Wandering Prevention

As a caregiver of an individual with the propensity to wander, before an elopement occurs, the first measure of safety to take is wandering prevention. To learn how you can prevent your loved one from wandering, Project Lifesaver has provided these helpful tools and resources for you.

Wandering Resources

Autism Society
National Autism Association
Autism Speaks
Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

A Caregiver's Guide to Wandering


Not all prevention methods will work 100% of the time! Here is an additional resource to help prepare for an episode of elopement, in the event that your loved one evades your prevention methods: