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Alzheimer's Association Safe Return Program

Award Information

Award #
2005-SJ-BX-K160
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$2,404,210

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $828,269)

The Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® program is designed to coordinate and enhance existing community based wanderer services. Safe Return assists families and the Association's chapter network by coordinating identification information in a national registry, providing telephone support and access to enrollee information, and communicating vital information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and medical providers. In addition, the continual production of program identification products, educational materials and programs and a national media campaign have provided essential exposure to Safe Return and the wandering issue.

NCA/NCF

The Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® program is designed to coordinate and enhance existing community based wanderer services. Safe Return assists families and the Association's chapter network by coordinating identification information in a national registry, providing telephone support and access to enrollee information, and communicating vital information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and medical providers. In addition, the continual production of program identification products, educational materials and programs and a national media campaign have provided essential exposure to Safe Return and the wandering issue.

NCA/NCF

The Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® program is an identification program that assists in the safe and timely return of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders who wander and become lost. Safe Return provides family support, wandering awareness, program promotion, and on-going education and training opportunities to emergency personnel as well as the lay community.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 14, 2005