FREE GPS Trackers for anyone in the UK with Dementia

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Keep someone with dementia safe with a FREE tracking device. It might just save their life.

Dementia destroys the brain cells responsible for memory, thinking and behaviour  resulting in people with the disease becoming disoriented and lost even in  places familiar to them – this is known as wandering.

Due to confusion, individuals with dementia who wander are often unable to ask for help, leaving them vulnerable to bad weather, traffic and those who prey on the less fortunate.

3 in 5 people with Dementia will wander, and if not found within 24 hours, up to half of those will suffer serious injury or death. This causes immense strain on loved ones and caregivers and on a financial side thousands of pounds in emergency services. Sussex Police were the first to offer free GPS trackers in 2013.

Now anyone can have peace of mind.

It that is not gift enough, Ostrich Care are giving the tracking units away FREE OF CHARGE saving you £125. These are available for anyone with dementia, in the process of getting a diagnosis or a registered carer. The trackers which have sparked controversy regarding privacy,save lives. So far more than 65 lives have been saved this year alone.

Monthly monitoring fees

As with most GPS tracking services there are monthly fees to pay. With the Ostrich “Bob” as the device is known the fees are £17.99pm. “Bob” was developed in conjunctio with those living with dementia and their carers and is securely monitored nationwide by Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust. There is a dedicated call centre dealing with “Bob” users which proudly boasts that over 98% of calls are answered within 60 seconds.


There have been numerous articles in the media about trackers and I personally feel the benefits outweigh any perceived lack of privacy. They are trackers, they can’t literally see where you are or what you are doing. Only the call centre team can see where the user is and they react according to need. 

The Ostrich Personal Tracker has fixed monthly monitoring costs. There are no extra bill, top up cards or sims required. They are operational across 98% of UK population on the largest telecoms network currently available. It does also work across Europe and Internationally ( with a few exceptions)

  • It arrives fully configured and simply requires charging and a single call to activate registration and tracking.
  • It may be carried in a pocket or worn using a lanyard which is provided.
  • There are no invasive questions or check when ordering
  • Vat is added to all quoted prices unless the user is exempt.

I personally think they are a brilliant idea and family members could join forces to keep a loved one with dementia safe and give them peace of mind also.

For more details or to order one please click this Ostrich Care link.



Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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