Project Lifesaver is a rapid response program that locates people who have a cognitive impairment (i.e., Alzheimer's disease, Autism, Down's Syndrome, and dementia) who wander away from their caregivers.
Members enrolled in the program wear a bracelet that contains a battery-operated transmitter that emits a tracking signal. If the member wanders away, the caregiver notifies 9-1-1. A search and rescue team goes to the wanderer's area and uses a mobile receiver to pick up the member's signal, thus locating the person.
Any child or adult who meets all the following requirements:
Lives in Nash County
Has a medically diagnosed cognitive impairment that makes them prone to wander
Has wandered away from a caregiver in the past
Has a caregiver who will check the battery every day and keep a daily log
Will wear the bracelet at all times
There is no cost for the families! Donations are accepted.
Recreation and Senior Services
Luke Lumley Exceptional Children's Charity, Inc.
For additional information, contact Ashley Winstead, Family Caregiver Coordinator, at 252-459-1365.