The fall season is a perfect time to get out and enjoy the changes in the leaves and the beauty of the mountains. However, it can also be a time when your loved one may decide to wander away. It is common for a person with dementia to wander and become lost; many do repeatedly. In fact, over 60 percent of those with dementia will wander at some point during the course of the disease.
Four easy ways to join:
1. Mail a registration form. MedicAlert+Safe Return Registration Form
2. Call 1.888.572.8566.
3. Register online at MedicAlert Safe Return
4. Fax form to 1.800.863.3429.
How it works
Member is reported missing
Information and photo are faxed to local police, who conduct the search. Support is provided by MedicAlert+Safe Return and local Alzheimer’s Association chapters.
Member is found.
Citizen or emergency personnel finds the person and calls the toll-free number listed on the members ID jewelry.
MedicAlert+Safe Return notifies member’s listed contacts; making sure the person is returned home.
$55 fee includes:
>Members ID jewelry
>Personalized emergency wallet card
>24-hour emergency response service
>Personal health record (PHR)
>Six steps to a Safe Return magnet