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MedOClock for Caregivers

MedOClock was created and launched in 2012 by Julie Magnan. It all started with a simple visit to the dentist with her father who suffers from Parkinson’s disease. At the start of the appointment, the receptionist asked if his medication has changed since the last visit. Having forgotten the notebook at home where all the important details were written down, they were not able to provide accurate information and had to go back and reschedule the treatment.

We can only imagine that as a caregiver, you might have to deal with similar situations, multiple times per day or per week depending on the number of persons in your care. Having to reschedule appointments simply because of a notebook left at home can be quite troublesome, especially for patients for whom getting around is challenging.

Photos optimisees pour site MOC 18With MedOClock, you can eliminate the worry that vital information is forgotten. You can install the application on each of your patient’s mobile phone, and sync it with your phone or tablet. That way, no matter where your day takes you, you have all the important information you need for every single one of your patients in the palm of your hand.
Other than having an updated list of medication for your patients, MedOClock allows caregivers to enjoy the following functions:

  • image1Add as many users as the number of patients you have, and set pill reminders specific to each person from a single app and update medication changes from your main app.
  • Track whether the patient has taken their medication from your device.
  • Email the list of medication of any of your patient to the right healthcare provider or with a family member.
  • Have an image of your patient’s health care ID in case they forget to bring them at their appointment.
  • Have all the contact information of the health care providers you often visit.
  • Create an emergency contact in each of your patient’s device so that they can give you a call when they need help with a simple click of a button.
  • Allow your patients to write notes with any questions they may have for you so that you can address all their concerns during your visit.

The MedOClock team also offers the options to personalize your app depending on your specific need and those of your business. Get in touch with us to see how we can make your day simpler with our pill reminder app.

I’m leaving on a trip, and in my suitcase I pack… MedOClock!

Do you know the children’s game “In my suitcase I pack…” ?

It’s a memory game that asks you to remember everything that was said before it’s your turn. On your turn, you say the famous phrase, repeat the item that were already mentioned, and then you must add an item of your own. It’s keep going until a person is no longer able to remember all the items. The winner is the last person who is able to remember, by memory, the entire list created by the previous players.


In everyday life, when you lack of time or preparation, it’s easy to prepare for a trip using a mental list of items to take, as you do in the children’s games. However, the risk of forgetting important things like your medication is much higher if you have not taken the time to make a list to remind you of all the elements to add to your suitcase.

Using MedOClock when you travel, you just have to see your full medication list from your mobile application to make sure you don’t forget to take any necessary medication when it comes to storing your toiletries.

Also, by bringing MedOClock with you, you’ll receive your pill reminders at the right time, which is especially useful when you’re traveling and too busy having fun, or when the time differences requires an adjustment for the hour at which you normally take your medication.

Finally, if you miss one of your very important medication and only realise it once at your destination, you can consult a doctor or a pharmacist and simply show them, or send them by email your complete list of drugs so that they can allow you to obtain the right prescription.

Once again, MedOClock comes to the rescue. This time, it helps you organise your medications for a great start to your trip so you can spend more time enjoying your travels instead of worrying about your health. Simply download the FREE app via iTunes or the Google Play Store.

Bon Voyage!

2015 Trends: Healthy Changes to Your Diet

Over two thousand years, Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine! “ Although today’s modern medicine means that we have developed drugs that can treat diseases that were incurable at the time of Hippocrates, it still remains important to think about the food we eat as a source of energy and well-being for our bodies.

A change of diet to create healthier habits seems to be one of the most important concerns for the health of people, globally. The latest version of the Nielsen Global Survey (Q3, 2014) shows that while several people set a goal to lose weight this year, many hope to reach that goal simply by changing their diet (75%) compared to those who wish to use drugs to help them lose weight (7%) or medication prescribed by the doctor (11%).

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For those who take drugs, it will be important to take them as prescribe, meaning at the right time and at the right frequency to have the desired effect. If you are part of that category, don’t forget to add your new medications your pill reminder list on your MedOClock application.

For those who are part of the majority who wishes to change their diet, you can also use the application to give you a helping hand. For example, add some reminders for each portion of fruit and vegetable you need each day to help you meet your daily requirements and eat at the right times instead of just snacking when you feel like doing something, especially if you’re used to snacking when you’re bored or when you need to get an energy boost in the late afternoon.

The most common changes in diets that people wish to make according to the Nielsen Global Survey include:

  • Avoid foods that contain artificial colours and flavours
  • Prioritise meals and snacks made mainly of fruits and vegetables
  • Look for foods high in protein, and whole grains
  • Seek foods high in calcium, vitamins and minerals
  • Reduce their intake of cholesterol, salt, sugar and fat
  • Avoid foods containing corn syrup, caffeine and gluten
  • Buy local and organic products

Note that these changes are simply the new habits that the survey respondents want to create for the next year. Before making changes to your diet, it is advisable to consult your doctor to make sure you start on the right foot and follow recommendations that will be beneficial to your health.

What food habit are important to you? Will you make changes to your diet in 2015?