Many of us with elderly parents appreciate the need to monitor these medications to make sure they’re being taken regularly and properly. If you are the primary caregiver providing in home care for one or both of your parents then you know how hard it can be to keep track of the different medications. In addition you are usually the one that has to deal with the pharmacy to obtain the medications on a timely basis. Imagine how difficult it must be for aging seniors who need to take ten or more pills a day to keep track of their medications. Pill organizers are often very helpful and allow you to load your pills for each day of the week. They also can be put in slots telling you whether to take them in the morning or at night. Some people mark the tops of the caps of the medication bottles indicating whether they should be taken in the morning or at night. Usually AM is written for the morning pills and PM for the evening pills. For people who are vision impaired they sometimes color the whole cap in with a black magic marker indicating that it is a night time medicine bottle. There are many inventive ways that people use to keep track of their medications and it can be argued that one is as good as another as long as the meds are taken as prescribed.