Alzheimer Society of Windsor and Essex County

Site: Windsor - Richmond St

Service: MedicAlert Safely Home Program

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-974-2220
Toll Free Phone 1-855-581-3794 (to register for the MedicAlert Safely Home Program)
Fax 519-974-9727
E-Mail safelyhome@medicalert.ca
Website www.alzheimer.ca/en/windsoressex/We-can-help/Living-Safely/Safely-Home
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) * steps to safeguard a person with dementia, such as using the Alzheimer Society of Canada's MedicAlert - Safely Home program  
* Provides a safety kit to help families create personalized safety plans and help prevent people with dementia from wandering and going missing 
Safety kit contains:  
* an identification kit with space for a recent photo and physical description that can be shared with police in an emergency  
* at home safety steps to help prevent missing incidents from occurring  
* tips on what to do when a person with dementia goes missing and when reuniting after a wandering incident  
* the latest information on locating devices 
 
The protection of a MedicAlert Safely Home membership includes: 
* An exclusive MedicAlert ID  
* A comprehensive electronic medical profile with unlimited updates  
* A 24-hour Emergency Hotline staffed with trained specialists available in 140+ languages (ready to speak for the member) 
* Family/emergency contact notification immediately after the hotline is called  
* Follow-up with the caregiver after the Emergency Hotline is contacted  
* A wallet card with health information and emergency contacts  
* Access to an online electronic medical profile anytime, anywhere  
* Veterans receiving health benefits through Veterans Affairs Canada may be eligible for the VAC assistance program to cover the cost of joining MedicAlert Safely Home 
 
Visit the website to find additional information such as;  
* How the MedicAlert Safely Home Program works 
* What it costs 
* How to Register 
* How to be prepared and keep information updated
Hours Mon-Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Meetings Call for date, time and location
Areas Served Essex County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
Individuals with Alzheimer Disease or dementia, their families and professional caregivers
Application * By Mail (see mailing address in this listing) 
* By Phone (via the toll free number) 
* Online @ www.medicalert.ca/Safely-Home ( Download and print the Member Application Form)
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 1985
Primary Executive Sally Bennett Olczak, Chief Executive Officer
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Elections Jun
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
2135 Richmond St
Windsor, ON N8Y 0A1
Intersection Monmouth Rd and Richmond St
Mailing Address c/o MedicAlert Fondation Canada 
2005 Sheppard Ave E 
Toronto, ON M2J 5B4
Bus Routes Central 3 ; Ottawa 4
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance
Other Details
Print Material Pamphlets; Newsletter, quarterly, "The Bulletin", members only

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