“Consider the person you care about and love. But think about your own peace of mind, as well.”

- Terry, sole caregiver of wife Norma, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease

Your loved one counts on you. You can count on MedicAlert.

Caring for someone close to you is a remarkable expression of kindness, loyalty and love. But it can also take an enormous toll on your physical and emotional health. It’s common for caregivers to feel overwhelmed, and to even neglect their well-being as the cognitive or physical abilities of a loved one change.

How can MedicAlert help you?

Consider us a part of your caregiver support team. We can assist you and the person for which you care in a number of ways:

 
We're here to help 24/7

You can’t be with your loved one every minute of the day. We’re available to emergency responders, paramedics and police around the clock to help ensure they stay safe.
 

Family notification service

No one should face an emergency alone. Only MedicAlert notifies you of your loved one’s situation and location – so you can be with them as quickly as possible.

Comprehensive medical profile on file

What if your loved one experiences an emergency but is unable to communicate their condition? Only MedicAlert has their up-to-date medical profile on file, so emergency responders can access it at a moment’s notice.

Medically-trained professionals review your medical record.

Unlike imitators, at MedicAlert, a medically-trained professional reviews your medical information to ensure it’s accurate, detailed, and comprehensive. This way, emergency responders have the information they need to make the best decisions on how to care for you in an emergency.

 
Authentic MedicAlert Medical Identification Service

For decades, MedicAlert has been the most trusted medical ID service among paramedics, police and other emergency responders. In the event of an emergency, the authentic MedicAlert ID is your loved one’s voice if they can’t speak, are unconscious or simply cannot communicate their condition.

But there is a lot more to MedicAlert than our medical IDs. When your loved one becomes a subscriber, you benefit from the service simply unavailable with imitators.


GPS Guardian Connect Integrated with MedicAlert

As much as you may want to, you simply cannot safeguard your loved one day and night. With GPS Guardian Connect experience peace of mind knowing your loved one is protected.

In the event of an emergency, they’re one press of a button away from talking directly with an Emergency Hotline Agent, who can track their location in case they’re lost, alert you and other caregivers of their situation, and call Emergency Services on their behalf.

Even better, it’s the only GPS-enabled mobile personal emergency response system integrated with MedicAlert service.

GPS Guardian Connect is ideal for caregivers whose loved ones wish to continue living independently in their own homes, or who are prone to wandering.


Resources for Caregivers

With all of the responsibilities that come with being a caregiver, there is always the risk of neglecting your own health and well-being. That’s why it’s important to ask for help and support from family members, friends, and caregiver support groups in your community.

The following are just a few of the many helpful online resources available online.

Alzheimer Society Canada - Caring for Someone
Resources for those caring for individuals with dementia.

Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Caregiver Resources

Government of Canada - Compassionate Care Benefits
Learn more about the government’s compassionate care benefits.