I NEED A HERO! DO YOU?
Sometimes we all need a hero, don’t we? Someone to come to our rescue and take care of the things that we just don’t have the time or maybe the ability to take care of. When you’re a caregiver you have more of those things on your list than you care to admit and anything that can scratch one of them off of that list is considered an absolute Godsend. Well, now there’s HERO (herohealth.com), a smart appliance that manages medicine for you and your loved ones.
As you know, I’m always on the hunt for anything that will make life as a caregiver just a little easier especially when it comes to managing our health care. I’ve been talking about getting into a care management program for the doctors and health insurance help, but there are all kinds of ways to manage your healthcare.
One thing that can quickly get out of control is prescription medicines, even vitamins. Take a couple of months ago for instance, Hubby had the flu, I had the flu, and while momma didn’t have it she still had her regular medicine to take.
I went to the doctor and he gave me one of those stupid math quiz prescriptions. You know what I’m talking about right? I hate those things. Take 3 pills and jump on your left foot today and tomorrow take two and jump on your right. I’m sorry, but when I am lying face-first in the bathroom floor I can’t count how many pills I took yesterday and subtract how many you want me to take today. I wasn’t even conscious enough to make sure momma actually swallowed her medicine instead of leaving it lying around the house in some random vase or bowl. I spend part of every day chasing her around with a glass of water and the other half looking for her purse, or shoes, or glasses. You get the picture, ain’t nobody got time for that!
So, when I was contacted by the makers of a brand new medicine dispenser aptly named “Hero” I was very excited to hear more about it. Here’s the scoop! It’s a medicine dispenser, but it’s not like the dispenser that we’ve been stuck with for the last 40 years. You know, the one’s where you drop your pills all over the floor trying to fill the tiny little squares that only hold three pills and that’s only if they happen to fall in perfectly like lincoln logs.
This is a home appliance that can store up to 10 different kinds of pills which you can then set up different times for different family members. It then dispenses it to them at the correct time AND it monitors their intake! That would be a huge time saver, but the added features are what caught my eye. There is an APP that is available for both IOS and Android where you can set up reminders. There is even an alert that will tell you if your loved one has missed a dose. This would be amazing for busy caregivers that aren’t in the same home as their loved one or at work.
Think about it, you’re in your office and you get an alert that says your mom has forgotten to take her medicine. That alert gives you the time to react, make a quick phone call, before an emergency can occur and that’s always a good thing.
I haven’t tried it out yet since it will be shipping in early summer. I was hired to help spread the word about this awesome new product. If you go to their site HeroHealth.com they have some terrific videos and it’s also where you can pre-order your very own HERO! Right now, they are on pre-order for $599, but they are expected to go as high as $999. If you order it now though, you also get a three-month trial to HERO Connect.
Let me know what you think about the idea of an appliance like this? Would it benefit you?
**This is a compensated post, but all ideas and comments are completely my own!