Project Lifesaver combines radio technology with coordinated police response to locate wandering and disoriented people due to cognitive issues like dementia. With an average rescue time of 30 minutes, Project Lifesaver can reduce the potential for injury and save lives.
How does it work?
Participants in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers of registered participants notify 911 that their loved one is missing, a specialized law enforcement Search and Rescue Team responds, searching the area where the individual was last seen, making use of a mobile-location tracking system.
For more information and to register
A joint initiative of:
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
The Lions Clubs of Arnprior, Beachburg, Calabogie, Douglas, and Renfrew
Project Lifesaver International
About Project Lifesaver
Established in 1999, Project Lifesaver currently counts some 1,600 participating member agencies in 50 U.S. states, 9 Canadian provinces, and Australia. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to use state of the art technology to assist in search and rescue efforts for those who wander.
*What is the ref for the last 2 stats above? It is asterisked in the previous brochure drafts.
+André Picard, “We must do more to protect people with dementia.” Globe and Mail, 4 Aug 2020