At the pre-programmed times, the dispenser carousel inside rotates, the alarm signal is heard and the correct dosage appears at the opening in the lid. The carousel has 28 compartments. The dispenser helps guard against not taking medication or overdosing. It can also be linked to a Lifeline Unit. A mini version is available that has 5 separate compartments which is useful for days out.
This piece of equipment is available on a 13 week free trial of Telecare equipment funded by West Sussex County Council and NHS West Sussex. There are ongoing costs to retain the equipment, and ‘Welbeing’ should be contacted for confirmation of those costs on 01323 644422.