MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return
24/7 Wandering & Emergency Response Services for Individuals with Dementia
MedicAlert Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Association have partnered to provide a national emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. With 60% of persons with dementia at risk for wandering and becoming lost, the Safe Return program activates a community support network when a person with dementia is reported lost or is found in the community. The network, including local Alzheimer Association chapters and law enforcement agencies, work to help reunite the person who wandered with the caregiver or a family member.
Along with MedicAlert’s signature suite of services, the MedicAlert + Safe Return program benefits persons with dementia by providing the additional 24/7 emergency response service.
- 24/7 emergency response and family notification service
- Personal emergency health record
- Six Steps to a Safe Return magnet
- Advance Directive Storage