Vulnerable Person Registry
When Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress, the person with the disease has the potential to get lost. It is easy for someone with the disease to become disoriented around familiar surroundings; they may have great difficulty remembering their home address or phone number and they might have problems communicating clearly. This situation presents a serious safety concern. Help is available.
York Region Wandering Registry with York Region Police
This is a free registry service for persons residing in York Region. The program assists York Regional Police to quickly identify and return lost or wandering persons to their caregiver. Complete and return application along with a recent photograph to the Alzheimer Society of York Region.
Applications are available by contacting: 1-888-414-5550. Or you can click here to start the report.
MedicAlert® Safely Home®
MedicAlert® Safely Home® was developed by the Alzheimer Society of Canada in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The registry stores vital information confidentially on a police database. Police anywhere in Canada and the United States can access the information. If is recommended that all people with Alzheimer's disease who are at risk of getting lost should be registered with MedicAlert® Safely Home®.
The York Regional Police Project Lifesaver Program combines radio technology with police rescue teams to build an effective life-saving system for wandering and disoriented loved ones in York Region. Those who are a part of the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal.
This program operates as a non-profit and works within a cost recovery framework. The cost of the equipment is $300 at initial enrolment, which covers the cost of the bracelet. Moving forward, there is an additional monthly fee of $10 for the replacement of the battery and bracelet when needed.
Persons will be assessed for admission to this program.