MedicAlert Safely Home Program is a partnership between Canadian MedicAlert Foundation and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. It is an invaluable service that provides crucial medical details almost instantly (in five seconds or less) and also helps identify people with dementia who are lost and assists in a safe return home.
During an emergency, when literally every second counts, emergency first responders need to gather information as quickly as possible to determine the best course of action. The information engraved on the back of the MedicAlert ID is linked to the MedicAlert one-of-a-kind 24-hour emergency hotline. In just five seconds, MedicAlert hotline staff can provide first responders with life-saving medical and personal information about the member, including: identifiable personal characteristics, medication, recent surgery and emergency contacts.
The same identification also allows police and other law enforcers to quickly identify people with dementia and connect them to you or a caregiver – peace of mind for everyone.