Safety

Alzheimer’s disease causes changes in the brain that may affect safety. Depending on the stage of the disease, this can include changes in judgment, abstract thinking, sense of time/place and behavior. Taking measures to ensure safety at all times can help prevent injuries, and it can help people with dementia feel relaxed and less overwhelmed.

Home Modification

Accessible Design and Consulting
420 Hindry Ave., #B
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 215-3332
accessibleconstruction.com

Active Homes
Aging in Place Home Modification
(855) 924-7663
againinplacemods.com

Forever Active
(888) 705-7441
foreveractivemed.com

Los Angeles Housing Department
HomeSecure Program

Provides free minor home repairs for older adults throughout Los Angeles County; call for a referral
(213) 808-8803 English
866-557-7368 Toll-free/Spanish
lahd.lacity.org

Stayhome Safe, Inc
(626) 792-0070
stayhomesafe.com

Other Safety Devices

The Alzheimer’s Store
Products designed for people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their caregivers
(800) 752-3238
alzstore.com

Tunstall
A personal response service that provides 24-hour assistance via a push button device worn by the individual registered in the program
(877) 348-6111

Technological Options for Wandering Concerns

Personal GPS Locators

Take Along Tracker
portable-gps-devices.com

GoSafe
lifelinesys.com

Pocketfinder
pocketfinder.com

Eyezon
eyezon.com

SafeLink
safelinkgps.com

Phone Apps

Many smart phones have real time GPS tracking abilities. Check with your cell phone provider

GPS Watches & Wristbands

Keruve
keruve.com

Senior GPS Bracelet
tracking-system.com/senior-gps-bracelet

Revolutionary Tracker
revtrackbuy.com

iLoc Technologies
iloctech.com

Tracking System Direct
tracking-system.com

Bluewater Security
bluewatersecurityprofessionals.com

GPS Smart Sole
A GPS-enabled insole that can be inserted into almost any shoe
gpssmartsole.com

A Word of Caution: Wearable technology is not a 100% safeguard against wandering as they can be taken off or lost.

Be Prepared In Case Your Loved One Goes Missing

  • Have current photo and basic personal information like height, weight, and identification markers.

  • Know favorite places, commonly taken routes, etc.

  • Let folks in the neighborhood know that if they see the person with dementia alone, to call you.

  • Remember that tracking devices and wearables can be taken off.

  • Keep a recently worn article of clothing in a sealed plastic bag. Touch it as little as possible and repace at least once a month. This will help with the canine search.

  • Create a phone tree that can be activated in case the person goes missing.