Home Opioid Prescription Education and Smart Storage program, or HOPES for short is a program designed by Cornell University that aims to help adults with dementia stay on top of their daily medication.
The goal is to allow a person who lives alone and suffers from dementia the ability to care for themselves in ways that may help keep them self sufficient and out of homes.
The product is an automatic pill box and once it’s developed it’ll be tested in homes in both Tompkins and Cortland counties.
The National Institutes of Health is supporting the project with a grant of $250,000.
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