Las Vegas, Nevada (PressExposure) April 26, 2011 -- Amber Sandhoff, CEO and Co-Founder of ParentYourParents.com announced MedFolio, medication management device, is their newest provider on the eldercare information website.
"Given the overwhelming statistics of seniors and caregivers managing multiple medications, the MedFolio device is a Godsend to help with medication management!" said Sandhoff. "This device not only addresses the needs of patients, but also of their healthcare providers and caregivers. The MedFolio device's unique features were designed to keep medication control simple."
According to medication compliance statistics released by the CDC (Center of Disease Control) and the AHA (American Heart Association):
Two-thirds of Americans currently use medications: 49% use prescription drugs and 30% use nonprescription drugs.
Among older Americans (aged 60 and over), more than 76% use two or more prescription medications and 37% use five or more.
Regardless of age group, up to 59% of those on five or more medications per day are taking them improperly.
22% of Americans take less of the medication than is prescribed on the label.
10% of all hospital admissions are due to patients failing to take prescription medications accurately; and the average length of stay in hospitals due to medication non-compliance is 4.2 days.
23% of nursing home admissions are due to patients failing to take prescription medications accurately.
"Not only is the MedFolio easily transported to every medical-related appointment, the individual pill storage boxes can be detached for those on the go." Sandhoff said. "Additional features the MedFolio has are: it will alert you to take your medications by an audible sound and lighting system; and those with active lifestyles can receive their medication dosing reminders by e-mail or text messaging. MedFolio is a one of a kind device for managing multiple medications at home or on the go."
Visit ParentYourParents.com today for more information about, or to order a MedFolio device. Visitors will also find eldercare information, aging parent resources and senior service providers in every state across the country.