Project Lifesaver is a search and rescue program available to families with loved ones who are prone to wandering. The program is international, ensuring that no matter where you are, you will always be able to find your loved one.
According to the Project Lifesaver website:
“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.”
Tom Payne, the Project Lifesaver Project Manager for the Albemarle County Sheriff’s office, took the time to explain the program to Care is There and outline the other services him and the volunteer deputies provide.
For more articles like this, see: Resources for Central Virginia, Resources for Central Virginia – Charlottesville, Resources for Central Virginia – Harrisonburg, Resources for Central Virginia – Staunton, Aging in Place, Assistive Technology, Memory Loss.
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