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Six out of 10 people with Alzheimer's disease will wander.

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing.

 

How it works

If an individual with Alzheimer's or a related dementia wanders and becomes lost, caregivers can call the 24-hour emergency response line (1.800.625.3780) to report it.

A community support network will be activated, including local Alzheimer Association chapters and law enforcement agencies, to help reunite the person who wandered with the caregiver or a family member. With this service, critical medical information will be provided to emergency responders when needed.

If a citizen or emergency personnel finds the person with dementia, they can call the toll-free number listed on person's MedicAlert + Safe Return ID jewelry. MedicAlert + Safe Return will notify the listed contacts, making sure the person is returned home.

 

Get MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® for free

The Central New York Chapter is able to offer free enrollment in MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® for an individual with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia and their caregiver. Funding for this initiative was made possible, in part, by a grant from the New York State Department of Health.

There are no income requirements. The only criteria for receiving this benefit is that the person with dementia and their caregiver must reside in one of the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga or Tompkins.

To receive an application, call (315) 472-4201 and dial extension 601 to speak with a care professional.

 


 

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