening issue, and My Electronic Pillbox conveniently and affordably provides an answer.”
My Electronic Pillbox is easy to use and has no digital readouts. Instead, it utilizes flashing lights, audible beeps and phone calls, text messages and emails to remind participants to take their medication. This wireless pill dispenser and its complementary medication management service makes it easier to adhere to complex medication regimens.
My Electronic Pillbox can be programmed via the Internet by either the participant or Sun Health. There is no need for a wireless router, computer, phone line or any form of internet access to use the MedMinder pill dispenser.
“This new program will help keep seniors independent, at home and at ease with their medication management,” says MedMinder’s Chief Executive Officer Evan Shavelsky.
About Sun Health
Sun Health is a long-standing community partner providing philanthropic resources for area healthcare, comprehensive senior living options and signature programs that leverage technology to enhance healthcare and service — both within and outside hospital walls.
Its emerging chronic disease and medication management programs, for instance, will enable Sun Health to provide residents with even greater access to healthcare tools and services that promote healthy living.
Its Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides philanthropic funding for Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Banner Sun Health Research Institute and other non-profit services. Its senior living services provide care at three distinct retirement communities: The Colonnade in Sun City Grand, Grandview Terrace in Sun City West and La Loma Village in Litchfield Park.