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For a more detailed look at Hero, take a look at our full review.
If Pria sounds like the medication dispenser for you, then check out our Pria review.
Check out our full MedaCube review to learn more about this system.
Here is how I rated each device:
Automatic pill dispensers work by storing doses of medication. These doses are preloaded by the user (or caregiver) and then dispensed at customized intervals. Some devices will also dispense doses on an on-demand basis through the click of a button. Some, however, will prevent this type of at-will dispensing, which is a good feature for those with higher risk medications such as painkillers.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not pay for any sort of pill dispensing or reminding service, whether this is through phone call reminders or an actual device.
Some of the devices on this list require no monthly subscription cost. These devices tend to have higher up-front costs. Monthly charges, however, tend to cover the cost of renting the device itself, in addition to giving you access to smart features such as caregiver apps and web portals.