Manage Your Family’s Health with the Free Care4Today App

Care4Today App

When I was asked to try out the new Care4TodayTM Mobile Health Manager app, I jumped at the chance. You see, in my family, there are a couple of us who take daily medications that are vital to our health and well-being. A missed dose could be very problematic and forgetting to get a refill in time could cause a missed dose.

DID YOU KNOW?

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ABOUT JANSSEN INC. Care4TodayTM MOBILE HEALTH MANAGER

The Care4TodayTM Mobile Health Manager is a free mobile app available in the App Store and Google Play. Its purpose is to simplify the process of managing medications for individuals, families and caregivers in this fast paced, busy world.

Care4TodayTM Mobile Health Manager is designed to help Canadians manage their medications from their mobile phone and computer. It helps in the following ways:

  • Medication reminders, encouragement and incentives
  • Refill reminders
  • Progress reports that can be shared with your healthcare team
  • The app’s Care4FamilyTM and Care4CharityTM features are designed to provide an extra level of support and motivation to help people stay on schedule by connecting users to their loved ones and linking them to a bigger cause.
  • Family members who are connected via Care4FamilyTM can share their progress with one another, an additional feature that could encourage them to take their medications as prescribed.
  • Care4CharityTM allows people who take care of their own health to make a positive difference in the world by selecting a charity that will receive a donation for each day they indicate they have taken all their medications.

USING Care4TodayTM

As mentioned, I take two daily medications; both are imperative to take at the same time every day. Missing a dose could wreak havoc on my system. My biggest struggle is not necessarily remembering to take the medication daily but to take it at the same time everyday and to stay on top of refills.

Refill Alerts

I can’t tell you the number of times that I have found myself panicking that I hadn’t requested a refill in time and was at risk of missing a dose. This is perhaps my favourite feature of the Care4Today™ app.

When you enter the details for your medications you can turn on the Refill Alert feature and set it up to send you reminders when it’s time for a refill based on quantity or date. You can customize the alerts to include:

  • Your refill interval (14 to 90 days)
  • Your Remind Me interval (1 day to 1 month)
  • The message you receive when receiving your alert
  • And a cool feature where you can even include your pharmacy’s phone number via your Contacts

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To keep track of the number of refills you have available for your prescription, I recommend that you enter that information in the ‘refill reminder message’ and then update it each time you use a refill. This will help you to remember to follow-up with your doctor to request more if needed.

Add Medication

Adding your medications is really easy as well. You can search for it alphabetically, search for it by entering its name or add a custom name which is great to use as a reminder for things like drinking water, taking a walk etc.

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Once you find your medication, you have lots of options. You can:

  • Choose your particular dosage e.g. 25 mg, 50 mg etc.
  • Add a picture of what your medication looks like (if it’s not already included)
  • Add a nickname e.g. Diabetes
  • Enter your dose e.g. 1 tablet
  • Enter the frequency at which you take the medication e.g. Daily
  • Add the interval at which you take your medication e.g. Everyday
  • Customize the message you want to receive for alerts

Home Screen

After you have entered all your medications and set up your Refill Alerts you can view them on your Home screen. It is here where you will manage your intake of your medications. The options available to you here include:

  • Notifications of missed doses
  • Enter a dose taken
  • Edit your medications
  • The ability to view medications still to take for that day
  • Medications taken
  • Add a new medication

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Reports

Care4TodayTM also provides a Reports feature that shows your progress in taking your medications. It will track doses taken and missed. You can also email your report to your family or healthcare providers.

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Care4Family

Care4TodayTM also makes it really easy for caregivers such as those caring for aging parents or children. You can help and encourage family members to stay on schedule with their medications. Members that are connected through the app can even receive notifications of missed medications.

Imagine the peace of mind in helping a loved one who may live far away from you all from the comfort of home or work through your phone or computer?

Care4Charity

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The last feature (and perhaps my favourite) is the Care4CharityTM program. Care4TodayTM will make a donation to a charity of your choice when you reach 100% adherence for the day. How great is that?

For full program details visit: mhm.care4today.com and select Charity from the top menu.

It is said that it takes a village to raise a child, but I think this phrase can be extended even further to say it takes a village to raise a family. With tools like Care4Today TM it makes it so much easier to keep track of the important task of managing medications for yourself and your family.

Be sure to visit care4today.com to learn even more about this great, free tool! Give it a try and share your thoughts on it. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

This post was generously sponsored by Care4TodayTM but the opinions and images are my own. For more information, visit mhm.care4today.com.

City Mom

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