MedicAlert® NYC Wanderer's Safety Program


24/7 Wandering and Emergency Response Services for Individuals with Dementia

Scholarships for new enrollment are available for New York City residents through a generous grant from CaringKind Junior Committee, Helen Hoffritz Charitable Trust, Warner Foundation and the Charles & Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc.

MedicAlert Foundation® provides protection through a national emergency response service for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. With 60% of persons with dementia at risk for wandering and becoming lost, the MedicAlert® program activates a community support network when a person with dementia is reported lost or is found in the community. The network, including law enforcement agencies, work to help reunite the person who wandered with the caregiver or a family member.

With the service you get:

  • A personalized medical ID with the 24/7 toll-free number
  • 24/7 emergency response and family notification service
  • Personal emergency health record

Caregiver Services

What happens to your friend or relative if you have an emergency and are unable to be there for the person with Alzheimer’s or related dementia? With the MedicAlert Foundation® services, we can contact the people you designate to step in and help until you are able to care again.

With MedicAlert® Caregiver Service you get:

  • A personalized medical ID with the 24/7 toll-free number
  • 24/7 emergency response and family notification service
  • Personal emergency health record

To enroll, please call our 24-hr Helpline (646) 744-2900.