Living Safely in the Community
Finding Your Way
Provides tips and tools for how people with dementia can stay safe while staying active. It shows how to best deal with the risk of a person with dementia going missing. It provides an identification kit that can be shared with emergency responders and is available in twelve different languages free of charge. *Does NOT include a tracking device. Visit www.findingyourwayontario.ca for more information.
MedicAlert® Safely Home®
A MedicAlert® ID bracelet for persons with dementia that includes medical information and 24-hour hotline. Charges apply. *Does NOT include a tracking device. Call 1-855-581-3794 or visit their website here.
Participants wear a battery-operated bracelet that sends an FM radio signal 24 hours a day. Trained police officers will use Project Lifesaver equipment to search for and locate the missing person. There is a startup fee to join the program as well as a monthly cost to maintain the equipment. Available to persons living in Guelph-Wellington. Call Victim Services Wellington at 519-824-1212 ext. 7304 or visit their website here.
Safe Pathways: supporting dementia in the justice system
A collaborative community approach, to support and guide individuals with dementia and their care partners away from and/or through the Guelph and Wellington County Judicial System while maintaining dignity and respect. Referrals can come from concerned families/friends, neighbours, any service provider, Victim Services, Police and/or Court Support/Crown Attorney. If you would like assistance from this program, please contact Guelph Wellington Seniors at Risk Program indicating a request for a prevention or post-charge intervention case conference 519-821-8089 x2127. For more information, please click here.
Vulnerable Persons Registry
A voluntary registry that provides the Waterloo Regional Police Services with emergency contact information, detailed physical descriptions, known routines and special needs of individuals. This information will assist officers in communicating with, attending a residence of, or dealing with an emergency involving this individual. Free of charge. *Does NOT include a tracking device. Call 519-886-9150 or visit their website here.