Project Lifesaver is a rapid response search and rescue service, using state of the art technologies and strategies to prevent or reduce the potential of harm to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, traumatic brain injuries, and cognitive impairments. These individuals may tend to wander away from their residences and become confused or lost.
How Does it Work?
The one-ounce transmitter emits a personalized silent constant pulsating radio signal 24-hrs a day. The transmitter is housed in a wristband unit that looks like a watch. It can be worn on the wrist or ankle. The radio signal can be located up to several miles away on land or in the air. Once notified the team responds on the ground to the wanderer’s area and starts searching with the mobile locator tracking system.
Who Can Benefit?
Those with a diagnosis of:
Autism or Down’s Syndrome
Other diagnoses resulting in cognitive impairment, memory loss, and a potential to wander
Who is Eligible?
In order to be eligible for Project Lifesaver, the individual must have a caregiver providing 24-hour coverage and/or a primary participating caregiver providing daily ongoing hands-on care.