Supporting Senior Care
Sadly, the elderly in Canada have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as the disease has spread especially quickly inside long-term care homes.
In addition to being more vulnerable to the disease, seniors can suffer from other underlying conditions that weaken or threaten their health. Even seeking out treatment can create real risks because it can remove them from their protective isolation which can make medication adherence challenging.
Digital Technology Addressing Aging Population Needs
AlthaRx limits who can access the medication in the e-dispenser and when they can access it. It delivers alerts to the patient and authorized third parties if the medication is not accessed as prescribed. This is a technological equivalent of a health professional delivering and administering medication.
The new tool will allow the elderly to access their medications wherever they are living, with remote support from caregivers and medical professionals who can monitor their medication intake in real-time. The system will also allow healthcare practitioners to determine if there is a pattern of patients not taking their prescriptions.
Medication supplies will also be managed and supplied regularly through contactless delivery.
Supporting Canada’s Elderly During the COVID-19 Pandemic