List of the Month
Each month we highlight one Internet, USENET Special Interest Group (SIG), or similar mailing list or Website.
We don't normally like to promote fee-based services in the "List of the Month" space, however this month's lists provide such valuable services that their fees seem negligible compared to their potential for saving lives -- maybe even yours or your loved ones. -- Ed.*
Mission: To protect and save lives by providing identification and information in emergencies.
According to information on their Website, the MedicAlert Foundation is "a leading international emergency medical information and identification service, and one of the world's largest non-profit organizations." It represents over 4 million members worldwide, and has has helped protect and save lives for nearly 45 years. You will need to join MedicAlert® in order to benefit in the MedicAlert® service, which are outlined below [they are running a "winter special" on their memberships right now].
Benefits (according to MedicAlert®)
Things to Remember about MedicAlert®
Help for Alzheimer's Patients
Although not affiliated with MedicAlert®, the Alzheimers Associations Safe Return Program provides similar services specifically for Alzheimer's patients. According to their Website, "it is the only nationwide program that assists in the identification and safe, timely return of individuals with Alzheimers disease and related dementias who wander and become lost.
This program includes:
Links for this month's "List of the Month":