I bought this after seeing it on the West Sussex Carers Support 'useful products' website and for my 92-year-old father and it has been a godsend to me as his non-domicile carer.
The McCarthy and Stone assisted living place he is in was insisting on setting up the MARS chart for his meds (more £?) but I wanted to keep his independence for when he gets over his infection so I bought this and it is fool-proof. No need to become a prescriber, no need for MARS Charts, and no more worries about him taking more than he is supposed to. This device allows any carer to prompt him to take his meds and with the optional tipping frame - the alarms (can be just a red flashing light or sound too) are auto cancelled by the action of tipping the unit and the locked covers all buttons so no chance of a wandering finger to make any changes without a key. It is flexible and can have 6 separate dosings a day. i recently had to add a second evening dosing for a week of antibiotics and it was easy to change to the am/pm disc from the Day disc and move the pills. It'll do 28 days of single daily dosing before needing replenishment and uses 2 AA batteries. This is a little pricey but it kept my Dad's independence which is amazing. Highly recommend.
My parents were really struggling with timed Parkinson’s meds. Tabtime has made all our lives easier knowing my dad was having his medication at the correct time. The customer service is also very helpful and sorted out an issue with delivery the next day. Recommend this product 100%.
Purchased this for my wife who has cognitive impairment issues & was getting in a muddle withe her medication regime. A bit fiddly to set up initially but so far seems to do the job & just need some time for wife to get used to it & respond appropriately when the alarms go off. Certainly good to know that we will only need to fill the dispenser once every 14 days for her regime so saves a lot of daily fiddling with pills. Will likely buy the tipper device also as wife sometimes drops the tablets & some are quite small & roll all over the place. A bit expensive overall but if both devices continue to work well & do not break easily & give overall good service that makes life easier then it is money well spent.
This was just what was needed for my elderly mother. We could never be sure whether she had taken her tablets or even whether she had taken too many. We now have a check on exactly what she has taken and when.
Arrived quickly. Had a slight issue with set up due to an error in the instructions. However, following a quick email response, this was remedied very quickly. The dispenser is working well so far and has massively helped my dad with his pills.