Safely Home - Peace of Mind for People Living with Dementia
Safely Home can help people living with dementia to walk safely by providing rapid and accurate identification if they get lost. Safely Home is a joint partnership between Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld) and the Missing Persons Unit of the Queensland Police Service (QPS).
What is Safely Home?
The Safely Home program provides a stainless steel bracelet, designed to be worn at all times by the person with dementia. It features the toll-free Policelink phone number engraved on the front and a personal identification number linked to the QPS Missing Persons Unit database. Upon registration, details are provided to the confidential Safely Home database including a detailed description of the person with dementia, a photograph where provided, contact information and next of kin details and a list and locations the person may visit. The database is accessible by police at all times. Safely Home is suitable for anyone with dementia who is at risk of becoming lost.
How does it work?
When someone finds the lost person, they can look at the bracelet which prompts them to phone the Policelink number. The operator will ask them to quote the personal identification number on the under side of the bracelet by asking for the lost person's name then politly ask them to view the underside of their bracelet in order to help them. police then make arrangements for the person to be returned safely home.
Carers can also use Safely Home to instigate a search for the person with dementia by contacting their local police station and filing a Missing Persons Report. Precious time is saved by police already having access to the vital information in the Safely Home database.
How much does it cost?
Thanks to the generous start-up funding from the Lowood Slimmers Group and ongoing charitable donations, the Safely Home program is a free service for people with dementia in Queensland. If you would like to make a donation to the program, please click here.
How do I join?
Click here to register details online.
If you prefer to fill out a paper form, please download and complete the Registration form.
Once the form is complete, attach a photograph and return it to: Alzheimer’s Australia (Qld), PO Box 8141, Woolloongabba, QLD 4102 or email the forms to email@example.com
To find out more about Safely Home you can download the Brochure.
Registration for the Safely Home Program includes the stainless steel bracelet engraved with a personal identification number and entry on the QPS Safely Home database.
To find out more information on the Safely Home program or other services that Alzheimer's Australia (Qld) provides, please call the National Dementia Helpline on 1800 100 500.