MedicAlert and the Alzheimer’s Association developed the Safe Return program that is a nationwide. Persons in different stages of dementia wander. They may be looking for something or have a place that they want to visit then often get lost.
Tell the neighbors and local authorities so that they can be prepared if they see the person wandering or appearing to be lost. Keep a list of emergency numbers nearby that list contact information for neighbors and public safety office.
Medical alert jewelry, IDs, bracelets and necklaces provide personalized medical identification and 24 hour medical information.
Medical Alert jewelry alerts emergency responders to:
- Medical conditions
- Medications and dosages
Enrollment in the Safe Return program includes:
- Toll Free Emergency Response line: 1.800.625.3780
- 24 hour response team
- Individualized MedicAlert jewelry with engraved emergency response number
- Community support network of law enforcement and local Association chapters will be activated.
Medical jewelry could also be helpful for those who suffer from autism, diabetes and bipolar disorders as well as many other mental and physical challenges.
In the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s, it may be safe for the person to be at home with some assistance from a local in home care service. At some point in time this may not be possible and a nursing home will need to be considered.
Alzheimer’s Association http://www.alz.org