‘spencer’ in-home medication dispenser approved as assistive technology to foster independence and reduce pill stress for clients with mental and behavioral health needs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, April 13, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Pack4U, an in-home personalized medication delivery and remote patient monitoring company together with McFarland Pharmacy are providing access to spencer in-home medication dispenser as an approved assistive technology for Health Connect America patients. Health Connect America provides mental and behavioral health services to children, families, and adults at 56 locations across five states impacting the lives of nearly 10,000 people daily.

Taking medications as prescribed and on time is often a source of anxiety for individuals and their loved ones, as well as their caregivers. This collaboration provides a comprehensive medication management solution to keep patients safe, healthy, and independent.

“We are pleased to provide technology and connected care to support people with disabilities in Tennessee to live as independently as possible,” says Rahul Chopra, President of Pack4U. “Our focus is to positively impact patients in their day-to-day lives with digital health tools that help people manage the timing and complexity of taking multiple medications.”

“spencer is truly a best in class solution that solves a problem we have wrestled with,” says Kristi Shain, CEO of Health Connect America, Inc. “It not only is the solution for today but opens the door to incorporate future enhancements for assistive technology.”

Pharmacy owner Randy DeBord says, “Working with Pack4U allows my team to focus on personalized delivery and patient care, and to best serve the needs of Health Connect America clients.”

“spencer is a wonderful in-home medication service for our clients that have both mental health and physical health conditions and allows for greater independence. Poor medication compliance not only has major effects on a client’s health but also creates undue healthcare costs.” Says Jennifer Perry, Director of Integrated Care & Health Link Services of Health Connect America, Inc.

Services provided to patients by McFarland Pharmacy, a Pack4U network member include:
– Use of ‘spencer’ countertop dispenser which beeps and flashes when medications are due, then dispenses exactly what to take at the touch of a button; 24/7 service-desk support
– Home delivery of packaged prescriptions and over the counter items such as vitamins
– Customized packaging with patient name, date, time, medication, strength, label, directions
– Proactive contact with doctors to refill prescriptions before they run out
– Real-time medication adherence support, remote patient monitoring
– Built-in camera for tele-health appointments with pharmacist, physician
– Family, caregiver iPhone and Android smartphone app

spencer is an FDA class 1 approved medication and monitoring device. Loved by patients who value their independence, enabling them to manage their medication without assistance, and achieving 97% medication adherence. Caregivers and family members can stay connected with an integrated app. Watch what they say.

About Health Connect America, Inc.
Health Connect America, Inc. based in Franklin, Tennessee provides mental and behavioral health services to children, families, and adults across the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia.

We provide our services where you are – in your community, in your home, or in one of our multiple offices across several states. Our network of direct care professionals is readily available to meet the needs of our clients and their families in our communities.

The services we provide are meant to fit into your life and can come in the form of one-on-one or family counseling, case management, autism services, or medication management for children, adults, and families. These services promote positive personal growth, develop healthy coping skills, preserve, and repair relationships and natural support systems.
Contact: Jennifer Perry, Jen[email protected]

About McFarland Pharmacy
McFarland Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy helping to increase the quality of life for people in Tennessee, specializing in DIDD (Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities), Assisted Living Facilities, Retirement Homes, Group Homes, Injection Clinics.

Contact: Randy DeBord, [email protected]

About Pack4U
Pack4U is an in-home medication delivery and remote patient monitoring company using proprietary platform technology to improve patient health outcomes at scale. Pack4U works with pharmacies, physician practices, health plans, health systems and various care providers to connect people at home to a personalized medication delivery and adherence monitoring program. Integrated services, powered by technology and high-volume central fills, are delivered across a network of digital pharmacy partners for a robust, scalable solution to multiple chronic condition management and total cost of care reduction.

Contact: Teresa Pavlin, Pack4U, [email protected]


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