Alzheimer's Association Safe Return™ program is a nationwide
wanderer's safety program created by the Alzheimer's
Association that assists in the safe and timely return of
individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who
wander and become lost. Persons with dementia enroll in the
program and receive ID bracelets, wallet cards and other
identifiers. The Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return™ program provides
assistance whether a person becomes lost locally or far from
home, regardless of whether or not the individual is registered in the
How the program works
When missing, the Alzheimer’s
Association Safe Return™ program staff faxes and E-mails the
registrant's information and photo to local law enforcement
and when necessary the media. When found, a citizen or law official calls
the 800 number and Alzheimer’s Association Safe
Return™ notifies listed contacts. The local
Alzheimer's Association chapter provides support.
Registration for the
There is a registration fee of
$40. Registration can be done in the following ways:
By mail: Please complete a
registration form. You can get the form at the Chapter office,
your nearest police precinct, print one out, or send for one
via e-mail Elizabeth Santiago. Please mail your completed registration form
with your payment and a photo of the registrant to the the Chapter office (indicated on the form).
To register by phone: call Elizabeth Santiago, Manager, Safe Return, at 212-983-6906 ext. 205, or toll free at 800-272-3900 with registration and credit card information. For TDD service call 1-888-500-5759.
Safe Return™ Identification & Jewelry Styles
With the $40 registration fee,
you receive the following products:
engraved identification bracelet or necklace, iron-on clothing
labels, key chain, lapel pin, refrigerator magnet, stickers,
wallet cards and a Caregiver checklist.
additional $5, you may receive caregiver jewelry. In an
emergency, it alerts others that you provide care for a person
registered in the Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return™ program.