The Alzheimer’s Association and MedicAlert have formed an alliance to improve the safety of individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia that wander or who have a medical emergency.
How MedicAlert + Safe Return works
If an individual with Alzheimer’s or related dementia wanders and becomes lost, caregivers can call the 24-hour emergency response line (1.800.625-3780) to report it. A community support network will be activated, including local Alzheimer’s Association chapters and law enforcement agencies, to help reunite the family member or caregiver with the person who wandered. With this enhanced service, critical medical information will be provided to emergency responders when needed.
MedicAlert + Safe Return features
• One identification product (bracelet or necklace) that serves two purposes. It provides emergency medical information and assists in the event of a wandering incident.
• The member’s personal health record lists medical conditions, medications and allergies and can be updated 24 hours a day through a private online account or by calling the toll- free number during business hours.
• A national database that includes a member’s photo and emergency contact information to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregivers.
• The MedicAlert + Safe Return hotline activates the resources of law enforcement, medical professionals and the local chapter staff to assist the member when an incident – either wandering or medical emergency – occurs.
Cost for MedicAlert + Safe Return products
• The enrollment fee is $49.95 with an annual renewal fee of $25. The enrollment kit includes 24-hour emergency response system, ID jewelry (bracelet or necklace), personalized emergency wallet card, personal health record, and “6 steps to a Safe Return refrigerator magnet,” which provides useful tips when someone is missing.
• Companion caregiver jewelry can be purchased for $25 with an annual renewal fee of $25, which includes everything listed above.
For safety and peace of mind, enroll in MedicAlert + Safe Return today:
Call 1.888.572.8566 (6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (PST) Monday – Friday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (PST) Saturday) or online at www.alz.org.
1.800.272.3900 | www.alz.org
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