We used to write this table on the side of medication bottles, with a row for each of the days the medication needed to be given and a row for the amount of times per day, usually two to three. It’s all well and good, in theory, but doesn’t help when you’ve stashed the medication away in ‘that drawer’ in the fridge, and don’t see it.
If there’s something always within reach of me, it’s my phone. Every day, without fail, I’ve got an alarm set on my phone to remind me to take my Vitamin D3 and to remind me to track down Olivia and apply medication to her foot to get rid of her wart.
There’s An App for That: Care4Today™ Mobile Health Manager
Usually, I set an alarm on my phone – but like everything, there’s now an app for that. Care4Today™ gives busy Moms an easy way to track prescriptions and doses for multiple family members. You even have the opportunity to use the Care4Family™ feature which sends alerts multiple family members to ensure that everyone stays on track.
To add a medication, simply download the Care4Today™ app, and create a profile for yourself, or your family members. Choose a medication from the list of comprehensive medications, or add it in yourself, along with the dose and frequency information. It’s perfect for caring for extended family or for when your children are being cared for by someone new, as you can snap a photo of the medication, to go with the profile.
I frequently forget medications because we’re busy, or let’s face it – I’ve got Mom brain. Finding a way to ensure that the kids are getting their medication on schedule, and using the Care4Family™ feature, to notify Jamie of the reminder as well, means that intermittent medications are going to be easier to give.
I use applications on my phone to pay for a latte, to order groceries from our favorite delivery service, to track diet and exercise and to pay bills on the go – why not use it to add another tool to my ‘mom toolkit’ and track medications? I’ve got a feeling this house full of hacking-coughs is going to give Care4Today™ a workout over the next couple of weeks, and is going to save me from forgetting medicine in the back of the fridge.
Now, I just need to find an app that entices the kids to take their medication, without the whining!
This post was brought to you by Care4Today™, but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, please visit mhm.care4today.com