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When encountering someone that shows signs of Alzheimer’s disease realize the person may seem uncooperative without memory of what happened, despite the action is easily recognized. Alzheimer’s effects the part of the brain where memory is stored, making it im- possible for the individual to answer questions or to understand the seriousness of the incident.
Miles for Memories has developed two programs to help with the quick and safe return of the person with dementia. Both
are voluntary programs. The Help Home program is maintained by the Calhoun County 9-1-1 Dispatch Authority and Senior I.D. program is under the coordination of the Michigan State Police.
Help Home was developed because Miles for Memories saw the need to create a solution, or provide a level of assistance, toward the quick and safe return of a wandering loved one. All the area law enforcement agencies agreed and joined with us to develop the necessary information to allow for the quickest possible way to accomplish this. As you might guess, it’s information and photo identification. The key to locating and recovering these
elders is quick action by family/guardians
and alerting law enforcement with this information. Having your loved one registered ahead of time allows for prompt alerts to be sent to area law enforcement as well as to know who to contact when found. Brochures
are available at area law enforcement agencies, area doctor’s offices, area agencies serving seniors, and health fairs, or by calling (269) 979-1412 ext. 305. If you’re concerned about your loved one possibly wandering we would encourage you to register them with this free program today.
Have you ever heard about the EZ/Child ID Kit? It is used by many agencies and families to help create records that are a valuable resource in finding or identifying a lost loved one. This program has been modified locally to offer a similar service for mature adults as an extension of the Help Home Program developed for Miles for Memories and is called Senior I.D.
When called upon in Calhoun County,
I am available to schedule appointments or
visit your event with the Senior I.D. kit. The kit contains a laptop preloaded with software, an attached camera for facial pictures and a digital fingerprint pad, which when touched, captures the fingerprint of each finger, one at
a time. There is a video/voice recording done along with the fingerprints. The unit is self- contained and travels easily in a durable case making visiting your facility, or area health fair, convenient for all. The I.D. kit is user friendly and easily used by anyone. And your informa- tion is yours alone.
The information entered for each senior is then burned onto a CD or (thumb drive) and handed to the family/guardian for safekeeping. The information is automatically erased
as soon as it has been transferred to the CD. No data is ever collected or stored.
Mile for Memories is reaching out to the Calhoun County community to host an event or participate in an event to help develop
an organized packet for your records to help return a wandering loved one to safety. This
is intended to enhance the Help Home program currently operating by the Calhoun County Dispatch Authority. If your loved one is
not yet registered for Help Home, we can accomplish both at the same time.
For more information, please call Miles for Memories at (269) 979-1412 ext. 305 or Trooper Kristi Angelo at (269) 558-0500.
Publisher’s note: The Geriatric Evaluation and Management Services (GEMS) network offers im- proved care of the person with dementia through sharing of health and diagnostic records and easy communication among the providers within the network. At a recent GEMS meeting participants were able to discuss emergency services related to the individual with dementia. They can be reached at (269) 441-0948. Miles for Memories volunteers have taken the lead to evaluate and to develop a common protocol shared by all emer- gency responders for the person with dementia.
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NUMBER OF UNITS INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSISTED LIVING SKILLED NURSING ALZHEIMER / DEMENTIA RESPITE
ADULT DAYCARE PETS
RESIDENT PARKING TRANSPORTATION PRIVATE PAY NURSE ON DUTY REHAB
LONG TERM STAY SHORT TERM STAY MEDICATION DELIVERY LAUNDRY HOUSEKEEPING ACTIVITIES
100% MEALS
24 HOUR STAFFING LICENSED FACILITY SPECIFIC DIET PLANS
SENIOR HOUSING
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MAPLE GROVE APARTMENTS
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20 879 E. Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI Cassandra Lucas, 269-781-4251
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21 700 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI Melissa Ferguson, 269-964-7625
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27 300 Carl Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49037 Jennifer Bouchard, 269-962-0605
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