MedicAlert Kid Smart offers the full suite of MedicAlert services at a discounted rate for children ages 0-17.
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 Alzheimer's and Autism - MedicAlert Foundation®'s service is available 24/7 to assist during wandering-related incidents.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Related Wandering
It’s 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.
Source: Alzheimer's Association
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'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:
My husband Gary has Alzheimer's disease. One day I took a nap and when I woke up, Gary had wandered. He was picked up by an ambulance 5 miles away from our home. When the hospital contacted MedicAlert, you provided the doctors and emergency personnel with all of his information and contacted me to let me know where he was. Because of MedicAlert, the whole process went a lot faster.