MedicAlert Kid Smart is a membership designed to protect children and teens from age 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:
I was walking home from a doctor appointment when suddenly I had a seizure. I was unconscious and fortunately my MedicAlert bracelet was able to relay all of my info to paramedics and it alerted the emergency crew of my chronic condition. MedicAlert was instrumental in providing critical medication information to the emergency room staff and also contacting my family members.