Programs and Services

WHAT IS MEDIC ALERT?


Protecting our small wonders and their big futures

Grandview Children’s Centre is proud to partner with MedicAlert® Foundation Canada (MedicAlert) and help raise awareness about the benefits of its life-saving medical IDs for children with special needs, most especially those with a tendency to wander – which can be a great source of stress for many parents.  To combat the fear and anxiety that families experience, MedicAlert medical IDs are supported by a 24/7 Emergency Hotline which relays key medical and identification details to emergency responders, within an average of five seconds of a call.

What’s more, an exciting collaboration with Durham Police Regional Services now provides an enhanced support network that coordinates with family and law enforcement during a wandering incident to provide assistive services and reunite children with their families sooner. Already, Grandview parents are seeing the benefit of having access to this additional protection as part of the safety plan for their children.

“Like most parents you worry about your kids getting lost, but when your child has Autism that worry is even greater. Having the MedicAlert medical ID and service gave us peace of mind that if she got lost, emergency responders have access to all of our contact information.” – Erin McPhedran, mom of 6 ½ year old Molly

“Having a child with a developmental disability can be scary. Since he cannot always articulate what his name is or where he lives (especially in times of stress) and has medical needs that may need to be attended to, we feel more secure knowing the police will have 24/7 access to Owen’s vital information in an emergency.” – Matt and Andrea Belanger, parents of 6-year old Owen

Through our partnership, MedicAlert is extending a discount to parents here at Grandview that includes a Free ID (of $39 value) plus more.

Visit your Resource Centre or call MedicAlert at 1.855.581.3792. Please mention code GRANDVIEW16N to take advantage of the savings.

MedicAlert Foundation Canada is the largest subscriber-based registered charity in Canada and the most trusted brand for medical IDs among paramedics, police and other emergency responders since 1961. MedicAlert® saves lives.


https://www.medicalert.ca