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Project Lifesaver aids caregivers of Alzheimer patients

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 3:47 pm

The Lincoln County Project Lifesaver Program, sponsored by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, offers state-of-the-art technology to the citizens of Lincoln County in assisting those who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, autism, Down Syndrome and any other cognitive conditions that cause wandering.

This program allows the sheriff’s department to place personalized radio transmitters on identified persons enrolled in the program. These transmitters assist caregivers and local emergency agencies in locating those who cannot help themselves. The transmitters, located in a faceless type watch, can be worn either on the person or person’s clothing or shoes.

This program is free.

If you are interested in the Project Lifesaver Program for a loved one for whom you are caring, please contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and speak to Capt. Joyce McConnell. She will explain the program the criteria with you to see if the program would be beneficial to you and your loved one.