Solutions for managing medication

Managing medications is a major source of worry for seniors, as the complexity of their treatment often requires careful organization. Which pills have to be taken in the morning, in the evening, or at mealtimes? What to do if you forget to take a pill or if you’ve taken two by mistake? Don’t worry; there are a few simple solutions that can help you avoid this sort of situation.

The most popular option is to use a pill organizer. Several different models are available in stores. These range from the classic seven-day box with compartments, which allows you to plan one day at a time, to a more elaborate box where each day is separated into four time slots.

Some companies also offer digital pill organizers. These come equipped with a programmable alarm that makes it virtually impossible to forget to take your medication. The help of a family member may be required in order to program the device.

Placing your medication in a pill organizer requires a great deal of care. Seniors who are nervous about making mistakes can ask for help from their pharmacy. As well as organizing the medication properly, the qualified personnel at the pharmacy will know when your prescriptions need to be renewed and can clearly explain the importance of each pill and the best way to take it.

Some simpler solutions are to use the alarm on your watch or to put reminder stickers on the fridge door or bathroom mirror. Seniors who have a precise daily routine can also take their medication at routine points of reference, such as the start of their favourite morning and evening television programs.

If you moved into Chateau Glengarry, all those worries are unnecessary, as Chateau Glengarry have a professional medication management system, and our staff track medications/vitals/care and so much more exactly, the timing/dose/any observations and doctor instructions etc. in an advanced cloud-based computer system. Pills will never be missed!


Chateau Glengarry offers relaxed, safe, AFFORDABLE and comfortable retirement living and respite care in a beautiful setting in Eastern Ontario. For more information or to book a tour, call Diane at 613-525-4440 or email:


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