Review of the MedCenter System monthly pill organizer and reminder
The MedCenter Jumbo System is an intuitively designed monthly pill organizer and reminder system that allows you to organize an entire month's worth of medication and set reminders so you never miss a dose.
Getting set up
The MedCenter Jumbo System is easy to use. At the beginning of a month, you simply fill up all the pill boxes and their dose compartments with any tablets and capsules you will be taking throughout the month. Each individual pill box has four dose compartments (15/16-inch wide x 1-inch long x 3/4-inch deep on the inside) labeled Morning, Noon, Evening, and Night. The dose compartments come with easy to open lids that close tightly to protect your medication.
Once you are done filling up the pill boxes, you need to place them in order with their Green ends up. Green means the pill box is full while Red means you have taken all medicines for that day and the pill box is empty. Each day, you pull out the pill box for the date and place it in the compartment that says 'Today's Pills'. The MedCenter uses date rather than day, which makes it easier to be sure you're taking the correct medications at the correct time. You can then set the alarms on the Minder clock to remind you when to take your medicine.
The Minder clock is big (5-inch x 1.75-inch x 2.75-inch) and features a display that shows the date, time, and number of alarms you have set. You can plug the alarm clock into a power outlet if you have ordered an A/C Adapter with it. The Minder clock also runs on two AA batteries in case of power outage. The two AA batteries will last for 6 months with daily alarms sounding for 1 minute every day. This ensures you can take the MedCenter with you when you travel and have the peace of mind that it will consistently remind you to take your medicine.
The Minder clock comes preset with default alarm times of 7:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m., but you can reprogram it according to your needs using the buttons on the back panel. The back panel also has switches that let you choose the mode of reminder (Off, Beep, or Voice) and set the volume to Loud or Extra Loud. These intuitive controls make setting daily alarms an easy process.
The top of the Minder clock has four buttons: TALK, ALARM CHECK, LIGHT, and ALARM ACKNOWLEDGED. Pressing the TALK button makes the Minder clock say the current time and date aloud. The ALARM CHECK button scrolls through the alarm times you have set. Pressing the LIGHT button turns on the LCD backlight for 6 seconds. Pressing ALARM ACKNOWLEDGED stops the alarm and tells you when next alarm will sound.
Trying it out
The pill boxes are durable, easy to open and close, and sufficiently sized. Each dose compartment has enough room to hold 16 Advil or 5 to 6 large capsules. The lids close tightly to keep out dust and other contaminants. The Green and Red color coding is intuitive and helpful for keeping track of which medications have been taken.
The Minder Clock is very persistent in reminding you of your next pill intake, as it should be. It continues to remind you until you press the ALARM ACKNOWLEDGED button. It is very loud, too. When set to Extra Loud, it will reach you even if you are in another room with the door shut.
The MedCenter Jumbo System monthly pill organizer and reminder can make life easier for those who have to take multiple medications on a regular basis. The MedCenter is very easy to use and highly efficient. It would be hard to miss a timely intake of your medicines as long as you are under the MedCenter System's care. It has a very persistent voice (or beep) reminder that only stops when you acknowledge the alarm. HomeGear gives the MedCenter Jumbo System its highest rating: 4 Lights On: Excellent and Highly Recommended.
• Tri-Date Verification: Match date on pill box to date on LCD and audible alarm messages
• Talking Alarm alerts users when it's time to take medication
• Loud & Extra Loud sound settings ensure the alarm is heard
• 31 Daily Pill Boxes organize a month's worth of medication
• Easy-Open Lids on Pill Boxes allow for easy access to needed medications
• Red and Green Color Coding shows when daily does is complete