Front Porch, an operator of retirement communities, will test using cell phone texting to improve adherence to medication regimens.

Under a $77,150 grant from the Oakland, Calif.-based Center for Technology and Aging, a technology unit of Front Porch will focus on improving adherence among 150 persons age 50 and over. The program will use a two-way, text-based medication reminder service from CareSpeak Communications. The service is available on any cell phone or smartphone with a texting plan.

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