Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Medical IDs available for persons at risk of wandering

TOWN OF ULSTER – Police in the Town of Ulster, in partnership with MedicAlert Foundation, are offering a free program to protect town residents with dementia and autism who are at-risk of wandering away.

The Ulster Police Department is now able to enroll local residents and their caregivers, via an online portal, into the MedicAlert national registry/database, to receive a free medical identification bracelet and free 24/7 emergency support services.

The MedicAlert charity reports there is a 98 percent success rate for locating missing persons when their products and services are used.

MedicAlert has developed specialized services to address wandering emergencies – MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return ® is for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia, and MedicAlert Found ® is for children and adults with autism spectrum and developmental disorders. The services are offered at no charge to residents, along with a free MedicAlert identification bracelet.

Families interested in participating in the program should contact the Ulster Police Department at 845-382-1111 or ksberardi@ulstepolice.com.


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