Mom needs help to take her medications on her own. Have a prompting system. It can be simple a phone call from you, another family member. The plans needs to be set-up properly. If more that one person sets up the planner. After that everyone needs to agree on what each label means and when it is to be given. Remember, pills need to be reordered in time to completely set up each planner.
Age Induced Medication Mistakes is part of the aging process. Mom forgetting pills or Dad forgetting medication is a typical problem among elders. The importance of making sure pills are taken properly can not be underestimated. First consider using a smart pill box or smart pill dispenser.
There are various medication reminders to assist in the timing of doses. Some planners are simple 4 weeks of the 7 days with each day divided into 1, 2, 3, or 4 slots. Pills are put into each of the small pillbox compartments.