Project Lifesaver©

 

A partnership of the San Luis Obispo County Lions Clubs, the SLO County Sheriff's Department and Senior Volunteer Servies
 

The Team

Project Lifesaver teams are speciallly trained, not only in search and rescue and the use of the electronic tracking equipment, but also in the methods necessary to communicate with a person who has Alzheimer's disease or related disorder. Locating the individual is only part of the mission. The person who is located will be disoriented, anxious, and untrusting. The Project Lifesaver team know how to approach the person, gain their trust and put them at ease for the trip home. Click here to read an article about the training process.

The Technology

Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that the person is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the wanderer's area and starts seaching with the mobile locater tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 1500 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes. Click on each picture below to enlarge.

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