Wandering loved ones are cause for concern; therefore, MedicAlert® provides wandering assistance services to ease the fears and anxieties of families and caregivers. A great benefit for individuals with Autism, MedicAlert Foundation®'s service is available 24/7 to assist during wandering-related incidents.
Wandering-related factors (such as drowning and prolonged exposure), remain among the top causes of death within the autism population. According to a 2007 online poll through the National Autism Association, 92% of parents reported that their children with autism have a tendency to wander.
MedicAlert Foundation's Wandering Assistance Service
When a member is reported missing, MedicAlert Foundation is there to respond. Below are the recommended steps to take if your loved one is missing: