A Public Safety Program designed to protect and locate missing persons due to wandering
The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.
The task of searching for wandering or lost individuals with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down syndrome, dementia or other cognitive conditions is a growing and serious responsibility. Without effective procedures and equipment, searches can involve multiple agencies, hundreds of officers, countless man hours and thousands of dollars. More importantly, because time is of the essence, every minute lost increases the risk of a tragic outcome.
Working hand in hand with trained public safety agencies, Project Lifesaver International (PLI) will help you save time, money and most importantly, your loved ones.
The Project Lifesaver program places personalized radio transmitters on identified persons. Transmitters assist caregivers and local emergency agencies in locating those who cannot help themselves. Local emergency teams respond to calls resulting in an average rescue time of less than 30 minutes.
This program is currently being offered to seniors in Franklin County who are in danger of wandering, for more information please contact Heather Gonia 518-481-1533.