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* For seniors who get '''confused about their pills''': organize them by time period (morning, evening, etc) and then take a photo of each. Annotate the pictures with labels. Print and hang it over their pills bottles for a visual reference --[[User:KLB|KLB]] 10:34, 31 Mar 2005 (EST) * For seniors who get '''confused about their pills''': organize them by time period (morning, evening, etc) and then take a photo of each. Annotate the pictures with labels. Print and hang it over their pills bottles for a visual reference --[[User:KLB|KLB]] 10:34, 31 Mar 2005 (EST)
* If you take the same meds every day regularly, ask your insurer about having a 90 day supply filled through a mail-order pharmacy. Depending on your plan this can cost about the same in co-pays as a 30 day supply. --[[User:Edward Vielmetti|Edward Vielmetti]] 15 apr 2005 * If you take the same meds every day regularly, ask your insurer about having a 90 day supply filled through a mail-order pharmacy. Depending on your plan this can cost about the same in co-pays as a 30 day supply. --[[User:Edward Vielmetti|Edward Vielmetti]] 15 apr 2005
-* Target is introducing [http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/health/features/11700/index1.html ClearRx], a redesign of the usual bottle. Very interesting. (I have no connection to Target -- just tacking it on since we're talking about productivity/efficiency/design hacks here.) [[User:WCityMike|WCityMike]] 17:51, 23 Apr 2005 (EDT)+* Target is introducing [http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/health/features/11700/index1.html ClearRx], a redesign of the usual bottle. Very interesting. (I have no connection to Target -- just tacking it on since we're talking about productivity/efficiency/design hacks here.) &mdash; [http://www.windycitymike.com WCityMike] <sup>([[User_talk:WCityMike|T]] | [[Special:Contributions/WCityMike|C]])</sup> 17:53, 23 Apr 2005 (EDT)
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  • Do you take medication in the morning and the evening (or more than once a day)? Can you remember if you've taken it? To help me, I flip the bottle over in the morning after I take mine, and when I see the bottle upside down (or right side up in the evening), I know I've already taken my pill. -- Donna 3/24/05
    • This was such a great idea that it set me thinking about my own pills that come in foil packaging. My solution was to sharpen a chopstick that I happened to have to hand and use that to scrawl day labels onto the foil. --dbush 07:36, 17 Apr 2005 (EDT)
Pills in foil packaging labelled with days
Pills in foil packaging labelled with days
  • For seniors who get confused about their pills: organize them by time period (morning, evening, etc) and then take a photo of each. Annotate the pictures with labels. Print and hang it over their pills bottles for a visual reference --KLB 10:34, 31 Mar 2005 (EST)
  • If you take the same meds every day regularly, ask your insurer about having a 90 day supply filled through a mail-order pharmacy. Depending on your plan this can cost about the same in co-pays as a 30 day supply. --Edward Vielmetti 15 apr 2005
  • Target is introducing ClearRx, a redesign of the usual bottle. Very interesting. (I have no connection to Target -- just tacking it on since we're talking about productivity/efficiency/design hacks here.) — WCityMike (T | C) 17:53, 23 Apr 2005 (EDT)
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