Q & A: Free Medication Reminder Service

medication reminder

– Question –

Is there a free service that will call seniors on the phone to remind them to take their medication?


– Answer –

We tracked down 5 services that offer daily phone call reminders. Only one offered free one-time calls. The others cost from $3.99 to $30 per month for daily calls. They all have a free trial periods so you can try them out before you buy. Click the links below for more information about each service.

There are more free services that offer reminders via text messaging or smartphone apps, but those didn’t seem as helpful for older adults. If you’re interested in learning more about those, leave a comment below.





  • Free service for one-time calls
  • Pricing – Recurring calls need paid Premium service where the first 10 calls are free, then 5¢ per minute.
  • NOTE: Calls are scheduled on Eastern time


Simply Checking In

  • Daily call service
  • Record a personalized message that will be played during the automated daily call
  • Pricing – $14.95/month
  • 30 day risk free trial available




CareCheckers Care Calls

  • Daily calls from a live person
  • Includes friendly conversation along with medication reminders or health and safety checks, plus notifications to let you know things are ok
  • Pricing – $30/month for 1 call per day
  • One week free trial


By DailyCaring Editorial Staff
Image: Home Helpers


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  • Reply September 15, 2016


    Wakerupper is going out of business. Too bad. I used it for years to remind me of daily meds.

    • Reply September 15, 2016

      Connie Chow

      Oh no! We’re sad to hear that. Thank you for letting us all know.

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