Why Having a Healthy Support System in Your Life Matters

Posted August 1, 2017

Life isn’t always a walk in the park, especially when it comes to your health as you age. It’s full of ups and downs, and it’s important to be surrounded by people that understand you and want what’s best for you.

Even though you don’t always want support, you always need it. Understanding the value of a true healthy support system will help you grow, develop, and appreciate your own.

##What Makes for a Healthy Support System?

It involves more than just your friends and family. In regards to your health, your support system is comprised of your friends, family, caretakers, physician, and anyone else who is involved in your health journey.

Ensuring that you have the right people in your corner is important; just because someone has been in your life for years, doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she plays a healthy, beneficial role in your support system. People who truly support you will:

1.) Hold you accountable. Sure, it’s great to have people that agree with your every move. But in reality, when you’re struggling, you need a group of people to keep you on track and offer you honest feedback. When your support system holds you accountable for your goals, they care about your wellbeing. Even though it can be difficult, don’t get angry or frustrated when this happens. Instead, thank them!

2.) Help educate you. People who want the best for you will help you find the right resources for your needs. You won’t be alone in your search for information about prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

3.) Communicate. Communication is essential within a strong support system. People who check in and regularly connect with you are people who care. When it comes to your health, it’s also important that your support system communicates with each other. Everyone needs to be in the loop when it comes to your medication regimen, diet, and overall lifestyle [1].

[1] https://vantagepointrecovery.com/healthy-support-system/

##How Can MC Be an Aide? Available as a standalone app, MedaCheck makes sure you take the right dose, at the right time, every time. We serve as a progressive reminder system to ensure that you’re on track with your medication regimen.

After you or your caregiver enters all of your medications into the app, you’ll receive personalized alerts when it’s time to take it. Each alert will include a large photo of the drug, along with instructions on how to properly take the medication. If you don’t press “take” when the alarm goes off, you can choose to receive a reminder text or phone call from the MedaCheck care team. Your caretaker or physician can also be alerted when this happens. They may choose to be notified through text, call, or email.

Not only does this make your daily routine easier, but it also makes the routine of your support system easier. Knowing that you’ve taken your medication will give them peace of mind. By digitally connecting you, your support system, and your physician, MedaCheck can play a key role in your journey to better health.

##Let Us Join Your Support System We care about your health, and we want to be a part of your support system.

Want to learn more about MedaCheck’s easy-to-use medication reminder system? If you’re a hospital, care center, healthcare organization or home care provider, employer or individual, visit www.medacheck.com.