New Medication Dispensing Device Offered Through Lifeline
Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Salisbury, Maryland recently began to offer the Philips Medication Dispensing Service, featuring a 98.6% dispensing adherence level among monitored subscribers.
People rely on medications to keep them healthy. But, complex medication regimens can lead to mistakes, missing doses, taking incorrect amounts or taking pills at the wrong time. These mistakes could lead to unnecessary doctor or hospital visits and medical complications.
The Philips Medication Dispensing Service helps by reminding people with complex medication regimens to take medications at pre-programmed times, from convenient pre-filled dosage cups. It combines an automated medication dispenser with 24 hour monitoring and adherence reporting. Now, seniors across Delmarva can enroll in the Philips Medication Dispensing Service through Peninsula Regional Medical Center's Lifeline program.
Medication errors are common and costly. For seniors, approximately 2 out of 10 hospital admissions are the result of incorrect use of medications. Studies show that not taking medications correctly can have serious consequences, including increased discomfort, inadequate disease prevention and possibly even death.
"We are proud to offer the Philips Lifeline Service and the Philips Medication Dispenser Service," said Roger Follebout, PRMC's Director of Community Relations. "We provide seniors in our community a meaningful and needed service, allowing them to potentially reduce the risk of unplanned hospital or doctor visits related to incorrect medication use while remaining independent at home."
For more information, about the Philips Medication Dispensing Service or the Philips Lifeline Service at PRMC, contact Bevereley Stoakley, Lifeline Manager, at 410-543-4740 or 1-800-215-1031.