Wanderer’s Reunification Program
The objective of the Wanderer's Reunification Program is to identify and reunite a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia with their caregiver as quickly and as safely as possible, thus reducing the time of separation and trauma to the loved one. This is a FREE program to those that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia who are willing to provide a document supporting the diagnosis. This has been made possible through a grant funded by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Through this program, those willing to submit all required forms and documents are eligible to receive a FREE Medical ID or Human Scent Preservation Kit. If unable to provide proper documentation and information, you may purchase the ID or Scent Kit. Please see below for your options under this program.
How to Qualify
Please note: to qualify for a free scent kit or ID, the applicant must live within one of the 8 counties that we serve.
(Citrus County, Hernando County, Lake County, Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Marion County, Pasco County, or Sumter County, FL)
1. Have documented proof of your loved one's diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia
2. Fill out and submit the application form
Human Scent Preservation Kit
Why you should preserve your loved one's scent with the Human Scent Preservation Kit...
If the worst happens and a loved one is missing or lost, a scent discriminating K9 team can provide critical assistance in locating their direction of travel more quickly and increase the chances of bringing them home. *Scent discrimination is the ability to identify and focus upon one primary scent to the exclusion of all others.
Each Kit Includes: Specialized Jar, Sterile Gauze Pad, Label, Tamper Proof Tape & Detailed Instructions
Why the Kit is Important:
Using a scent pad that has been correctly preserved within a sealed sterile jar reduces contamination of the sterile scent article. It ensures that the K9 team is trailing the targeted person's unique scent.
Using a sent pad that has been correctly preserved within a sealed sterile jar reduces the start time of the K9 team. When other articles, such as clothing, are used to collect the person's scent, it may be necessary to dismiss the scent of other people(e.g., other members of the household, law enforcement personnel, healthcare providers, etc.), whose scent may have contaminated these articles. The scent collection and dismissal process can take an hour or more of critical time that can make a difference in a successful outcome.
Having a scent pad that has been correctly preserved within a sealed sterile jar increases law enforcement and search personnel awareness of the enhanced abilities human scent discriminate K9 teams afford them.
Wanderer's ID Bracelet or Pendant
Why the ID is Important:
Your medical ID provides for a quick recognition of your medical conditions, allergies, medications, or treatment wishes; this leads to faster and more effective medical treatment.
REDUCE TREATMENT ERRORS
Medical ID bracelets reduce treatment errors which may result from not having a patient’s health record during an emergency situation or upon hospital admission.
A medical ID speaks for you in the event of an emergency if you become unresponsive
ALERT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
First responders and medical personnel are trained to first look for medical identification jewelry in an emergency. Medical IDs will immediately alert emergency medical professionals to your critical health and personal information.