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MedicAlert Connect Protect service will help Peel Regional Police officers reunite lost, wandering, and vulnerable individuals with their families

Peel, Ontario, June 1, 2018– The Peel Regional Police (PRP) and MedicAlert Foundation Canada have launched a new service to ensure vulnerable persons in our community (people living with autism, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders, or a cognitive brain injury), receive immediate and focused attention in an emergency.

“MedicAlert Connect Protect” provides emergency responders and police with quick 24/7 access to a subscriber’s medical profile. This service is ideal for vulnerable loved ones who may wander, such as those with Alzheimer’s or autism, and for those living with a medical condition that could require immediate and focused attention in an emergency.

Benefits of “MedicAlert Connect Protect”: 
 
  • Ensures Peel Police have information about your loved one, such as their caregiver, wandering history, anxiety triggers, and an up-to-date photo.
  • Subscribers receive customized medical IDs engraved using globally-accepted medical terminology, family notification services, and more.

“I am pleased about the new partnership with MedicAlert. It will provide our employees with critical information about subscribers ensuring that appropriate resources are aligned to ensure their safety. Peel Regional Police is committed to service excellence and this initiative helps do just that.” said Chief Jennifer Evans.

“It’s critical that we’re able to find and recognize wandering or unidentified people as quickly and efficiently as possible, both to protect our subscribers and also to save police resources,” explains Robert Ridge, President of MedicAlert. “In an emergency situation, Peel Regional Police will have access to vital information that will save valuable time and unnecessary worry from family members and caregivers.”

To kick-off this partnership, Peel Regional Police and MedicAlert will be at The Seniors’ Fair on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON. 

Thanks to the Peel Regional Police and MedicAlert Foundation Canada, the first 200 new MedicAlert subscribers at this event will receive their first-year service plan and a MedicAlert ID at no cost.  Learn more about MedicAlert, how it works, and how you or a loved one can sign up to a service plan by visiting medicalert.ca or calling 1-866-696-0273.
 

For more information on the MedicAlert Connect Protect service, visit medicalert.ca/connectprotect.

MedicAlert Foundation Canada (MAFCA) is the largest membership-based registered charity in Canada and it is the leading provider of emergency medical information services. MedicAlert’s mission is to ensure that all Canadians have access to high-quality health information at time of need, and has protected more than one million Canadians since 1961.

MedicAlert® is backed by robust electronic health records maintained by medically trained professionals, a state-of-the-art secure database, and a 24/7 Emergency Hotline that answers calls from emergency responder personnel in 140 languages within an average of 5 seconds, all linked to customized identification products for Canadians with medical conditions and special needs. Universally recognized and respected, MedicAlert speaks for you, when you can’tTM.

Learn more about MedicAlert, how it works, and how you or a loved one can sign up to a service plan by visiting medicalert.ca or calling 1-866-696-0273.

MedicAlert Foundation Canada:
Jonathan Lithwick
Manager, Partnership Marketing and Product Management
MedicAlert Foundation Canada
416-696-0142 ext. 1139
jlithwick@medicalert.ca

Peel Regional Police:
On Duty Media Officer
Public Information Officer
Corporate Communications
(905) 453-2121, ext. 4027