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Project Lifesaver

Project Lifesaver is an electronic tracking system designed to track and rescue those with cognitive conditions who tend to wander. This service answers a critical need for protecting people at risk of wandering, including those with Alzheimer’s, Autism, Down Syndrome, and Dementia. 


Clients enrolled in the service wear a wrist-watch sized transmitter on their wrist or ankle. The transmitter constantly emits a Radio Frequency signal, which can be tracked regardless of where the person has wandered—even into a densely wooded area, a marsh, a concrete structure such as a garage, or a building constructed with steel. When a client wanders, caregivers notify 911 and deputies trained in the use of the receivers respond to the wanderer’s last known area and track the client with radio receivers tuned to the client's transmitter frequency.


A representative from the Sheriff’s Office will visit the client each month to perform a battery change and to test the transmitter.


Project Lifesaver assists caregivers of individuals suffering from:


  • Alzheimer’s

  • Autism

  • Vascular Dementia

  • Down Syndrome

  • Medicated Dementia

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

A $25.00 maintenance fee is requested per month for participants to help offset the cost of the battery and band change.

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